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Jason Goroncy
Works at Whitley College, University of Divinity
Attended University of St Andrews
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Marty Folsom, author of the Face-to-Face trilogy of works on relational theology, will be visiting Whitley College on Saturday 15 October, from 0900-1030. He will offer a presentation and share in conversation with those gathered. Marty is the Executive…
Marty Folsom, author of the Face-to-Face trilogy of works on relational theology, will be visiting Whitley College on Saturday 15 October, from 0900-1030. He will offer a presentation and share in …
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A friend in Tweetland (and Zuckerland) is wondering whether his kids, who are Christians and who are about to start school, should be encouraged or discouraged to sing the Australian National Anthem – ‘Advance Australia Fair’. I couldn’t resist a quick…
A friend in Tweetland (and Zuckerland) is wondering whether his kids, who are Christians and who are about to start school, should be encouraged or discouraged to sing the Australian National Anthe…
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A guest post by Andie Hider In June last year, I was invited to attend a conference held by the Australian Paediatric Endocrine Group at which was discussed the vexed issue of how to treat a group of infants born with a particular group of genetic…
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We live in our own world, A world that is too small For you to stoop and enter Even on hands and knees, The adult subterfuge. And though you probe and pry With analytic eye, And eavesdrop all our talk With an amused look, You cannot find the centre Where…
We live in our own world, A world that is too small For you to stoop and enter Even on hands and knees, The adult subterfuge. And though you probe and pry With analytic eye, And eavesdrop all our t…
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Is there anything behind the façade of performance and pretence any bottom to the abyss of self-doubt and self-condemnation? Stretches of the road are long and lonely times of bleak unknowing plagued by anxiety, uncertainty memories burdened by guilt,…
Is there anything behind the façade of performance and pretence any bottom to the abyss of self-doubt and self-condemnation? Stretches of the road are long and lonely times of bleak unknowing plagu…
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Rachel Aviv’s piece on Martha Nussbaum, published in The New Yorker, really is a wonderful read: “To be a good human being,” [Nussbaum] has said, “is to have a kind of openness to the world, the ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control…
Rachel Aviv’s piece on Martha Nussbaum, published in The New Yorker, really is a wonderful read: “To be a good human being,” [Nussbaum] has said, “is to have a kind of openness to the world, …
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It came to this, the panic at not being loved, an overdose in the middle of the morning. She slept for five days strapped down in a hospital cot, and when she woke to stew in her shame, her father was by her bedside. For a moment as long as a word of…
It came to this, the panic at not being loved, an overdose in the middle of the morning. She slept for five days strapped down in a hospital cot, and when she woke to stew in her shame, her father …
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I’ve previously mentioned that next month Richard Kidd, Anne Mallaby, and myself will be teaching an intensive unit on theology and the arts. I’m really looking forward to being part of what is shaping up to be a great week of learning. (Spaces are still…
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Whitley College is looking for a new Principal for its theological school. The position description is available here. The closing date for applications is 22 August 2016.  
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Zadie Smith’s recent piece on Brexit is one of the best-of-its-kind analyses I’ve read on what’s happening in the West – around us, in us, because of us, in spite of us. It is also an invitation to do some seriously-uncomfortable work around dismantling…
Zadie Smith’s recent piece on Brexit is one of the best-of-its-kind analyses I’ve read on what’s happening in the West – around us, in us, because of us, in spite of us. It is also an i…
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Some characteristically thoughtful words here from Jonathan Sacks in his acceptance speech for the Templeton Prize: A free society is a moral achievement. Without self-restraint, without the capacity to defer the gratification of instinct, and without the…
Some characteristically thoughtful words here from Jonathan Sacks in his acceptance speech for the Templeton Prize: A free society is a moral achievement. Without self-restraint, without the capaci…
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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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Lecturer and Dean of Studies
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  • Whitley College, University of Divinity
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