Elisabeth Arnett retires as Executive Assistant to the PrincipalMoore College29 Jul 2022
Many people who have visited or contacted Moore College will know Mrs Elisabeth Arnett. Elisabeth has served the College for nineteen years as the Executive Assistant to the Principal. In...
COVID Guidelines for Second Semester 2022Moore College14 Jul 2022
It is easy to think that we have now left the pandemic behind, but the health authorities continue to encourage us to be vigilant. There are a couple of new...
Simon Manchester moves on from JCPIMoore College12 Jul 2022
In recent months, there has been an increased demand for Simon to participate in other preaching conferences that are reaching very diverse groups of people here in Australia and overseas....
Moore College Gives Thanks For The Life Of Dr. B....Moore College25 May 2022
Moore College gives thanks for the life of Dr. B. Ward Powers who died on 7th May 2022. Dr. Powers graduated from Moore College in 1959 and joined the Moore...
Ask TGCA (2): What does it Mean to Say that...David Höhne01 Apr 2022
In what sense is Jesus God's Son? Moore College Faculty member David Hohne explains in this article.
Moore College appoints Tom Habib as New Testament lecturerMoore College25 Mar 2022
The Governing Board of the College has approved the Principal’s nomination of the Rev. Thomas Habib as a full-time member of the Moore College Faculty from the end of this...
Jesus is what truly mattersBen George01 Mar 2022
The world is in darkness, and so we ought to be focused on preaching the gospel of salvation, and praying for the very same, for there is an end date...
From Youth Group to MTS Apprentice to Ordained Minister with...Moore College01 Mar 2022
Recently ordained in the Presbyterian Church of Victoria, Brian Luong always knew he had a heart for the gospel. He says, “I’ve always had a desire to serve the church...
Dr Paul Yeates appointed new RegistrarBen George23 Feb 2022
The Governing Board of Moore Theological College has appointed Dr Paul Yeates to replace Rhonda Barry in the position of Registrar.
The influence of Moore Theological CollegeBen George16 Feb 2022
Will you continue to commit the College to prayer, financially support its gospel-shaped initiatives, and aid us by continuing to advocate for the College amongst those who are looking to...
The Moore PTC: Accessible Theological Education For AllTim Hu04 Feb 2022
More than that, I realised at College how this little correspondence course was benefiting many others around the world. I remember the shock of learning that this PTC thing –...
How the Black Summer of 2019/2020 prepared me for the...Brooke Hazelgrove28 Jan 2022
There wasn’t a one-size-fits-all instant solution to the fires. The fires brought me to my knees, and I prayed, because I understood how far out of my control everything was.
The Ultimate CommunityBen George27 Jan 2022
Our communities shape our identities; they give us a sense of belonging, meaning, purpose, and direction in the everyday walk of life.
Synod cancelledRussell Powell25 Jan 2022
The next Synod, or church parliament, of the Diocese of Sydney will not go ahead in February as planned.
Pray in contextBen George20 Jan 2022
At the end of the letter, Paul calls the church to pray, and leaves nothing to the imagination in explaining what we should pray, why we ought to pray, and...
Love, serve, train – how one man is giving backJudy Adamson18 Jan 2022
“God is so great how he answers and answers prayers,” Mr Maqsood says.
Throw back: The Bible is ClearPeter Jensen16 Jan 2022
The clarity of scripture matters!
The Impact of Two Ways to Live ContinuesTara Sing12 Jan 2022
That’s when I finally understood why Jesus had to die for us. It’s not me who accepts Christ, but Christ who accepts me.
Why attend CMS Summer School this year?Andrew Shead06 Jan 2022
I was asked to speak on the Psalms because of their power to bring consolation and encouragement at the end of a difficult couple of years.
Vale Dr Erica SainsburyBen George04 Jan 2022
Moore Theological College thanks God for the life of Dr Erica Sainsbury.
Review: Questions Women Asked - Claire SmithMoore College04 Jan 2022
Simonetta Carr’s new book, Questions Women Asked: Historical Issues, Timeless Answers covers a topic close to my heart: the contribution of women to the history of the church.
The Oaks: Equipping Ministry Leaders with the PTCJuliette Antoon28 Dec 2021
Over the last 2 years, The Oaks Anglican Church has offered eight Moore Preliminary Theological Certificate (PTC) Units, to train and equip ministry leaders.
New Archbishop's First Christmas MessageKanishka Raffel24 Dec 2021
The Archbishop speaks of pandemic life and how Jesus speaks of who he is and what he came to do.
Out of Egypt I Called My SonBen George24 Dec 2021
Christmas ought to be celebrated with joy because of the glory of the Lord that has come to dwell among us.
The easiest conspiracy theory to debunk this ChristmasLionel Windsor23 Dec 2021
Are you feeling a bit apprehensive about your conversations with family and friends this Christmas?
Coming together at Christmas timeJamie Telfer22 Dec 2021
In my household, a tradition that has occurred each year is that we put up decorations around the house and the Christmas tree together.
A huge opportunity for the Australian church this ChristmasPeter Mayrick21 Dec 2021
Wow! What an opportunity that presents for the millions of family and friends of Christians around Australia!
#blessed in giving rather than receivingBen George16 Dec 2021
I’ve never yet come across anyone who has used #blessed when they have given something away sacrificially until it hurts.
Hoping Christmas is Good News - John ChapmanMoore College15 Dec 2021
This Christmas will be either good news or bad news depending on what you do with the fact that your saviour has been born.
How can we avoid conflicts? - Alan LamMoore College07 Dec 2021
Paul tells Timothy to fight the good fight where leading involves having conflict with falsehood and ungodliness
What to expect at the 2022 P&A Annual ConferenceJane Tooher02 Dec 2021
An interview with P&A Director Jane Tooher about the Annual Conference
Perseverance of gospel heartsPaula Darwin02 Dec 2021
It was a great privilege and blessing to be invited to participate in a recent online 50 year alumni reunion via Zoom.
Jesus – Lord of The SpiritsBen George01 Dec 2021
We don’t think much about Jesus’ power over evil spirits in Australia.
A sustainable theological educationBen George01 Dec 2021
Philippians 1 paints a wonderful picture of the mutuality of gospel partnership, and is the sort of thing we at the Foundation want to continue to prayerfully develop.
Why I celebrate ChristmasJinming Pap25 Nov 2021
Christmas was never a thing in my childhood. Growing up in a small town in Jilin Province, Northeast China, Christmas was not part of our yearly celebration.
God’s purposes aren’t thwartedBen George18 Nov 2021
Our goal is to steward the generosity of God's people in providing sustainable support to help all our students to afford College.
Glenn Davies appointed Emeritus Faculty memberBen George16 Nov 2021
"We are delighted to formalise our continuing fellowship with Bishop Davies in this way"
2021 Graduating Students DinnerMark Thompson12 Nov 2021
It has been a real privilege to be part of this College with you throughout this last year, or two, or three, or four.
Is the world evil?Ben George04 Nov 2021
Christians think differently about physical bodies to many other cultures and philosophies. We see this played out in Paul’s interaction at the Areopagus (Acts 17), as well as nowadays with...
So here’s the plan (Ephesians 1:8–10)Lionel Windsor02 Nov 2021
In almost every area of our lives, things work best when we know the plan. Whether it’s personal relationships, or study, or work, or holidays, or sport, or even going...
How I came to know Jesus – Jane TooherJane Tooher27 Oct 2021
My relationship with God is certain because of Christ. Therefore, there is no lack of assurance like I had when I was growing up.
Bringing people back to church: A pastor’s wordMoore College21 Oct 2021
In one of our congregations, we recently conducted an online poll of the challenges people are facing as we head towards re-opening church. One of the most commonly identified challenges...
Have we domesticated service?Phil Colgan19 Oct 2021
However, I wonder if using it in such a way actually domesticates the real challenge of what Jesus is saying? This is the most radical agenda that has ever been...
The Gospel for AustraliaSimon Gillham19 Oct 2021
With the constraints of the pandemic, we are looking to specifically showcase the breadth of gospel opportunities around Australia, in the hope that many will be enthused to look beyond their...
How I came to know Jesus – Netane SiuhengaluMoore College14 Oct 2021
How does a pastor’s kid come to truly know Jesus? The same way as everyone else: an encounter with grace.
A guaranteed way to deepen your faithTara Sing13 Oct 2021
With almost half of us reporting little to no spiritual growth according to recent National Church Life Survey data, and our church services and programs still not back to normal,...
The danger of FOMOBen George12 Oct 2021
One of the temptations that I think we as Christians face, more than we would like to admit, is the chasing after the things of this world for a fear...
The wisdom of experience: pastoral care at Moore CollegeBen George12 Oct 2021
The godly example imbued by chaplains and faculty were formative for me, as I saw modelled before me what it looked like to exercise leadership in the service of Christ.
Growing from strength to strengthBen George08 Oct 2021
The power of ongoing listening to employee feedback has become clear in the College’s latest survey results.
Excellence in employee engagementBen George08 Oct 2021
Over the last five years, the College’s leadership team and its People & Culture Manager, Lana Kularajah, have worked to strengthen workplace culture and address areas for improvement.
Iron sharpening ironBen George07 Oct 2021
For an educational institution, living and learning in community requires physical spaces which foster this learning.
Dr Will Timmins resigns from MooreMark Thompson30 Sep 2021
Dr Will Timmins, Lecturer in New Testament at the College, has resigned due to ill health. Dr Timmins has been a much loved and valued member of the College Faculty....
Learning to forgiveKanishka Raffel25 Sep 2021
Jesus teaches his disciples to pray to our Father to “forgive us our debts” (Matthew 6:12). He reminds us that we need forgiveness and God is the one who grants...
Thousands lift their voices to GodTara Sing23 Sep 2021
Not gathering physically hasn’t stopped thousands of people around the Sydney Diocese from coming together in prayer.
Ted Brush to join the Centre for Ministry DevelopmentBen George23 Sep 2021
The Rev Ted Brush will be joining Moore College’s Centre for Ministry Development (CMD) in a part-time consulting role in early 2022.
Informing our consciencesBen George22 Sep 2021
As Christians amid a pandemic, there are many decisions that need to be carefully thought through.
Jesus, Freedom and Authority in Lockdown Part 4: God’s mediatorLionel Windsor16 Sep 2021
Our prayer and concern for all humanity, says Paul, arises from the nature of God, and the nature of Christ, and indeed the atoning work of Christ.
Euthanasia and a different sort of compassionChase Kuhn10 Sep 2021
Recently I read the story of the suicide of Rhys Habermann. Rhys was a young man diagnosed with bone cancer in his late teens. The suffering he endured was immense,...
Jesus, Freedom and Authority in Lockdown Part 3: God’s salvationLionel Windsor09 Sep 2021
God sees our prayers and submission to the authorities (verses 1–2) as inherently good, fitting, and beautiful. Why? Because God is saviour. He is my saviour and your saviour—which is...
The significance of theological educationBen George02 Sep 2021
As an institution, under God, the College is poised to increasingly positively influence the teaching and guarding of the gospel in Sydney, Australia, and across the world.
Jesus, Freedom and Authority in Lockdown Part 2: God’s ruleLionel Windsor02 Sep 2021
Why should we pray for “all humanity” and especially for the human authorities? Because God is the authority over all authorities! He is “the king of the ages, immortal, invisible,...
God’s Emotional LoveBen George01 Sep 2021
Lately I have not been able to stop thinking about the emotional love of God expressed in Hosea 11.
