Dr Brian Macallan

CertTh, BA (Psych), BTh (Hons), GCertUniTeach, MTh, DTh

Senior Lecturer in Theology

Head of Bible

Theology and Ministry

Chair of Academic Committee

Macallan, Brian (2021) Developing a theology capstone unit through the teaching and learning nexus. Teaching Theology and Religion, 24 (3). pp. 1-17. ISSN 1467- 9647

Macallan, Brian (2021) Freedom as a Centralizing Motif in the Work of Henri Bergson. Process Studies, 50 (1). pp. 67-87. ISSN 0360-6503

Macallan, Brian (2021) Eating as Partnering with God’s dream for the world. In: Partnering with God: Exploring Collaboration in Open and Relational Theology. SacraSage Press, SacraSagePress.com, pp. 193-197. ISBN 1948609401

Macallan, Brian (2021) Reading and Process: rethinking power. In: Contemporary Feminist Theologies Power, Authority, Love. Routledge, London, pp. 1-13. ISBN 0367490803

Macallan, Brian (2021) The Openseminary Methodology: Practical Theology as Personal, Local and Transformative. Religions, 12 (8). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2077-1444

Macallan, Brian (2020) Back to Bergson: the continuing importance for Bergson for Process Philosophy and Theology. Cosmos and History: the Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 16 (2). pp. 182-197. ISSN 1832-9101

Macallan, Brian (2020) Getting off the Omnibus: Rejecting Free Will and Soul-Making Responses to the Problem of Evil. Open Theology, 6. pp. 35-42. ISSN 2300-6579

Macallan, Brian (2019) Novelty in Twentieth-Century French and Process Philosophy: Contours and Conversations. Process Studies, 48 (2). pp. 279-295. ISSN 0360-6503

Macallan, Brian (2019) A Process Theology of Hope: The Counter Apocalyptic Vision of Catherine Keller. Religions, 10 (10). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2077-1444

Macallan, Brian (2019) Trinitarian mission and practical theology: conversations in service of the local. International Review of Mission, 108 (2). pp. 1-13. ISSN 0020-8582

Macallan, Brian (2017) Cancer, Theodicy and Theology: a personal reflection. Process Studies, 46 (2). pp. 229-241. ISSN 0360-6503

For further publications see:


Constructive theology, open and relational theology, process philosophy.

  • Theology for Today’s World
  • Doing theology Capstone
  • Shaking the foundations: twentieth century theology

Originally from South Africa, Brian came to Melbourne to lead Connection Church of Christ in 2008. Following this ministry he was appointed a senior lecturer in theology at Tabor College Victoria. He is currently senior lecturer in theology and Head of Bible, Theology and Ministry at Stirling. He is interested in the practical connection between faith and life and its impact for the church in its cultural context. Brian enjoys rugby union, history and the odd fantasy novel. He has two daughters and lives in Melbourne, Victoria.