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Thompson, Mark D



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full name

  • The Rev Canon Dr Mark Donald Thompson


  • I have served as Principal of the College since 2013. My great passion is to see men and women equipped in understanding, character, conviction and skill for the remarkable privilege of participating in God’s great mission of bringing men and women from every nation into the kingdom of his Son. I am convinced that study at Moore College is one the very best ways to be so equipped. Apart from College I enjoy family life, friendship, reading, movies, gentle exercise and meeting with God’s people at St Andrew’s Cathedral on Sundays. I am involved in a number of ways with the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, chiefly as the Chair of the Sydney Diocesan Doctrine Commission. I have also been involved with the GAFCON movement from its beginning, serving on its Theological Commission and Statement Group. Before teaching at College I served on the staff of two churches in Sydney (St Swithun’s Pymble and St Luke’s Dapto). 

primary email

  • principal@moore.edu.au


  • +61 2 9577 9999

author of

  • academic article

    • The Descent of Christ into Hell
    • The History of Subscription to the Thirty-Nine Articles
    • The Origin of the Thirty-Nine Articles
  • audio / video

    • Global lessons in theological education
  • blog posting

    • The Moon is Always Round
    • Further towards a culture of death?
    • Have all our changes been good ones?
    • Donald William Bradley Robinson (1922-2018)
    • The Crux of Christianity
    • Luther’s most important impact
  • book

    • A Clear and Present Word: The Clarity of Scripture
    • Too Big For Words? The Transcendence of God and Finite Human Speech
    • A Sure Ground on Which to Stand: The Relation of Authority and Interpretive Method in Luther’s Approach to Scripture
  • book chapter

    • The Declarative God: Toward a Theological Description of Preaching.
    • A Clarifying Moment? The Continuing Significance of the Leipzig Disputation
    • Attentively reading scripture
    • Friendship and the Trinity
    • The Theology of Justification by Faith: The theological case for sola fide
    • Article III: On the Going Down of Christ into Hell
    • Broughton Knox, Theological Education and the Modern Moore College
    • Mike Ovey as a Theologian
    • Revelation, Sola scriptura, and regenerate human reason
    • Luther and Scripture: contexts and commitments
    • Martin Luther
    • Scripture alone
    • Sola Scriptura
    • The Lambeth Conference: Has it succeeded? Can it survive?
    • The Generous Gift of a Gracious Heavenly Father: Toward a Theological Account of the Clarity of Scripture
    • The Sufficient Word
    • Trinity and Revelation
    • It is the last hour
    • Luther on God and History
    • Theological Ground of Evangelical Complementarianism
    • The Psalms and Christian doctrine
    • Calvin and the mediator
  • conference paper

    • Reason, Revelation and Sola Scriptura
    • The Gathering Purpose of God: Ekklesia in Biblical Theological Perspective
  • reference source

    • What is the Bible?
  • sermon

    • The realities of mission – Matthew 10:5-39
    • The need of the hour – Matthew 9:35-10:7
    • Responding to a broken world – Matthew 9:18-34
    • Something really new – Matthew 9:14–17
    • Not the righteous but sinners – Matthew 9:1-13
    • The man in the middle of the storm – Matthew 8:23-34
    • The cost – Matthew 8:18-22
    • He bore our diseases – Matthew 8:1-17

editor of

  • book

    • Celebrating the Reformation: its legacy and continuing relevance
    • Human Sexuality and the 'same sex marriage' debate
    • Engaging with Calvin : aspects of the Reformer's legacy for today
    • Donald Robinson: Selected Works. Vol 1: Assembling God’s People
    • Donald Robinson: Selected Works. Vol 2: Preaching God’s Word
    • Donald Robinson: Selected Works. Vol 5: Appreciation
    • The Faith Once for all Delivered: An Australian Evangelical Response to The Windsor Report
    • The Gospel to the Nations: Perspectives on Paul’s Mission. Essays in Honour of Peter Thomas O’Brien on his Sixty-Fifth Birthday


teaching activities

Publications in VIVO

Contact Info

  • +61 2 9577 9999