About

Jordan and daughter no 1, Kaira, 2006

Jordan and daughter no 1, 2006

I am a Christian. Depending what you mean, you could call me Evangelical, Reformed, Conservative, “left-leaning”.

I am married, with two daughters, and I live in Cape Town, South Africa.

I have authored a book about evangelical polarization and the need to recenter in Christ. It is due out at the end of 2019 through Wipf & Stock publishers.

I completed my Bachelor of Theology in 2005 in Cape Town via North West University. For three years thereafter, I worked full-time with students as a campus pastor of sorts, at student-y.org. Between 2009 and 2018, I was a lecturer at a theological college, and I taught biblical languages, Old Testament modules, and study skills.

I am nearing the end of a PhD in biblical studies that attempts to solve the puzzle of Sarah’s role in Genesis 17 and her apparent exclusion from the covenant sign of circumcision.

I have been appointed to a post at the Student YMCA again, where we are working to shape a quality Christian study centre at UCT.

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6 thoughts on “About

  1. mywordlikefire says:

    Hey Jordan,
    When The Shack was originally submitted, it espoused universal reconciliation, the heresy that Christ’s death means all people are going to heaven. James De Young has a pdf essay online. He is a seminary professor and friend of the author.

    Young is a Christian universalist. I am including my article, ttp://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/index.php?p=1065&c=1

    My blog is wordlikefire.wordpress.com which I have just put up and don’t know what I am doing.
    http://mywordlikefire.wordpress.com/
    John

  2. ytauma says:

    I’m confused are you really a Theist or plain Christian apologetic who likes debating against atheist to defend the faith of God and Jesus?

    • Jordan Pickering says:

      Hello. I’m not too sure what you’re asking. I’m a Christian teacher of the Old Testament who loves atheists. So I find myself writing with skeptics in mind a lot of the time.

  3. peter says:

    Hi Jordan, just discovered your blog via your posts on Hume and miracles. Found it gracious and helpful (I’m having other discussions on this at the moment). Cheers, Peter.

  4. CW says:

    Jordan, As one who listened to Dobson while raising her children 30 years ago AND who has worked with/ loved refugees for 18 years, thank you for articulating so well what I could not in response to Dobson’s article and the allegiance of so many I love to Trump. Dobson grieved me with his fear-based response to those seeking asylum and the blind allegiance to the President stupifies me. I am politically homeless but it helps to have someone give voice to my concerns.

    I look forward to reading more of your work.

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