Geoff Thompson is Co-ordinator of Studies: Systematic Theology at Pilgrim Theological College, the theological college of the Uniting Church in the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania and a member college of the University of Divinity. Previously he has served as a parish minister in inner-suburban Melbourne (1996-2001) and as Director of Studies: Systematic Theology (2001-2013) and Principal (2010-2013) of Trinity Theological College in the Queensland Synod. His other writings on the Basis of Union include Jesus Christ According to the Basis of Union (UCA Assembly, 2014) and Disturbing Much, Disturbing Many: Theology Provoked by the Basis of Union (UAP, 2016). He occasionally blogs at xenizonta.blogspot.com.au and tweets at @gtsystheol.
Geoff Thompson's book is a tract for our times. Working soundly within our changing cultural context he has carefully analysed the contested nature of theological education in the Uniting Church. He has reflected deeply on what it means to be a Church with a truly theological ministry that seeks to express the Gospel in fresh words and deeds (Basis of Union paragraph 11) while living fully in the world.- The Revd Dr John Smith, UCA Minister (retired), Honorary Research Associate, University of Divinity.