The full name of the college I teach at is “Moore Theological College”. That word “Theological” says something important about who we are. It reminds us about what we’re on about. Yes, the Bible is at the centre of everything we do. Yes, we seek to train people for ministry. Yes, we’re driven by the worldwide mission of Jesus Christ. Yes, we’re committed to learning together, and having our characters formed in loving Christian community. But our careful study of the Bible, and our pastorally-motivated ministry and mission training, and our encouragement of one another in our community, all matter because of something more basic: theology. Unfortunately, the word “theology” can be misunderstood. It sometimes gets used to mean something like “technical details about spiritual things that experts argue about and isn’t much practical use to regular people”. But that’s just a caricature. It’s not what theology is. Theology is something far more profound, far more life-changing, and far more fundamental—not just for people at a college, but for everyone. In Ephesians 1:17–18, Paul prays for his readers—people who have come to believe in and live for Jesus Christ. It’s a prayer for more theology.
Recent blog posts
- 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".
- Gentleness: a crucial virtue in stressful times, with Peter Orr @ Moore CollegeMarch 30, 2020An in-depth discussion with Moore College lecturer Dr Peter Orr about the virtue of gentleness—a crucial virtue in these stressful times.
- Culture shock: Why everyone’s feeling it, and how to cope, with Margie and Simon Gillham @ Moore CollegeMarch 24, 2020Margie and Simon Gillham are experienced in helping missionaries adjust to culture shock. They share tips to help us all adjust to the "new normal" brought about by Covid-19
- Emotional wellbeing in crazy times, with Paul Grimmond @ Moore CollegeMarch 23, 2020Paul Grimmond, Dean of Students at Moore College, speaks about how the gospel helps us to identify and process our emotions in times of tumultuous change.
- Join the Windsors for coffee – and an invitation to churchMarch 22, 2020Join the Windsors for coffee - and an invitation to church at 6pm this evening at neutralbay.church
- What is church when we can’t gather? Thinking theologically with Dr Chase KuhnMarch 20, 2020Recent Covid-19 measures have had a deep impact on our churches. This is a time to think deeply, theologically and practically about biblical principles.
- Hope in the sadness when your world is changingMarch 19, 2020I applied for a refund for my plane ticket to the UK tonight. I was due to leave in 10 days. And that was really difficult...
- Isolation and Christian Love – with Dan WuMarch 18, 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.
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