Dr Sam Hey

BSc (UTas) DipEd (UTas) MA (Studies in Theol) (UQ) PhD (Griffith)

Lecturer / Postgraduate Course Coordinator

Phone: 07 3347 5833
Email: shey@citipointechurch.com

Research Interests

    • Church history and social history
    • Formation and growth of the COC
    • Megachurch
    • Pentecostalism
    • Worldview
    • Biblical studies
    • Interactions between science and Christian faith
    • Human behaviour in organisations
    • Leadership and change management

Professional Affiliations

Social Theory and Philosophy Colloquium, Centre for Public Culture and Ideas, Griffith University, Australian History Associatio, Australian New Zealand Association Theological Schools, Society of Biblical Literature

Personal Interests

    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Gardening
    • Walking
    • Cycling
    • Art
    • Music
    • Travel

Publications

Books

Hey, S. (2013). Megachurches: Origins, ministry and prospects. VIC, Australia: Mosaic Press & Wipfandstock.

Journals

Hey, S. (2000). New wineskins for Pentecostal studies. Renewal Journal, 15(1). Retrieved from http://www.renewaljournal.com

Hey, S. (2000, Summer). Changing roles of Pentecostal hermeneutics. Pacific Journal of Theology, 3.

Hey, S. (2001). Contemporary developments in Pentecostal hermeneutics. Pentecostal Charismatic Bible Colleges Journal, 5(2).

Hey, S. (2001). Ministry confronts secularisation. Renewal Journal, 18(2). Retrieved from http://www.renewaljournal.com

Hey, S., & Roux, J. (2012). Integrating the Wesleyan Quadrilateral and the “Praxis Cycle”: towards deeper engagement with the Bible. Journal of Adult Theological Education, 9(2), 192-209.

Conference Proceedings

Hey, S. (2001, August). Secularisation and Revivalism as ever present realities in the emerging of indigenous charismatic movements – A case study of the COC movement. Proceedings of the Australia-Asia Theological Conference, UQ, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Hey, S. (2002, July). Exploring paradigms to explaining the development of independent Australian charismatic groups in Queensland during the second half of the twentieth century. Abstract in Proceedings of the XV ISA World Congress of Sociology Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Hey, S. (2005, October). Bowling with Christians: Community formation and the ministry task. Proceedings of the Contemporary Issues in Ministry Conference, Citipointe Ministry College, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Hey, S. (2006). Independent Charismatic Churches in a period of Post Modernisation. Proceedings of Social Change in the 21st Century Conference, QUT, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Retrieved from http://eprints.qut.edu.au/6298/1/6298_hey.pdf

Hey, S. (2007, September). Church and ministry practices in a Postmodern Megachurch age. Proceedings of the Contemporary Issues in Ministry Conference, Citipointe Ministry College, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Hey, S. (2009, October). Biblical perspectives on discipleship. Proceedings of the Contemporary Issues in Ministry Conference, Citipointe Ministry College, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Hey, S. (2014, July). Conflict and its resolution in the history of Australian Pentecostalism. Abstract in Proceedings of Australian Historical Association 33rd Annual Conference, UQ, St Lucia, QLD, Australia.

Dissertations and Theses

Hey, S. (2011). God in the suburbs and beyond: The emergence of an Australian Megachurch and denomination (Doctoral dissertation, Griffith University, QLD). Retrieved from https://www120.secure.griffith.edu.au/rch/items/cb4cc218-5145-a604-f5ec-180d9177971d/1/

Presentations

Hey, S. (2001, August). Secularisation and Revivalism as ever present realities in the emerging of indigenous charismatic movements – A case study of the COC movement. Paper presented at the Australia-Asia Theological Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Hey, S. (2002, July). New paradigms explaining the development of three independent Australian charismatic revivalist movements in Queensland during the second half of the twentieth century. Paper presented at the Australian History Association, and the Religious History Association Conferences, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Hey, S. (2002, July). Exploring paradigms to explaining the development of independent Australian charismatic groups in Queensland during the second half of the twentieth century. Paper presented at the XV ISA World Congress of Sociology Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Hey, S. (2003, July). A case study in revival: The formation and development of the Christian Outreach Centre. Paper presented at Heritage 2003: Revival Conference, Southern Cross College, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Hey, S. (2004, July). Religious, social, historical & geographic underpinnings of the rise of an indigenous Australian Charismatic movement: The Christian Outreach Centre. Paper presented at Pentecostal History conference, Southern Cross College, QLD, Australia.

