The teaching ministry of the Moore College Faculty extends far beyond the walls of the College. Over the years, members of its faculty have contributed to the wider Christian scene through speaking in churches and at conferences, and also through their writing.
The list of Moore College authors is long indeed, including T. C. Hammond, Marcus Loane, Donald Robinson, Broughton Knox, Paul Barnett, Graeme Goldsworthy, Bill Dumbrell, Peter O’Brien, David Peterson, John Woodhouse and Peter Jensen. Their books have been a blessing to Christians all over the world.
2022 was a busy year when it comes to books published by the current Faculty. We’ve compiled a list for you (just of the books – many articles have been published too).
- Embracing Complementarianism, by Jane Tooher with Graham Beynon (Good Book Company)
This book has been attracting a great deal of attention all over the world. Its starting point is that complementarianism is biblical and it is good for us. Jane and Graham and concentrate on what these convictions look like in practice without prescribing one way that suits every circumstance. They move beyond the familiar discussions of gender roles to encourage a church culture where men and women genuinely partner together. Click here to read a review.
- The Doctrine of Scripture: An Introduction, by Mark Thompson (Crossway)
Our Principal has contributed a volume to the Short Studies in Systematic Theology series. What we think about the Bible is sometimes considered in isolation from Jesus Christ. This book argues that all we say about the Bible should be determined by how Jesus treated the Old Testament and his commissioning of his first disciples who produced the New Testament. This book aims to strengthen our confidence in the Bible as God’s word which is entirely trustworthy and nourishes faith in Jesus. Click here to hear an interview with the author.
- The Beginning of the Gospel: A Theology of Mark, by Pete Orr (Crossway)
Peter Orr has produced this valuable addition to the New Testament Theology series. Peter helps us to understand how the Gospel of Mark makes a special contribution to our picture of Jesus, as he examines its relationship to the Old and New Testaments. Each chapter focuses on a key theme of the book—the identity of Christ, the announcement of the kingdom, the call to follow, and more—and explains how this Gospel is relevant for the church today.
- When The Noise Won’t Stop: A Christian Guide to Dealing with Anxiety, by Paul Grimmond (Matthias Media)
Paul Grimmond has written an immensely helpful book for anyone who has experienced anxiety or sought to help others who struggle with it. From his own experience as a pastor, preacher and one who has grappled with this himself, Paul enables us to face the reality of the reality of this struggle with clear biblical thinking and hope. Click here to read a review.
- Hugh Latimer: Gospel Ploughman, by Mark Earngey (Australian Church Record)
This is the second in a series of brief biographies of reformation figures that Mark Earngey is producing. Hugh Latimer, sometimes referred to as the “Apostle to England”, was one of the trailblazing reformers of the sixteenth century. He was the great preacher of the English Reformation, and the story of his stand for Jesus Christ has inspired countless Christians and continues to do so today. Mark tells the story of Latimer’s gospel ministry and explores the way he was used mightily by God to save souls and transform lives.
- Fight for your Pastor, by Pete Orr (Crossway)
Peter Orr was particularly busy during 2022 and this second book has already been a great help to many. Peter encourages church members to stand with their pastors through times of difficulty, caring for them, praying with them, offering words of encouragement, generously providing for them, and forgiving them when they make mistakes. He includes stories from current pastors about the struggles they face. Click here to hear an interview with the author.
- Water for my Camels: Navigating the space between singleness and marriage when the Bible doesn’t talk about dating, by Paul Grimmond (Matthias Media)
Our Dean of Students, Paul Grimmond, also published two books in 2022. In this second book Paul guides us into biblical answers to the ‘who’, ‘when’ and ‘how’ dating questions, while also honestly and humbly tackling other thorny issues, such as ‘How do I know if it’s God’s will for me to get married?’, ‘Is online dating a good idea?’, and ‘How do I get over the pain of breakup?’.
Each one of these books is accessible and worth reading. We are excited to commend them to you, for yourself or to share with others.
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