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Desmond Ford: Preacher, Teacher, Writer and Scholar

Friday, March 15, 2019

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.

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Good news awaits gospel revivalist

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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.

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From country boy to science pioneer

Thursday, February 7, 2019

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.

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Alumna’s grad greeting leads to this

Monday, December 17, 2018

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.

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Giving on song

Friday, November 30, 2018

An increase in donations and a large bequest is helping Avondale continue to invest in the student experience despite a $2 million budget deficit.

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Simple and profound

Friday, November 2, 2018

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.