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Articles and Papers On-line

Lectionary Resources

Reflective Writings

Children's Stories

Group Study Resources

Bill Loader's Home Page

Revd Emeritus Professor William R. G. Loader BA (Auckl) BD (Otago) Dr theol (Mainz, Germany) FAHA

Emeritus Professor at Murdoch University
Assistant Secretary for International Initiatives of the Society for New Testament Studies coordinating Liaison Committees in Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and the Asia Pacific to promote New Testament research

Books (2007-)

2 Views on Homosexuality Jesus in John's Gospel
  • Jesus in John's Gospel: Structure and Issues in Johannine Christology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2017) On line interview about it.
  • Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church, co-authored with Megan K. DeFranza, Wesley Hill, and Stephen R. Holmes (Counterpoints; ed. Preston Sprinkle; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2016)
  • Making Sense of Sex: Attitudes towards Sexuality in Early Jewish and Christian Literature (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013)
  • The New Testament on Sexuality (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012)
  • Philo, Josephus, and the Testaments on Sexuality: Attitudes towards Sexuality in the Writings of Philo, Josephus, and the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs  (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011)
  • The Pseudepigrapha on Sexuality: Attitudes towards Sexuality in Apocalypses, Testaments, Legends, Wisdom, and Related Literature (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011)
  • Sexuality in the New Testament: Understanding the Key Texts (London: SPCK; Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2010)
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls on Sexuality: Attitudes towards Sexuality in Sectarian and Related Literature at Qumran (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009)
  • Enoch, Levi, and Jubilees on Sexuality: Attitudes Towards Sexuality in the Early Enoch Literature, the Aramaic Levi Document, and the Book of Jubilees (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007)
  • The New Testament - with Imagination: A Fresh Approach to its Writings and Themes (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007)
  • Sexuality and the Jesus Tradition (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005)
  • The Septuagint, Sexuality and the New Testament (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004)
  • Jesus' Attitude towards the Law (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002)
  • Jesus and the Fundamentalism of his Day (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001)

On line books and study materials:

Matthew, Paul, and Others: Asian Perspectives on New Testament Themes (edited by William Loader, Boris Repschinski, and Eric Wong, Innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press) [Papers of the Society for New Testament Studies Asia Pacific Liaison Committee Conference, Taipei, 19-21 October, 2018 Free download

New: Studies for inquiring Minds

Journeying with John: Series 1 (John 1 - 4); Series 2 (John 5, 6, 9, 10); Series 3 (John 13, 14, 15, 17).

Meeting Matthew 1-4; 2. Meeting Matthew 5, 7, 12; 3. Meeting Matthew 20, 25

Sexuality Studies for inquiring minds of faith: 4 studies: 1. Sexual Desire- Matt 5:21-30; 2. Marriage and Divorce Matt 19:3-9; 3. Marriage and Celibacy 1 Cor 7:1-9; 4. Same-Sex Relations Rom 1:16-32

"Looking at Luke" Studies for inquiring minds of faith. Series 1: Luke 7 - 3 studies; Series 2: Luke 10 -11 - 3 studies; Series 3: Luke 14 - 15 - 3 studies.
For more Group Study Resources follow this link or click on the link on the left
Lenten Studies: Reflections on the Gospel Readings: 6 Studies for Lent + A Reflection for Good Friday and Easter Day

Earth, Air, Fire, Water - Studies in Sustainability
Dear Kim, This is what I believe: Explaining Christian Faith Today. revised and expanded.
Some chapters now appearing in French (by Gilles Castelnau): Parlons de Dieu;
Parlon de Jé
sus; Parlons d'être chrétien.
The Christmas Stories - exploring their background and meaning
Being the Church Then and Now: Issues from the Acts of the Apostles. 5 studies - Study 1 now also in Swedish translated by Weronika Pawlak

The Compassion Code: A Bible Study on Conflict and Healing in Matthew's Gospel 

New Articles and Papers:

Jesus - An Exception in the Life of God

Will God Stop Loving?

