Published articles

A selection of my published articles and conference papers

  • “Reverent intimacy: George Henry Morling’s approach to teaching the doctrine of God,” paper presented to Postgraduate Research Seminar, Morling College, 18 Sep 2017.
  • The Quest for Serenity and union with Christ,” The Baptist Recorder 136, Feb 2017, pp. 1-7.
  • “George Henry Morling and the ordo salutis,” The Baptist Recorder 135, Nov 2016, pp. 6-8.
  • “Growth in grace as a control belief for theological method,” in Fausto Vasconcelos (ed.), Baptist Faith and Witness Book 5: Papers of the Study and Research Division of the Baptist World Alliance 2010-2015 (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2015), pp.189-199.
  • The common good: Allowing all to flourish and be fulfilled (EthicsDaily, 18 Dec 2014).
  • Aligning our lives with God’s Kingdom (EthicsDaily, 13 Nov 2014).
  • “Peacemaking and social ethics,” paper presented to Asia-Pacific Baptist Federation and APBAid Forum on “The God of Peace and the Peace of God,” Yangon, Myanmar, 15 Jan 2014.
  • “The emergence of the Coptic Orthodox Church: An evangelical perspective” (with Ross Clifford), in Ramy Tadros (ed.), Free the Copts: From Ancient Glory to Modern Oppression (Sydney: Australian Coptic Movement Association, 2013), pp. 69-75.
  • “Bioethics and Scripture in Catholic and evangelical perspective,” in Margaret Wesley (ed.), Loss and Discovery: Responding to Grief with the Compassion of Christ and the Skills of All of God’s People (Preston, Vic.: Mosaic Press, 2013), pp. 146-155.
  • Review of John Dickson, Humilitas: A Lost Key to Life, Love, and Leadership, Crucible 4 (1), April 2012.
  • “Cooperating to reverse the deterioration in work-life balance,” speech at the launch of the Take the Time campaign, Trades Hall, Sussex St, Sydney, 20 Apr 2012.
  • Faith and politics: Dismantling Stevenson’s dominionist conspiracy(ABCReligion & Ethics, 19 Sep 2011).
  • Ethical arguments against same-sex marriage laws (ABC Religion & Ethics, 20 May 2011).
  • “Considering euthanasia,” in Ross Clifford, Apologetic Preaching and Teaching for the Church and the Marketplace (Macquarie Park, NSW: Morling Press, 2011), pp. 132-139.
  • “Follow the wild goose,” response to a paper presented by William M. Tillman titled “The Spirit of Christ and Creation,” Commission on Christian Ethics, Baptist World Alliance, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 7 Jul 2011.
  • Christians flex their political muscle (Online Opinion, 24 Mar 2011).
  • “Stewardship and hospitality: The ethics of tourism,” address to Focus Group 15, Baptist World Congress, Honolulu, Hawaii, 29 Jul 2010.
  • “A short history of the Social Issues Committee,” The Baptist Recorder 113, May 2010, pp. 12-22.
  • Religious perspectives on embryo donation and research (Clinical Research, March 2010).
  • “A biblical view of death,” CASE 25, 2010 (Centre for Apologetic Scholarship and Education, New College, UNSW).
  • “On moral mission: Evangelicalism, NSW Baptists and the question of social responsibility,” in Graeme Chatfield (ed.), Mission: The Heart of Baptist Identity (Macquarie Park, NSW: Morling Press, 2009), pp. 117-137.
  • “Sex, stereotypes and Scripture,” address at the launch of Beyond Stereotypes: Christians and Homosexuality (Australian Evangelical Alliance, 2009), Robert Menzies College, Sydney, 30 Apr 2009.
  • Religious freedom and the secular state (Online Opinion, 24 Mar 2009).
  • “Christian approaches to war in the light of the biblical command not to kill,” address to a meeting of the Council of Christians and Jews, Great Synagogue, Sydney, 12 Mar 2009.
  • “Black Moses and more: The preaching ministry of Martin Luther King, Jr.” Zadok Paper S165, Summer 2008.
  • “Key principles for human flourishing,” keynote address at Can Christians Make a Difference? Conference, Family Voice Australia, Sydney, 20 Sep 2008.
  • “Sacred gift or secular commodity? Human trafficking and human rights,” paper presented to the Christian Ethics Commission, Baptist World Alliance General Council, Prague, Czech Republic, 24 Jul 2008.
  • “The professional and personal witness of the Reverend John Saunders in Sydney, 1834-1842,” Inaugural John Saunders Lecture, Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT, Morling College, Sydney, 1 May 2008.
  • Onward Christian voters (Online Opinion, 30 Nov 2007).
  • The Australian Christian political lobby comes of age (Online Opinion, 3 Sep 2007)
  • John and Mal’s excellent emergency (Online Opinion, 27 Aug 2007).
  • “Corrupting technology: An integrity check on the organ transplant industry,” paper presented to the Christian Ethics Commission, Baptist World Alliance General Council, Accra, Ghana, 25 Jul 2007.
  • Cluster bombs and Australia’s national interest (ABC The Drum, 25 Jun 2007).
  • An election, a million marchers and a mass murder (Online Opinion, 7 May 2007.
  • Does Jesus love Osama? (Online Opinion, 8 Feb 2007).
  • “Reading virtues and the virtues of reading: Negotiating fictional morality and narrative ethics in The Chronicles of Narnia,” paper presented to C.S. Lewis Today Conference, New College, University of NSW, Sydney, 5 May 2006.
  • The church’s witness in politics and society (Online Opinion, 2 Mar 2006)
  • Religious perspectives on withdrawal of treatment from patients with multiple organ failure (Medical Journal of Australia, Dec 2005)
  • The sin of the Archbishop (Online Opinion, 28 Nov 2005)
  • WorkChoices: talk about separation of church and state! (Online Opinion,28 Oct 2005)
  • Canberra cracks down on terrorism (Online Opinion, 18 Oct 2005)
  • Women, the High Court, and the church (Online Opinion, 27 Sep 2005)
  • Anzac Day can change your life (Online Opinion, 25 Apr 2005)
  • Remembering John Paul II (Online Opinion, 8 Apr 2005)
  • Here We Stand: NSW Baptists and Contemporary Social Issues (second edition; Glebe, NSW: Baptist Union of NSW, 2004).
  • “Grey care: Biblical, psychospiritual and pastoral perspectives,” Zadok Perspectives 83, Winter 2004, pp. 15-19.
  • “Dawn of a new era or recipe for disaster? The rise and demise of Edward Roberts-Thomson as Principal of the Baptist Theological College of New South Wales,” The Baptist Recorder 87, May 2004, pp. 5-23.
  • “No ‘gilded path to heaven’: The Australian ministry of William Vickars Young,” Queensland Baptist Forum 55, Aug 2003, pp. 3-7.

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