thought and theology

This page is for longer writings on theological themes

God’s wonderful ‘common grace’

  Peter Adam God’s common grace is his loving and sustaining power in and through his creation, and in and through all humans he has made. It is called ‘common grace’ to distinguish it from his ‘saving grace’, in which he works to bring people to salvation by faith…

Christ and creation care

This article was originally published in St Mark’s Review, No 212, May 2010 [2], pp. 101-115, and is reproduced with permission. The relationships between God, Christ and Creation are significant and multi-faceted, and reflect varied aspects of the person and work of Christ, and varied perspectives on creation. These…

Whatever happened to preaching?

[England 1995] [This is from ‘Preaching and Pastoral Ministry’, in The Anglican Evangelical Crisis, ed. Melvin Tinker, Christian Focus Publications, Fearn, 1995]. It is one of the ironies of the currently celebrated Evangelical Renaissance in the Church of England that it seems to have lost its way in the…

Peter Adam – Daily prayer

‘The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. ’Deuteronomy 33:27 ‘I trust in you, LORD; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands.’ Psalm 31:14,15 Here are the prayers for myself I aim to pray each day. I write them down,…

Peter Adam – Publications

Books The Majestic Son: a commentary on Hebrews, Sydney, AIO, 1992. Speaking God’s Words: A Practical Theology of Preaching, IVP, Leicester, 1996. [American Edition of Speaking God’s Words, Downers Grove, InterVarsity Press, 1998.] Revised edition of The Majestic Son, Sydney, Aquila Press, 2004. [Speaking God’s Words, republished, Vancouver, Regent…