- The meaning of the Last Supper: Luke 22:7-38 (A Sermon)
- Galatians 3:28 – “Neither Male Nor Female”:What does this verse mean when it comes to male-female roles and relationships? Is it a “Magna Carta for humanity” that teaches complete functional equality of every human being in all areas of life? And what have Christians down through the ages taught about this verse? Michelle Philp explores the meaning of this much-quoted verse in its context, and assesses the history of interpretation of Galatians 3:28 from the early Christians to the present, with special reference to the phrase “neither male nor female”.Synopsis:
This examination of the history of interpretation of Galatians 3:28 reveals that until the nineteenth century commentators understood Paul to be teaching a ‘complementarian view’ of equality for salvation which does not remove social distinctions/roles. No orthodox commentators on this text from the Patristic period through to the Reformers argued for a view of equality that blurred or removed distinctions. The departure from this historic interpretation is shown to have occurred in the nineteenth century under the influence of the Enlightenment concepts of equality where equality in one thing necessitated sameness in all things. The ensuing tension with other Pauline texts that assume distinctions were explained away using historical-critical methods from the same era. Drawing on the nineteenth century egalitarian understanding of Gal. 3:28 it is seen how feminist interpreters move a further step away from the traditional understanding due to their imposition of feminist culture on their hermeneutic.
- Titus 2:3-5: Hand-me-ons: A sermon by Sandy Grant
- Is the Bible Clear? The Bible, the Reformation and Postmodernism.
- The Bible and Homosexuality – A summary of the current (2005) debate.
- Open Letter to Brian Farran, Anglican Bishop of Newcastle, from Sandy Grant, St Michael’s Anglican Cathedral, Wollongong (Monday 11 February, 2008). Sandy Grant writes concerning Brian Farran’s public Statement regarding the GAFCON conference organised by conservative Anglicans and critical of the Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen’s involvement in it.
- Women teaching men the Bible – what’s the problem?A paper by Sandy Grant in response to Graham Cole.
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- God in a Box? Stuart Starr, from Figtree Anglican Church, helps Christians to ask some important questions about the “discovery” of Jesus’ tomb.
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- Emotional wellbeing in crazy times, with Paul Grimmond @ Moore CollegeApril 9, 2020We’re living in crazy, tumultuous times. Covid-19 is forcing us to make radical changes in our lives, changes which inevitably take an emotional toll on us. I had a chat to Paul Grimmond, Dean of
- “He is risen! He is not here”: Comfort and hope in absence, with Peter Orr @MooreCollegeApril 9, 2020As we are physically absent from one another this Easter, the angel’s words on that first Easter show us a surprising comfort in Jesus' own absence.
- What is church when we can’t gather? Thinking theologically with Chase Kuhn @ Moore CollegeApril 7, 2020Recent measures to curb Covid-19 have had a deep impact on our churches. What is church when we can’t gather?
- Isolation and Christian Love, with Dan Wu @ Moore CollegeApril 6, 2020I spoke with my colleague at Moore College, Dan Wu, thinking about how Christians might display love towards others in an age of necessary isolation.
- What it means for me to be a ChristianApril 6, 2020In this short video I share how I became a Christian, what that means for me today, and how being a Christian has affected my life.
- God’s judgment and compassion in Jeremiah, with Andrew Shead @ Moore CollegeApril 3, 2020What does it mean for God to be judge? How does this square with God's compassion? Jeremiah gives us a rich, multi-dimensional view of God.
- Moore College, open for business: Joys and challenges during Covid-19, with Principal Mark ThompsonApril 2, 2020Principal of Moore College, Mark Thompson, talks about how the College is faring in this season of Covid-19 restrictions.
- Domestic abuse and social isolation: how Christians can help the vulnerable, with Louise Cunningham @ Moore CollegeApril 1, 2020The serious problem of domestic abuse in our community is exacerbated by Covid-19 social isolation restrictions. How can Christian communities help?
- Join the Windsors – videos from March 2020April 1, 2020During the Covid-19 restrictions, we've been sharing video of our family meals, as one little way to care for people who are feeling a bit isolated.
- Thinking rightly about the Apocalypse, with David Höhne @ Moore CollegeMarch 31, 2020The current global pandemic is prompting apocalyptic thoughts. David Höhne at Moore College speaks about the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse".
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