Morling Forum: Dealing with problems in Old Testament Ethics
19 September 2020
Come along to Morling's next public forum on Dealing with problems in Old Testament Ethics with Rev Dr Andrew Sloane, Lecturer in Old Testament and Christian Thought at Morling College. The forum will address issues and texts in the OT that are puzzlingly irrelevant and offensive, from OT attitudes to women, ritual laws to 'holy war' and help you navigate this strange ethical landscape.
Date: Saturday, 19 September 2020
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am (AEST)
Venue: Morning College Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Address: 5 Saunders Close, Macquarie Park, 2113 NSW. The on-campus event is limited to the first 55 people who register.
Livestream: A link to the live-streaming of this forum will be emailed to all who register prior to the event. After the event, a link to the recorded webinar will be sent to all who registered.
Registration: Registration for the public forum is free and open to the public. Please register using the registration form on this page.
This webinar is the second and final of two online forums of the Using the Old Testament in Christian Ethics unit for Semester 2.
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.
(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 with Andrew Sloane next Semester?
LOCATION: 5 Saunders Close, MACQUARIE PARK NSW 2113.
PRESENTER: Rev Dr Andrew Sloane