How I came to know Jesus – Pip TaylorPip Taylor31 Aug 2021
I became a Christian at age 13. I was a kid who had sat in church and felt I knew God.
Growing in the Lord through the PTCPaula Darwin27 Aug 2021
The Preliminary Theological Certificate (PTC) graduation ceremony is always a major highlight at College, and this year’s event was no exception.
Marriage lessons in the present distress: Pastoral reflectionHank Lee26 Aug 2021
The postponement of marriage ceremonies hurts acutely during this pandemic, not only because of the goodness of what is being withheld, but also the length of time and preparation most...
Moore one of the Voice Project’s Best Workplace AwardsBen George23 Aug 2021
Moore Theological College has been recently awarded the Voice Project’s Best Workplace Awards for 2021.
Jesus, Freedom and Authority in Lockdown Part 1: PrayerLionel Windsor19 Aug 2021
The key instruction in 1 Timothy 2:1 is prayer. But the passage doesn’t just give us a bare command to pray. Rather, it tells us about why we should pray,...
How I came to know Jesus – Ben GeorgeBen George17 Aug 2021
I now see that those were things I did out of obligation and tradition, not because I had a heart that wanted to honour my Lord.
Messy PrayersBrooke Hazelgrove12 Aug 2021
So trust that God can and will do something about the thing you’re bringing to Him. The answer might not be what you expect, but God our Father knows how...
Reaching Ireland with the gospelJamie Telfer02 Aug 2021
In fact, to this day, he maintains that his ITB study is “the most influential element of study that he has ever done in understanding the Bible.”
Open your eyes to realityBen George20 Jul 2021
There are so many nuggets there that have warmed my heart as I’ve seen God’s faithfulness in taking care of his people, but I just can’t look past the recorded...
A regular diet of ScriptureBen George08 Jul 2021
It shouldn’t surprise us, that hearing the word of God regularly can be surprisingly helpful as we navigate life, mid-2021 included.
Moore College recognised as a University CollegeBen George01 Jul 2021
Moore Theological College has today (01/07/21) been registered in the new University College category the Australian government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).
Will you partner with us in providing a Scripture soaked...Ben George24 Jun 2021
The truth is that God has blessed us so much over so many years. And we are so thankful for our partnership with you.
Practical principles for kids’ ministryPeter Tong15 Jun 2021
A danger in children’s ministry is that it becomes disconnected: children are disconnected from ministry to adults on Sundays and Sundays are disconnected from any wider ministry during the week.
Conscious of communityBen George11 Jun 2021
However, as we are all too aware, this sort of community takes commitment, humility and perseverance not only to build but to maintain. We are too easily entangled in the...
Moore College stands firmly against domestic violenceMark Thompson10 Jun 2021
Principal, Dr Mark D Thompson, makes a statement.
Theological principles for kids’ ministryPeter Tong08 Jun 2021
Right thinking fuels right practice. Having set the vision in part 1 of this series, here are 5 theological principles to help lay the foundation for a family ministry in...
Dr Colin Bale becomes Emeritus!Ben George04 Jun 2021
In recognition of his contribution to College, the Governing Board has unanimously agreed to appoint him as an Emeritus Faculty member upon his retirement.
I’m not passionate about kids’ ministry – but it still...Peter Tong03 Jun 2021
Kids’ ministry is not my passion.
If God is against us, what can we do?Ben George01 Jun 2021
In the book of Lamentations, and as we trace the suffering motif throughout the rest of the Scriptures, one thing is clear: God is sovereign, and so our suffering doesn’t...
The Importance of FellowshipArchie Poulos27 May 2021
In Sydney, our evangelical theology is one where we treasure the local parish and congregation. This is an absolutely right thing to do at a scriptural level but we need...
Sweeter than honey to my mouth!Ben George27 May 2021
One of my favourite explanations of the significance of Scripture in the believer’s life is Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged...
The Importance of the GospelMark Earngey25 May 2021
Where would you be without the gospel? I shudder to think of where my life would have headed without it, and it horrifies me to hypothesise about a future without...
Moore College welcomes Kanishka & Cailey RaffelBen George07 May 2021
Moore College welcomes the election of the new Archbishop of Sydney, Kanishka Raffel. Kanishka is married to Cailey and they have two adult daughters, Hannah and Lucy. He is a...
The age-old problem of pluralismBen George04 May 2021
Pluralism has been a source of tension for God’s people for thousands of years. And so, in 2021, how should we engage with a society where pluralism is rife?
From every tribe, tongue and nationBen George14 Apr 2021
I am humbled by the way our most glorious Father continues to work through the hearts and minds of his people across the globe.
Stories from Moore College Mission 2021: learning and partnershipBen George13 Apr 2021
Mission has always been part of the makeup of Moore College, as it provides students with different models of the theory and practice of mission, in a variety of contexts.
A New Church Plant in ParramattaTara Sing13 Apr 2021
A new congregation is coming to Parramatta in May.
Unprecedented TimesSimon Gillham06 Apr 2021
About 10 years ago I was in the north of Nigeria, in a region dominated by the Islamic group, Boko Haram.
Maitland Mission 2021 Day 8Moore College29 Mar 2021
Maitland Mission 2021 Day 8
ENC Mission 2021 Day 8Moore College29 Mar 2021
ENC Mission 2021 Day 8
The blood that brings us close (Ephesians 2:11–13)Lionel Windsor29 Mar 2021
Despite our best desires and efforts, we humans are not very good at living up close with others.
Church @ the Peak 2021 Day 8Moore College29 Mar 2021
Church @ the Peak 2021 Day 8
Maitland Mission 2021 Day 7Moore College28 Mar 2021
Maitland Mission 2021 Day 7
Liverpool South Mission 2021 Day 7Stuart Sharry28 Mar 2021
Liverpool South Mission 2021 Day 7
ENC Mission 2021 Day 7Moore College28 Mar 2021
ENC Mission 2021 Day 7
Church @ the Peak Day 7Moore College28 Mar 2021
Church @ the peak 2021 Day 7
St Andrew’s Cathedral School Mission 2021 Day 6Moore College27 Mar 2021
St Andrew’s Cathedral School Mission 2021 Day 6
Maitland Mission 2021 Day 6Moore College27 Mar 2021
Maitland Mission 2021 Day 6
Liverpool South Mission 2021 Day 6Joshua Hoole27 Mar 2021
Liverpool South Mission 2021 Day 6
ENC Mission 2021 Day 6Moore College27 Mar 2021
ENC Mission 2021 Day 6
Emu Plains Mission 2021 Day 6Moore College27 Mar 2021
Emu Plains Mission 2021 Day 6
Church @ the Peak 2021 Day 6Moore College27 Mar 2021
Church @ the Peak 2021 Day 6
Armidale Mission 2021 Day 6Moore College27 Mar 2021
Armidale Mission 2021 Day 6
Liverpool South Mission Day 5Moore College26 Mar 2021
Liverpool South Mission Day 5
ENC Mission 2021 Day 5Moore College26 Mar 2021
ENC Mission 2021 Day 5
Maitland Mission 2021 Day 5Moore College26 Mar 2021
Maitland Mission 2021 Day 5
Normanhurst Mission Day 5Moore College26 Mar 2021
Normanhurst Mission Day 5
Asquith Mission 2021 Day 5Moore College26 Mar 2021
Asquith Mission 2021 Day 5
Asquith Mission 2021 Day 4Moore College26 Mar 2021
Asquith Mission 2021 Day 4
Church @ the Peak 2021 Day 5Moore College26 Mar 2021
Church @ the Peak 2021 Day 6
Armidale Mission 2021 Day 5Moore College26 Mar 2021
Armidale Mission 2021 Day 5
The Hope of Eternity - Moore Matters Autumn 2021Trevor Cairney26 Mar 2021
In this edition of Moore Matters we chose the theme “The Hope of Eternity”. With such a profound hope, we need to remember that we have a shared responsibility to...
Emu Plains Mission Day 5Moore College26 Mar 2021
Emu Plains Mission Day 5
Normanhurst Mission 2021 Day 4Moore College25 Mar 2021
A short video from our mission team at the SRE class at Normanhurst Public School
St Andrew’s Cathedral School Mission 2021 Day 4Moore College25 Mar 2021
St Andrew’s Cathedral School Mission 2021 Day 4
Maitland Mission 2021 Day 4Moore College25 Mar 2021
Maitland Mission 2021 Day 4
Farewelling Glenn Davies as ArchbishopMark Thompson25 Mar 2021
Today we give thanks for Glenn and his ministry and for the many ways in which he has promoted, defended and helped to guide the work of the College.
Naremburn – Cammeray Mission 2021 Day 4Moore College25 Mar 2021
Naremburn – Cammeray Mission 2021 Day 4
ENC Mission 2021 Day 4Moore College25 Mar 2021
Day 4 highlights from the ENC Moore College Mission Team 2021
Jesus is Alive! St Stephen’s Normanhurst Mission 2021Moore College25 Mar 2021
Normanhurst Mission 2021 Day 4
Armidale Mission 2021 Day 4Moore College25 Mar 2021
Armidale Mission 2021 Day 4
Naremburn - Cammeray Mission 2021 Day 1Moore College25 Mar 2021
Naremburn - Cammeray Mission 2021 Day 1
Church @ The Peak Day 4Moore College25 Mar 2021
Church @ The Peak Day 4
Church @ the Peak – Day 3Moore College25 Mar 2021
Church @ the Peak 2021 Day 3
Emu Plains Mission Day 4Moore College25 Mar 2021
Emu Plains Mission Day 4
Liverpool South Mission Day 3Moore College24 Mar 2021
Liverpool South Mission Day 3
St Andrew’s Cathedral School Mission 2021 Day 2Moore College24 Mar 2021
St Andrew's Cathedral School Mission 2021 Day 2
St Andrew’s Cathedral School Mission 2021 Day 3Moore College24 Mar 2021
St Andrew’s Cathedral School Mission 2021 Day 3
Armidale Mission 2021 Day 3Moore College24 Mar 2021
Armidale Mission 2021 Day 3
Naremburn – Cammeray Mission 2021 Day 2Moore College24 Mar 2021
Naremburn – Cammeray Mission 2021 Day 2
Armidale Mission 2021 Day 2Moore College24 Mar 2021
Armidale Mission 2021 Day 2
Maitland Day Off: Chocolate, Cheese and WineMoore College24 Mar 2021
Maitland Mission 2021 Day 3
Prayer & Praise at St Stephen's NormanhurstMoore College24 Mar 2021
We have much to thank God for on mission thus far!
St Andrew's Cathedral School Mission 2021 Day 1Moore College23 Mar 2021
St Andrew's Cathedral School Mission 2021 Day 1
Liverpool South Mission 2021 Day 2: Mondays and Mandeans at...Moore College23 Mar 2021
Day 2: Liverpool South Mission 2021
ENC Mission 2021 Days 1 & 2Moore College23 Mar 2021
Days 1 & 2: ENC Mission 2021
Emu Plains Mission Day 2: Peace to those Far and...Moore College23 Mar 2021
Day 2 - Emu Plains Mission 2021
Church @ the Peak 2021 Day 2Moore College23 Mar 2021
Church @ the Peak 2021 Day 2
Emu Plains Mission 2021 Day 1Moore College22 Mar 2021
Day 1 - Emu Plains Mission 2021
Liverpool South Mission 2021 Day 1: The Simple Message of...Anna Hoole22 Mar 2021
Liverpool South Mission 2021 Day 1
A Super First 36 Hours of Mission at St Stephen's,...Moore College22 Mar 2021
Highlights from day 1 at St Stephen's, Normanhurst.
