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Our units are rigorously Christ-centred and based on Scripture, including one of our specialty fields, biblical counselling. Class sizes are usually small, so you can have real engagement with your lecturers and fellow students. Our lecturers are pastors and counsellors, not trend-driven academics, so your study is people and ministry focussed. With a genuine community feel, you’ll quickly become part of the PTC family.

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Equipped with the knowledge of God through reformed evangelical teaching, our students are prepared to seek the Spirit’s power to preach, teach, and minister the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Free Afternoon Conference with Dr James Dolezal

Christ Covenant Church and the Presbyterian Theological College invite you to a free afternoon conference with Dr. James Dolezal. James will be delivering three lectures on the Doctrine of God. Expect some afternoon tea and a live Q&A Session. Slots are limited. RSVP below! Contact us at: info@ptc.edu.au or call us at: (03) 9898 9384 if you have any questions or need help registering. rsvp About Dr James Dolezal Dr James Dolezal is a professor of theology in the School of Divinity at Cairn University, and a visiting professor of theology at International Reformed Baptist Seminary in Mansfield, Texas. Before that, he was a research fellow in the Craig Center at Westminster Theological Seminary, and a pastor in Alberta, Canada. Dr Dolezal has written two books, God Without Parts (Pickwick, 2011) and All That Is in God (Reformation Heritage, 2017), as well as contributed to several publications, including Divine Impassibility (IVP Academic, 2019) and Classical Theism (Routledge, 2023).

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Men of God 2024

Registrations for the Men of God conference are open!  The Presbyterian Theological College is excited to announce the return of ‘Men of God’ event! It will be held on Saturday 27th July from 8:30am - 1:00pm at the College. If you are a man who wants to be equipped with the knowledge and courage to lead, love and serve the people around you, this event is for you! We look forward to welcoming Russ Grinter and Luke McSeveny to share encouragement from Scripture on how to live as a godly man. For further information please call the Office on 03 9898 9384 or email: info@ptc.edu.au register here Meet the Speakers Details TICKETS Ticket is $45 each (includes breakfast, morning tea and lunch) Registration closes 12pm Monday, 15th July. Contact the Office at 03 9898 9384 or email if you have difficulty registering. BOOKSHOP Bookshop will be open and available with selected titles recommended by our speakers. CATERING Hot Breakfast - Egg and bacon muffins, and hashbrown Morning Tea Lunch - Burgers with the lot (eat in or takeaway)

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New Testament Intensive – Paul’s Theology of Grace in Philemon

The unit will look at Paul’s theology of grace especially in the book of Philemon but also more widely in Paul’s writings and with reference to other New Testament books.Dr David Briones, Westminster Seminary California, will teach the unit in intensive mode.  One Week Intensive: Mon 29th July – Fri 2nd August 2024, 9.00am – 4.00pm (plus additional tutorial hours later in the semester)On-campus and online options are available. Credit To register for this unit for CREDIT, please complete the unit enrolment form by clicking the ‘Credit Registration’ button below and sending the completed form to the Registrar: registrar@ptc.edu.au. The cost is the usual course fee for an ACT unit. Credit Registration AuditTo AUDIT this unit, please click the ‘Audit Registration’ button below and fill in your contact and payment details. Audit fees for intensive units are $280.00. Audit Registration Unit informationFor more information about the unit and to see the Unit Guide, click on ‘Unit Description’ button below. unit description About Dr David Briones (BA, MDiv, MA, Phd) Dr Briones is the Associate Professor of New Testament at Westminster Seminary California. He has a BA in Biblical Studies from Life Pacific University, an MDiv from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, MA in Theology and Religion, and a PhD in New Testament from Durham University.He has taught Greek, New Testament, Biblical Backgrounds, and Biblical Theology at several institutions including Westminster Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (2019-2023), and Reformation Bible College (2014-2019). Dr Briones has written several books, essays and articles including Paul’s Financial Policy: A Socio-Theological Approach (T&T Clark, 2014), co-edited Paul and Seneca in Dialogue (Brill, 2017) and Paul and the Giants of Philosophy: Reading the Apostle in Greco-Roman Context (IVP Academic, 2019). He is currently finishing a commentary on Philemon for the International Theological Commentary series (T&T Clark) and has other book projects in progress.He is an ordained minister of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He and his wife Mindy have four children.

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Slavery in the New Testament

PTC Free Public Lecture Slavery in the New TestamentSlavery is a pressing issue in our contemporary world, and the consequences of slavery in previous centuries continues to shape our politics and culture. We see slavery in the world of the New Testament as well, and nowhere more so than in Paul’s letter to Philemon. How should we understand slavery in the ancient world? What do the Apostle Paul and other New Testament writers have to say about it? How does the problem of slavery in the New Testament teach us about the role of the gospel in transforming societies, even today?  Come to PTC for a free public lecture on slavery in the New Testament by David Briones, who is visiting our college from Westminster Seminary California. David has done extensive research on Philemon and is currently engaged in writing a commentary on this brief and fascinating letter from Paul. When: Wednesday 31 July starts from 7:30pmWhere: 684 Elgar Road, Box Hill North 3129 Lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. Light supper will be provided. Bring yourself and your friends, and encourage your church to come as well!  RSVP here Dr David BrionesDr Briones is the Associate Professor of New Testament at Westminster Seminary California. He has taught Greek, New Testament, Biblical Backgrounds, and Biblical Theology at several institutions including Westminster Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (2019-2023), and Reformation Bible College (2014-2019). Dr Briones has written several books, essays and articles including Paul’s Financial Policy: A Socio-Theological Approach (T&T Clark, 2014), co-edited Paul and Seneca in Dialogue (Brill, 2017) and Paul and the Giants of Philosophy: Reading the Apostle in Greco-Roman Context (IVP Academic, 2019). He is currently finishing a commentary on Philemon for the International Theological Commentary series (T&T Clark) and has other book projects in progress.

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Postgraduate Seminar

PTC invites you to attend our Postgraduate Seminar! Topic: Presenter: Rev Professor Allan Harman Date: Friday, 16 August 2024 Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm HDR students and academics at PTC and other colleges are welcome to attend.

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Postgraduate Seminar

PTC invites you to attend our Postgraduate Seminar! Topic: Presenter: Rev Ben Nelson, PhD Candidate, NT Lecturer of PTC Date: Friday, 18 October 2024 Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm HDR students and academics at PTC and other colleges are welcome to attend.

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