The quest for serenity and union with Christ (part 2)

A paper presented to the Baptist Historical Society by Rev Rod Benson (part 2 of 2) Click here for Part 1 Despite his protestations to the contrary in the introduction,[1] G. H. Morling's book, The Quest for Serenity, is tightly and logically structured. Chapters 1-5 set the scene for the resolution of the quest in chapters 6 …

The quest for serenity and union with Christ (part 1)

A paper presented to the Baptist Historical Society by Rev Rod Benson (part 1 of 2) Although in frequent demand as a public speaker and Bible teacher for more than half a century, the Australian Baptist theologian and biblical scholar George Henry Morling formally published only two slim works. The first, titled The Quest for …

What would George do? (part 9)

G. H. Morling on suffering, healing and glory   These nine posts make a small contribution to Christian commentary on the appearance of Covid-19 and the experience of individuals and communities to the pandemic. Since I began writing the posts, we have learned a great deal about the virus, about appropriate public health responses, and about …

What would George do? (part 8)

G. H. Morling on suffering and grace In my previous post, I suggested that G. H. Morling cultivated an almost child-like faith in divine providence, benevolence and mercy; that with human freedom comes the potential for suffering; and that one should accept suffering as discipline or chastisement, use it as an opportunity for growth, and …