About us

Bringing biblical ethics to everyday issues.

Have you ever pondered whether it might be okay to lie? Or whether Christians should think differently about friendship and Facebook? Or even wondered what to say to a friend thinking about contraception or IVF?

The Centre for Christian Living (CCL) aims to help Christians understand how the teaching of the Bible informs and shapes our moral response to these sorts of questions — and the myriad of other questions we face day by day.

As an initiative of Moore Theological College, CCL endeavours to do this primarily by making the theological wisdom of the Moore College faculty accessible to the Christian community through a number of evening events during the year.

Blog posts

Our blog about Christian living in the 21st century


Essays and longer pieces of writing


Videos from our events


Audio and podcasts from our events

Meet the team

CCL Director:

Tony Payne

Tony is well known as a writer and speaker through his long ministry at Matthias Media. He says: “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 applies to the practical issues of living as a Christian. I’m looking forward to helping the broader Christian community do much the same through the work of CCL.”

CCL Administrator:

Karen Beilharz

Karen joined Moore College in 2017 to assist with the administration of the Centre for Christian Living. A former editor of The Briefing, she is a writer, editor, comics creator, and a member of Summer Hill Church. She is married to Ben and they have two gorgeous and precocious little girls.