Hey, S. (2004, July). The Pentecostal-charismatic movement’s response to the changing world views of the late twentieth century. Paper presented at the Australian History Association, and the Religious History Association Conferences, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

Hey, S., Alexander, M., & Sparrow, A. (2005, July). New right religious movements: Global, yes: But are they cosmopolitan? Paper presented at Sites of Cosmopolitanism Conference, Griffith University, Centre for Public Culture and Ideas, South Bank, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Hey, S. (2005, October). Bowling with Christians: Community formation and the ministry task. Paper presented at Contemporary Issues in Ministry Conference, Citipointe Ministry College, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Hey, S. (2006, October). Independent Charismatic Churches in a period of post modernisation. Paper presented at QUT, Social Change in the 21st Century Conference, QLD, Australia.

Hey, S. (2006, September). Pentecostalism and its responses to changes in theological education. Paper presented at Evangelical Higher Education Faculty Conference, Malyon College, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Hey, S. (2007, September). Church and ministry practices in a postmodern Megachurch age. Paper presented at Contemporary Issues in Ministry Conference, Citipointe Ministry College, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Hey, S. (2008, November). Australian Charismatic Megachurches responses to social and religious change in the early twentieth first century. Presented at International Australian Studies Association (InASA) Conference, QUT, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Hey, S. (2009, October). Evangelical colleges response to the challenge of contemporary social change. Paper presented at Evangelical Colleges Conference, Nazarene Theological College, Thornlands, QLD, Australia.

Hey, S. (2009, October). Biblical perspectives on discipleship. Paper presented at Contemporary Issues in Ministry Conference, Citipointe Ministry College, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Hey, S. (2010, July). Towards a model of wholistic Christian thinking. Paper presented at Melbourne College of Divinity/ ANZATS Conference, Trinity College, University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Hey, S., & Roux, J. (2011, July). Integrating the Wesleyan Quadrilateral and the “Praxis Cycle”: Towards deeper engagement with the Bible. Paper presented at the Australian & New Zealand Association of Theological Schools Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Hey, S., & Roux, J. (2011, August). Integrating the Wesleyan Quadrilateral and the “Praxis Cycle”: Towards deeper engagement with the Bible. Paper presented at Wesley Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Hey, S. (2012, July). Cognitive conflict and biblical hope: Neurophysiological insight and contemporary biblical interpretation. Paper presented at Mind, Society, and Tradition, Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) International Meeting, Amsterdam, Holland.

Hey, S. (2012, July). Investigation into neurophysiological insights into Christian tertiary student engagement with biblical and theological understanding. Paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Conference, Amsterdam, Holland.

Hey, S., & Hepplewhite, G. (2012, November).Pentecostal engagement with equality. Paper presented at Australian Sociological Association 2012 Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Hey, S. (2014, June/July). Pentecostal church and megachurch responses to post Christendom societies. Paper presented at 2014 ANZATS Conference, The eclipse of God: Theology after Christendom, University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, SA, Australia.

Hey, S. (2014, July). Conflict and its resolution in the history of Australian Pentecostalism. Paper presented at Australian Historical Association 33rd Annual Conference, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia.

Hey, S. (2014, June). Contemporary Pentecostal theologies and their responses to religious and social change. Paper presented at University of Queensland, School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics Studies in Religion Seminar Theology Series Program, UQ, Australia.