Listening to the voice of the risen Christ
from Ross Clifford, Principal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
It was good to be involved in last week’s Community Week and to be able to share on both campuses. I was able to share that our student surveys indicate that one of the major reason’s students choose to study at Morling (both campuses), is because of their respect for our faculty and staff. Morling has always had an inclusive approach with respect to appointing administrative and academic staff. We are an evangelical, Baptist college, that is united on the essentials, allowing freedom on other matters. I personally find this stimulating, so in my classes the truth of the resurrection is firmly presented, but there is good discussion on our different understandings with respect to the millennium. I believe this is a clear distinctive and equips us for a “powerful” and respectful ministry.
However, as I reminded the Sydney campus, we must never loose our focus on Jesus and our commitment to the essentials of our Baptist/evangelical faith. Hebrews 3:14, reminds us that we can claim confidence in Christ and verse 13 calls us to encourage each other daily. Together, we have been called by God to study and learn together. At this time, it is essential we hear the cry of Hebrews 3:7- who’s voice are we listening to? Can I encourage us all as we move forward in our teaching and studies this year to declare confidentiality we listen to the voice of the risen Christ, as found in scriptures, and applied through his Spirit to our lives and service.
Looking forward to a blessed year.