Tag Archives: New Testament

Apocalypse now?

Rev Dr Peter Hobson. Photo: Supplied

Should we still fear the end times as predicted by the Bible? You’ve probably seen end times in films or books but is it just the stuff of wild imaginations or should we as Christians prepare for humanity’s final act? Rev Dr Peter Hobson, Dean of Formation and Dispersed Learning at Trinity College Queensland, offers his perspective.  The Book of ...

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Celebrating hopeful disruptions

Queensland Synod moderator, Rev David Baker. Photo: Ben Rogers

At Christmas, we celebrate an interruption to our ordinary existence and to what we had planned for life. The birth of Jesus was a disruption for Mary and Joseph: a challenging one that threatened their relationship and their standing in their community. Yet it was a disruption that gave them purpose, hope and fulfilment like they had not known, nor ...

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Simply Good News NT Wright Harper One, 2015

NT Wright has been affirmed as a prolific biblical scholar and “the most important apologist for the Christian faith since CS Lewis”. Since retiring as Anglican Bishop of Durham, Wright has become Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St Andrews University in Scotland. His credentials in New Testament scholarship and as an experienced church leader are apparent ...

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Our larrikin God

Funny Easter cartoon by Phil Day.

Around 1990 my New Testament professor, in referring to the encounter of Moses and the burning bush, spoke of Moses encountering “the larrikin God of the desert”. The God that Moses encountered was nothing like the gods of the empires of the ancient Near East. This God was about covenant, freedom and human society organised to a completely different economy ...

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Grappling with the Bible

Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today by Adam Hamilton. Publisher: HarperOne, 2014. Recommended retail price $29.95

Breathtaking in scope and certainly ambitious in prospect, Adam Hamilton has written an important book that many people in congregations will find stimulating, challenging and, in the end, comforting. With clear and understandable language, this book is not only an invaluable resource for ministers, but also a must-read for the growing number of book clubs Uniting Churches are establishing. This ...

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