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Jason Goroncy
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It all started with the suggestion that ‘Jesus has got a girlfriend, and she’s a gift from dad’. So said America’s greatest ever theologian, Jonathan Edwards. Well he didn’t say it with exactly those words, but it was basically what he was saying when, in…
It all started with the suggestion that ‘Jesus has got a girlfriend, and she’s a gift from dad’. So said America’s greatest ever theologian, Jonathan Edwards. Well he didn&#…
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A guest post by Byron Smith Why is climate change so often treated as ‘merely’ an environmental issue? Why are the true nature and scale of its implications for public health, water stress, food security, mass migration, global stability, conflict and…
A guest post by Byron Smith Why is climate change so often treated as ‘merely’ an environmental issue? Why are the true nature and scale of its implications for public health, water stress, food se…
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As I contemplate, despair, protest, hope, pray, and engage in an upcoming election, I was very grateful this week to read, and to type up, some (pre-election) wisdom from brother Dietrich: On Stupidity Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than…
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One of the joys of teaching a christology unit this semester has been the excuse that it has occasioned to getting around to reading Michael Welker’s book God the Revealed: Christology, a book that’s been sitting relatively untouched on my shelves for a…
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I’ve been teaching at Whitley College for just over a year now. During that time, I’ve formed a heap of impressions about the place. Here’s ten of ’em: It is a community soaked in the rhythms and practices of prayer and of Bible reading. On Mondays,…
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A new collection of essays on reformed theology, arising from a wonderful conference hosted by Austin Seminary, has just been published. Always Being Reformed: Challenges and Prospects for the Future of Reformed Theology was edited by David Jensen, who…
A new collection of essays on reformed theology, arising from a wonderful conference hosted by Austin Seminary, has just been published. Always Being Reformed: Challenges and Prospects for the Futu…
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Here’s my brilliant colleague, Mark Brett, talking about settler colonialism, the freedom of religion, and the witness-invitation of Roger Williams:  
Here’s my brilliant colleague, Mark Brett, talking about settler colonialism, the freedom of religion, and the witness-invitation of Roger Williams:
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Michael Jinkins has been posting a series of very timely and commendable reflections over at The Huffington Post: How Could This Happen? Bonhoeffer’s Germany God is with Us?: Bonhoeffer’s Germany II A Deafening Silence: Bonhoeffer’s Germany III Then and…
Michael Jinkins has been posting a series of very timely and commendable reflections over at The Huffington Post: How Could This Happen? Bonhoeffer’s Germany God is with Us?: Bonhoeffer’…
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I’m very pleased indeed to announce that Andy Root will be coming to Melbourne early next year to teach a one-week course on the theology of relational ministry. The course will be of interest to all involved in Christian ministry and leadership, from…
I’m very pleased indeed to announce that Andy Root will be coming to Melbourne early next year to teach a one-week course on the theology of relational ministry. The course will be of interes…
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Malcolm Guite has shared his beautiful sonnet about Julian of Norwich – ‘Mother Julian’. It’s worth sharing again: Show me O anchoress, your anchor-hol Deep in the love of God, and hold me fast, Show me again in whose hands we are held, Speak to me from…
Malcolm Guite has shared his beautiful sonnet about Julian of Norwich – ‘Mother Julian’. It’s worth sharing again: Show me O anchoress, your anchor-hol Deep in the love of God, an…
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  ‘It is clear that the Turnbull Government’s policy [on asylum seekers], focused only on deterrence with no feasible pathway to permanent migration in a resettlement country is leaving people desperate and without hope’, said Richard Marles, the same guy…
‘It is clear that the Turnbull Government’s policy [on asylum seekers], focused only on deterrence with no feasible pathway to permanent migration in a resettlement country is le…
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In September this year, Whitley College will be hosting a conference on the very timely and profoundly important theme of Constitutions and Treaties. Further details about speakers and a call for papers is below. For more information, contact Professor…
In September this year, Whitley College will be hosting a conference on the very timely and profoundly important theme of Constitutions and Treaties. Further details about speakers and a call for p…
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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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