My Papers



Radical Hospitality – space for human flourishing in a complex world
(Self-published on-line as a paperback and eBook at, 2018

An Improbable Feast – the surprising dynamic of hospitality at the heart of multifaith chaplaincy
(Self-published on-line as a paperback and at, 2010)

Published Papers 
Towards a Christian Theology of Multi-Faith Tertiary Chaplaincy.
Journal of the Tertiary Campus Ministry Association Vol 1. No4. 2002
A Journey Toward Multifaith Chaplaincy.
Journal of the Tertiary Campus Ministry Association Vol 2. No 1. 2004
Models of Chaplaincy: Traditional, Professional, Surrogate, Multifaith. Journal of the Tertiary Campus Ministry Association Vol 2. No 2. 2005

Published Articles
Chaplaincy 2.0.1
November feature for the Relations with People of Other Faiths webpages of the Uniting Church National Assembly (PDF 39 KB)
Wanting to be Friends
 New Times July 2010
Opening the Door to University Ministry New Times June 2009
Multifaith ChaplaincyNew Times December 2006
Multifaith DialogueSeasons of the Spirit

Papers and Presentations


Re-Inventing Chaplaincy in the Public Domain 2
A revision of a presentation delivered at the conference, Chaplaincy – Development, Dialogue and Diversity: Telling Our Story, 2-3 December 2016, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.



Harmony Day: The Meaning of Hospitality
Handout for short presentation at the Happy Hearts Hub Harmony function.
March 19, 2017 (PDF 7.0 Mb)

Oasis in the City#5
Vision for Oasis in the City.
25 April, 2017, Update. (PDF 5.3 Mb)

Organisation for Wellness – booklet
Handout summarising a workshop-presentation to the Urban Mission Network of the Uniting Church, Pilgrim Church, Adelaide, February 16, 2017 (PDF 391 KB)


Re-Inventing Chaplaincy in the Public Domain
Paper consequent to a presentation Oasis at Flinders – Re-inventing Chaplaincy in the Public Domain at the conference, Chaplaincy – Development, Dialogue and Diversity: Telling Our Story, University of Otago, NZ. December 2016 (PDF 2.4 MB)

About Oasis
Lunch-speaker notes at the inaugural International Conference on Student Well Being and Prevention of Violence, Flinders University, Adelaide, July 2016 (PDF 56 KB)


Spiritual Care in an Age of Pluralism
A workshop presented at the national conference of Spiritual Care Australia, Hobart, Tasmania, April 2015 (PDF 3.6 MB)
Spiritual and Religious Inclusion in a Secular University
Seminar presented at the University of Tasmania, Hobart, April 2015 (PDF 2.7 MB)


Project Abraham Reflections
Panel reflection: 26th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Jewish Studies, Adelaide University, February, 2014 (PDF 96 KB)
The Beatitudes
Sermon presented at Eden Hills Uniting Church, Sunday February 2, 2014
(PDF 68 KB)


Chaplaincy in the Secular/God World
Workshop paper presented at the Tertiary Campus Ministry Association National Conference, Newcastle, September 24-26, 2013 (PDF 684 KB)
University Chaplaincy as a Public Service
Day Conference hosted by South Yorkshire Workplace Chaplaincy and Sheffield College, UK: Mulifaith Chaplaincy in the UK Public Sector, July 8, 2013 (PDF 5.6 MB)

How Many Chaplains Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb?
Workshop Paper, Conference of European University Chaplains,
Uppsala, Sweden, June 10 – 14, 2013 (PDF 230 KB)
Oasis Celebration Speech 2013
On the occasion of the incorporation of Oasis into the University, May 27, 2013 (PDF 64 KB)
Oasis Directions
A University briefing paper. April 19, 2013 (PDF 97 K B)
A Faith Friendly University
ANU Chaplaincy Retreat
February 7, 2013 (PDF 120 KB)