Maitland Moore College Mission 2021 Day 1Moore College22 Mar 2021
Day 1 - Maitland Moore College Mission 2021
Church @ the Peak 2021 Day 1Moore College22 Mar 2021
Church @ the Peak 2021 Day 1
Armidale Mission 2021 Day 1Moore College22 Mar 2021
Armidale Mission 2021 Day 1
Moore College Mission 2021Ben George19 Mar 2021
What is Moore Mission 2021 and what does it involve?
Chapel sermon on missionMoore College19 Mar 2021
At our last chapel before Moore Mission 2021, the Moore College community heard from Phillip Jensen as he preached on Micah 2.
Day of Prayer for Moore College Mission 2021Moore College18 Mar 2021
Prayer points for Moore College Mission 2021
Social media, content manipulation, and the light of the gospelAngus Martin17 Mar 2021
I once heard a phrase used in a philosophy discussion, “We’re swimming in streams.” It is a phrase that describes the concept of a worldview and the way we operate...
Ministry enrolments at Moore double in 2021Tara Sing09 Mar 2021
With great joy, Moore Theological College has seen full-time enrolments for the Bachelor of Divinity and Bachelor of Theology courses double this year. All up there are more than 95...
Being Sent Beyond SydneyMichael Sadler04 Mar 2021
“Regardless of where I end up, the plan is to prayerfully proclaim the crucified Christ as Lord of All, and to raise others to proclaim Him also!” Hear from Ed...
Jesus as PrinceBen George02 Mar 2021
How should we act when we face difficulties as Christians? How should we respond in the face of difficulties that arise from our being Christian in the public square?
God blesses with rain and new bishopRussell Powell01 Mar 2021
After years of drought in North West News South Wales, pouring rain seemed an appropriate gift from God and an appropriate welcome for the new Bishop of Armidale, consecrated at...
Ministry and mission at Mount DruittJudy Adamson28 Feb 2021
Craig Hooper, part time with the Centre for Ministry Development (CMD), while also ministering in Mt Druitt
Looking forward to servingRussell Powell23 Feb 2021
A second group of new deacons was ordained at St Andrew's Cathedral last month, in a smaller service because of COVID restrictions but with the same scriptural charge to follow...
We boast in the LordBen George18 Feb 2021
In a great kindness of God, Moore Theological College has been blessed with a bumper crop of undergraduate on-campus students in 2021.
Equipping Many for Global Ministry: Would you support them?Trevor Cairney12 Feb 2021
This will be the last e-Appeal I write as Head of the Moore College Foundation and none could be more important. After almost 4 years in my role, I’m retiring...
Why do we say things together in church?Andrew Errington11 Feb 2021
As a teenager, I was deeply impacted by a youth ministry that made a lot of hay out of throwing out traditional, churchy practices. We started a church service on...
ThankfulnessCaroline Clark11 Feb 2021
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Bill Salier appointed Consultant in the GAFCON Theological Educators' NetworkMoore College09 Feb 2021
The Rev Dr Bill Salier will commence as Consultant in the GAFCON Theological Educators’ Network.
From famine to faith: God is working in MadagascarZhien-U Bakarich05 Feb 2021
Reverend Gaston from Amboasary Parish in southern Madagascar, where the famine is most severe, participated in distributing the relief. He said his church is now packed.
2020 Vision in a Covid-19 WorldTom Habib19 Jan 2021
“Christian ministry has faced two major challenges recently: bullying and burnout. The reasons for both are no doubt complex and too difficult to dissect in a simple article. Yet I...
Worldview and Christian missionDavid Williams18 Jan 2021
So, what is a worldview? It is a metaphorical pair of spectacles. My spectacles enable me to focus on what I’m looking at so I can see clearly. A worldview...
Marriage has always been…?Mark Earngey12 Jan 2021
The following was first published as part of the Diocese of Sydney submission to the recent Appellate Tribunal. The purpose of this paper is to provide a short account of...
Lady Jane Grey: A Firm FaithMark Earngey08 Jan 2021
The following is an excerpt from a short biography written by Mark Earngey. Complementary copies are to be delivered to Sydney Anglican rectors as a Christmas gift from the ACR....
Gafcon Australasia 2021 – More Than a Giant SelfieJodie McNeill05 Jan 2021
The iconic Temple Steps photo from Gafcon Jerusalem 2018 represents far more than a giant selfie. It records the gathering of a diverse group of Anglicans who share a common...
From Sydney to GunbalanyaPeter Carroll04 Jan 2021
“I studied at Moore College with the intention of serving as an ordained minister. However, God had other plans.” Peter Carroll reflects on his ministry with Indigenous communities in Northern...
Losing Community and Gaining OpportunityMichael Figueira28 Dec 2020
What is happening in the Australian soul? One of my lecturers at Moore Theological College would ask this question of many of those he met in the local community in...
Challenges and opportunities in rural NSWMark Calder22 Dec 2020
In a recent article in Moore Matters, Mark Calder reflects on the challenges and opportunities he’s observed in his first year as Bishop of Bathurst.
The great unmasking of GodGlenn Davies22 Dec 2020
"Christmas represents the great unmasking of God. In the coming of Jesus, we see God’s face.”
COVID shows us something deeperRussell Powell22 Dec 2020
The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, says Christmas is the desperately needed circuit-breaker after a harrowing year of COVID.
Review: The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self by...Lionel Windsor15 Dec 2020
As I write this, two coincidentally related things have just happened. Firstly, I’ve just finished reading Carl Trueman’s book The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive...
Principal’s Christmas MessageMark Thompson14 Dec 2020
Christmas in 2020 will be a bleak time for many. In places all over the globe the coronavirus continues to run rampant, infecting and then killing, millions of people. Though...
GAFCON Commitment 2020Moore College11 Dec 2020
Gafcon Australia commits itself to supporting orthodox and faithful Anglicans in each of these situations. While we hope that none of this will be necessary, we make our commitment to...
The Global Reach of MooreTrevor Cairney11 Dec 2020
One of the most challenging, and yet rewarding tasks in my role as Head of Foundation at Moore, has been raising financial support for overseas students. While theological education is...
Response to actions in the Diocese of WangarattaGlenn Davies10 Dec 2020
We are deeply distressed that the previous Bishop of Wangaratta should take presumptive action by blessing a same-sex marriage.
A Theological Account of BlessingDavid Höhne10 Dec 2020
At the recent Synod of the Diocese of Wangarratta (Aug 2019) Dr Dorothy Lee mounted a case for the possibility of Australian Anglican churches blessing same-sex unions in keeping with...
The Christmas TreeMark Thompson09 Dec 2020
A practice of bringing plants into the home during winter, especially the boughs of evergreen trees, has a long history in Europe. Sometimes it had religious significance and sometimes not....
Pastoral care for the sluggishBen George08 Dec 2020
It was the worst conversation I have ever had with a fellow believer in Christ, and no Christian cliche I could muster up made me feel any better. Maybe they...
The Young and Old, Seeking the LostTrevor Cairney03 Dec 2020
“We began praying for…university ministry, a church, and a good theological college…I thought this might be answered over generations. But the Lord surprised us.” Read about the work God is...
When to take a standTom Habib03 Dec 2020
Tom Habib writes: After all, can’t we just agree to disagree? Why are we fighting so much over this issue, and not others that we disagree over? How can we...
Sydney Diocese’s Unchanged Priority for over Eighty YearsMoore College02 Dec 2020
“The world’s greatest need is evangelism. With all the earnestness and strength that are in me I urge upon you that fact. I urge it especially upon my brethren of...
Australian Church Record - Summer 2020 JournalMark Earngey02 Dec 2020
Not everything can be said in a short blog piece. This is where The ACR Journal comes in. Some issues are complex and are best dealt with in more detail....
Singing is back!Russell Powell02 Dec 2020
"Give us a break and let this Christmas season be a time of celebration and joy," Archbishop Davies told Channel Seven news last Monday. "
Beyond Sydney - Moore Matters Summer 2020Trevor Cairney01 Dec 2020
If you read this edition of Moore Matters from front to back, you will see that under God, Moore College has had a significant global impact over the last 164...
Equipped and sent outBen George25 Nov 2020
It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who...
The powerful Christian life: according to EphesiansLionel Windsor24 Nov 2020
What do we do when we feel weak in the face of powerful people? Fight as hard as we can to exert our power and dominance over others? Shut down...
Are you ‘Practising the Presence of God?’Peter Adam22 Nov 2020
What a year it has been: unexpected uncertainties, patterns and rhythms of personal and family life overturned, plans disrupted, usual ministry impossible, and new ways of ministry to learn.
General Synod to consider legal opinions on same-sex blessingsRussell Powell20 Nov 2020
Next year's General Synod will consider a ruling from an Anglican tribunal saying services of blessing for same-sex marriage are constitutional, under a narrow opinion of what constitutes doctrine of...
Around the world in many contextsMichael Sadler20 Nov 2020
God’s covenant is as true today in Ethiopia during the time of the Coronavirus, as it was for the Israelites while in slavery in Egypt and Exile in Babylon
Hamilton, and the drive to leave a legacyJocelyn Loane19 Nov 2020
What is the legacy we as Christians should be seeking to leave? Most of us can look at the Hamilton-esque approach and see it doesn’t fit with the call on...
Moore’s longest student studies onRussell Powell16 Nov 2020
Mary McKinlay thinks she is the longest-running student at Moore Theological College. She may be right. Who else has been studying for more than 62 years and is still taking...
The end of the universe “a sad, lonely, cold place”?...Moore College13 Nov 2020
“[Caplan’s hypothesis] is basically what would happen if God did not intervene, and everything continued the way that we see and observe now,” Dr Peter Orr says.
Jesus: the light worth celebratingBen George12 Nov 2020
The reality is that celebrating light over darkness is a good and appropriate thing to do. But you can only truly celebrate light over darkness if you know Jesus.
The Appellate Tribunal of the Anglican Church of AustraliaRobert Tong11 Nov 2020
This afternoon the Primate (Archbishop Geoff Smith), released on the General Synod website the Opinions of the Appellate Tribunal on references made by him to the Tribunal for their Opinion...
Preliminary thoughts on the Appellate Tribunal rulingMark Thompson11 Nov 2020
It is with great sadness that I note the opinion of the Appellate Tribunal of the Anglican Church of Australia on the matter of proposed services to bless same-sex unions....
Time management advice from Ephesians 5Carl Matthei11 Nov 2020
It is about being more godly, as we let our citizenship in heaven shape every aspect of life now while we live in these challenging evil days.
What does it mean to “redeem the time”?Carl Matthei03 Nov 2020
Paul’s famous instruction in Ephesians 5:16 to “redeem the time” seems to endorse our modern day obsession with time efficiency. Even the evangelical commentators I most respect explain the verse...
Rays of HopeTrevor Cairney02 Nov 2020
As I write this eAppeal, Victoria has recently been released from its three-month lock down. There are signs of hope across Australia as State and Federal authorities seem to have...
You don’t know how long you’ve gotGary Nelson02 Nov 2020
Bishop Nelson uses the acronym TRIM to explain to people the unique elements of ministry in North West Australia. It’s a ministry that is Transient, Remote, has Indigenous needs, and...
Head of Mission announced as new Vice Principal of Moore...Moore College30 Oct 2020
The Moore College Principal, Dr Mark Thompson, has today announced that the current Vice Principal, Dr Colin Bale, will conclude his service in that role at the end of 2020....
We can all help to raise up workers for the...Gary Koo29 Oct 2020
The topic of a perceived shortage of rectors has generated some interest, but should we be satisfied even if we had enough?
