The Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans is among the most significant texts ever written. Martin Luther considered it “the chief part of the New Testament and the purest gospel.”
John Calvin believed that “If we have gained a true understanding of this Epistle, we have an open door to all the most profound treasures of Scripture.” Many Christians down through the centuries can testify to the power of this letter in their lives. And yet, Romans is not an easy read. Many find parts of it as perplexing as they find other parts life-transforming.
In second semester, join Christ College lecturer Murray Smith as we explore Paul’s letter to the Romans in English. You can take the unit as part of an accredited award, or simply as a chance to sink your teeth into God’s Word.
Enrolment: This subject can be taken for audit, or as credit towards a course with the Australian College of Theology (ACT). To enrol, speak with our Academic Registrar on (02) 9744 1977 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also submit an enrolment form on our Enrol page.
Murray lectures in Biblical Studies (Greek and New Testament) at Christ College. He serves the wider church as a member of the United Evangelistic Council, and as a director of Groundwork, an evangelical organisation that creates resources to help ground Christian communities in the gospel and equip them for the ordinary Christian life.
Murray has been on the full-time faculty at Christ College since 2010. Prior to this he served as a pastor at Kirkplace Presbyterian Church, as a teacher of Ancient History and Religious Education at Newington College and the Presbyterian Ladies College, and as a staff worker with the Sydney University Evangelical Union. Murray serves as an elder at Hornsby Presbyterian Church.
Murray is married to Lynette and they have five young children..