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Refuge in the overwhelm

To the onlooker, theological education might look like a season of sitting still, reading books, and long lunches – a time of relative ease. Beneath the surface though, deep and seismic changes are often afoot. This can also be a time of rapid growth, with all the joy and the pain that rapid growth entails.…

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Taking apologetics to our universities

We caught up for a quick chat with Michael Beardsley, a current Master of Divinity student, after the recent Apologetics MA intensive with Mike Bird, to find out a little more about Michael and what he got out of the intensive. Michael previously completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science and came to Christ through Power…

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Mike Thompson joins BST faculty

When BST was on the search for a new lecturer to teach Theology and Christian Thought, we did not envision a six foot four All Blacks supporter, who is a published author, self-confessed denominational hybrid and likes to jam on his guitar to Blues music.

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A vision of two cities

Recently I have been reading, and meditating and praying from, Isaiah 24-27, sometimes called Isaiah’s “Apocalypse.” While there is little that is fully apocalyptic about these chapters, they are certainly eschatological, describing worldwide divine judgment and salvation at the end of history.

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Allied health and lightbulb moments

What does crocheting, physiotherapy and Bible college have in common? Not much for most people, but for one of our BST students in her mid-20s, they are the very things she loves to pour her time and effort into doing. We caught up with K to find out a little more about what she does…

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God alone is faithful

About 30 years after Jesus’ death and resurrection, the Apostle Peter wrote to believers scattered across Roman provinces—what we now know as modern Turkey (1 Peter 1). These people were suffering some persecution as a result of their faith in Christ. This part of the Bible has its twists and turns, but it doesn’t take long to read on and find out how it ends. By this stage, Jerusalem had not yet fallen; more persecution was to come for the believers.

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Preaching club

Preaching can be daunting. Sometimes it feels like you’ve bitten off more than you can chew when you’ve agreed or been assigned to preach.

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Highlights of 2016

2016 has been a year unlike any other for many of us. We’ve been richly blessed by the quality guest speakers who visited BST this year like Darrell Bock, Tom Schreiner, Christopher Wright, Andrew Shead and Michael Jensen.

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How can we be sure God loves us?

So why is it that God’s love for us often seems to be something we know better in our minds than in our hearts? Is there something to be learned from my experience with Jackson? At first the answer would appear to be an unequivocal no. If my children feel unloved because I have failed them in some way, then it’s my fault. But if we feel like God does not love us, surely God is not to blame.

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3 reasons why cross-cultural mission is hard

What started out as short trips turned into me spending more than four years serving in Cambodia. The burden to go was placed heavily on my heart. I didn’t go with a mission organisation which meant that the member care support that many agencies offer was not available to me. I learned so much from my time in Cambodia as I faced the reality that cross-cultural mission is hard.

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