Meaning of life found in ChristSimon Manchester29 Oct 2020
Simon Manchester talks to Dr Paul Barnett about the meaning of life.
Who will make the bombs stop?Moore College28 Oct 2020
Alumnus Talar Khatchoyan writes on war in Southern Cross November 2020.
Thanksgiving prayer for the end of droughtGlenn Davies28 Oct 2020
The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Glenn Davies, leads in prayer at the end of the drought. October 2020
Looking BeyondGary Koo26 Oct 2020
Most of us would agree that recruiting to fill gaps is ultimately short-sighted and to do so is to adopt too narrow a world view – that the goal of...
Reflections on My Expectations of Ministry Fifty Years AgoJohn Mason26 Oct 2020
I have been asked to reflect on my expectations of ministry around the time of my ordination in the Diocese of Sydney some fifty years ago.
Marketing and Gospel Ministry: Can they work together?Ben George23 Oct 2020
Especially in evangelical circles, marketing tends to have a negative reputation. And although overstated, this fear comes from real examples of marketing done in a way that does a disservice...
Obeying government and obeying GodGlenn Davies20 Oct 2020
The Bible’s teaching on our relationship to human authorities is quite clear. Those who govern us are set in place by God.
Our lives are in God’s hands – Please PrayTrevor Cairney19 Oct 2020
In our most recent Moore Matters Trevor Cairney (Head of Foundation) points to Isaiah 41:10 as an encouragement to be confident and almost defiant to the challenge that Covid-19 has...
A place of hope opens in Sydney’s WestRussell Powell18 Oct 2020
'To the Glory of God and the growth of His Kingdom' - so says the plaque unveiled at the official opening of Sydney's latest Anglican church building.
Staying fresh as a rectorRay Galea15 Oct 2020
Even before COVID-19, every rector was aware of the growing pressure of the role: the demands of compliance, managing expectations and criticisms from the congregation, tensions within parish council, the...
Congratulations to the New CEO of Anglican Deaconess MinistriesMoore College14 Oct 2020
Moore Theological College warmly congratulates Jo Gibbs on her appointment as the new CEO of Anglican Deaconess Ministries (ADM).
Why We Should Say Yes to Sydney and Anglican!Nigel Fortescue12 Oct 2020
“Are you here because we are a good boat to fish from or because you want to be an Anglican clergyman?” This question, asked during my Sydney Anglican ordination interview...
A guaranteed way to deepen your faithTara Sing10 Oct 2020
With almost half of us reporting little to no spiritual growth according to recent National Church Life Survey data, and our church services and programs still not back to normal,...
Frontline church leader battles cancerRussell Powell08 Oct 2020
There’s been a worldwide prayer request for one of Africa’s senior church leaders, who has been hit by colon cancer. Archbishop Ben Kwashi, the general secretary of the Global Anglican...
Not I, But ChristMark Earngey06 Oct 2020
A remarkable revolution takes place when a person is converted. I will never tire of reflecting upon the conversion of Saul of Tarsus that day on Straight Street in Damascus....
Equipped and sent out to speakBen George02 Oct 2020
It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who...
GAFCON: Lift up your hearts devotional series in DeuteronomySimon Manchester01 Oct 2020
What sort of God sticks with unfaithful people? If we are unfaithful, is there any hope for us? Throughout October, Revd Simon Manchester is our 'Lift Up Your Hearts' devotion...
Review: The Mission Before UsPeter Jensen01 Oct 2020
The Lord has gifted us with excellent opportunities for training, pre- eminently at Moore College. If we understand our own identity, especially through the history of our Diocese, we will...
Building for the Future - Replacing John Chapman HouseTrevor Cairney30 Sep 2020
In the Spring edition of Moore Matters I outlined plans for the replacement of John Chapman House with a new residential building that will be home to over 100 single and...
New Part-time Lecturer in New Testament AppointedMoore College29 Sep 2020
The Governing Board of the College has approved the Principal’s nomination of the Rev. Christopher Conyers as a part-time member of the Moore College Faculty from 1 January 2021. Chris...
Church and the Emergency Online ProvisionMark Thompson28 Sep 2020
Yet it is only natural that we should long to return to physical gatherings as soon as possible — only natural, because our nature is social and relational, we are...
More children offered a home as adoption rates riseTara Sing27 Sep 2020
Adoption is the preferred positive outcome for children as it removes uncertainty about living arrangements and provides a safe space for children to process the impact of their early childhood...
Where is God in the pain of systemic injustice?Amy Orr-Ewing25 Sep 2020
Where is God? Does God have any relevance in the face of great mountains of human degradation and pain?
GAFCON: Praying for Christians in SudanMoore College24 Sep 2020
The Suffering Church Network is led by Bishop Andudu and Faith McDonnell. We have prayed for Bishop Andudu’s diocese of the Nuba Mountains and prayed for the relaxation of Sharia...
Cardi B – What I Wish I Could UnseeSarah Balogh22 Sep 2020
"Our bodies are holy. One day God is going to make them completely new … he calls us to a better story"
Church, the Flesh and the DevilDominic Steele22 Sep 2020
Unless you are in a high risk group you should go back to church and help serve again in building up your local expression of Jesus’ body.
The gospel according to a 5-year-oldBronwyn Windsor17 Sep 2020
When my kids were young, I had the idea to talk with them about the gospel over dinner so that we could discuss together about what it means for us...
Andrew and Andrew at St Andrew’sJudy Adamson16 Sep 2020
Once upon a time there were two guys named Andrew. They both loved Jesus and both started an MTS traineeship on the same day, in the year 2000. Last week...
Plagues and ProtestantsMark Earngey15 Sep 2020
Plagues and Protestants
It’s an emergency! Let’s not get comfortableMark Thompson11 Sep 2020
Wherever the gospel has taken hold in the hearts of people, they have gathered (sometimes in secret and at great cost). This emergency online provision is just that, an emergency...
Lower Blue Mountains TrainingWORKSJuliette Antoon04 Sep 2020
Rev Ken Noakes has taught PTC subjects in his pastor training trips to India and Sri Lanka and at his former churches in Adelaide and North Sydney. He recently shared...
Baby steps: our first six months in Uruguay - Pedro...Moore College01 Sep 2020
On 24th January, we left for Uruguay as missionaries with the Church Missionary Society (CMS). We had been waiting and preparing for this moment for many years, so despite many...
SUFM pauses traditional summer missionsTara Sing31 Aug 2020
“Mission is not cancelled, but this summer we’re not going to travel,” says SU NSW’s missions chairman, Nathan Milham. “In light of the challenges of COVID-19, in our best wisdom...
Does Acceptance of a COVID-19 Vaccine Represent Endorsement of Abortion?Megan Best31 Aug 2020
If many members of the public have concerns about the ethics of vaccination, it could be a serious public health problem.
Graduation 2020Michael Sadler31 Aug 2020
“Social distancing restrictions led to a series of extraordinary greetings in place of regular handshakes, but we can be very thankful that they did not prevent us from meeting together...
Death and starvation as floods destroy South Sudan - ABCmooremarketing31 Aug 2020
Death and starvation as floods destroy South Sudan
The Lydia Project: interview with Claire SmithMoore College30 Aug 2020
"The Christians at school voted me the person in the year least likely to become a Christian..."
The people who haven’t come back to ChurchJudy Adamson29 Aug 2020
While most parishes are now running face-to-face services, a lack of a few familiar faces tells us that attending in person is still a bridge too far for some.
Three ways to keep recruiting for ministryTara Sing27 Aug 2020
There’s a collective call in Sydney churches to see more people step into ministry. Multiple churches waiting for senior ministers to lead them indicate that the harvest is plenty but...
The motivation to do good in a Corona-filled world -...Moore College27 Aug 2020
From genocide and war to domestic violence and ongoing crime rates, the worst of humanity is clear to see. The reaction of many to the spread of Covid-19 backs this...
Call for ‘ethically uncontroversial’ COVID vaccineRussell Powell24 Aug 2020
Archbishop Glenn Davies has released the text of a letter, signed by the Archbishops of the Anglican, Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox Churches, calling for ethical research on COVID-19 vaccines.
A spiritual health check for your churchTara Sing21 Aug 2020
We’re very focused on physical health at the moment, and for good reason too, but when was the last time you checked the spiritual health of your church?
Gafcon's Theological Education NetworkMoore College21 Aug 2020
No matter in what part of the world church leaders reside, the theological training of these leaders is central to the missional effectiveness of their churches and the Gafcon movement....
Locating Singleness in Genesis 2Simon Flinders20 Aug 2020
Genesis 2 is about marriage, right? Well yes – in part. But it’s not just about marriage. I wonder if we could even say it’s not primarily about marriage. In...
The Minister Drought: A Millennial’s Perspective - Angus MartinMoore College18 Aug 2020
I have really appreciated all the discussion under the catchphrase ‘the minister drought.’ The Pastor’s Heart along with others continue to have robust conversations with some great thinkers about the...
On toppling statuesKanishka Raffel17 Aug 2020
Surely one of the most striking images of this extraordinary year was the toppled statue of Edward Colston being rolled through the streets of Bristol, England by a furious mob,...
Beware The Dangers of a Victim MentalityAkos Balogh12 Aug 2020
I grew up with a victim mentality. Nobody called it that at the time. But as I look back, that’s what it was. You see, I was a refugee from...
Ways to pray for future SydneyTara Sing12 Aug 2020
Our bishops and the Archdeacon for Women have shared several key ways that we can be praying for Sydney and the surrounding areas included in our Diocese. In a panel...
Australian Church Record Winter 2020 JournalMark Earngey11 Aug 2020
Not everything can be said in a short blog piece. This is where The ACR Journal comes in. Some issues are complex and are best dealt with in more detail....
Will FEE HELP changes make theological study out of reach?Tara Sing09 Aug 2020
The most recent changes to the tertiary education sector are no cause for alarm according to the Rev Dr David Hohne, academic dean of Moore College.
In whom do we place our trust?Trevor Cairney07 Aug 2020
“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” …COVID-19 has demonstrated that such...
Loving BeirutRussell Powell06 Aug 2020
The television pictures of the devastating blast which levelled the port area of Beirut has brought home to Australians the dire emergency faced by the people of Lebanon.
Singing together when we can't sing togetherMoore College01 Aug 2020
But what do we do when a pandemic cuts us off from one another? How can we sing when one of these purposes – singing to one another – is...
Ministering from a distance: Paul’s ministry from prisonCaroline Clark30 Jul 2020
Paul wrote Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon from prison. He would doubtless have preferred to be with them in person (Phil 1:8), but as he was kept apart from them...
Praying well before COVID-19Ben George30 Jul 2020
Moore College was praying well before COVID-19 came along, and I take it that the College will continue praying long into the future, as would be expected of a Christian...
How to respond when someone gives up their faithTara Sing23 Jul 2020
When asked if he’s ever known someone who was influential on his faith turn from the gospel, Rev Jim Ramsay chuckles sadly. While he can’t name a mentor who went...
How scripture teachers feel about returning to schoolTara Sing21 Jul 2020
Since schools transitioned to online learning at the end of March, Special Religious Education classes have been put on hold. Youthworks has developed a clear set of guidelines for teachers...
Glory of Christ #2Andrew Leslie21 Jul 2020
In the second of these short reflections on the glory of Christ, I want to draw attention specifically to the constitution of his person in two natures, fully divine, and...
