Tag Archives: Geoffrey Bingham

Marriage

292_ProfoundMystery Marriage In Mark 10:5—9 Jesus taught that marriage has its origins in creation, and it is to be between one man and one woman, in a one-flesh union – to the exclusion of all others, for life (until one … Continue reading

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Grace

GreatGloriousGrace One of the key points about grace is this: ‘When man was created he had no need of grace’.  This point is made on page 16 of this book, Great and Glorious Grace. It is more helpful at this point, than … Continue reading

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The Day of the Spirit

The word ‘spirit’ receives widespread usage today.  It is often a bit of a ‘catch-all’ word. Like ‘the spirit of Anzac’ or ‘the Olympic spirit’. In the bible it is the uniqueness of the ‘Holy Spirit’ that confronts us.  Jesus said it was … Continue reading

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What a Friend we have in Jesus

Are we friends with our Pastor? Are we really a friend of God? Can we be? Is this a helpful way to think and to speak. Scripture says, ‘while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God’ (Romans 5:10). God … Continue reading

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Stewards of God’s Mysteries

Those who teach the Christian faith are ‘stewards of God’s mysteries’. Think of us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God’s mysteries.  (1Corinthians 4:1) When we say that something is a mystery, we often mean a puzzle—something … 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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Dear Death—or Dark Devourer?

As a dear friend is in her final days of life in this world, I am reminded of the truthful words of Jesus: ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will … Continue reading

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