Leon Morris Lecture: Pray Without Ceasing
Annual Leon Morris Lecture in New Testament

When: 2 September 2021, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue: Ridley College

Speaker: Andrew Malone

Join us for this year’s Leon Morris Lecture, ‘Pray Without Ceasing’: Lessons in Prayer from the Thessalonian Letters with Dr Andrew Malone.

Andrew will explore the role of prayer in the two letters written to the Thessalonians by Paul and his missionary team. Arguably more than in any other Pauline correspondence, prayer dictates the shape of these writings. Many of the prayers are offered as models for next-generation believers to emulate, especially the prayers of thankfulness. They provide us with clear evidence of how the earliest Christians readily addressed their prayers to Jesus as well as to God.

There will be a question-and-answer session at the end of the lecture as we reflect on this relevant and essential topic.

Event details 

Date 2 September 2021
Time 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Mode of Delivery Online
Speaker Andrew Malone

Book Launch

Following the lecture, we will host two special book launches! The first book, Cambridge Companion to the Apostolic Fathers, is a new book edited by Ridley faculty members Michael Bird and Scott Harrower. The second book, Living to the Praise of God’s Glory, is written by Mark Simon, who recently completed his PhD at Ridley.

Cambridge Companion to the Apostolic Fathers
is edited by Michael Bird and Scott Harrower. This book offers an informative introduction to the Christian texts that existed beside and after the New Testament, known to us as the Apostolic Fathers. The book explores how the early church expanded and evolved over the first and second centuries. It includes both thematic essays and specific essays on individual texts.
Living to the Praise of God’s Glory‘ is Mark Simon’s newly published Ridley PhD thesis. With Brian Rosner as his supervisor, Mark examined the letter to the Ephesians using a missional hermeneutics lens. The book helps readers see how Ephesians conveys the richness of God’s mission while urging readers to join in that very mission. Copies of this book will be available for sale on the night at the launch price of $35.

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