A giant of 20th century evangelicalismMark Thompson18 Jul 2020
James Innell Packer was one of the three giants of 20th century evangelicalism: the evangelist, Billy Graham; the pastor/Bible teacher, John Stott; the theologian, Jim Packer. His influence on evangelical...
Now he truly knowsRussell Powell18 Jul 2020
Packer was known to millions of Christians around the world for his popular classic, Knowing God, published in the 1970s. But he was already an established scholar of note because...
“Silence is violence”: where are the Christian voices standing up...Hannah Thiem17 Jul 2020
The Bible calls us to stand up for justice, after God’s own heart. While we can be confident that ultimate justice will be achieved when Jesus returns, we are called...
How the COVID outbreak is affecting southwestern Sydney parishesJudy Adamson17 Jul 2020
Every parish is different, but all the local churches contacted are treading more carefully in light of the outbreak.
Grief over passing of Congo Bishop Désiré Mukanirwa from COVID-19...Malcolm Richards13 Jul 2020
SYDNEY: Anglican Aid’s project partner in Democratic Republic of the Congo and father of four Bishop Désiré Mukanirwa has passed away from COVID-19, after falling ill two weeks ago.
A new resource for ministry to Aboriginal inmatesTara Sing11 Jul 2020
Prison Fellowship Australia have launched a new resource specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people who find themselves in jail.
The “new normal” and the same old story: Evangelism in...Lionel Windsor07 Jul 2020
Throughout history, humans have been subject to sickness, sadness, sin, futility, frustration and the looming prospect of death. While in modern times we’ve often been able to ignore this reality...
The bread and butter Christian – Psalm 136Ben George02 Jul 2020
How much is thankfulness part of your life as a follower of Jesus? How much, in our current situation, are you tempted to grumble? How much do you focus on...
Where are all the senior ministers?Peter Lin27 Jun 2020
Currently there are around 30 vacant parishes in the Sydney Diocese. Generally vacancies last longer now, because there are fewer people putting their hands up for rector roles. That is...
Moore Theological College partners with Preservica for sustainable preservation of...William Hood11 Jun 2020
Press release: Moore Theological College has chosen Preservica’s cloud-hosted active digital preservation software.
Supporting Moore College in Challenging TimesTrevor Cairney02 Jun 2020
There is nothing quite like a crisis to help us assess the deep desires of our hearts.
Is Freedom of Religion a Human Right?Chase Kuhn01 Jun 2020
Article on religious freedom by the Director of the Centre for Christian Living
60 years for Club BillyMichael Sadler22 May 2020
Over 26 meetings in Sydney alone, the Billy Graham crusade of 1959 had over 980,000 attendees. Many had not been believers before but turned to Christ there at one of...
The importance of Priest and priestBen George21 May 2020
Who needs priests? For many in our society, there is a real cynicism around the word ‘priest’ and the idea of a religious establishment. Yet there are some who have...
Is Church-Online Church?Lionel Windsor04 May 2020
Episode of the 'Reach Australia' podcast with Lionel Windsor, Mikey Lynch and Andrew Heard.
Different paths, one purposeTrevor Cairney01 May 2020
“God has given us a wonderful cohort of new students. They are gifted in diverse ways, and keen followers of Jesus. They enter the College to be equipped and then...
Creative ways to care for people you have never metJudy Adamson29 Apr 2020
So, how do we, as a church and as individuals within it, make contact with all these new people and love them well?
The small and significant blessings from Covid-19 - Chris EdwardsMoore College29 Apr 2020
With all due respect to Netflix and YouTube, creature comforts fail to fill the vacuum social distancing and isolation creates.
How to preach a binge-worthy sermonRussell Powell29 Apr 2020
There is a theory around that people’s attention spans have grown shorter, so they won't listen to long talks or sermons any more. It’s a theory that visiting English preacher,...
A missionary from the Democratic Republic of Congo shares on...Malcolm Richards29 Apr 2020
The culture in Australia – our way of life – has changed dramatically since the onset of COVID-19, and we haven’t travelled anywhere! As a nation we are in culture...
How to Live for Jesus in the COVID-19 Age -...Moore College29 Apr 2020
Akos Balogh, CEO of The Gospel Coalition Australia, chats to Dr Charlotte Hespe and Richard Chin about ‘Living for Jesus in the COVID-19 Age.‘
Waiting - Susan AnMoore College29 Apr 2020
We are not a culture that is adept at waiting. Whenever we are in a queue, most people whip out their phones to entertain themselves. A popular app was ‘Beat...
Can you imagine? - Angus MartinMoore College29 Apr 2020
Imagine the threat of a dangerous disease. Imagine the anxiety about becoming infected, the constant stress eating away at you. Imagine what it could do to your family, what it...
Anglicans and pandemics: 101 years on - Bronwyn WindsorMoore College29 Apr 2020
This is not the first time that the ACR has seen a pandemic. From 1880, the Church Record, as it was known, reported on all the news relating to the...
Christians and Pandemics through the Ages (260, 1347, 1665,…2020) -...Moore College29 Apr 2020
Until the rise of modern medicine, western civilisation experienced pandemics very regularly. The best-known example is the notorious ‘Black Death’, a strain of bubonic plague that swept through Europe between...
My Coronavirus Meltdown MomentJocelyn Loane29 Apr 2020
Have you had a Coronavirus meltdown yet? Today I had an ugly cry in Coles. I am feeling pretty embarrassed about it. As I jostled my way through the crowds...
My afflictions, your glory (Ephesians 3:12–13)Lionel Windsor29 Apr 2020
As Paul writes Ephesians, he can see there’s a crisis approaching. He’d often written letters when groups of believers faced crises. Sometimes, the crisis involved false teaching. Sometimes, it was...
Fear or Faith | COVID-19 - Tawanda MasangoMoore College29 Apr 2020
How do we respond to such a deadly threat that has changed our lives so remarkably? There are two options: we can respond in fear or faith. The choice is...
Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) – Moore College ResponseMoore College28 Apr 2020
Updated Information from Dr Mark D Thompson, Principal of Moore Theological College Moore College has been closely monitoring developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic from the moment it came to international...
This Easter is differentPeter Mayrick08 Apr 2020
A poem about Easter 2020 by Peter Mayrick, co-Director of the Centre for Ministry Development (CMD).
Good news in the COVID-19 seasonBen George07 Apr 2020
This COVID-19 season has been intense. Everything is changing, anxieties are raised, people are suffering and death is having an impact on all of us. And significantly, it is not...
Gospel Partnerships - the latest edition of Moore MattersTrevor Cairney03 Apr 2020
When we decided to focus the latest edition of Moore Matters on ‘Partnership’, little did we know that by the time it would be arriving in mailboxes and inboxes, our...
Why would you? An Australian Church Record interviewMoore College17 Mar 2020
The Australian Church Record interviews Rob and Alice Brown about Moore College Can you tell us about the state of the church in your home country? England is a country...
Praying for patience - Kirsten McKinlayBen George10 Mar 2020
I first started thinking about patience when I observed (what I perceived as) a lack of it in my husband nearly every time we had to leave the house together....
1969 Alumni ReunionMichael Sadler10 Mar 2020
A group of Moore College students gathered around the College’s only television on 16 July 1969 to watch Apollo 11 land on the Moon and to witness Neil Armstrong’s “one...
How I celebrate IWD - Kara HartleyBen George07 Mar 2020
Celebrating or participating in International Women’s Day (IWD) seems to be growing stronger and stronger every year. This year it is on Sunday, 8th March and although the organisers may...
Theological College - Have I missed the boat? Rowena RussellMoore College06 Mar 2020
ACR chats to Rowena Russell: ministry wife, mum- to-teenagers and Deaf Society support worker and adult educator about taking on theological study at a different stage of life.
“We have lost a great champion for the gospel”Russell Powell05 Mar 2020
Long-serving Sydney Bishop, Ivan Lee, has passed away more than four years after being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Bishop Lee died last night (4th March) at Greenwich Hospital, where he...
Does the Bible produce bigots?Ben George03 Mar 2020
Mardi Gras is upon us in Sydney. When thinking about the tension in society around the issue of same-sex attraction, it’s easy to wonder if you might actually be a...
It Pays to Hold Your Nerve in the Transgender Debate...Ben George03 Mar 2020
It pays to hold your nerve. Always. With the latest news out of the UK that a young woman is calling out the National Health Service’s gender clinic for not...
Are we really called to the ends of the Earth?...Ben George01 Mar 2020
Should I offer to go as a missionary to somewhere on the other side of the world? What about if it would put my life in danger? Should I encourage...
The Bible tells one big story - John MenearBen George28 Feb 2020
by John Menear, Acting General Secretary Many Christians around the world have never been taught that the Bible tells one big story – about God’s plan to save us through...
A Summer Not Easily ForgottenTrevor Cairney20 Feb 2020
I’m sure Summer has been memorable for all friends, supporters and graduates of Moore College, but perhaps for all the wrong reasons. It has been a harrowing time. We’ve been...
Why Would You? - An Australian Church Record InterviewMoore College19 Feb 2020
The ACR talks to Gladwin Joseph, overseas alumnus of Moore College, about his training and his current ministry in India. ACR: Tell us about the state of the church in...
On the Removal of Steve Timmis, Head of Acts 29...mooremarketing14 Feb 2020
There are lessons for us all in this. For those in leadership, those being led, and those developing leadership structures and systems. Co-written by Archie Poulos & Simon Gillham.
How Jesus helps my fearBen George11 Feb 2020
Since the death of my paternal grandmother on 26 June 2018, my family has had to mourn the loss of three family members. Preaching at two of the three funerals,...
Novel coronavirus - fearful or careful?Simon Gillham10 Feb 2020
By: Simon Gillham, Head of Mission Over the last six weeks global attention has been increasingly drawn to the outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus in Hubei Province, China....
Sending our graduates into the worldTrevor Cairney07 Feb 2020
“Some of our international students come with support from home churches. But many from Asia and Africa would find it impossible to study at Moore without scholarship support. When I...
On the road to serve in DongaraMoore College01 Feb 2020
The start of the new decade will look very different for us as we travel by road from Sydney, New South Wales, to Dongara, Western Australia. A trip which sees...
Churches and CoronavirusRussell Powell31 Jan 2020
Churches have been urged to pray about the Coronavirus outbreak and to take sensible precautions as the World Health Organisation declares a public health emergency. Archbishop Glenn Davies has written...
The Congregation has spoken: “We also want systematic theology!” -...Ben George30 Jan 2020
At the church I pastor a returning missionary was giving a brilliant sermon on Acts 17. Mid-talk he paused and asked the congregation to discuss this question: “Is Jesus still...
Pursuing Sanctification – God’s work or ours? Part 2 -...Ben George28 Jan 2020
In Part 1, Dan showed us that God’s sovereignty in our progressive sanctification (that is, our ongoing journey in holiness) is not in conflict with our efforts in this area,...
We need to change the conversation about adoption in NSW...Ben George27 Jan 2020
Last September the NSW Parliament passed the Abortion Law Reform Bill, which effectively decriminalised abortion in the state. The Sydney Anglican Synod met shortly afterwards, and so took the opportunity...
God, History and Australia Day - Kanishka RaffelBen George24 Jan 2020
Nationalism fails to be Christian because it turns a blind eye to our own evil - as though it could be confined to the past, or was not our doing,...
Pursuing Sanctification – God’s work or ours? Part 1 -...Ben George24 Jan 2020
John Owen says Christians need to “be killing sin, or it will be killing you.” Yet from my experience most Christians aren’t employing everything they have at their disposal to...
