Graduated from Sydney Bible Training Institute
Secretary of the Missionary Fellowship (NSW)
Graduated from Moore Theological College
Served as minister of several parishes in
Sydney (assistant minister of one in
On the Faculty of Moore College (5 years) and
Dean of New Testament and Ethics,
Associate of the
Diploma in Religious Education (
B.Comm (University of NSW) (Majors in Accountancy and Economics)
B.A. (University of
B.D. (First Class Honours) (
Th.D. (South African Theological Seminary) (Thesis on sources and relationships of the Synoptic Gospels)
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A participant for many years in email/web groups relating to current issues, New Testament Greek, and the application of Bible teaching to modern society. He welcomes and values feedback from readers by email.
Author of a dozen or so books and booklets, plus journal and magazine articles
The Ministry of Women in the Church
(Published by SPCK Australia [SparkLit]; Available from Amazon and Koorong Books.)
A large amount of the debate about women’s ministry results from the fact that we do not always distinguish things that differ. This book starts by drawing attention to two areas of potential confusion in our thinking about the question of the role of women in the church: The first is our frequent failure to distinguish between authority and structure in the church on the one hand, as distinct from gifts and ministry; the second is that we mix up what Scripture says about the relationship between husband and wife in marriage with the question of the relationships between men and women in the church. The teaching of Scripture is clear about this, but often we are not: we fail to distinguish things that differ.
Now available as an e-book... https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/602700
CORINTHIANS: An Exegetical and Explanatory Commentary
commentary explores many of the issues in First Corinthians that
puzzle both readers and translators, and often lead to
misunderstanding and discord. Interestingly, the conclusions
reached mostly accord with the views held by the early Church
Fathers concerning the teaching of this Epistle, views which are
often overlooked these days. In particular, in keeping with the
early Church Fathers, the Reformers, most Scripture expositors
until recent times, and many present day exegetes, this
Commentary expounds the interpretation that “tongues” refers to
"languages", i.e. human languages spoken on earth.
Publication of Matthew
(Published by Broadman and Holman,
The Progressive Publication of Matthew’s Gospel presents an explanation of the relationship between Matthew, Mark and Luke that shows how the Gospels have originated from documents first written by the apostle Matthew.
and Divorce - The New Testament Teaching
Dr Powers has
identified the eleven different and mutually exclusive views
about divorce and remarriage which are (or have been) held in
the church. He examines each of these in relation to the
Scriptures, and looks at the question of how so many teachers
can look at the same passages in the Bible and come to so many
different conclusions as to what they mean.
Divorce and Remarriage
This book has a more detailed focus on the teaching of Jesus and the New Testament about the nature of marriage and the issues of divorce and remarriage. It carefully discusses Paul’s three-step procedure for when one is facing a sundered marriage relationship, and the situation about remarriage, and his statement that remarriage after a divorce is not a sin (1 Corinthians 7:28).
Also available in Indonesian as Perceraian
& Perkawinan Kembali: Pensekatan Hukum dan Anugerah Allah
dalam Alkitab (published by Yayasan Komunikasi BINA KASIH).
I have written several hymns and metrical
translations from the Psalms, which I will be putting up
I have written several articles, some of which
are available via Google
Scholar or Academia.edu
and others are available as posts on Blogger.
Gradually I will link them in here.
Online version of article (html
Online version of article (html without synopsis)
Print ready version of article (pdf with synopsis)
If the Dr Powers you are after is the Australian Artificial Intelligence researcher, then you are wanting my son Prof. David M W Powers at Flinders University. David is co-inventor of the internationally acclaimed YourAmigo dynamic search technology with a web presence in China/Japan, the US, the UK/Germany/Spain , Australia, and now Brazil. Alternately, you may be looking for my son Philip Powers, who runs 1M1 Records, which specializes in production and sales of CDs of the Film Music and Movie Soundtracks of Australasian films.