The Rev Dr Mark Thompson
Head of Department of Theology, Philosophy and Ethics
Lectures in Theology and Church History
Mark is the 13th Principal of Moore Theological College. He took up this responsibility after John Woodhouse completed his term of office in May 2013.
Mark is married to Kathryn and they have four daughters: Elizabeth, Anna, Rachel and Mary.
He has been teaching doctrine since 1991 and is the head of the Theology, Philosophy and Ethics department.
Mark is on study leave during first semester 2013 working on three publications.
Outside of College, his ideal day includes spending time with the family and watching a good movie.
Co-editor and contributor with P. G. Bolt, The Gospel to the Nations: Perspectives on Paul’s Mission. Essays in Honour of Peter Thomas O’Brien on his Sixty-fifth Birthday. Leicester: IVP, 2000.
A Sure Ground on Which to Stand: The Relation of Authority and Interpretive Method in Luther’s Approach to Scripture. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2004.
Co-editor and contributor with P. G. Bolt, The Faith Once for all Delivered: An Australian Evangelical Response to The Windsor Report’. Camperdown: Australian Church Record, 2004.
A Clear and Present Word: The Clarity of Scripture. Leicester: IVP, 2006.
Too Big For Words? The Transcendence of God and Finite Human Speech. London: Latimer Trust, 2006.
Co-editor and contributor with P. G. Bolt, The Select Works of Donald Robinson, 3 vols [vol 3, a volume of appreciative essays] (Sydney: Australian Church Record, 2008).
‘Luther and weakness in ministry’, in M. Parsons & D. J. Cohen (eds), On Eagles’ Wings: An Exploration of Strength in the Midst of Weakness (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2008)
‘Witness to the Word’, in D. Gibson & D. Strange (eds), Engaging with Barth: Contemporary Evangelical Critiques ( Nottingham: IVP, 2008), pp. 168–197.
What have we done to the Bible? Or Lessons we should have learned from Donald Robinson on the Authority of Holy Scripture’, in P. G. Bolt & M. D. Thompsonl (eds), Donald Robinson Selected Works: Appreciation (Sydney: Australian Church Record, 2008), pp. 177–188.
Edited, with P. G. Bolt, Donald Robinson Selected Works, 3 vols (Sydney: Australian Church Record, 2008).
Blackwells UK for an article ‘Word of God’ for the Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization;
IVP UK for monograph The Eternal Son;
IVP UK to edit monograph on Calvin’s theology;
Crossways for chapter in The Scripture Project (Ed. DA Carson);
Paper for Dogmatics Conference, Edinburgh, August 2009 (then to become chapter in monograph on the doctrine of the Church).
GBP 200 retainer from IVP UK for monograph The Eternal Son.
Articles and Essays
‘Does the Local Church Have a Mission?’. Pages 1–25 in Explorations 7: Exploring the Missionary Church. Edited by B. G. Webb. Homebush West, NSW: Lancer, 1994.
‘Assurance and the New Perspective on Paul’. Reformed Theological Review 53 (1994): 73–86.
‘Saving the Heart of Evangelicalism’. Pages 28–41 in The Anglican Evangelical Crisis. Edited by M. Tinker. Fearn, Scotland: Christian Focus, 1995.
‘The Sufficiency of Scripture’. Latimer Comment 63 (1997): 1–4.
‘Being Clearly and Positively Evangelical’. Churchman 111 (1997): 159–70.
‘Can We Confidently Make a Stand? Luther’s Approach to Holy Scripture and Ours’. Whitefield Briefing 2/3 (1997).
‘Claritas Scripturae in the Eucharistic Writings of Martin Luther’. Westminster Theological Journal 60 (1998): 23–41.
‘Reformation Perspectives on Scripture: The Written Word of God’. Reformed Theological Review 57 (1998): 105–20.
‘The Missionary Apostle and Modern Systematic Affirmation’. Pages 365–82 in The Gospel to the Nations: Perspectives on Paul’s Mission. Essays in Honour of Peter Thomas O’Brien on his Sixty-fifth Birthday. Edited by P. G. Bolt and M. D. Thompson. Leicester: IVP, 2000.
‘From the Trinity to the Cross’. Reformed Theological Review 63 (2004): 16–28.
‘Martin Luther’, in The History of Biblical Interpretation, volume 2. Edited by Duane Watson and Alan Hauser. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005.
‘Church, Existence of’, in The IVP Dictionary of Christian Apologetics. Edited by Gavin McGrath et al. Leicester: IVP, 2005.
‘The Uniqueness of Christ as the Revealer of God’, in Christ the One and Only: A Global Affirmation of the Uniqueness of Jesus Christ. Edited by Sung Wook Chung. Carlisle, UK/Grand Rapids USA: Paternoster/ Baker, 2005, pp. 90–110.
‘The Church of God and The Anglican Church of Australia’, in Wonderful and Confessedly Strange’: Australian Essays in Anglican Ecclesiology (ed. By B Kaye; Adelaide: ATF, 2006), pp. 223-243.
‘Luther On Despair’ in Consolations of Theology (ed. by B. S. Rosner; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008), pp. 51-74.
‘Witness to The Word: Karl Barth’s Doctrine of Scripture’ in Engaging with Barth: Contemporary Evangelical Critiques (Nottingham: IVP, 2008), pp. 168-197.
‘Word of God’, Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, ed. by G. T. Kurian (3 vols; Oxford: Blackwells, 2008)
‘The Authority of Scripture’ published on the GAFCON website in April 2008.
Report on GAFCON for Southern Cross, August 2008.
‘The Christian Birthright: Personal Assurance in Romans 8’. M.Th. Thesis accepted by the Australian College of Theology, 1993.
‘A Sure Ground On Which To Stand: The Relation of Authority and Interpretive Method in Luther’s Approach to Scripture’. D. Phil. Thesis accepted by the University of Oxford, 1997.
Study Leave Semester 2, 2001: Major project the revision of PTC Doctrine 2 correspondence course and reworking D.Phil. for publication.
Study Leave Semester 1, 2005: Major project preparation of the Annual Moore College Lectures on the clarity of Scripture (delivered August 2005).
‘Luther and Weakness in Ministry’, in On Eagles Wings: Strength and Weakness in Ministry (ed by M. Parsons; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans) forthcoming.
‘The Christian and the Bible’, book commissioned by Matthias Media for publication 2009.
‘Luther and The Jews’ The Edershein Lecture 2008 (to be presented in Sydney and Melbourne in July 2008).
‘The Clarity of Scripture’ The William Orange Lecture 2008 (to be presented in Christchurch, New Zealand in October 2008).
‘No Charge Admitted: Justification and the Defeat of the Powers’ (for 2008 School of Theology and then publication by Eerdmans).
Calvin and the Cross’, chapter for a book on Calvin and his theology edited by Sung Wook Chung to be published in 2009 by Paternoster UK.
‘Word of God’, article for the Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, to be published by Blackwells of Oxford in 2008
The Bible, book commissioned by Matthias Media to be published in 2009
‘Calvin’s Christology’ for 2009 School of Theology and book entitled Appreciating Calvin to be published by IVP UK in 2009.
‘Calvin on Scripture’ for 2009 School of Theology and book entitled Appreciating Calvin to be published by IVP UK in 2009.
The Eternal Son, book proposal accepted by IVP UK.
‘The Clarity of Scripture’ for The Scripture Project a book to be edited by D. A. Carson and published by Zondervan in 2010