An Aboriginal Pastor shares on Australia DayRussell Powell23 Jan 2020
"There's a heartache still in this land," says Pastor Michael Duckett of the Macarthur Indigenous Church as he shares a message for Australia Day, calling on non-indigenous Australians to remember...
Reading Ephesians (Ephesians 6:21–24)Lionel Windsor22 Jan 2020
This is the 70th—and final—post in Lift Your Eyes, a series of reflections covering every sentence in the apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. We’ve now come to Paul’s closing...
We need you – you need us, Aboriginal leader tells...Ben George22 Jan 2020
The respected Aboriginal Christian leader invited the congregation in the city centre to “come on a journey with Aboriginal people … we’re going to change this nation.”
How long, Lord, must we call for help?Ben George21 Jan 2020
In light of the recent Australian bushfires, we perhaps cannot be blamed for asking, Why is God allowing such a thing to happen? How can God turn a blind eye...
The ACR asks P&A Director Jane Tooher about the Priscilla...Jane Tooher16 Jan 2020
The Priscilla and Aquila Centre encourages women in a variety of ministries, in partnership with men, for the building of Christ’s church, and in reaching the lost with the great...
Prayer: the heart of evangelism (Ephesians 6:17–20)Lionel Windsor15 Jan 2020
Prayer is clearly a very important theme in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. As the apostle sits in chains in a Roman prison, writing this letter, he keeps coming back...
Gerald Bray Essay Prize WinnersMoore College13 Jan 2020
Paul Young, with his essay, “The Role of Works in Final Judgment Using Calvin’s Aristotelian Framework with Special Reference to Romans 6:19-23” of which Gerald says that, “Young tackles a...
5 Reasons Why Women Can Love the Apostle PaulJane Tooher13 Jan 2020
Through his preaching and writing, Paul shows that the most important thing about a woman’s identity is not her physical appearance, nor her marital status, nor whether she’s had children,...
Preaching on Australia Day?Peter Adam08 Jan 2020
Nations are a mixture of good God-given human potential, sinfulness, God’s common grace, and —where there are Christian believers—God’s saving grace...
The importance of being a struggling Christian (Ephesians 6:14–16)Lionel Windsor08 Jan 2020
Do you ever feel like the Christian life is a struggle? Do you feel that it’s hard, day after day, to keep going? Do you find it hard to trust...
In tragedy, God is our refuge and strengthArchie Poulos07 Jan 2020
By: Rev Archie Poulos, Head of Department of Ministry There will be no-one in Australia unaffected by the pain, loss, tragedy, despair and heroism that is this summer’s bushfires. I...
Grace Under Fire - The Gospel Coalition AustraliaBen George07 Jan 2020
As I stood before these deserted homes holding a charged hose, I was reminded again of how the works of our hands are so fragile, even when made out of...
The message is the mission (Ephesians 1:13)Lionel Windsor06 Jan 2020
He says, first of all, that God is achieving his purposes for the world through evangelism. Evangelism means the preaching of the gospel, by people who know the gospel, to...
A voice that wins and warms believers - Anne LimBen George04 Jan 2020
Simon Manchester has an unusual voice – one that’s easily recognised by anyone who has listened to him on Hope 103.2 radio over the past 15 years. The recently retired...
Prayer for protection amid bushfire emergencyRussell Powell02 Jan 2020
Archbishop Glenn Davies has appealed for Christians to be in fervent prayer as New South Wales entered a State of Emergency because of bushfires raging around the state.
Stand your ground (Ephesians 6:10–13)Lionel Windsor01 Jan 2020
In the modern materialistic Western world, it’s easy to ignore the spiritual realities of life. There are just so many things to get on with and worry about: relationships, health,...
Never too old to be born again - Anne LimBen George28 Dec 2019
This heartfelt proclamation was at a confirmation service conducted by the Anglican Bishop of North Sydney, Chris Edwards, held at an Anglicare residential care facility in Sydney.
The gospel for the boss (Ephesians 6:9)Lionel Windsor25 Dec 2019
I once learnt a management principle that’s so simple, and yet so profound, that it’s stuck with me for years. Authority and responsibility should always go together. Authority doesn’t exist...
The truth about truthBen George24 Dec 2019
Jesus Christ has always been a controversial figure. Take John 18:33-38, for example, when Jesus is addressing Pilate. He says that he came into the world to speak about reality,...
God with us as we face drought and bushfireRussell Powell22 Dec 2019
The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, has spoken about loneliness and isolation in his Christmas message, saying that ‘God with us’ is one of the key themes of...
Bishop gets warm welcome in the WestRussell Powell20 Dec 2019
The Reverend Gary Siew Leong Koo was one of their own and many western Sydney clergy and congregation members came out to see him consecrated at the regional Cathedral. A...
‘Tis The Season to Be Jolly, So What If I’m...Jocelyn Loane19 Dec 2019
The irony of all this is that it’s those who most dread Christmas who really need Christmas the most. Not the season itself, with all the cultural baggage it has...
The gospel: beyond freedom (Ephesians 6:5–8)Lionel Windsor18 Dec 2019
Freedom is a wonderful ideal. But in reality, none of us lives a life that is totally free. We all have restrictions in life. Some of these restrictions arise from...
Communicating Christmas - Kylie YipBen George17 Dec 2019
I think, broadly speaking, you could divide Christmas church-goers into two groups: The first group are those who are not really familiar with ‘Christian words.’ When people use these special...
The gospel and fatherhood (Ephesians 6:4)Lionel Windsor11 Dec 2019
Fathers, do you sometimes wish your children were born with an instruction manual? Being a dad is such a big responsibility. A father’s love, emotional presence, approval, and support for...
Chase Kuhn announced as New Director for the Centre for...Moore College06 Dec 2019
Following the successful completion of his PhD, Tony Payne is stepping aside from the directorship of the Centre for Christian Living (CCL) at the end of this year. He will...
Book Review of 'Expository Exultation: Christian Preaching as Worship'Chase Kuhn05 Dec 2019
Dr Chase Kuhn's review of 'Expository Exultation: Christian Preaching as Worship' by John Piper. Published in themelios,
Paul the Apostle does children’s ministry (Ephesians 6:1–3)Lionel Windsor04 Dec 2019
Children’s ministry is exceptionally important. I can vouch for that first-hand. I first came to know Christ when I was a child, through the ministry of volunteers who taught the...
1 Kings by John Woodhouse: A review by Hank Lee...Moore College03 Dec 2019
Well, John Woodhouse has an uncanny ability to so illuminate the depths of the text that the book that he is reading becomes not only his favourite, but your favourite...
Fat soulsBen George01 Dec 2019
I can’t remember how old I was when I first heard Proverbs 13:4 in the King James translation, but I do remember a childish giggle. “The soul of the sluggard...
Training for Christian ministry: what to look for? - Australian...Moore College28 Nov 2019
I fear we’re in danger of people making individual decisions to train further because it’s possible (finances, time off work/career path), rather than because their local minister says ‘You simply...
Why would you….(come to Moore College)?!Moore College27 Nov 2019
Why would you….?! ACR chats to Uni ministry campus director Ryan van der Avoort about what compelled him to move from South Africa to Sydney to study at Moore Theological...
The gospel and marriage part 2: Husbands (Ephesians 5:25–33)Lionel Windsor27 Nov 2019
Men, we have a problem. It’s a serious problem that we can’t ignore. It’s a problem in our world, and also a problem in our lives. In countless ways, great...
Forgiveness - Peter Orr & Rory ShinerPeter Orr27 Nov 2019
Forgiveness is (or should be) a defining characteristic of the Christian life. The New Testament is not naïve enough to assume that relationships between Christians will always be smooth. It...
You: created and cared for - Adrian RussellBen George19 Nov 2019
What makes you you? It’s the question of our time. Is it my genetics? Am I born this way? Or is it my upbringing, the way I was raised and...
A new Bishop for the WestRussell Powell19 Nov 2019
The Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, has announced he has appointed the Rev Gary Koo to be the next Bishop of Western Sydney.
Thank God for ordinary pastorsMark Earngey07 Nov 2019
The noble task of the ordinary Christian minister is essential for the future health of the churches which make up the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. Yet challenges to the ordinary...
Cross-cultural head for Anglican Aid - AMS staffMoore College04 Nov 2019
A former missionary has been chosen to head the Archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid following the retirement of founding CEO The Rev David Mansfield. The Rev Tim Swan will lead...
Reformation Day 2019 AnnouncementMark Earngey31 Oct 2019
To mark Reformation Day this year (2019), Moore Theological College is pleased to announce the acquisition of an important Martin Luther volume. This particular book is the sixth part of...
What’s wrong with drunkenness? (Ephesians 5:18)Lionel Windsor30 Oct 2019
Christians do have a profound reason to avoid drunkenness—a reason that goes beyond statistics and simple consequences. This reason comes out in the apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians
Moore College a Community Heritage Grant Recipient in 2019Moore College30 Oct 2019
The National Library has just announced the recipients of this year’s Community Heritage Grants. We have received a grant of $9,090 for conservation treatment of the Rev Frank Cash negative...
What has the Sydney Morning Herald got against Anglican women?...Ben George28 Oct 2019
The Sydney Anglican church encourages women to serve in many different ways. Therefore it was disappointing to discover that Baird overlooked a particularly important motion in the Synod papers designed...
“Who Am I?” A Sydney Anglican Female Perspective - Dani...Ben George28 Oct 2019
As I read Julia Baird’s latest offering about the caricatured, oppressed, silenced and invisible women of the Sydney Anglican Diocese (“In praise of the oddities and outliers resisting bonkers fundamentalism...
What future has the Anglican Church of Australia? - David...Ben George28 Oct 2019
There can now be no doubt that the Anglican Church of Australia is headed towards a crisis moment. Some might argue it has been a long time coming but recent...
Ed Loane appointed 12th Warden of St Paul's CollegeMoore College25 Oct 2019
Moore College gives thanks to God for the appointment of the Rev Dr Edward Loane as Warden of St Paul’s College in the University of Sydney. This is an indication...
New role for Bishop Lee in church growthRussell Powell24 Oct 2019
The Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, has announced he is seconding Bishop Ivan Lee to work on strengthening church growth in the Diocese, in a new portfolio for the...
Why would you? - ACR Team interviewing Chris TownsendBen George23 Oct 2019
I come from two countries, England and Indonesia. I grew up in Jakarta, then became a Christian in England during university. But since my wife and I plan to head...
Donald Robinson LibraryMoore College23 Oct 2019
Visit our extensive theological library.
The power of forgiveness (Ephesians 4:31-32)Lionel Windsor21 Oct 2019
The word Paul chooses to describe forgiveness here is actually a grace word. It’s all about giving. Because God has graciously given us forgiveness, life, and salvation, we are to...
Waiting for the day of the Lord - Kara HartleyBen George19 Oct 2019
Over the past year or so I have spent many a Monday morning immersed in 2 Peter, working through it verse by verse in our senior clergy meetings. What a...
Marriage motions passed as General Synod support questionedRussell Powell16 Oct 2019
“If we abandon God’s Word we have nothing to offer the world. That is why this motion is before you tonight,” said the Dean of Sydney Kanishka Raffel as he...
Living light (Ephesians 5:11–14)Lionel Windsor16 Oct 2019
How should Christians relate to the world around us? Should we withdraw, or should we engage? How do we know which action to do when? It’s not question with a...
Guarding the faith in a changing worldRussell Powell14 Oct 2019
Archbishop Glenn Davies has spoken of the challenges to Christian faith within the Anglican Church in his final Presidential Address to the 2019 Synod of the Diocese of Sydney.
