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Books and compilations

Tend My Sheep

mst2'Tend My Sheep': The word of God and pastoral ministry edited by Keith Condie

What is the connection between the doctrine and exegesis of the Scriptures on the one hand, and the theology and practice of ministry on the other? The chapters of this book each reflect the belief that authentic pastoral ministry is grounded in the ministry of the word of God..

The essays collected here originated as papers given at the Annual Moore College School of Theology for 2015.

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From Cambridge to Colony: Charles Simeon's Enduring Influence on Christianity in Australia

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Simeon’s magnum opus, his Horae Homileticae, famously contains the three questions by which Simeon hoped all his preaching would be judged: ‘Does it uniformly tend to humble the sinner? To exalt the Saviour? To promote holiness?’

The copy in Oxford’s Bodleian library also contains this inscription:
‘To the Chancellor and Scholars at Oxford for the Bodleian Library. A present from the Author in the humble hope, and with earnest prayer to God, that his efforts to diffuse the knowledge of Christ with all the wonders of Redeeming Love may not be in vain. Ch. Simeon, King’s College Cambridge 1833’.
In the essays which follow you will find ample evidence to conclude that his hope was realised and his prayers answered with a resounding ‘yes’.

Read more: From Cambridge to Colony: Charles Simeon's Enduring Influence on Christianity in Australia

The Genius of George Whitefield: Reflections on his ministry from 21st Century Africa

gwcThe essays contained in this volume originated as lectures delivered in August 2014 during ‘The Whitefield Symposium’ held at George Whitefield College, Cape Town, in partnership with Jonathan Edwards Centre Africa, to commemorate the 300th Anniversary of Whitefield’s birth.

‘Whitefield was a born actor, a born-again orator, and a tireless evangelistic preacher with a huge, heart-warming voice, a huge intensity as a communicator, and a grand strategy for making Christ known on both sides of the Atlantic.
... Happily this Symposium, scholarly and sympathetic, ... goes far towards doing him justice’
J. I. Packer, Theologian emeritus of the Anglican Church in North America.

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Listen To Him

mst1Listen To Him: Reading and Preaching Emmanuel in Matthew  edited by Peter Bolt

"You are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: "The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" (which means "God with us").

The essays collected here originated as papers given at the Annual Moore College School of Theology for 2014.

Like Matthew’s Gospel itself, they show a concern to place the good news about Jesus Christ in the context of God’s unfolding plan of salvation throughout the centuries. The history of Israel contains both promise and pattern that point ahead to the coming of Jesus Christ as the Messiah who will ‘save his people from their sins’.

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Launching Marsden's Mission

lmmLaunching Marsden's Mission: The Beginnings of the Church Missionary Society in New Zealand, viewed from New South Wales edited by Peter G Bolt and David B Pettett

In 1794 the Rev Samuel Marsden became the second Chaplain to the Colony of New South Wales. Both Marsden and the first Chaplain, the Rev Richard Johnson, came to the Colony under the sponsorship of the Church of England Evangelicals. They had high hopes that New South Wales would be the base from which the ‘everlasting gospel’ would sound forth to achieve the salvation of the ‘poor benighted heathens’ of the South Seas. To this end Marsden began the mission to New Zealand on Christmas Day, 1814. As the senior chaplain in New South Wales Marsden’s interest in the Maori people began in 1805 when chief Te Pahi from the Bay of Islands visited Sydney. Marsden developed close relationships with Te Pahi and later his nephew, Ruatara. 

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