Category Archive: Derek Thompson’s Blog

Dec 16

Observers’ Guide to God

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My new eBook is presented as a Field Guide for observing God written in the humorous narrative nonfiction genre. The narrator, Albert Steinberger, is an experienced author of Field Guides for bird watching and train spotting and here turns his expertise to the popular pastime of God observation. The narrator makes no reference to any …

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Oct 13

God’s Glasses 8

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I have revised my eBook, God’s Glasses, to improve readability, improve formatting and fix typing errors. You can download the ePub and pdf versions for free from http://whr.idx.com.au/downloads.htm.

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Apr 12

One in Christ

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One_in_Christ_-_Derek_Thompson_&_Raymond_Williamson The One in Christ Bible Study Guide with a series of six Bible Studies on church unity is now available for free download in various eBook formats and from most retailers including Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and Amazon (although Amazon charges 98c). I would like to thank Raymond Williamson, General Secretary of the NSW Ecumenical …

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Sep 06

The Atonement, Violence and God.

Christ_the_Saviour_-_essay_by_D_Thompson Attached is an essay that discusses the problem of redemptive violence and proposes a way of looking at the atonement in a way that avoids the implication that the violence of the cross makes God appear vindictive. My reflection on this issue is ongoing and the current version is dated 17/4/15. I welcome any …

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Sep 06

Made in the Image of God

Image_of_God_-_essay_by_D_Thompson This essay is a revision of one that I wrote for my theological anthropology subject. It proposes a covenantal meaning of the ‘image of God’ phrase in Gen 1:27 to describe the creation of humanity. When I discovered this interpretation it opened up the possibility of understanding the violence of the cross in a …

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