Rev. Dr Ayre
Rev. Dr Ayre
Honorary Research Fellow
Contact Details:
BA (UQ) 
BD (UQ) 
MA (UQ) 
PhD (UQ) 
Research Interests:
Eco-theology and eco-mission; relating environmental issues to Christian theology and practice and other religious traditions.
Current Research Projects:
I am working with some overseas scholars on a project relating ecclesiology to ecology.
Recent Publications:
  • “Where on Earth is the Church? Theological reflection on the nature, mission, governance and ministry of the church in the light of the global environmental crisis”. Publication pending 2013.
  • “Divine Grace and Creation Care”, in Sean Winter (ed.), "Immense, Unfathomed, Unconfined": The Grace of God in Creation, Church and Community: Essays in Honour of Norman Young. Melbourne: Uniting Academic Press, 2013.
  • “Climate Change and a Climate of Change in the Church”, publication pending 2013.
  • “Christian Faith and the Earth: A Regional Response to a Global Issue”, in Australian Journal of Mission Studies, June 2012.
  • “From Eco Crisis to Eco-Mission”. Ecumenical and Interreligious News, Qld 2011.
  • “Credo: God, Creation and Care: a Response to Michael Champion.” Cross Purposes Issue 23 April 2011.
  • “Eco-nomy of Life from the Perspective of Earth”. UCA Assembly website. 2011.
  • “Water: More than a Symbol”, in Habel, Norman and Trudinger, Peter (eds). Water: a Matter of Life and Death. Adelaide: ATF Press. 2011.
  • “Many species, one planet, one future: Theological Reflection” World Environment Day Resource, UCA Assembly, 2010.
  • “Earth Mission: an Interfaith Approach”. UCA Qld Synod website, 2010.
  • “Eco-Salvation: The Redemption of all Creation”. Worldviews 14 (2010) 232-242.
  • “The Church in the Eco Crisis”, in Australian Journal of Mission Studies, Vol 3 No 1, June 2009, pp 13-16.
Other Activities:
  • Chair of Queensland Churches Environmental Network (a Commission of Queensland Churches Together).
  • Uniting Church rep on National Council of Churches in Australia Eco-Mission Project.
  • Editor of an international book project on ecclesiology and ecology.


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