Broken Bay Bible Conference 2018


27 July 2018  – 28 July 2018 Faith Formation


"St Paul: Persecutor to Preacher"
Friday - Saturday 27-28 July 2018

A 2-day Conference, presented by Rev Nicholas King SJ, Dr Catherine Playoust,
Most Rev David L. Walker 

 In 1 Corinthians, St Paul says, “woe betide me if I do not proclaim the gospel!”
Come and meet this endlessly fascinating man. Journey with him on his path from persecutor to preacher, and celebrate his great love in announcing the Gospel.

Proudly sponsored by:


The Heritage Function Centre
Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club
117 Ryedale Rd West Ryde 2114 


27 & 28 July              Full Conference Registration    $110
Friday 27 July           Single Day Registration            $55
Saturday 28 July       Single Day Registration            $55 

Conference Brochure

For all details regarding the conference, as well as the registration form, please download the brochure below.  


Conference Brochure [PDF/730KB]

Conference Flyer [PDF/630KB]

How to Register

Online at
Please register by 11 July 2018.

For further enquiries, please contact:
Telephone: 8379 1627


Friday 27 July

8.30am -  Arrival and Registration
9.00am -  Mass, followed by Morning Tea
10.10am - Presentations Commence
5.00pm -  Presentations Conclude
5.30pm - Conference Dinner

Saturday 28 July

9.00am - Arrival and Registration
9.30am - Presentations Commence
3.30pm - Panel
4.30pm - Presentations Conclude 

Session Topics include:

  • What Makes Paul Tick?
  • "Christ lives in me": Paul's change of heart
  • Sources of our knowledge of Paul
  • Planting Churches: Founding and Sustaining Communities
  • What did Paul think about Jesus? What did Paul think God did in Jesus?
  • Galatians: Paul on Foolishness and Faith
  • 1 Corinthians: Paul’s 16 strategies to deal with Christian disunion
  • Romans: Paul on God’s Gift to All who Believe


Rev Nicholas King SJ

Fellow in New Testament, Campion Hall Oxford 
Provincial’s Delegate for Formation, British Province of the Society of Jesus 

Nicholas King is currently, among other things, Assistant Catholic Chaplain at the University of Oxford. He has spent all his life as a Jesuit in teaching, at secondary and tertiary level. After many years in South Africa, at the most interesting time of that country’s history, he returned to Oxford and taught New Testament and Greek for 13 years, before a spell as Visiting Professor at the School of Theology and Ministry, Boston College, then St Mary’s University, Twickenham, where he was Academic Director of the Theology Department, and finally Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Heythrop College, University of London. He recently published a fresh translation of the entire Greek Bible

Dr Catherine Playoust

Lecturer in Biblical Studies
Catholic Theological College, University of Divinity

Catherine Playoust is a lecturer in biblical studies at Catholic Theological College (Melbourne), University of Divinity. She holds a licentiate from Weston Jesuit School of Theology and a doctorate from Harvard Divinity School. Catherine’s research interests include early Jewish and Christian apocalypticism and extra-canonical early Christian literature. She comes from Sydney and is a Roman Catholic layperson.



Bishop David L. Walker

Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Broken Bay
ACBC Representative to the Catholic Biblical Federation 

Bishop David is Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Broken Bay. His longstanding support for furthering serious theological study and adult faith formation led to the development and founding of the Broken Bay Institute. Bishop David has actively promoted evangelisation of the Scriptures, and his promotion of lectio divina through new media has taken the Word of God into the hearts and homes of people throughout Australia and the world. He represents the Australian Catholic Bishops at the Catholic Biblical Federation.

Catholic Diocese of
Broken Bay

Building 2, 423 Pennant Hills Road
Pennant Hills NSW 2120

PO Box 340
Pennant Hills NSW 1715

Phone 02 9847 0000
Fax 02 9847 0001

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