Posted on: 13th June 2022
Ruth opens a unique door into Israelite family life in the time of Israel’s Judges. It makes it easy to think about the cultural life of the ancient Israelites and the life of our students—the things that seem similar and the things that seem different.
Learning stories, a Top End way
Posted on: 27th May 2022
CMS missionaries Ian and Jenny Wood serve in theological education at Nungalinya College in Darwin. They share how culture shapes the way people present information.
An alphabet of ministry in the Northern Territory
Posted on: 14th October 2021
In early 2021 Wayne Oldfield and Mandy Jones finished up more than a decade of service at Nungalinya College in the Northern Territory, working alongside Aboriginal Christians. In one of their final newsletters, they looked back over this time. Scroll down to see the ‘Alphabet’ of their gospel ministry in and through Nungalinya College. We have come to the end of our […]
Helping students think biblically
Posted on: 26th August 2021
CMS missionaries Ian and Jenny Wood teach at Nungalinya College, a theological college for Aboriginal students in Darwin. They share here how they are teaching their students to differentiate between biblical, cultural and western approaches to understanding. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the […]
Unexpected lessons: Checkpoint Winter 2021
Posted on: 26th May 2021
CMS missionaries Ian and Jenny Wood are teachers at Nungalinya College in Darwin, a theological college for Indigenous students. Their first year of ministry in North Australia coincided with the arrival of the Coronavirus. In February 2020, Jenny and I set out for Numbulwar on the Arnhem Land coast, to learn. We’d just arrived in […]
The Student Teacher
Posted on: 25th November 2019
Although there are CMS partnerships all around the world, we have a special commitment to our brothers and sisters in North Australia. James Woods, an indigenous man training for Christian leadership, is interviewed here by CMS missionary Wayne Oldfield. Wayne: Barnga (cousin) thanks for coming in. It’s a Sunday afternoon in the office on a […]
Breaking down barriers: Disability and study at Nungalinya College
Posted on: 13th August 2018
Wayne Oldfield and Mandy Jones serve at Nungalinya College in Darwin, a Christian training college for Indigenous Australians. With many of their students facing health issues while studying, Wayne reflects here on disability and how the college seeks to care for and be accessible to all their students. In the account of Jesus healing the […]
Posted on: 10th March 2016
In 2015 through the support of CMS, Nungalinya College employed three Aboriginal assistant teachers to work alongside the college staff, as part of a new initiative. Checkpoint asked the teachers how they came to know Jesus Christ as Lord and their reflections on their first year of teaching.