Category Archive: Derek Thompson’s Blog

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,┬áBarnes & Noble and Amazon (although Amazon charges 98c). I would like to thank Raymond Williamson, General Secretary of the NSW Ecumenical …

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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 comments to further advance this study.


I have removed the essay Christ the Saviour because it has been incorporated into my eBook of July 2018 which provides a more complete solution to the problem of violence and atonement. It my be downloaded from the 5icm Resource page and I will attach the PDF file here:

http://www.5icm.org.au/Resources/Achieving_Atonement_-_Derek_Thompson.pdf

Permanent link to this article: http://www.5icm.org.au/blogs/2014/09/06/the-atonement-violence-and-god/

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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