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Dr Jacqueline Service

Lecturer in Theology

ABOUT JACQUELINE SERVICE

B.A. Intercultural Studies (Tabor); LLB (Hons, ANU); GDLP (NSW College of Law); MTh (Distinction, CSU); PhD (University Medal, CSU).

Jacqueline Service is a Lecturer in Theology with a research focus in Trinitarian and Analytical Theology as well as a Theology of Social Justice. She completed her doctoral research on the award of a full scholarship through the Centre for Public and Contextual Theology (PaCT), Charles Sturt University (CSU), Canberra. For her thesis, she received one of the highest academic honours: the Higher Degree by Research University Medal.

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Jacqueline Service is a Lecturer in Theology with a research focus in Trinitarian and Analytical Theology as well as a Theology of Social Justice. She completed her doctoral research on the award of a full scholarship through the Centre for Public and Contextual Theology (PaCT), Charles Sturt University (CSU), Canberra. For her thesis, she received one of the highest academic honours: the Higher Degree by Research University Medal.

She is currently a Board Member of Micah Australia and a Trustee for the International Anglican Order of the Cross and has been actively involved in church ministries over many years. Alongside these undertakings, she worked as a lawyer in Commercial and Government Legal Practice, and, for over a decade, at the Australian Government’s Agency for International Development (AusAID) managing, reviewing and designing aid programs across the Pacific and South-West Asia. During her time with AusAID she worked in Suva as the First Secretary for Development Cooperation, responsible for implementing the Australian Government’s bilateral aid program in Fiji. Her work involved managing key partnerships with the Fiji Government, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and various United Nations agencies.

Jacqueline has a B.A. Intercultural Studies (Missiology); Bachelor of Laws (with Honors); Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice; a Master of Theology (with Distinction), and a PhD specialising in the intersection of trinitarian theology and international aid and development. She is passionate about bringing the transformative reality of the gospel into practical expression for the realisation of the divine good for creation. She is also a parent of four beautiful children and a enjoys a good red, gooey cheese, hazelnut chocolate and high-heeled shoes.

Publications

  • “Contesting the Dynamics of Secular Development: An Ontology of Trinitarian Well-Being as Christian Rationale for Human Well-Being.” (Forthcoming Humboldt University publication in Journal of Religion and Development, 2021.)
  • “Trinity, Aseity, and the Commensurability of the Incommensurate One.” St Marks Review, No. 250, December 2019 (4): 63-77.
  • “A Disabled Trinity’: Help or Hindrance to Disability Theology.” St Mark’s Review, No 232, July 2015: 50-64.
  • “The Australian Election: A Moment or a Movement?” TEAR Australia Opinion Piece 2019.

Scholarship and Community Engagement 

  • Keynote Speaker – “International Women’s Day,” Compassion, Sydney, Australia, March 2020.
  • Keynote Plenary Speaker – “Pursuing Justice”, The Justice Conference, Melbourne, Australia, Nov 2019.
  • Podcast “Justice as Worship” recorded for The Justice Conference, 2019.
  • Keynote Speaker – “Grounded in Hope,” NSW TEAR Gathering, Sydney, Australia, Sept 2019.
  • Public Seminar “Why Dance Alone? A Conversation on Humanity, God, International Aid, and Us,” Hunters Hill Anglican Church, August 2019.
  • “Contesting the Dynamics of Secular Development: An Ontology of Trinitarian Well-Being as Rationale for Human Well-Being” (2019), Cosmology and Community: Religion and Sustainable Development, Humboldt University, Berlin, July 2019.
  • “Faith and International Relations Workshop”, 2 March 2018. The workshop circulated papers relevant to faith and international relations from scholars in the International Relations Department at the Australian National University (ANU) and theological scholars from CSU.
  • “Questioning the Australian Aid Paradigm” Presenting seminar for the Core Working Group of the Campaign for Australian Aid, 29 March 2017.
  • “The Kenotic Path of Glory: Daniel Hardy’s Glory of Divine Well-Being and Sergei Bulgakov’s Trinitarian Kenoticism” (2016), Exploring the Glory of God Conference, St John’s College, University of Durham, UK., 2016.

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