Rediscovering Hospitality
Presentation to Uniting Church Community Outreach Network,
November 13, 2012 (PDF 3.1 KB)
Welcoming the Stranger- Radical Hospitality as the Core Value of Peace-building in an Age of Pluralism
International Symposium on the Strategic Role of Religious Education in the Development of a Culture of Peace, a collaboration between the Centre for Research and Development of Religious Education and Religion, and the Board of Research, Development and Training, Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. 10-13 September, 2012, Bogor. Indonesia
September 17, 2012 (PDF 294 KB)
Report on the Fourth Global Conference of Chaplains in Higher Education at Yale, New Haven, Connecticut, June 25-29, 2012
September 3, 2012 (PDF 130KB)
Multiple Perspectives in Religion – An Oasis Conversation
A Dialogue with M. Adib Abdushomad, M.Ag, M.Ed,  Directorate of Islamic Higher Education, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Jakarta – INDONESIA, Ph.D Candidate, Public Policy and Management, Flinders University, May 2, 2012. (PDF 48 KB)
Modbury Hospital Forum Papers
April 3, 2012 (PDF 379 KB)
Spiritual Care in an Age of Pluralism
April 14, 2012 (PDF 177 KB)
Spiritual Care in an Age of Pluralism
A public address given at Flinders University “Friday at the Library”, March 16 2012. First presented as the annual address to Spiritual Care Australia (SA), February 8, 2012.(PDF 3.3 MB)


Faith Friendliness – the New Imperative (PDF 143 KB)
A public address given at NewLandscapes, Newlands Uniting Church, Victor Harbour, October 30, 2011.
First presented at the Progressive Christianity Network, Friday Forum, Christ Church, Adelaide, July 23, 2010
Nurturing Inclusive Futures (PDF 80 KB)
A Workshop given at the Inclusive Futures Conference, Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, Macquarie University, 17-18 February, 2011
Hospitality and an Improbable Feast (PDF 61 KB)
Address to the Australia Day Multifaith Commemoration, Brougham Place Uniting Church. January 26, 2011
Multifaith Chaplaincy – Resources for Theology and Practice Workbook (PDF 4.6 MB)
Workshop Resource prepared for the National Conference of Uniting Church Lay Preachers, Lincoln College, Adelaide. January 2011

