Apr 12

One in Christ

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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 SmashwordsBarnes & Noble and Amazon (although Amazon charges 98c). I would like to thank Raymond Williamson, General Secretary of the NSW Ecumenical Council from 1986 to 2007, for contributing two essays on ecumenism to assist study group leaders with some theological background material. The PDF, ePub and mobi versions are available for free download from the 5icm Resources page.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.5icm.org.au/blogs/2015/04/12/one-in-christ/

Sep 06

The Atonement, Violence and God.

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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.

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

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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 different way. See my ‘Christ the Saviour’ essay in the post on the atonement and violence.

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Apr 11

Christian Ethics

Here are some essays from my theological ethics course.

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Apr 11

Church History

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

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