General Synod notes that the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leon Morris occurred this year on 15 March 2014, and gives thanks to God for his life and ministry and its ongoing impact. This includes his various parish ministries, particularly in the South Australian outback with BCA in the Diocese of Willochra during World War Two (1940-45). We celebrate his contribution to theological education, most notably in Australia as Vice-Principal (1945-1959) and Principal (1964-1979) of Ridley College in Melbourne, also as Warden of Tyndale House (1960-63) in Cambridge, England, and as visiting lecturer elsewhere. And we recognise his contribution to Australian biblical scholarship and publishing, most notably his first major work, The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross, alongside numerous Bible commentaries and other publications. We rejoice in the example of Dr Morris’ work, which was marked by integrity of scholarship, clarity of expression, humility of spirit, reverence for the teachings of Scripture, and devotion to the Lord and his saving work.
[The Reverend Canon Sandy Grant moved, Archdeacon Dr Richard Condie seconded, 30 June 2014]