Mark D Thompson

Mark D Thompson
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Mark is the 13th Principal of Moore Theological College and is the head of the Theology, Philosophy and Ethics department where he has been teaching doctrine since 1991. Mark is married to Kathryn and they have four daughters: Elizabeth, Anna, Rachel and Mary.

The Pernicious Evil of the Prosperity Gospel and the Theology of the Cross

Several years ago now I was travelling down a road in Nigeria on which, at almost every corner, there stood a church with a...

Michael John Ovey (1958 – 2017)

It has taken a little while to write this thanksgiving to God for the life of my dear friend Mike Ovey. I have indeed...

ERS: Is There Order in the Trinity?

In this post I want to explore the strictly theological question of whether this doctrine inevitably involves a drift into the subordinationist heresy associated...

Evangelism Under Pressure

In times when Christians feel under pressure, one of the first things to fall off our agenda is evangelism. We quickly retreat from the...

Same-Sex Intimate Unions

1. The critical nature of the current debate Once again the issue of same-sex intimate unions is in the headlines. Voting on yet another Bill...

The Danger of Labels

Labels can be dangerously misleading. Consumer advocates insist labels must be policed. They must accurately describe the product and not trade in ambiguity as...

What is the Gospel?

I remember, more than twenty years ago now, an international visitor to Sydney being asked this question. Throughout the week that he had been...

Evangelical Courage

It is one of the many great sayings attributed to Luther, one which is often quoted in times of controversy or simply as an...

Do Not Be Afraid

It is amazing, once you are alerted to it, how often the brief encouragement 'Do not be afraid' occurs in Scripture. Often in the...

Calvin on ‘Testing All Things’

I have long known that 1 Thessalonians 5.21 was one of Luther's favourite verses. At least it is one which he keeps quoting again...

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Christian Courage this Easter

This is going to be an interesting Easter season. In a previous era, under sociological conditions of “Christendom”, Christianity was sufficiently woven into the...