The May Macleod Lectures

The May Macleod Lectures

The May Macleod Lectures

Uniting Mission & Education regularly hosts a public lecture in the memory of May Macleod, a lay woman dedicated to the sharing of faith and love, in order to present the many ministries in which people of God serve, particularly the ministries of “the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the humble, the peacemakers”. The primary aim of the lecture is to present issues of concern to the church and its members in a form that is accessible for ordinary people and that will encourage and support their ministry within the body of Christ including the wider community.

Learn more about the May Macleod Lecture Series | 1987 to Today
The May Macleod Lectures are hosted by United Theological College

  1. March 6, 2020: Prof. John Swinton – What does it mean to be normal? Re-Imagining Disability and the Cult of Normalcy
  2. June 27 2019: Prof. David Clough – Eating More Peaceably: The Christian Ethics of Eating Animals
  3. November 21, 2017: Dr Sathi Clarke – Beyond Islamophobia: Christians and Muslims in collaboration
  4. August 27, 2014: Clay Schmit – Preaching in the 21st Century
  5. October 3, 2012: Peter Rollins – Fullness of life on a journey to death
  6. July 18, 2011: Peter Privett – Supporting Childrens Spirituality
  7. May 18, 2010: Holly Schut – Midlife Momentum
  8. May 12, 2009: Ciaron O’Reilly – Faith and Resistance in a Time of Never Ending War
  9. May 15, 2008: Val Webb – God-imagery for a 21st Century Global Community
  10. May 24, 2007: Stephanie Dowrick – Who owns you, God? Questions about Interfaith explored from a Christian perspective.
  11. April 26, 2006: Alan Rice – 140 Years in Retrospect: An update on Special Religious Education
  12. May 19, 2005: Robert Fitzgerald – Who’s killing Micah and his Message? Recommitting to justice, love and faith in a prosperous Australia
  13. May 6, 2004: Deidre Palmer – Values, virtues and civil society
  14. May 15, 2003: Andrew Dutney – Praying for Peace
  15. May 23, 2002: Lowitja O’Donoghue – Our Father’s Business: an agenda for the church in contemporary Australia
  16. May 14, 2001: Tim Costello – Love and Justice
  17. May 25, 2000: Ronald Wilson – The healing of a nation
  18. May 12, 1999: Colin Gibson – Laughter in the Presence of God?
  19. May 7, 1998: Frances Brienen – Mission in Bold Humility – Sharing in God’s Mission Today
  20. May 4, 1997: Lois Wilson – Remembered Visions
  21. May 9, 1996: Richard Randerson – Will human community service economic?
  22. May 4, 1995: Denham Grierson – A new path to the Waterfall
  23. May 5, 1994: David Greenhaw – Disappointment and Hope at the Edge of the Promised Land
  24. May 6, 1993: Cynthia Winton-Henry with Phil Porter – Christ’s Body; our Body: The Art and Danger of Being Incarnate
  25. May 7, 1992: Ian Gilman – East from the Jordan – Christians in Asia before Vasco da Gama
  26. May 19, 1991: Sheila Rudofsky – Challenging Times
  27. May 17, 1990: James Torrance – The Ministry of Reconciliation, Sectaranism and Civil Religion
  28. May 18, 1989: Janet Wood – A Platypus Pentecost: Unity and Diversity in the Australian Churches
  29. April 14, 1988: Robert Banks – Bringing theology down to Earth
  30. May 5, 1987: John Macintyre – The shape of the ministry