The test that matters (Ephesians 5:10)Lionel Windsor12 Oct 2019
The problem with all of this is that we end up valuing the things that we can easily measure. But what we should do is to start the other way...
Interview on evangelism at the Anglicare villages - ACR teamBen George10 Oct 2019
Leigh and Kim Windsor on their experience of evangelism and ministry in the ARV (Anglicare Villages) at Castle Hill.
A gospel heart for Japanmooremarketing04 Oct 2019
My name is Stuart Sharry and I am married to Yukiho. In January 2019, we moved from Japan to Sydney, so I could pursue the Bachelor of Divinity at Moore...
Children of light (Ephesians 5:8–9)Lionel Windsor02 Oct 2019
This is the world we live in. It’s a world where money and sex, sex and money, rule the day. And yet, at the very same time, it’s a world...
The opened eyes of Wilberforce - David OuldBen George02 Oct 2019
Christians today face another social tragedy of even greater devastation than the slave trade. The vexed question of abortion has long been with us but now has renewed impetus with...
Apply now: Learn to think theologically!Moore College30 Sep 2019
Apply now, join Moore College and be equipped to think theologically in any situation.
Apply now: Prepare yourself for world mission!Moore College30 Sep 2019
Apply now, join Moore College and prepare yourself for mission throughout the world.
Apply now: Join the Moore College community!Moore College30 Sep 2019
Apply now, join the Moore College community and prepare for a lifetime of ministry.
Historical evidence of biblical conquest discoveredRussell Powell30 Sep 2019
“For the Bible tells me so” goes the old refrain, and researchers working on Mt Zion in Israel are finding artefacts which confirm the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem, detailed in...
I don’t try to do quiet times any more -...Ben George30 Sep 2019
One day I realized I’d made a mistake. It didn’t need to be quiet for me to have a ‘quiet time’. That is, it didn’t need to be quiet for...
Mark Thompson welcomes new SMBC PrincipalMark Thompson26 Sep 2019
We at Moore College join with the Sydney Missionary & Bible College (SMBC) community in thanking God for the appointment of Mr Derek Brotherson as Principal of the college to...
What do you want to become? (Ephesians 5:5–7)Lionel Windsor25 Sep 2019
Here Paul tells us what not to become: “don’t become partners with them.” Don’t become partners with whom? With the “children of disobedience”. With the world under God’s “wrath”. These...
Moore, the African Church and Theological EducationBen George24 Sep 2019
Our Head of Mission, Simon Gillham, chats with Archbishop Ben Kwashi about Moore College's mutually beneficial partnership with the Church in Africa.
Moore, Theological Education & the Global ChurchBen George24 Sep 2019
After the GAFCON event at Moore, Simon Gillham spoke with Archbishop Ben Kwashi about the significance of theological education for the global church, and Moore College’s place in providing quality...
Moore, GAFCON & Theological EducationBen George24 Sep 2019
Earlier this year, our Head of Mission Simon Gillham spoke with Archbishop Foley Beach about Moore’s relationship with the GAFCON movement and the spread of theological education around the globe....
ChangesMark Thompson24 Sep 2019
If there is any group of people on the planet who should be enthusiastic about change and transformation it ought to be Christians. At the heart of the Christian message...
Faithfulness or fruitfulness: when your ministry isn’t a successBen George20 Sep 2019
“I just don’t want us to be in a ministry that doesn’t grow, or goes backwards,” she confessed. “What, then, would be the point of all this sacrifice and preparation?”....
Public Announcement: A New Co-Director for the Centre for Ministry...Ben George18 Sep 2019
The College is pleased to announce that the Rev Dr Raj Gupta has agreed to serve alongside Peter Mayrick as Acting Co-Director of the Centre for Ministry Development while Archie...
When did you last go to Church? - Antony BarracloughBen George18 Sep 2019
Good things are interfering with our commitment to the public worship of the Lord. Nominal Christians have left the church in droves over the past decades. At the same time...
Holy talk (Ephesians 5:3–4)Lionel Windsor18 Sep 2019
Human beings are social creatures. We need to belong. One of the most obvious ways we do that is by the way we speak. Whenever we speak, in all sorts...
Battery hens given more thought than babiesRussell Powell15 Sep 2019
"We are here today because we believe a child is precious to God, made in his image. Therefore that child is precious to us. We have heard the heartbeat of...
Why study at Moore College? - Dr Ashley NullBen George10 Sep 2019
We recently had the privilege of interviewing Dr Ashley Null.
Preaching sermons and shepherding the flock: What’s the connection?Lionel Windsor09 Sep 2019
This paper is seeking to address the question: What is the connection between preaching sermons and leading a congregation? Before we start, we need to get the question into some...
Life lessons from our stillborn son - Tawanda MasangoMoore College05 Sep 2019
The 27th of August will go down as one of darkest days in the history of our family. It has been a year since the fateful day, but sometimes I...
The ardent feminist who found delight in biblical submission -...Ben George04 Sep 2019
When Claire Smith was at school, the Christians in her year group voted her “the person least likely to become a Christian.” Coming of age during the second wave of...
The power of forgivenessLionel Windsor04 Sep 2019
Forgiveness matters. In fact, it’s part of the bedrock of our relationships. Without forgiveness in our relational world, life would actually become unbearable: Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel The Count of...
Romans 7 and the Resurrection of Lament in ChristWill Timmins04 Sep 2019
Relatively little attention has been paid to biblical parallels to the wretched “I” of Rom 7:14–25. A few scholars have observed features shared with the psalms of lament, but these...
Vale Dr William A. AndersenBen George03 Sep 2019
Moore College gives thanks to God for the life and ministry of Dr William A. Andersen, who went to be with his Lord last Saturday. Bill Andersen lectured several generations...
The Amazon Fires: A Gospel ResponseLionel Windsor03 Sep 2019
Lionel Windsor's article on a gospel response to the Amazon fires. This is written for The Gospel Coalition Australia.
New Bathurst Bishop electedBen George02 Sep 2019
The Bishop Election Board in the Diocese of Bathurst has announced that the Reverend Mark Calder has been elected as the next bishop.
The value of theological education in communityBen George01 Sep 2019
"...[theological] formation mattered in providing a frame of reference from which we would love, serve and cherish God's people." Read about learning in community at Moore College in the September...
Words with purposeLionel Windsor01 Sep 2019
Words are fundamental to our lives. We use words to share, to create, to love, to define ourselves, and to build societies and worlds. We live through words. That’s why...
The Victory of the CrossLionel Windsor01 Sep 2019
By the end of this sermon I want to convince you that your cross is too small. The reason I think your cross is probably too small is that I’ve...
The gospel for criminalsLionel Windsor30 Aug 2019
I owe a huge debt to prison chaplains. My whole nation does. Richard Johnson and Samuel Marsden were foundational figures in the history of Australia. Johnson came out on the...
The seduction of worldly wisdom - Ainsley PoulosMoore College28 Aug 2019
Watching people who don’t have a clue might make for good TV, but it doesn’t make for a successful life. That’s why having worldly wisdom matters – it stops us...
Things I’ve learned along the way: studying D. W. B....Moore College26 Aug 2019
First, Robinson taught me that reading the Bible is an adventure. He taught his students that the world of the Bible was untamed, wild, not garden, but wilderness. To enter...
Grace and angerLionel Windsor25 Aug 2019
Anger is more common that we usually like to admit. There’s anger in our world, and there’s anger in our own hearts. Anger exists because things are wrong. And there’s...
The valuing and devaluing of theological educationMark Earngey20 Aug 2019
Among the myriad challenges facing the Church of England is the state of theological education. Part time and mixed mode study dominates the theological educational landscape. Residential theological education is...
Further towards a culture of death?Mark Thompson13 Aug 2019
Another tragic milestone in our country’s history was put in place on Thursday night as the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, by a vote of 59 to 31, passed legislation...
Moore College Sunday 2019: MissionMoore College12 Aug 2019
Join us in thanking God and praying for the work of the college on Moore College Sunday. In this video we hear how Moore College equips people for mission in...
Moore College Sunday 2019: TheologyMoore College11 Aug 2019
Join us in thanking God and praying for the work of the college on Moore College Sunday. In this video we hear how Moore College trains people to think theologically...
Moore College Sunday 2019: CommunityMoore College10 Aug 2019
Join us in thanking God and praying for the work of the college on Moore College Sunday. In this video we hear why and how Moore College trains people in...
Telling the truthLionel Windsor07 Aug 2019
Truth is becoming an increasingly rare commodity in our world. Former US President Barack Obama certainly thinks so. In a speech in July 2018 celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, Obama...
From Sydney to Seoul, studying the Bible in communitymooremarketing04 Aug 2019
How did you come to know and follow Christ? Amelia grew up in a non-Christian family in Korea. When she went to New York for her undergraduate studies and started...
From Sydney to Seoul, studying the Bible in communityMoore College01 Aug 2019
Amelia and Kevin are living in South Korea, Amelia’s home country. They are preparing to serve in a sensitive part of the world next year. To get ready for that,...
Become who you areLionel Windsor30 Jul 2019
Good teachers inspire us to change. They help us to see our potential, and they encourage us to reach it. In fact, the best teachers see who we are—and what...
ECM at Mission Awareness WeekMoore College29 Jul 2019
Hear from Ray Busuttil about his time at Mission Awareness Week.
OMF at Mission Awareness WeekMoore College29 Jul 2019
Hear from Johan Linder about his time at Mission Awareness Week.
SIM at Mission Awareness WeekMoore College29 Jul 2019
Hear from Malcolm Watts about his time at Mission Awareness Week.
Bush Church Aid at Mission Awareness WeekMoore College29 Jul 2019
Hear from Ted Brush about his time at Mission Awareness Week.
Africa Inland Mission at Mission Awareness WeekMoore College29 Jul 2019
Hear from David Pym about his time at Mission Awareness Week.
Wycliffe at Mission Awareness WeekMoore College29 Jul 2019
Hear from Ross Webb about his time at Mission Awareness Week.
Diary of a missionary: One year on and so many...Moore College29 Jul 2019
Just over a year ago our family of five moved to Santiago, Chile, to serve as CMS missionaries. Previously I’ve written about our journey hereand here. It occurs to me...
Grandparents and the gospelBen George27 Jul 2019
Russell Powell writes on the third National Grandparents Conference at Figtree in Wollongong. Praise God!
Learning ChristLionel Windsor24 Jul 2019
If you were asked who the most influential people are in your life, chances are your list would include a teacher or two. Good teachers make a huge impact on...
Turn around and walk the other wayLionel Windsor23 Jul 2019
In August 2017, electronic music legend Avicii released what turned out to be his final single. It was called ‘Lonely Together’. Musically, the song is cheerful and richly layered. But...
The Location of the Risen and Ascended Christ and Biblical...Peter Orr17 Jul 2019
In Colossians 3:1-2 Paul exhorts his readers to ‘seek’ and ‘set’ their minds on ‘the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God’ (ESV)....
Pastoral ministry: a noble task?Andrew Leslie16 Jul 2019
“Here is a trustworthy saying”, declares the Apostle Paul, “whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task” (1 Tim 3:1). The truth is, however, contemporary Australian Christians might...
Want to know the Bible better?Ben George10 Jul 2019
Archbishop Glenn Davies talks about the benefits of studying the Preliminary Theological Certificate (PTC).
Complementarianism and Campus Ministry: An interview with Carl Matthei and...Moore College10 Jul 2019
What does complementarian ministry look like in practice in a parachurch setting? To explore just that, we chat to Carl Matthai and Alison Napier who are part of the team...