2010 – 2000

The Inspiration Behind the Faith Friendly Charter and the Process So Far  (PDF 57 KB)
A Short Address at the Launch of the Faith Friendly Charter by Hieu Van Le, Chairman of the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission (SAMEAC) at the Multifaith Association Symposium, October 4, 2010
Faith Friendly Education – religion and spirituality in the classroom (PDF 88 KB)
A lecture presented to Graduate Diploma of Education students, Adelaide University, 15 October, 2008.
Multifaith Chaplaincies in a Successful Pluralistic Society (PDF 118 KB)
Adelaide University Education Conference, Adelaide University, October 2008.
Joint presentation with Alan Larkin, Director of the Flinders University Institute of International Education and Dr Abul Farooque, Muslim Chaplain, Flinders University.
Issues and Innovation in University Chaplaincy (PDF 194 KB)
A discussion paper prepared for the University of Western Sydney in preparation for a one-day conference “Reinventing Chaplaincy at UWS”, University of Western Sydney, August 2008.
Reflections at UWS “Reinventing Chaplaincy at UWS” Conference
A short reflection presented at the conference.(PDF 116 KB)
A Multifaith Chaplaincy – Work In Progress (PDF 518 KB)
Workshop presented at the Third Global Multifaith Conference of Tertiary Chaplains, Tampere, Finland. June 2008
Looking Forward
Presidential Address, Annual General Meeting of the Tertiary Campus Ministry Association, Melbourne. September 2007. (PDF 53KB)
A Multifaith Chaplaincy in a Secular University (PDF 203 KB)
Presented to the Conference of European University Chaplains, Woudschoten, Zeist, The Netherlands, June 2007
Also presented at the Australian Association for the Study of Religion Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia ,November 2007
Leadership and Spirituality (PDF 49 KB)
The Governor’s Leadership Foundation, Lunch Seminar, Tuesday May 29, 2007
Spirituality and Multifaith Chaplaincy – Inclusive Ministry in Secular Settings (PDF 116 KB)
A Report to the UCA Synod of SA Chaplaincy Commission, May 2007
Freedom to Believe – celebrating a human right.
World Religion Day, 21 January 2007. (25 KB)
Multifaith Chaplaincies in a Pluralistic Society – their contribution to education (PDF 131 KB)
Educational Research Conference, Flinders University Institute for International Education, November 2006
Flinders Multifaith Chaplaincy: from exclusion to pluralism – Christian theological reflections (PDF 381 KB)
Sacred Scripture Conference, Centre for Theology, Science and Culture, Flinders University. October 2006.
How is it for us? Multifaith Chaplaincy at Flinders University (PDF 111KB)
Abstract for a joint presentation of the Flinders Multifaith Chaplaincy team, Tertiary Campus Ministry Association Conference, Perth, Western Australia. September 2006
God Delights in Diversity – Not Called to Compromise but Dialogue (PDF 119 KB)
Address, Verdun Uniting Church, Adelaide. September 3, 2006
Responding to the Challenges of Diversity (PDF 71 KB)
Notes for a joint workshop presentation with Ricky Waters, Coordinating Chaplain at Massey University, Palmerston, New Zealand. Conference of European University Chaplains, Frauenchiemsee, Germany, June, 2006.
Interfaith Dialogue on Peace – A Christian Perspective (PDF 28 KB)
World Religion Day, Flinders University, 15 January, 2006
A Journey Towards Multifaith Chaplaincy
Workshop presented at the New Zealand Tertiary Chaplains ConferenceAuckland, New Zealand, November 2005. (PDF 72 KB)
Darwin Studies
Three Biblical Studies presented at the Meeting of the Uniting Church Northern Synod, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, September 2004.
1. Exile and Homecoming (PDF 105 KB)
2. Inclusion, Exclusion and Embrace (PDF 144 KB)
3. Sin and Purity (PDF 77 KB)

My Journey Towards Multifaith Chaplaincy – an open conversation about our experiences of multi-faith chaplaincy in secular settings, identifying and clarifying emerging issues and finding support. (PDF 42 KB)
Workshop presented at “Dreaming Landscapes”, Second Global Conference of Tertiary Chaplains, Brisbane, July 2004.
Why I Care About Relations with People of Other Faiths
A Dialogue with Muslim Students, Colonel Light Gardens Uniting Church, May 2004. (PDF 103 KB)
My Journey Outward – Reflections on my Life as a University Chaplain
The Round Table, Flinders University. 11 March 2004. (PDF 104 KB)
The Journey Metaphor (PDF 67 KB)
The Earth Group Service. November 1, 2003.
Mitcham UCA. 7:00pm
A Threeway Conversation in Tertiary Chaplaincy – Christian Theological Reflections on a Critical Incident and its Consequences.
Workshop presented at Parkin-Wesley Theological College, June 2003 and Tertiary Campus Ministry Association Conference, Adelaide, September 2003 (PDF 152 KB)
Issues in Tertiary Chaplaincy at Flinders (PDF 78 KB)
This paper summarises material presented at a workshop “Re-Imagining Tertiary Chaplaincy” which was first presented by the Flinders University chaplains to the Centre for Theology, Science and Culture “Research Think-Tank” on May 3, 2001 and repeated at the Tertiary Campus Ministry Association conference in July  2001.
Celebrating the Differences! (PDF 69 KB)
Workshop presented at the First Global Multi-Faith Conference of Tertiary Chaplains, Vancouver, Canada. June 22-28, 2000



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