Theology Thursday

Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm


A space to explore theology

What is it?

Theology Thursday is an open seminar to discuss topics about our Christian faith and practice.

Our desire is to create a safe place to wrestle with difficult questions - listening to God and to one another.

Each week during school terms we gather to discuss biblical themes, facilitated by Worldview's faculty. The format is based on the presentation of an idea in a short seminar, discussion questions around tables, Q&A and input on theological skills necessary to navigate some of these big questions.

This is a free event, but you may like to purchase some of the resources we use to frame our discussions.

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Would you like to join us for dinner before hand? Come along at 6pm and sit with community in our dining hall. Meals are $7 per person and you can sign up using the form below.

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Exploring big questions
Exploring big questions

Term 2, 2024

This term the topic for Theology Thursday is “The Normal Christian Birth.” We will be looking at what it means to become a follower of Jesus, specifically, at the topics of Repentance, Faith, Water Baptism, and Spirit Baptism. What are they? Are they necessary? When, and how do they happen?

We will be basing this discussion on an older, popular, but also controversial book by David Pawson, The Normal Christian Birth. You may like to purchase your own digital copy (Amazon; Google). Pawson argues that all these four things need to happen in the process of becoming born again. Since these topics are the battleground of the Reformation, and often the marker of denominational differences, we should have fruitful and thought-provoking discussions.

Preliminary Schedule:

16 May — Exploring the Issue

23 May — What is Repentance? Why is it necessary?

30 May — What is Faith? Why is it necessary?

06 June — What is Water Baptism? Why is it necessary?

13 June — What is Spirit Baptism? Why is it necessary?

20 June — Summary & Conclusions


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2024 T2 Week 1: Introduction to the Normal Christian Birth

Click here to download slide presentation for Theology Thursday on 16 May 2024.

2024 T2 Week 2: The Normal Christian Birth — Repentance

Click here to download slide presentation for Theology Thursday on 23 May 2024.

2024 T2 Week 3: The Normal Christian Birth — Faith

Click here to download slide presentation for Theology Thursday on 30 May 2024.

2024 T2 Week 4: The Normal Christian Birth — Water Baptism

Click here to download slide presentation for Theology Thursday on 6 June 2024.

2024 T2 Week 5: The Normal Christian Birth — Spirit Baptism

Click here to download slide presentation for Theology Thursday on 13 June 2024.

Recent topics

In Term 4, 2023, we focused on the theme of eschatology.

Relying on Ian Paul's work called "Kingdom, Hope and the End of the World: The 'Now' and 'Not Yet' of Eschatology", this exploration will dive into what it means to think about the afterlife, the Old Testament understanding of hope, the Gospel implications in the New Testament, and what it means to work through this from a pastoral perspective today.

You may like to purchase your own digital copy of this book to track with us. Grove Biblical are interested in stimulating and equipping Christian community by providing clear and concise explorations of Christian living and ministry.

These small books cover an extensive range of topics and are easily accessible.

Ian Paul's work on eschatology can be purchased digitally here.

2023 T4 Week 1: Eschatology - The Intermediate State

Click here to download slide presentation for Theology Thursday on 26 October 2023.

2023 T4 Week 2: Eschatology - Old Testament Summary

Click here to download slide presentation for Theology Thursday on 2 November 2023.

2023 T4 Week 3: Eschatology - Gospels and Acts

Click here to download slide presentation for Theology Thursday on 8 November 2023.

2023 T4 Week 4: Eschatology - Paul and Revelation

Click here to download slide presentation for Theology Thursday on 16 November 2023.

2023 T4 Week 5: Eschatology - Pastoral Implications

Click here to download slide presentation for Theology Thursday on 23 November 2023.