My summary of John’s Gospel

The key purpose of the Gospel of John is that those who read it might believe in who Jesus is (Messiah and Son of God), and by believing, have life in His name (John 20:31). Chapter 1 introduces this clear purpose as it outlines the main message of the Gospel (Believe in Jesus and become […]

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Bootcamp reflections

I had my first ‘face-to-face’ experience of Ridley College this weekend at their (our?) 24hr Bootcamp, to start the academic year, and welcome new students (like me). It was just under 3hr drive to the campsite at Upper Plenty. I was one of maybe one or two others that had come to the Bootcamp as […]

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Reflections from Week 1 Old Testament foundations

Purpose and goal of scripture (2 Timothy 3:16) orthodoxy: Right thinking orthopraxis: right action It’s more than just that OT is fulfilled in Christ, but that the OT does not have the proper meaning if not seen in the light of Christ. Need to be mindful of multiple authors and audiences of the Scripture. It […]

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Mark’s gospel

These are my 250 words on this topic from Week 1 of the subject NT501: Jesus and the Gospels. How do you think Mark wants his readers to respond to his document? Can you outline something of the shape of his Gospel? Mark wants his readers to respond with interest and awe at this compelling […]

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Before I begin

How am I feeling as I commence the first two subjects of what will hopefully become a Masters of Divinity? I am strangely feeling very knowledge-less. Despite all the stuff I know is in my head already, it feels like I am a blank slate ready to be filled up with information I am feeling […]

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