Simon is Executive Director of the Centre for Public Christianity. He has a Master of Christian Studies from Regent College, Vancouver. He has years of experience writing and editing both academic curricula and popular books. A History/English teacher for many years, Simon has a particular interest in Christian public engagement, the impact of Christianity on the world, “God-haunted” literature, education for human flourishing and the “stories that we live by.”
Justine is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity. She worked at Fairfax Digital before completing her PhD in Cultural Studies at Macquarie University. She speaks and writes about freedom and individualism, the body as a project, and other trends in contemporary culture.
Mark is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity. He has a PhD in Ancient History from Macquarie University and a Masters in Divinity from the Australian College of Theology. He speaks and writes about the art of thinking well, the role of faith in a secular age, the place of religion in pop culture, and the use (and abuse) of the Bible in contemporary society.
Natasha is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity. She is an avid reader and award-winning author, and holds a PhD in Victorian poetry from the University of Cambridge. She is the author of For the Love of God: How the church is better and worse than you ever imagined and The Pleasures of Pessimism, and speaks on such topics as Christian public engagement, the influence of Christianity on the world, freedom of speech and disagreeing well, education and Christian formation, and cultural pessimism.
Tim is a Senior Fellow with the Centre for Public Christianity, as well as Executive Director of Micah Australia. He is one of Australia's leading voices on social justice and global poverty and has been instrumental in ensuring these issues are placed on the national and international agenda. Tim is an ordained Baptist minister, and was CEO of World Vision Australia for 13 years.
Barney is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity, based in Melbourne. He wrote for The Age for 32 years, the last 12 as Religion Editor. He also serves as media advisor to the Anglican Primate, Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier. He speaks often on faith and secularism, the media, and music.
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