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Christian masculinities talk next week

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If you’re in Melbourne, feel free to come along to a talk I’m giving next week at Sea of Faith: Undoing Christian Masculinities 18 March 2010 at 7.30pm Carlton Library Meeting Room Corner Rathdowne and Newry Streets North Carlton I’ll be talking about the different kinds of masculinities that can be identified within the broad […]

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Parliament of the World’s Religions

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This evening sees the opening of the week-long Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne. On Sunday I’ll be giving the following presentation there: Both Remedy and Poison: Religious Men and the Future of Peace In one of Plato’s dialogues between Phaedrus and Socrates, we are faced with the paradox of the “pharmakon.” The pharmakon […]

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Australian Association for the Study of Religions

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Today sees the start of the 2009 Australian Association for the Study of Religions conference at The University of Melbourne, during which I’ll be presenting the following paper: Evangelical and Catholic Masculinities in Two Fatherhood Ministries In men’s ministries it is possible to distinguish between evangelical and Catholic masculinities: the former being more traditional, the […]

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Religious Communication Conference

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This morning I’m off to the Religious Communication Conference at Monash University, where tomorrow I’ll present the following paper: Homespun and Studio-made: Aesthetic Differences in the Websites of Catholic and Evangelical Men’s Ministries Across the Western world church attendees are approximately two-thirds women. There are significant debates as to why this is, ranging from women […]

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Australian Association for the Study of Religions

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Later this year I’ll be presenting at the Australian Association for the Study of Religions conference at Melbourne University, 29 November-1 December 2009, where I’ll further continue my explorations about the differences in Christian masculinities. Evangelical and Catholic Masculinities in Two Fatherhood Ministries In men’s ministries it is possible to distinguish between evangelical and Catholic […]

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Parliament of the World’s Religions

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Later this year I’ll be addressing the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne, 3-9 December on the following issue: Both Remedy and Poison: Religious Men and the Future of Peace In one of Plato’s dialogues between Phaedrus and Socrates, we are faced with the paradox of the “pharmakon.” The pharmakon is alternatively or simultaneously […]

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eResearch Australasia 2009

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Wearing my publisher’s hat, I’ll be presenting a poster at this year’s eResearch Australasia conference in Sydney, 9-13 November. Journals Unbound: e-Infrastructure for Small and Medium-Sized Journals In recent years there has been a massive worldwide development of e-infrastructure for academic journals. From a top-down perspective, journal databases and aggregators of various stripes have enabled […]

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Religious Communication Conference

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Later this year I’ll be presenting at the Religious Communication Conference at Monash University, 26-27 November 2009, where I’ll continue my explorations about the differences in Christian masculinities. Homespun and studio-made: Aesthetic differences in the websites of Catholic and evangelical men’s ministries Across the Western world church attendees are approximately two-thirds women. There are significant […]

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2012 Talk … in 2010

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I’m currently writing for and editing a book on the 2012 phenomenon for Equinox Publishers, 2012: Decoding the Countercultural Apocalypse. December 21 2012 is believed to mark the end of the thirteenth B’ak’tun cycle in the Long Count of the Mayan calendar. A growing number of people believe this date to mark the end of […]