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All articles by Stephen Lloyd

Stephen, MA, PhD works part-time as a Researcher and Lecturer for Biblical Creation Trust and is also pastor of Hope Church, Gravesend.
He studied Materials Science at the University of Cambridge and became a Royal Society University Research Fellow.
Steve also has a Diploma in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge.
He contributed to the book Debating Darwin published by Paternoster in 2009.

Article

July 2015
Scientific (including creation)

Flood theology: why does Noah’s Flood matter? (2)

Continued from Flood theology part 1 Noah’s Flood has a pivotal place in the central themes of the Bible. That it was a universal rather than local flood is demonstrated by its central place in the Bible’s storyline. The second coming of Christ involves final judgement, but it is more than this — it is the start of a sin-free world. Similarly, the Flood was a terrible, global judgement, but it was also the start of an era of grace, to ensure sin would not triumph. Abundant grace The period between the Flood and the Second Coming is an era of abundant grace, centred on...

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Article

June 2015
Articles > Biblical/theological

Flood theology: why does Noah’s Flood matter? (1)

The account of creation in Genesis 1 and 2 comprises 56 verses, while the account of the Flood in Genesis 6–9 comprises 81 verses — nearly 50 per cent more. Many volumes have been written on the theology of creation, but very little on the theology of the Flood. Sermons on creation are far more common than those on the Flood. Noah’s Flood appears to have little significance to modern Christians. Why? For many the Flood is sidelined as a children’s story. Despite the fact that it entails the most horrific, large-scale mass killing in history, it is seen as ideal Sunday school material, perhaps because it...

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Easter Supplement – A tale of two men

Article

April 2009
Evangelistic

Easter Supplement – A tale of two men

A tale of two men   The Bible is the story of two men. They have different origins, different lives and different deaths. Each of us has a future that is linked to one or the other.   Adam was the first man. He was made by God and given the God-like task of…

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