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Sean Winter is the Head of Pilgrim Theological College. He teaches the New Testament and has a particular interest in the writings of the apostle Paul and their significance for Christian faith and practice today.

What would heaven think of what we’ve done?

By Sean Winter / March 29, 2019

“This land is not ours. It was only given to us to the extent that it was taken from others. To seal it off from the possibility that others can seek their freedom here is to invite heaven itself to be appalled at what we have done.”

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Why white is more than skin deep

Why white is more than skin deep

By Sean Winter / September 23, 2018

“In so many of our communities, whether they are countries or churches, the only chance of belonging is if you speak the language in a way that those in charge can understand.”

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The things that matter

The things that matter

By Sean Winter / March 16, 2018

“In a time of change and transition, the challenge is to establish priorities that don’t just reflect the changing times, but that take us deeper into what really counts; the ‘things that matter’.”

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Always on the Way

Always on the Way

By Sean Winter / September 17, 2017

“The work of education, whether in a church Bible study or a theological college classroom, is a tangible, visible, intentional, and institutional expression of the church’s commitment to its own journey.”

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Learning patience

Learning patience

By Sean Winter / May 21, 2017

“The story and teachings of Jesus reminded early Christians that it wasn’t their task to change the world. Instead they were to learn to trust the God, and to allow their lives to bear witness to the good news and alternative hope that Jesus proclaimed.”

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The grace of God

The grace of God

By Sean Winter / January 24, 2016

“Grace is one of those words that people commonly use but all too rarely reflect upon. It is, of course, a theological term, the significance of which is central to our understanding of Christian history and thought.”

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Unscrambling Jesus

Unscrambling Jesus

By Sean Winter / June 20, 2015

“Recent New Testament scholarship has shown us that it is about as difficult to separate out ‘authentic’ words of Jesus from ‘inauthentic’ words as it is to unscramble an omelette.”

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From temple to table

From temple to table

By Sean Winter / July 6, 2014

“For the sake of God, ourselves and the world, we need to learn what it means to reorientate the life of the church away from temple, altar, sacrifice and priests and around the home, table, meal and friends.”

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The True Revolution

The True Revolution

By Sean Winter / October 6, 2013

“The revolutionary potential does not only lie in the bare facts of what Jesus did and said, or how Jesus died. It also lies in the interpretation given to these events.”

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