Category Archives: Geoffrey Bingham

Prophets and Prophecy

Amos, the farmer-come-prophet, once said: Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets (Amos 3:7). Prophets spoke from God. And God revealed the plan. Pontius Pilate was a prefect of Judaea, answerable to … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes—confronting the cynic and the secularist

Ecclesiastes: The Wisdom of Koheleth “click” for free PDF download A different style of commentary, with a depth of insight, Geoff Bingham always brings. The preacher, Koheleth, so often repeats: ‘Vanity of vanities! All is vanity’. Negativity is wearisome. So, why bother with Ecclesiastes? … Continue reading

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A Quiet Revival: A Theological Biography

Geoffrey Bingham (1919–2009) is one who has been to the edges of life, and has found what is at its centre. Here is God’s deep work of love and grace in a human being, flowing out richly to bring blessing into the lives of many others. A keen observer of humanity—as boy and man, soldier, prisoner of war, farmer, husband and father, grandfather and great-grandfather, pastor and missionary, teacher and counsellor, theologian, poet, and writer of short stories, essays and novels—Geoffrey Bingham has sought to accord to human persons their true God-given honour and dignity, against anything that would belittle or demean them. With the proclamatory voice of a reviving evangelist , the keen mind of a questing scholar, and the unstinting heart of a loving pastor, he has brought through prophetically and at depth, to all who will hear, the grace of the triune God, grounded in the cross of Christ, according to ‘the whole counsel of God’, with a view to the ultimate community of God with His people. This theological biography draws extensively on Geoffrey’s own writings, and on the testimonies of those who knew him, to bring readers face to face with the man, and his teaching, and the God he proclaims. Continue reading

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