Social Justice and Gender - paper for SBL 2019

Gender and Sexuality in the New Testament - a Paper given at the 8th East-West Symposium of the Society for New Testament Studies, May, 2019, Romania

Homosexuality in the New Testament on SBL Odyssey
Homosexuality - What does the Bible say about Homosexuality? (Also in French: Que dit la Bible de l'homosexualité ? and in Finnish: Mitä Raamattu sanoo homoseksuaalisuudesta?)

What light does Matthew's use of Mark in Matthew 1 - 4 throw on Matthew's theological location?" HTS 72, 4 (2016) on line:

Sex and Celibacy: A 1st century Perspective on Issues of Celibacy Then and Now

Mandorla Art Award 2018 Theme Address 30 March, 2017

The Bible and Ecology: Reflections on John

The Gospels and Ethics: a Presentation of Jesus' Encounter with the Rich man, presented originally in Moscow October 2016 with reference also to the Russian text
Looking at Luke

Understanding the Gay Marriage Debate
Opening Address at SNTS/CBAP Manila conference, 28 Feb 2015 New Testament Exegesis as Cross-Cultural Encounter:
Matthew and John on Soteriology as a Case Study

"Herod or Alexander Janneus? A New Approach to the Testament of Moses," JSJ 46 (2015) 28-43

Did Adultery Mandate Divorce? A Reassessment of Jesus’ Divorce Logia,” NTS 61 (2015) 67-78 © Cambridge University Press

UCA Marriage Paper Submission

Address on Doing New Testament Teaching and Research in a Cross-Cultural Context

Matthew in Recent Research - English and German
See also
The Gospel of Conflict

Same-Sex Relationships: A First Century Perspective - Similar on You Tube

The Senate Inquiry into the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010 submission
The Authority of Scripture: A Historical Perspective in the Context of Jewish Christian Dialogue
Worthy Worship? A Theological Reflection on what we do.

Ulrich Luz In Memoriam - Voices from the Eastern European Liaison Committee of SNTS

Ongoing Lectionary Resources
   'First Thoughts' on Gospel Passages from the Lectionary 

A New Hymn: "Jesus Christ Unites and Frees Us"

New Reflective Writings

Donkey - A Story for Children and Adults

Christmas Imagination

God and the Buses - A Parable

What inspired "Uniting"

Ting and Ted: Celebrating the Uniting Church's 40th birthday. A Dialogue overheard by Bill Loader -available on request as ppt
What is the church?
Helping children celebrate the UCA's 40th birthday

- A Story for Children and All

Jorge and "Squirrels" - a children's story

At the Well - a Reflection on John 4

Easter will have to be Postponed

The Kindness Star - A Christmas Fantasy. Suitable for sevens+ but also for adult ears. It assumes some knowledge of Matthew's Christmas story.

Secrets of the Christmas Story in Matthew

Secrets of the Christmas Story in Luke

Graham's Surprise Adventure

Ross the Rosella
Beside the Ocean

You Meet us in Moments of Holiness - Prayer

What Really Happened with Jesus I wrote this piece for our 9 year old grandson soon to become an altar assistant at his school mass.

Graham and the Yellow Envelope - a story for Christmas
St Patrick and the Helicopter

Paarweise und Paarweisheit Hochzeitsansprache 

A Revolutionary without a Gun: A Reflection on the Passion
A Seed has Fallen: A Reflection on John 12:20-33  

Magpie and Christmas. No 15 of the My Friend Magpie stories

The Christmas Queue - Reflections on the Journey to the Christ Child

Lukas of Priene - a new presentation of the message of Christmas through Story - now also in French translated by Gilles Castelnau
Nelson Mandela - In Memoriam

John, Jesus, and just You and Me? A Reflection on Hope Then and Now

A Very Special Baby (Christmas story for young children) with stick drawings or with pics

For Children: Finding the Lost Sheep -also suitable for Christmas
A Service of the Eucharist
- for use within Worship

Unreal Rain - Simply a Story - for children


Last updated 5 December, 2019


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