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Dr Wendy Jackson

School: School of Ministry and Theology
Position: Lecturer
Location: Turner Wing
Phone: (02) 4980 2229
Extension: #229
Fax: (02) 49802118
Qualifications: PhD (2015) Andrews University
MDiv (2004) Andrews University
FRACP (1999) Royal Australasian College of Physicians
BHB (1987), MBChB (1990), Dip Paeds (1992) University of Auckland
Research: Dissertation title: The Unity of the Church and Church Authority: A Comparative Study of the Views and Practice of Alexander Campbell and Ellen G. White.
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Interest Areas:
Ecclesiology, Discipleship, Sabbath, Adventist History, Role of technology in teaching religion.

About: Theology is a second career for Wendy who graduated with an MBChB from the University of Auckland in 1990. She specialized in paediatric endocrinology, and has practiced medicine in both New Zealand and the United States. However, recognizing God's call upon her life, she commenced further study at Andrews University, completing a Master of Divinity in 2004. She began teaching at Avondale in 2010, and recently completed a PhD in systematic and historical theology through Andrews University.

Wendy teaches systematic and historical theology along with church history. She aims to help students see that theology is not merely an intellectual exercise, but something that is practical, relevant and to be lived in everyday life.

Select Publications: Recent Theology Publications
"The Beginning of Adventist Education in the Solomon Islands." In R. McIver and P. Kilgour, eds., Perceptions of Mission held by Teachers in Seventh-day Adventist schools in Australia and the Solomon Islands. Cooranbong, NSW: Australia: Avondale Academic Press, 2017, 109-123.

"Unity in the writings of Ellen G. White." In D. Thiele and B. Kemp, eds., Authority, Unity and Freedom of Conscience. Cooranbong, NSW: Australia: Avondale Academic Press, 2017, 107-132.

“Should Ordination be considered a Sacrament in the Seventh-day Adventist Church? An Evaluation in the light of the Biblical Data.” In Graeme J, Humble and Rob McIver, eds, South Pacific Perspectives on Ordination: Biblical, Theological and Historical Studies in an Adventist Context. Cooranbong, NSW: Avondale Academic Press, 2015, 180-206.

“The Nineteenth Century Context of the Seventh-day Adventist Health Message.” In Lynden J. Rodgers, ed, Changing Attitudes to Science within Adventist Health and Medicine from 1865 to 2016. Cooranbong, NSW: Avondale Academic Press, 2015, 135-159.

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