Category Archive: Derek Thompson’s Blog

Nov 18

The Prayer Mission

The Prayer Mission is a short book about Christian prayer that surveys the many biblical passages about prayer to arrive at the conclusion that prayer is not an optional extra to the Christian life, but is an integral part of the Christian’s mission in life. If we are to have a relationship with God that …

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Dec 16

Observers’ Guide to God

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

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

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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