The ALC opening lecture marks the beginning of each academic year. Open to the general public, this lecture provides ALC teaching staff with an opportunity to present information on a topic arising from their current or recent research.
Formerly known as the ‘inaugural lecture’, the opening lectures have delivered many interesting topics over the years. Listed below are the lectures presented since we became ‘Australian Lutheran College’.
Opening lectures are usually published in the Lutheran Theological Journal within the year they are presented.
Stephen Haar 'Learning, Formation and Community: Challenges Facing a Distributed Model of Theological Education'
View the 2019 opening lecture video
James Winderlich 'The shape of things to come for a church who learns'
View the 2018 opening lecture video
Stephen Hultgren 'Revisiting the Third Use of the Law'
Ruth Zimmermann 'Learning conversations: more than just words'
Linards Jansons 'Some central yet contested ideas of liturgical theology'
Stephen Pietsch 'Depression and the soul—a Cook’s tour'
John Kleinig 'Pastoring by blessing'
Meryl Jennings 'Elitist Lutheran schools? Maybe—and so what?'