Category Archive: Derek Thompson’s Blog

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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Apr 11

Christian Ethics

Here are some essays from my theological ethics course. Unemployment_and_Welfare Gay_Ordination

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Apr 11

Church History

Here are some essays from my Church History to 600AD course. Council_of_Chalcedon Clement_of_Rome

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Jan 26

The Goodies and the Baddies

Movie and TV story lines are simplified for the sake of brevity and to make it clear to the audience who the main characters are and what the issues are. Have you ever noticed in a movie that the bad guy, just before he meets his end, will do something particularly bad? This appear to …

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Jan 26

The Apostle Paul in “The Acts of the Apostles”

Nearly everything we know about the Apostle Paul’s life is derived from the book of Acts and the collection of Paul’s letters. Sometimes these two sources are difficult to harmonise. This has led some scholars to give lower priority to the historicity of the book of Acts than Paul’s account, which they take as being …

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