Tim Grant is the pastor of Grace Christian Community, a church plant in the east of Melbourne. Tim is married to Belinda and they have three children. Previously Tim has worked as a town planner in local government, as well as doing ministry training with AFES and at Moore Theological College.
Does the Bible belong in the hands of the professors and theologians only? Or is it for the uneducated parishioner and the local church? Tim Grant examines the role of the academy in relation to the church and God’s word.
A number of my friends were recently ‘priested’. They took part in a sacred ceremony while wearing strange garments and, standing before the bishop of the land, were consecrated as priests in the church of God.
So you’ve decided to forgo the straight and narrow and teach things that are… well… not strictly speaking true. It makes sense; after all, surely we’re all a little bored by the same Christian message year after year, millennia after millennia.