An intriguing interview in lots of ways: at least presents the distinctive outlook of Moore College to be weighed as you will.

One comment that was interesting was ‘Theological college enrolments are declining in Australia, the UK and the USA”. This is a helpful observation, because it warns us against being too quick to explain the phenomenon with reference to local factors. If similar things are happening in several other countries, then it suggests that there are larger forces at work.

Also worth bearing in mind, that if this has been going on for 5–10 years, then the causes which led to this would have to have been at work for another 5–10 years before that. Again, warns us against pet theories that point to something that happened a few years ago.

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Mikey graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Arts in 2002. In 2000 he became one of the founding leaders of Crossroads Presbyterian Church where he was the lead pastor for 7 years from 2003.

Mikey now works as the Campus Director of the University Fellowship of Christians, University of Tasmania, Hobart. Mikey is the chairman of The Vision 100 Network (Tasmania) and a founding director of Geneva Push (national) – both church planting networks. He is also a chaplain at Jane Franklin Hall and the chairman of New Front Door: the Church IT Guild.

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