The WTC Theology Blog

Welcome to Theological Miscellany (TheoMisc)

Theological Miscellany is a blog by WTC faculty and friends where we post a variety of theological reflections on scripture, life, culture, politics, society, gender, and pretty much anything. WTC attracts a whole range of people as students and a wide range of faculty from around the world with different interests and theological leanings. What draws us all together is our commitment to a Christ-centred theology, taught in a Spirit-led fashion in partnership with the local church. We’re committed to serving the church by teaching theology that equips the whole people of God for life, discipleship, and mission. We are a college for anyone and everyone. It’s an exciting venture.

Theological Miscellany is just a place where we can post our latest thoughts and reflections, write about what we’re working on, or what we’re teaching on, as well as hosting a variety of contributors. Not everything you find on this blog will reflect all our own values at WTC. It will be a place of discussion and debate, and a place to hear a variety of voices.


Blog posts

4th November 2021

by: Megan James

I love clothes. Always have. It wasn’t until years later that I realised these shopping trips were full of thoughtless consumption and that I’d been unknowingly supporting the huge exploitation machine that is the fast fashion industry. […]

11th August 2021

by: Andy Hudson

A while ago one of our students, Andy Hudson, submitted an essay on the value of friendship in the Christian life with specific reference to male friendships […]

5th July 2021

by: Jasper Knecht

We often get asked in the WTC Theology classroom about the practice of using feminine pronouns and female imagery for God. Why do some people think it’s okay to use ‘she’ and ‘her’ for God when the Bible uses only masculine terms? […]

12th May 2021

by: Janey Lawry-White

Until a year ago at WTC, we had no idea just how tough it is for deaf students to study at tertiary levels. “Everything is a battle for us,” one of them told us […]

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3rd October 2016

Crossway reversed its decision to fix the ESV, leaving open the window for revision. The most controversial translation change in the now non-Permanent 2016 ESV edition is Gen 3:16b, which reads as follows: []

16th September 2019

I recently received a letter from a woman explaining to me how she had been on a journey out of complementarianism, what that had meant for her, her relationship with God, the women around her, and her marriage []

14th October 2015

It may come as a surprise that some specific teachings on showing love toward enemies appear only in the Old Testament. The Wisdom books warn hearers not to rejoice when enemies face disaster (e.g., Prov 24:17; Job 31:29; cf. Oba 1:12). Proverbs—and we have to remember that these were ‘popular sayings’ []

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Fast fashion - Megan James
04 November, 2021
The value of friendship in the Christian life - Andy Hudson
11 August, 2021
God and Female Imagery - Jasper Knecht
05 July, 2021
Bridging the funding gap for deaf students - Janey Lawry-White
12 May, 2021
God and Humanity - Mary Douglas
30 March, 2021
An Unlikely Student - Lucy Peppiatt
05 March, 2021
A little reflection on (self) deception - Lucy Peppiatt
16 February, 2021
On God's Mother - Lucy Peppiatt
16 December, 2020
Book Review of Christer Petley's 'White Fury' by Dr. Steve Watts
11 December, 2020
The Holy Spirit and the Church
23 November, 2020
Welcome Home
20 October, 2020
Praise as Defiance in the Face of Suffering and Death
11 May, 2020
Charismatic Christians, Crisis, and Coronavirus: Part III
30 March, 2020
Charismatic Christians, Crisis, and Coronavirus: Part II
30 March, 2020
Charismatic Christians, Crisis, and Coronavirus: Part I
30 March, 2020
Fan into flame the gift
18 November, 2019
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