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 …

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 …

What would George do? (part 7)

G. H. Morling on suffering, providence and prayer   In my previous post, I discussed some aspects of Morling’s thought on suffering and divine providence. In this post, I want to look at his reflections on human freedom, experience, and prayer for healing and deliverance from suffering – and how these themes relate to the …

The purpose of theology (part 3)

Welcome to The Theology Whisperer, a series of short blog posts on theology and theological education.   In this third and final post on the purpose of theology, I want to further explore the relations between theology and discipleship, theology and piety. Click here for parts one and two. There will always be more to …