New CGM Director consecrated Bishop for International RelationsBen George06 Jul 2019
“Jesus is in the business of making peace between all cultures and between cultures and God through his atoning death on the cross" he said, reflecting the multi-cultural nature of...
The Advanced Diploma Equipping for MissionBen George26 Jun 2019
In this interview Philip Chapman tells us about his coming to Christ, experience of studying the Advanced Diploma in a part-time capacity and how this has helped him in his...
Reading or speaking the Bible? - Scott NewlingMoore College25 Jun 2019
Words are the lifeblood of relationships. When a person speaks to another, the speaker reveals something of themselves to the hearer; when the hearers listens, they come to know the...
Gifted beyond measureLionel Windsor22 Jun 2019
At the primary school our kids attended, there was a class for gifted children. It was called the ‘opportunity class’. To get into the opportunity class, the kids had to...
Paul Barnett on Queen's Birthday Honours ListBen George10 Jun 2019
A much loved and longstanding member of the College, the Rt Rev Dr Paul W Barnett, has been honoured in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List as a Member of...
No second-class Christians (Ephesians 2:19)Lionel Windsor09 Jun 2019
I once visited a church and sat next to an alcoholic called Phil. I know Phil was an alcoholic because he told me quite soon after church finished. The whole...
Partnership with Northern IrelandBen George06 Jun 2019
In May Trevor Johnston visited us and shared about the great relationship that he has with Moore College. We're thankful for the partnership between his church, All Saints Belfast, and...
Sydney says sorry and celebrates Bush Church Aid centenaryBen George27 May 2019
The Dean of Sydney, Kanishka Raffel, invited the Reverend Neville Naden, Indigenous Ministry Officer for BCA, as preacher for the Sorry Day service. An important event, as the Sydney Anglican...
CGM Partnerships with DRC and Indian Ocean ProvincesSimon Gillham23 May 2019
Simon Gillham, Head of the Department of Mission, speaks with Archbishop Wong and Archbishop Katanda about partnering for the Gospel.
Caring for single mums at church - Ruth BakerMoore College21 May 2019
Church is a place of labels. Some are useful—for example, we wear name tags so we can more easily engage with others in fellowship, or sometimes we’re categorized into groups...
Archbishop's update about TanzaniaBen George21 May 2019
Hear from Archbishop Glenn Davies as he shares about some of the work that is being done in Tanzania with Anglican Aid, including the opening of a girl’s school. Please...
A new diocese & bishop for the Church of Confessing...Ben George21 May 2019
On 17th May, representatives from twelve churches throughout New Zealand gathered and formed the Church of Confessing Anglicans Aotearoa/New Zealand. By the grace of God they are a new Anglican...
Bathurst needs Sydney’s palliumEd Loane20 May 2019
In the medieval church the Archbishop of Canterbury, who was appointed by the crown in England, needed to receive a pallium from the Pope which represented his ecclesiastical authority. The...
Moore College Sunday 2009Ben George10 May 2019
Throwback to 2009, and a video explaining the influence of Moore around the world, and the need for partnerships for the sake of the gospel.
Moore College confronts turbulent futureJohn Woodhouse10 May 2019
Dr John Woodhouse, former Principal, reflecting on the future of Moore College and some global trends. Most of this is just as relevant now as it was in 2009.
BCA Announces new National DirectorBen George08 May 2019
Congratulations to Archdeacon Greg Harris from Bendigo on his new role as the National Director of Bush Church Aid Society of Australia (BCA). Greg is a graduate of Moore College,...
Interview with Cameron JonesBen George01 May 2019
Cameron Jones, one of our graduates, visits Moore College from Northern Ireland and tells us how he has been involved with Moore College in the past and present as well...
Distance Service Team 2019Moore College26 Apr 2019
Jireh, Kimjeng, Jie, John, Tony and Sam (pictured left to right). Each year, Moore College Undergraduate Students join small ‘service teams’ for things like School Scripture Teaching, First Year Orientation...
Malcolm Richards Appointed as Director of CGMMoore College16 Apr 2019
“If we are to see healthy churches that are centred on Jesus and his good news we need to carefully select and offer good biblical training to church leaders. I...
107 Men & Women Sent Out Into the Harvest FieldMichael Sadler29 Mar 2019
On Monday 11 March, we had the great pleasure of witnessing the graduation of the 107 men and women who most recently completed their courses at Moore College, and who...
Graduates from the 1950s and 60s reunitedMoore College18 Mar 2019
1959 ordination class reunited at Moore College in 2019 Back row (L-R): Gordon Robinson, Vic Roberts, Ted Newing Front row (L-R): Hugh Scott, Alan Donohoo, Peter Ball, Reg Barker, Ward...
Canadian PTC Students Visit Distance at Moore CollegeMoore College14 Feb 2019
Left to Right: Juliette (Assistant Registrar), Bunny, Christina and Jamie (Academic Administrator). Interview by Juliette Antoon Last November, we had the privilege of meeting one of our Canadian PTC students...
One Among Our Cloud of WitnessMoore College12 Feb 2019
Hebrews 11 is a wonderful catalogue of faithful actions made by some heroes of the Old Testament. The men and women mentioned demonstrated firm resolve to honour God and live...
Online & Community ProspectusMoore College03 Jan 2019
A guide to Moore College's Online and Community Courses and Student Life for prospective students.
Undergraduate ProspectusMoore College02 Jan 2019
A guide to Moore College's Undergraduate Courses and Student Life for prospective students.
Postgraduate ProspectusMoore College01 Jan 2019
A guide to Moore College's Postgraduate Courses and Student Life for prospective students.
Apply Now to Be Equipped for a Lifetime of Ministry!Luke Simpson01 Nov 2018
Joseph Pun trained as a physiotherapist at Sydney University. After becoming a Christian through a campus ministry, his priorities started to change. Having a relationship with Jesus soon became the...
Is God Green? – New Book by Lionel Windsor Now...Moore College23 Oct 2018
Is God Green? by Lionel WindsorSydney: Matthias Media, 2018. From the introduction: Almost 50 years ago, in 1972, the crew of the Apollo 17 space mission took the first full-view...
Meet the third Indigenous student ever to attend Moore CollegeChase Kuhn14 Oct 2018
I recently sat with Nathaniel “Jum” Naden to ask him some questions about his experience as an Aboriginal Christian man and gain his wisdom about how non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal Christians...
The Legacy of David Broughton Knox – Now AvailableMoore College12 Oct 2018
The Legacy of David Broughton Knox Edited by Ed Loane From the Publishers Website Publisher’s Description David Broughton Knox was one of the most influential Anglican leaders in the second...
Integrity journal Vol 4 (2015)Stu J15 Nov 2017
Students in their fourth year of the Bachelor of Divinity degree at Moore Theological College have the opportunity to research and write a 5 000 word essay in Church History...
1 Samuel: Long Live the KingGeorge Athas25 Jan 2017
George Athas, Koula Athas. Ten sample studies and leaders notes on 1 Samuel
From Cambridge to colony: Charles Simeon's enduring influence on Christianity...Ed Loane08 Apr 2016
That Charles Simeon was one of the most influential early evangelicals through his long ministry at Holy Trinity, Cambridge (1783-1836) is undisputed. This book explores just how influential he was,...
Gospel Speech - evangelism resource by Lionel Windsor available as...Lionel Windsor07 Apr 2016
Who has the job of evangelism? Is it just professional pastors or "evangelists"? Can I just live a godly life and let my actions do the talking? Faculty member Lionel...
Gospel Speech - the relationship between every Christian and evangelismLionel Windsor07 Apr 2016
If our speech really is a reflection of who we are, and if being a Christian is a fundamental and even primary way we describe ourselves, should we expect gospel...
Image of God – humanity in resurrection & ascensionPeter Orr18 Dec 2015
Peter Orr in a series on the Image of God, with some deep thinking about how the resurrection and ascension of Jesus revise our understanding of what it means to...
Perspective on the New Perspective (1) – a key differenceMoore College18 Dec 2015
Because part of my job involves teaching Paul’s epistles, I am frequently asked what I think about the “New Perspective” on Paul. This is a hard question to answer because...
Perspective on the New Perspective (2) – The Moral CentreMoore College18 Dec 2015
One weakness in the New Perspective understanding of justification is that it confuses meaning with context. Although justification and the related righteousness language can be used in covenantal contexts (e.g....
Perspective on the New Perspective (Appendix)Moore College18 Dec 2015
I am neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but I think John Barclay’s Paul and the Gift will be the most significant book on the apostle Paul...
Let your yes be noMoore College18 Dec 2015
Now, before you rightly rebuke me for misquoting Jesus and James, let me explain what I mean by “let your yes be no”. I think too often in ministry, be...
Can I call you mentor?Moore College18 Dec 2015
2015 Moore College Fourth year student Michael Leite reflects on why mentoring relationships are of value for Christian fellowship and growth in this article written for GoThereFor.com.
What is the gospel?Mark Thompson17 Dec 2015
An article written for SydneyAnglicans.Net blog by Moore College principal Mark Thompson.
No king like Him (no not Him)Peter Orr17 Dec 2015
Here is a description of an Old Testament king: “there was no king like him, who turned to the LORD with all his heart and with all his soul and...
When Billy Graham met Karl BarthPeter Orr17 Dec 2015
In his autobiography Billy Graham recounts the time that he met Karl Barth, arguably the 20th Century’s most significant Protestant theologian.
Shouting is not a debateMark Thompson23 Aug 2015
As the discussion around the proposal to change the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples is played out in the media and in the parliament, other larger questions have...
Why learn biblical Hebrew? – Dr Lionel WindsorLionel Windsor17 Apr 2015
I teach first year Hebrew to Christian ministry trainees at Moore College. Learning Hebrew can be fun, but it also takes organisation, discipline and effort especially for students who are...
Jesus Christ and the Revolution of DestinyLionel Windsor14 Apr 2015
Easter Talks presented by Dr Lionel Windsor at UNSW Campus Bible Study.
The ‘Seed,’ the ‘Many’ and the ‘One’ in Galatians 3:16...Lionel Windsor01 Feb 2015
Appearing in this outstanding book which gathers together leading scholars to consider ways in which Jesus and his earliest followers understood their identities and missions in the light of their...
Where is Jesus?Peter Orr09 Oct 2014
Where is Jesus now? It is the sort of question we can imagine the seven year old asking their Sunday School teacher. And in one sense it is quite an...
Why Jesus is still human and why it mattersPeter Orr09 Oct 2014
As Christians our orientation is often to the cross of Christ – and rightly so. Paul was insistent that he determined to ‘know nothing’ except ‘Jesus Christ and him crucified’...
What is Jesus doing now?Peter Orr09 Oct 2014
There is a surprising amount of material in the New Testament describing what Jesus is doing now, but I want to concentrate on two which help us think about the...
My doubts about doubtAndrew Leslie09 Oct 2014
I was standing at the door shaking hands after church when John* said to me, “Can someone please explain the Bible to me?” 1. "Can someone please explain the Bible?"...
The work of the LordPeter Orr09 Oct 2014
1 Corinthians 15 is perhaps one of the most theologically rich chapters in the New Testament. Here Paul defends the resurrection of Christ and the future resurrection of believers. After...
God the hacker: technology mockery and the cross - Martin...Moore College27 Mar 2014
This article by Moore College’s educational technologist explores the Bible's attitude towards technology, focusing on God's appropriation of the technology of the cross.
The best place for theological training - Phillip JensenMoore College27 Mar 2014
An article about theological training by Phillip Jensen.