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Associate Professor Geoff Thompson is Co-ordinator of Studies in Systematic Theology. He teaches in the major areas of Christian doctrine and is especially interested in the role doctrine plays in shaping the life of discipleship and in forming the collective imagination of the church.

Why Christians disagree over the Israel Folau saga

By Geoff Thompson / June 26, 2019

“As some Christians see it, Folau is holding the line against the dominant beliefs in contemporary Western culture on the flashpoints of gender and sexuality. And for this, some Christians especially honour him”

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What is the Uniting Church for?

What is the Uniting Church for?

By Geoff Thompson / August 20, 2018

“On hearing that I was a minister she responded by telling me that no one in her family has ever had any contact with religion. I suspect she and her family are far from alone. This is the post-Christendom world.”

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Context and Contingency

Context and Contingency

By Geoff Thompson / October 23, 2016

“It is about engaging with others, being corrected by them, identifying biases and prejudices, keeping each other away from parochialism, nudging each other towards the articulation of a common faith, and holding each other to account in the name of the gospel.”

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Ferment, Change and the Church’s Vocation

Ferment, Change and the Church’s Vocation

By Geoff Thompson / March 8, 2016

“For surely this is the most demanding calling of the church – to be a community of grace, forgiveness, friendship, mercy, humility, sacrifice and hope. Some of our neighbours will accept it, some will reject it. The church’s vocation is to live it.”

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Resurrection - Interpretation and Impatience

Resurrection: Interpretation and Impatience

By Geoff Thompson / April 5, 2015

“First, a question is placed over Jesus’ life. At the time of his death Jesus had changed nothing. The temple was still in place. The Romans still ruled. The poor were still poor. The God whose overturning of the world’s injustices he had confidently predicted was silent.”

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