Annual Moore College Lectures

The Annual Moore College Lectures is an event open to both College students and the public. The lectures deal with an aspect of the Reformed and Evangelical faith either by way of biblical exposition or systematic theology. Spanning more than 30 years, many of these lecture series have been subsequently published. Guests at Moore College’s lectures have included theologians from the United Kingdom and the United States, including J.I. Packer, F.F. Bruce, D.A. Carson, Kenneth Kantzer, Henri Blocher, M.J. Ovey, Ashley Null, Chris Green, Mike Horton and Kevin Vanhoozer.

The College holds the Annual Moore College Lectures (AMCL) each year—an event which is open to students and the public.

AMCL 2019: Great Expectations? A Biblical Theology of Transformation

Gary Miller







When: 15th, 19th – 23rd August

Where: Moore College

Event Bookings: TBA

Speaker: Dr Gary Miller, Principal of Queensland Theological College

Topic: ’Great Expectations? A Biblical Theology of Transformation’



Most Christians are clear on the fact that when we are united to Christ by faith, our world changes – we become children of God who are now ‘holy’ as the Spirit moves into our lives. We are equally confident that one day, all things, including us, will be ‘made new’. We will receive new bodies, and all our sinful quirks, flaws and biases will be gone. But in the meantime? Confusion reigns. This year’s Moore College lectures will tackle the messy realities of life in between the comings of Christ. Gary Millar will walk us through the flow of the Scriptures to carefully build an honest and exciting picture of biblical change.

AMCL 2018: Answering the Psalmist’s Perplexity: New-Covenant Newness in the Book of Psalms

Lecturer: Dr James Hely Hutchinson from the Institut Biblique Belge

When: Public Evening lecture – August 9: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm; First Morning Lecture – 13 Aug 2018: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; Morning lectures – 14 to 17 Aug 2018: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Where: Moore College, 1 King Street, Newtown, NSW 2042

Who: The lectures are open to all students and the general public.

About the 2018 lecturer:

Before becoming the Director of the Belgian Bible institute James trained at Moore Theological College, Sydney and completed a PhD at the Faculté Libre de Théologie Evangélique de Vaux-sur-Seine in France. Under his leadership, the Institute’s aim is to “train faithful, competent, godly servants of the gospel for the harvest field of French-speaking Europe in order to promote God’s glory”. Myriam, his wife, supports James in his ministry and looks after their daughter Clara.

AMCL 2017: Reformation Preaching and the Modern Mind

Speaker: Dr Carl Trueman from Westminster Theological Seminary

The 2017 Annual Moore College Lectures were given by Professor Carl Trueman, the Paul Woolley Chair of Church History and professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary. He has written extensively on reformation themes. More about our speaker:

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AMCL 2016: Death and the Life Hereafter

Speaker: Dr Paul Williamson

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AMCL 2015: Mere Protestant Christianity

Speaker: Dr Kevin J Vanhoozer

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History of the Annual Moore College Lectures

This series of lectures was inaugurated by the late Professor F.F. Bruce in 1977 when he came out from Manchester.

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It is expected that the lectures will deal with some aspect of the Reformed and Evangelical faith either by way of biblical exposition or systematic theology. It is part of the condition of giving the lectures that they should be submitted for publication for the benefit of current and future generations of lay Christians and students. The lectures are addressed to the level of theological students and the informed lay person.