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Authors explore the debate around same-sex marriage within the wider Anglican Church leadership. They consider the Biblical teaching, legality, theology and pastoral care. Authors also analyse the decisions made in New Zealand.


Commissioning service for service at Christ Evangelical Reformed Church

2005-01-01/ 2005-12-31

Windsor explores how, when we learn Christ, we learn a new self, including a new way to speak. He applies this to social media and the online world. Windsor shows that all believers should be ready to act as God's social media, to speak the truth in the context of love. He highlights the benefits of social media to create connectedness and thus to speak the truth into these settings. Windsor presents some ideas for speaking the truth in love in social media.


Windsor speaks briefly on 1 Timothy 5:1-16, and then Ann shares some reflections on the passage. Windsor looks at what it means for the church to be a family. 1. Honour the women 2. Honour the vulnerable members 3. God's family affirms natural family relationships and obligations 4. The church needs realistic rules so that we can truely care Ann relects on her experiences both in her church family, and natural family. She reflects on the ways both that these principles were and were not applied well.


Windsor speaks on church decisions and discipline from 1 Timothy 5:17-25. He explores how to choose church leaders, including what to look for, and what to avoid. Windsor shows that we need to be aware of how deceptive sin can be, especially in relation to leadership. He stresses the importance of seeing the spread of the gospel as serious.


Windsor speaks from John 21 as part of Open Week. He looks at the period between Christ's death and his ascension. Windsor looks at Peter, what he does while he is waiting, and how he responds to the risen Jesus. He compares his response to Peter's denial of Jesus. Windsor looks at Peter's humility, and why this is important to the ministry is that we are involved in.


Abstract reads : "The NT describes Christians as those who wait for Jesus (1 Thess 1:10). Despite this clear teaching, the concept of waiting has been neglected in scholarship, both Pauline eschatology and recent material on 1 & 2 Thessalonians. This thesis seeks to contribute towards a theology of waiting with a view to offering suggestions for greater clarity in eschatology and mission and ethics as they relate to eschatology. Based in a word study on the concept of waiting, this thesis establishes key words and texts for research into waiting: ἀναμένω (1 Thess 1:10), προσδέχομαι (Luke 12:36; Acts 24:15; Titus 2:13; Jude 21), ἐκδέχομαι (Heb 10:13, 11:10; Jas 5:7), ἀπεκδέχομαι (Rom 8:23, 25; 1 Cor 1:7; Gal 5:5; Phil 3:20; Heb 9:28), προσδοκάω (Matt 24:50; Luke 12:46; 2 Pet 3:12, 13, 14), and μακροθυμέω (Jas 5:7, 8). This thesis focusses on ἀναμένω in 1 Thess 1:10: its meaning in relevant non-biblical literature; and its meaning in its immediate and wider literary contexts. This focus is to ensure proper analysis because 1 Thess 1:10 has been neglected, despite its high significance as a fundamental description of being Christian in the richly eschatological 1 & 2 Thessalonians. In LXX, Philo, and Josephus waiting is understood primarily as remaining in a state until the future arrival or occurrence of something, and so indicating lack. It carries nuances of passive receptivity, expecting duration and, yet, being ready. It is also contrasted with acting prematurely, being impatient and of actively obtaining. In 1 Thess 1:10 they wait to be with Jesus. For Christians, to be with Jesus at the parousia is the purpose of his death and the essence of salvation. A broader consideration of 1 & 2 Thessalonians reveals that waiting highlights both future salvation, viz., being with Jesus, and also Jesus’ present exaltation. Consistency in the meaning and nuances of waiting is established by examination of related words and texts (listed above). Implications follow for eschatology: greater clarity in the language of already-not yet eschatology, namely, of faith and Spirit, or of sight and physical presence; and, against certain views, a lack of emphasis on current progress in terms of renewal of creation, and that waiting suggests the parousia is an event in world history. Implications for mission are then discussed: that waiting indicates the goal of mission and importance of personal conversion. Implications for ethics are then considered: that waiting does not lead to withdrawal but allows for robust living well in this world oriented towards Christ’s imminent arrival."


Elective at the 2015 Priscilla & Aquila Conference


Elective at the 2015 Priscilla & Aquila Conference


Elective at the 2015 Priscilla & Aquila Conference


A sermon given at Tuesday chapel.


Sermon given at Tuesday Chapel.


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