The blog title represents somewhat of a homemade theological haiku.
Gratia: meaning, grace and gratitude.
I hail from 14 years in the retail industry, 12 of those years in Christian Retail, working for Koorong.com; 11 of those years in retail management. I also have qualifications and some experience in community radio.
I graduated from Tabor Adelaide in 2013-2014, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry & Theology. I’m also husband, father to five, and teach homeschool.
More recently, together with Homeschooling, I’ve been doing my own independent study, with the aim of one day attaining a Masters of Education & Theology.
My current goal is to study through all of Karl Barth’s, 13 volume, Church Dogmatics, along with a large amount of his other works.
My general academic research interests include Art and Theology, Church History, Pastoral Leadership, Western Civilisation, and Political theology.
My specific areas of interest include: Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jacques Ellul, Simone Weil, Albert Camus, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Hannah Arendt, Augustine, Victor Frankl, C.S Lewis, and Reinhold Niebuhr.
I came to be a follower of Jesus the Christ from life in a gutter.
Part of my personal story can be found here:
Artwork: Ben Davis
©Rod Lampard, 2020