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Jason Goroncy
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I am grieved to learn (via Kim Fabricius) that my dear friend Alan Sell, who had been quite unwell for some time now, has died. In an email sent to United Reformed Church ministers (current and retired), Helen Lidgett (Synod Clerk, East Midlands Synod)…
I am grieved to learn (via Kim Fabricius) that my dear friend Alan Sell, who had been quite unwell for some time now, has died. In an email sent to United Reformed Church ministers (current and ret...
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Prayers of a Secular World. Edited by Jordie Albiston and Kevin Brophy; introduction by David Tacey. Carlton South: Inkerman & Blunt, 2015. 160pp, ISBN: 978-0-9875401-9-5. Inkerrman and Blunt recently published a new anthology of work, a relatively little…
Prayers of a Secular World. Edited by Jordie Albiston and Kevin Brophy; introduction by David Tacey. Carlton South: Inkerman & Blunt, 2015. 160pp, ISBN: 978-0-9875401-9-5. Inkerrman and Blunt r...
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I want to commend Marilynne Robinson’s recent book The Givenness of Things. The result of this collection of wise and intelligent essays on profoundly human themes, proclivities, and experiences – like poverty, theology, freedom, randomness, fear, fads,…
I want to commend Marilynne Robinson's recent book The Givenness of Things. The result of this collection of wise and intelligent essays on profoundly human themes, proclivities, and experiences – ...
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A good read here from William Cavanaugh. Here’s a snippet: True sacrifice can never be the immolation of a victim, making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. True sacrifice is nothing other than the unity of people with one another through…
A good read here from William Cavanaugh. Here's a snippet: True sacrifice can never be the immolation of a victim, making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. True sacrifice is nothing ...
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Two very constructive contributions to the discussion birthed from recent events at Wheaton College: Robert Priest, Professor of International Studies and Professor of Mission and Anthropology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, is concerned ‘over the…
Two very constructive contributions to the discussion birthed from recent events at Wheaton College: Robert Priest, Professor of International Studies and Professor of Mission and Anthropology at T...
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Paul Fiddes has written a nice little reflection on the nature of covenant and how it relates to Baptist ecclesiology. Here’s a section: It is essential to realise that this covenant is not a legal contract. The ‘way’ in which covenant partners walk can…
Paul Fiddes has written a nice little reflection on the nature of covenant and how it relates to Baptist ecclesiology. Here's a section: It is essential to realise that this covenant is not a legal...
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Over these past days, I have been reminded again that at our best, to be human, and to be human community, is to live betwixt and between muddle and ambiguity. We are, unavoidably, marked by profound inconsistencies and misdirected hopes. We are an enigma…
Over these past days, I have been reminded again that at our best, to be human, and to be human community, is to live betwixt and between muddle and ambiguity. We are, unavoidably, marked by profou...
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Here’s a wonderful confession from Thomas Merton, which even in its brevity dares to say more than we can really know this side of the dirty mirror: Automatic and compulsive routines that are simply silly – and I don’t take them seriously. All the…
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Rowan Williams has begun delivering his series of public lectures on the subject of ‘Christ and the Logic of Creation’. This series of Hulsean Lectures traverses the following ground: 12 January 2016: A Mediaeval Excursion: Aquinas’s Christology and its…
Rowan Williams has begun delivering his series of public lectures on the subject of 'Christ and the Logic of Creation'. This series of Hulsean Lectures traverses the following ground: 12 January 20...
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My friend Alison is compiling a set of 40 short readings for Lent (I’ve posted a few of my own over the years), each of which is about the experience of baptism. She is especially keen to find descriptions of baptism in modern literature. So far, she has…
My friend Alison is compiling a set of 40 short readings for Lent (I've posted a few of my own over the years), each of which is about the experience of baptism. She is especially keen to find desc...
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The December edition of National Geographic includes a fascinating little read, and some great photos too by Fabrizio Giraldi, on Venice and its being home to the world’s oldest Jewish ghetto, at 500 years.
The December edition of National Geographic includes a fascinating little read, and some great photos too by Fabrizio Giraldi, on Venice and its being home to the world's oldest Jewish ghetto, at 5...
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Ben Myers’s delightful and constructive offering yesterday to the discussion of whether Christians and Muslims worship the same God reminded me of Pope Gregory VII’s letter to Anzir, the King of Mauretania. In that letter, penned in 1076 (and so in the…
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Jason Goroncy is a pastor, theologian, and historian who teaches at Whitley CollegeUniversity of Divinity, in Melbourne.

Among his many affections – not all of which are fully appreciated by his partner and their three begats – are cooking (especially Indian and Sri Lankan dishes), reading, visual arts, bushwalking, whisky, folk music, ornithology, and fishing (with a strong preference for fly fishing, on the basis of the undisputed fact that ‘all first-class fishermen on the Sea of Galilee were fly fishermen’ (Norman Maclean)). He cheers for the Chelsea Football Club, the Western Bulldogs, the Sri Lankan Cricket Team, and the Boston Red Sox, and he believes in the superiority of old-fashioned shaving cream, leather shoes, cotton shirts, and loose-leaf tea. He has a strong preference for home-roasted coffee beans, and for second-hand clothing (e.g., his favourite pair of pyjamas once belonged to a ‘Mr Ron Baker’). His golf game was much improved after reading John Updike’s essays  ‘Walking Insomnia’ and ‘Lost Balls’.

In addition to various journal articles, book chapters, and reviews, Jason is also the author of Hallowed be Thy Name: The Sanctification of All Things in the Soteriology of P. T. Forsyth (T&T Clark, 2013), and has edited ‘Descending on Humanity and Intervening in History’: Notes from the Pulpit Ministry of P. T. Forsyth (Pickwick Publications, 2013), and Tikkun Olam – To Mend the World: A Confluence of Theology and the Arts (Pickwick Publications, 2014).

Jason blogs at Per Crucem ad Lucem and he moderates the G+ Theology Group.

Education
  • University of St Andrews
    PhD
  • Melbourne College of Divinity
    Bachelor of Theology; Advanced Diploma in Ministry
  • University of Melbourne
    Bachelor of Education
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