Payne to lead CCL at Moore
The CCL was launched in 2011 under the leadership of Dr Andrew Cameron, who has recently taken up a position as Director of St Mark’s National Theological Centre in Canberra.
The centre was established to 'equip and assist Christians by providing them with a framework around which they can think about how to live out their faith in the world around them; about how to follow the Lordship of Jesus Christ in a secular world'.
The Principal of Moore College, Dr Mark Thompson says the character and mission of the centre will not change, but it will be redeveloped under new leadership.
"Tony is highly respected, not only for his keen and insightful mind but also for his capacity to communicate clearly and helpfully to Christians from all backgrounds." Dr Thompson said.
"I am glad that we have found someone so ideally suited to help us provide encouragement and help to Christian men and women across the city."
Mr Payne will continue his writing role at Matthias Media, in parallel with his new duties at Moore College.
"For most days of most weeks over the past 25 years I’ve been thinking and writing about how the theology I learned at Moore College applied to the practical issues of living as a Christian”, said Mr Payne. "I’m delighted to have the opportunity to do this in a new way and in a new context, in partnership with the very impressive team at Moore College. I think there’s enormous potential in taking the deep learning and theological wisdom that is there at the College, and bringing it to bear on the many pressing issues—personal, relational and social—that confront us every day as Christians."