Dr Desmond Ford did not paint miniatures; he painted murals. He focused on the forest rather than the leaves. There was nothing petty about Ford. Like all humans he had both faults and virtues, but the latter far exceeded the former. If it were otherwise, his students would not have revered him, as they certainly did.
Death has finally silenced a Bible scholar and “revered” former Avondale Theology Department Head whose differences with his denomination sidelined a gift for gospel preaching.
Dr Lachlan Rogers interviewed his grandfather as part of the 65 Years of Science at Avondale Reunion celebrations. These are the questions he asked and the answers he received.
This is the story of an Avondale nursing alumna with an eponymous last name, her entrepreneurial brother-in-law and a greeting at graduation with a professor whose research has helped bring a hospital infection control resource to market.
An increase in donations and a large bequest is helping Avondale continue to invest in the student experience despite a $2 million budget deficit.
A new little book by an Avondale alumnus is our invitation to continue learning to be disciples with our multi-faith and no-faith family and friends.