Two Baptist scholars have recently been celebrated on the world stage:

Greg Liston, Mount Albert Baptist Church, senior lecturer at Laidlaw College, has just released a book with the prestigious publisher T&T Clark. His book, Kingdom Come: An Eschatological Third Article Ecclesiology, provides a constructive reflection on the status of the church in light of what it is destined to become and how the Spirit is presently conforming the church for that destiny.

In a time when news about the church is often critical and depressing, Liston reminds his readers that God has created the church, indwells it by his Spirit, and is conforming the church to the image of Christ.

The work contains a rich and textured consideration of the book of 1 Corinthians and deals with the Lordship of Christ, Communion, and mission. The work has already been praised by international scholars and is destined to become a core text in studies of the church.

The book is available in the Carey Baptist College library.

We congratulate Greg on this fine achievement. 

You can hear Greg talking about the ideas in his Kingdom Come book on episodes 1 and 2 of the Cross-shaped Community podcast, hosted by Ken Keyte on the Baptist NZ Podcast Network. 

 

A second Baptist scholar is to be celebrated:

Myk Habets, Albany Baptist Church, Head of Theology at Laidlaw College, has just been elected President of the Thomas F. Torrance Theological Fellowship.

This Fellowship is an international association of scholars dedicated to studying the work and theology of Scottish theologian Thomas Torrance, the most noted and celebrated English-speaking theologian of the twentieth century. Habets was elected president based on his many contributions to the Torrance scholarship, his academic work, and the role he has already played in the Fellowship. The Torrance Fellowship meets annually as part of the American Academy of Religion and hosts podcasts, seminars, retreats, and public lectures worldwide.

We congratulate Myk on this fine achievement.


Photo: left: Greg Liston, right: Myk Habets - supplied by Myk Habets.

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