Dr Charles Ringma

Honorary Research Assoc Professor

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Dr Ringma has a background in social welfare policy, has taught religious studies at several universities around the world.

Dr Ringma has developed drug addiction and social welfare programs including the Good News Centre which worked with alchoholics in South Brisbane and Teen Challenge, a drug rehabilitation programme for youth.

Dr Ringma is now retired and continues to serve as an elder for the mission, Servants to Asia's Urban Poor.

Research Interests

  • Pastoral care research
  • Social welfare


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Book Chapter

  • Ringma, Charles (2014). Hear the ancient wisdom: medieval Christian mystics speak to present-day Asian evangelicals. In Charles R. Ringma and Karen Hollenbeck-Wuest (Ed.), Walking with God: Christian Spirituality in the Asian Context (pp. 112-126) Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila: OMF Literature.

  • Ringma, Charles R. (2013). Foreword. In Irene Alexander (Ed.), A glimpse of the kingdom in academia (pp. ix-xii) Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books.

  • Ringma, Charles (2011). Foreword. In Jenny Duckworth and Justin Duckworth (Ed.), Against the tide, towards the kingdom (pp. ix-xi) Eugene, OR: Cascade Books.

  • Ringma, Charles (2011). Foreword. In Tim Dickau (Ed.), Plunging into the Kingdom way : practicing the shared strokes of community, hospitality, justice, and confession (pp. ix-xiii) Eugene, OR: Cascade Books.

  • Ringma, Charles (2011). Liberation theologians speak to evangelicals: a theology and praxis of serving the poor. In Helen Beazley and Dave Andrews (Ed.), Bearings: getting our bearings again in the light of the Gospel (pp. 99-156) West End, QLD: Community Initiatives Resource Association; Frank Communications.

  • Ringma, Charles (2010). A safe place for radical conversations. In Dave Andrews and Helen Beazley (Ed.), Learnings: lessons we are learning about living together (pp. 147-150) West End, QLD, Australia: Frank Communications/Last First Networks.

  • Ringma, Charles (2009). Preface. In Kristin Jack (Ed.), The sound of worlds colliding : stories of radical discipleship from servants to Asia's urban poor (pp. 1-3) Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Hawaii Printing House.

  • Ringma, Charles (2008). Foreword. In Sylvia Palugod (Ed.), Toward the abundant life : transforming lives, transforming communities (pp. v-ix) Manila: OMF Literature Inc. and CCT (Center for Community Transformation).

  • Ringma, Charles (2008). God's Spirit and the poor - towards an incarnational and integral missional spirituality. In Cheryl Catford (Ed.), Following fire : how the Spirit leads us to fight injustice (pp. 42-55) Springvale, Australia: Urban Neighbours Of Hope.

  • Ringma, Charles (2008). Liberation theologians speak to Evangelicals: a theology and praxis of serving the poor. In Lee Wanak (Ed.), The church and poverty in Asia (pp. 7-53) Mandaluyong City, Philippines: OMF Literature.

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Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision