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Morling Webinar: Using the Old Testament in Christian Ethics

3 August 2020

You are invited to attend Morling's next free public webinar on Using the Old Testament in Christian Ethics with Rev Dr Andrew Sloane, Lecturer in Old Testament and Christian Thought at Morling College.

Date: Monday 3 August 2020
Time: 7.30pm - 9pm (AEST)
Registration for the public forum is free and open to the public. Please register using the form below. A link to the live-streaming of this forum will be emailed to all who register below. After the event, a link to the recorded webinar will be sent to all who registered.

This webinar is the first of two online forums on Using the Old Testament in Christian Ethics unit for Semester 2. It will help you understand the interpretive and ethical perspectives we need in order to do justice to the OT’s role in Christian ethics. You will have the opportunity to make sense of the OT— to approach it and learn from it, by navigating the distance in time, space, culture and theology of the OT. Classes for Semester 2 start on the week of 20 July. If you'd like more information about the unit or to enrol into it, please email

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Speaker: Rev Dr. Andrew Sloane

Andrew was appointed Lecturer in Old Testament and Christian Thought in 2002. He teaches in numerous disciplines, including Integration of Faith and Work, OT Exegesis (Genesis, Deuteronomy, 1&2 Samuel, Ezekiel, Psalms), OT Interpretation, Philosophy of Religion, and Bioethics. Andrew qualified in medicine and practiced briefly as a doctor before going into Baptist Ministry. Prior to moving to Morling, he taught at Ridley College in Melbourne (1996–2002). He has published in Old Testament, Hermeneutics, Ethics, Philosophy, and Theology.

Using the OT in Christian Ethics unit

(Unit code: PE023-7/8/9)

The Old Testament is a problem for many Christians. Some find it puzzling, or even offensive; others seem to glibly misuse it for their own ends. There are few resources aimed at enabling ordinary Christians to understand the O.T. and use it in their lives as followers of Jesus. In this book At Home in a Strange Land: Using the Old Testament in Christian Ethics, Andrew Sloane seeks to address this need. He outlines some of the problems that ordinary Christians face in reading the Old Testament as part of Christian Scripture and provides a framework for interpreting the Old Testament and using it in Christian ethics. He identifies some of the key biblical texts of both the Old Testament and the New Testament that both inform Christian ethics and challenge us to live as God’s people. Using the paradigm of learning to travel in unfamiliar places, Sloane seeks to equip the reader with tools for understanding many of the puzzling and difficult passages found in the Old Testament. In sum, the book aims to “rehabilitate” the Old Testament for ordinary, even sceptical, twenty-first century Christians. While many of the issues have been covered elsewhere, there is very little that seeks to bring together questions of interpretation and “ethical application” in one book aimed at lay people. The book would also be valuable in a college course on Christian ethics.

Are you keen to study this unit in Semester 2 (July-Nov 2020) and gain credit towards an undergraduate degree in Bible and Theology?

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LOCATION: This event will be live-streamed from Morling College located at 5 Saunders Close, MACQUARIE PARK NSW 2113.

PRESENTER: Rev Dr Andrew Sloane

DATE: 03-08-2020