Henry Baldwin Lecture

In the middle of the journey of our life, I came to myself, in a dark wood, where the direct way was lost …

Dante Alighieri

St George’s presents Natasha Moore delivering the fourth Henry Baldwin Lecture.

We’re convinced we’re a secular country, but dip below the surface and the vestiges of faith are everywhere, not least in our own longings. Might Christianity still have something to offer contemporary Australia? Dante’s Divine Comedy asks what journey are we on and where it’s taking us. As fellow travellers, St George’s invites you to A Secular Comedy, this year’s Henry Baldwin Lecture.

Dr Natasha Moore is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity (CPX). She has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Cambridge and is the author of For the Love of God: How the church is better and worse than you ever imagined (2019), and The Pleasures of Pessimism (2020). Her writing has appeared, among other places, in The Sydney Morning Herald, ABC News, ABC Religion & Ethics, SBS, The Spectator Australia, Eureka Street, and Christianity Today, on topics that include domestic violence, war, thanksgiving, singleness, freedom of speech, death, and taxes. Natasha recently moved from Sydney to Adelaide where she lives with her husband and a comically large dog. 

The Henry Baldwin Lecture

Henry Baldwin (1919-2007) was a lifelong parishioner of St George’s and a generous benefactor to the church. St George’s is launching this annual lecture in honour of his contribution. We’re convinced Christian theology can help us navigate life in our time. The lecture aims to provide a thoughtful contribution to our public discourse. Join the conversation.

Watch our 2022 lecture, Is there no balm in Gilead? Truth-Telling, Lament and Healing, a conversation.

Watch our 2021 lecture, Taking Wrongs Seriously: The possibility and pain of apology.

Listen to our 2019 lecture, Loneliness and the Search for the Self.