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,” …

Origin of the phrase, ‘In necessariis unitas’

Like me, you've probably heard some variation of the phrase, "In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity." It's a translation of the Latin phrase, "In necessariis unitas, in dubitas libertas, in omnibus caritas." Nineteenth-century church historian Philip Schaff calls it "the watchword of Christian peacemakers."(1) The phrase is often attributed to the theologian …

The work of Mission Aviation Fellowship

During World War II, light aircraft were used to unleash unprecedented death and destruction. As the war drew to a close, Christian airforce pilots from Australia, New Zealand, England, America and South Africa all began to have the same thought: Why can’t these aircraft now be used to bring life and hope during peace time? From …

A Christian view on capital punishment

There are strong arguments for and against capital punishment. Some claim that crimes such as terrorism, drug trafficking or genocide should attract the death penalty. Others view the death penalty as barbaric. In the Old Testament, capital offences included murder (Ex 21:12-14), causing a miscarriage (Ex 21:22-25), cursing one’s parents (Ex 21:15), kidnapping (Ex 21:16), …