“Culture shock is what happens when you move from one culture to another, and all your ways of dealing with the world become compromised by the changes you’re going through… That’s complicated and it’s exhausting. And that’s what everyone is going through right now. We have new ways of greeting people, we have new languages, new modes of communication…” Simon and Margie Gillham are former missionaries with the Church Missionary Society. Simon is now the head of the Department of Mission at Moore College, and Margie is a Mission Development Facilitator for the Church Missionary Society. They have a great deal of experience in helping missionaries adjust to culture shock. They shared with me their thoughts and experiences, with many practical tips for how to adjust to the “new normal” that has been brought about by measures to contain the Covid-19 virus.
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- The biblical meaning of righteousness and justification Part 3, with Chris Thomson @ Moore CollegeJune 12, 2020In this 3-part series, I speak with my colleague Chris Thomson, lecturer in Old Testament at Moore College, who has engaged in detailed research in this area as well as scholarly
- The biblical meaning of righteousness and justification Part 2, with Chris Thomson @ Moore CollegeJune 5, 2020In this 3-part series, I speak with my colleague Chris Thomson, lecturer in Old Testament at Moore College, who has engaged in detailed research in this area as well as scholarly
- The biblical meaning of righteousness and justification Part 1, with Chris Thomson @ Moore CollegeMay 29, 2020Martin Luther famously wrote about justification by faith: “if this article stands, the church stands; if this article collapses, the church collapses” (Luther’s Works 40/3.352.3). Justification
- FBS Paper: “Every construction”? Ecclesiological Plurality in Ephesians 2:19–22May 27, 2020Here is the video recording of an academic paper I presented at the Sydney Meeting of the Fellowship for Biblical Studies, Online meeting, 22 May 2020.
- Jacob: Scoundrel, wrestler and ancestor of Christ, with Philip Kern @ Moore CollegeMay 22, 2020The figure of Jacob, in the pages of the Old Testament book of Genesis, is a fascinating character. The man who became known as “Israel” was in so many ways a scoundrel, yet he received God’s
- Is “Church Online” Church? (Lionel Windsor, Mikey Lynch, Andrew Heard)May 17, 2020In this discussion for the Reach Australia network‘s podcast, I join Mikey Lynch (leader of Tasmania’s Vision 100) and Andrew Heard (lead pastor of EV Church on the Central Coast of NSW)
- Ecclesiastes and a world in crisis, with George AthasMay 14, 2020What does the Bible have to say to a world in crisis? In my latest Iso-Chat, I speak to my friend and colleague George Athas about the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes. Ecclesiastes is about a
- The “New Normal” and the Same Old Story: Evangelism in a Virtual WorldMay 12, 2020There are amazing opportunities in online evangelism. And with the “new normal” under COVID-19, people really are listening.
- How did the Reformers respond to plagues? Learning from history with Mark Earngey @ Moore CollegeMay 8, 2020I have a chat to Mark Earngey, Head of the Church History Department and lecturer in Christian Thought at Moore College, about his public online lecture “Protestants and Plagues”. Video This
- “He is risen! He is not here”: Comfort and hope in absence, with Peter Orr @MooreCollegeMay 1, 2020The words of the angel on that first Easter Day, “He has risen! He is not here” (Mark 16:6) are full of comfort and hope. That is especially true as Christians celebrate Easter in 2020, under
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