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Jason Goroncy
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This day in the church calendar marks The Feast of the Annunciation – the church’s answer to those who refute the humanity of God. It might strike one as a little odd that this ‘feast’ and its attendant Gospel reading (Luke 1.26–38) should appear in the…
This day in the church calendar marks The Feast of the Annunciation – the church’s answer to those who refute the humanity of God. It might strike one as a little odd that this ‘feast’ and its atte...
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The Bible makes no effort at all to shy away from the tragic. From the story of creation’s genesis against the backdrop of primordial chaos to the seemingly-indiscriminate annihilation of life caused by a global flood, from the narratives of the primal…
The Bible makes no effort at all to shy away from the tragic. From the story of creation’s genesis against the backdrop of primordial chaos to the seemingly-indiscriminate annihilation of life caus...
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This semester, I’ll be teaching a course titled Suffering, Faith, and Theodicy. One of the real challenges in teaching such a course to those of us who live in the so-called first world is the profound levels of apathy that exist towards the depths and…
This semester, I'll be teaching a course titled Suffering, Faith, and Theodicy. One of the real challenges in teaching such a course to those of us who live in the so-called first world is the prof...
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Jason – I've just been toying with the idea of writing a post on this book! You beat me to it.
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New Zealand songwriter Malcolm Gordon, no stranger to this blog, has been at it again. This time, as he tells it, he has been churned up by what is happening in Australia with the asylum seekers. Some of the friends we met and made in Adelaide last year…
New Zealand songwriter Malcolm Gordon, no stranger to this blog, has been at it again. This time, as he tells it, he has been churned up by what is happening in Australia with the asylum seekers. S...
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I am pleased to be teaching four units at Whitley College (University of Divinity) this year. In Semester 1: Beginning Theological Studies (level 1 and level 8), and Suffering, Faith, and Theodicy (levels 2/3 and level 9) And in Semester 2: John Calvin:…
I am pleased to be teaching four units at Whitley College (University of Divinity) this year. In Semester 1: Beginning Theological Studies (level 1 and level 8), and Suffering, Faith, and Theodicy ...
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'Return'

The latest edition of Grouch includes a wee poem by yours truly. You can read it here. Its appearance today is timely; it’s my last ‘working’ day in New Zealand before I ‘return’ to Australia next week. ‘For all that has been – Thanks! To all that shall…
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No worries, quite understand!  You have a safe trip and blessings to you all :)
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The good crew over at Grouch have published another one of my little poems. This one’s called ‘Assembly’, and you can check it out here.
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Some more on apathy, this time from Dorothee Sölle: One wonders what will become of a society in which certain forms of suffering are avoided gratuitously, in keeping with middle-class ideals. I have in mind a society in which: a marriage that is…
Some more on apathy, this time from Dorothee Sölle: One wonders what will become of a society in which certain forms of suffering are avoided gratuitously, in keeping with middle-class ideals. I ha...
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Looking for an awesome excuse to visit Greece to talk theology and philosophy? Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon, Christos Yannaras, Alan Torrance, and John Panteleimon Manoussakis will be the main speakers at what sounds like an…
Looking for an awesome excuse to visit Greece to talk theology and philosophy? Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon, Christos Yannaras, Alan Torrance, and John Panteleimon Manoussakis will be ...
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‘They are some things that I have happily seen of the wondrous and curious works of the spider’. So wrote Jonathan Edwards in his ‘The “Spider” Letter’ (1723). In that same letter, Edwards describes the spider as both ‘most despicable’ and also as…
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Until recently, my major study on P. T. Forsyth – Hallowed Be Thy Name: The Sanctification of All in the Soteriology of P. T. Forsyth – has only been available in hardback (which is usually my preferred format for non-fiction titles but can be, and in…
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Testing the resurrection in our bones

‘In 1980 and frequently since, groups of us have labored to break the clutch on our souls of wars and rumors of wars, of “inevitable” wars, of “just” wars, of “necessary” wars, of “victorious” wars. For us, repeated arrests, and the discipline of…
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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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