Stuart Johnson is a member of the steering group for Perichoresis Australia. He is married to his wife Judith and has been a foster carer for many years. In that time, they have had two children of their own, Carmel and Benjamin, both of them now adults. They have also had 48 children come into their care and are currently caring for a young girl, Isabella.
Stuart completed his Bachelor of Ministry at Tabor College in Adelaide in 2008. He is passionate about the gospel and the works of T F Torrance and Karl Barth and is currently exploring a greater understanding of the relationship between science and theology. He has also been working on translating the New Testament from the ancient Greek with a particular focus on how the ancient church may have understood the Scriptures. Combining his work by assisting Perichoresis Australia in managing the content of the website, caring for his wife and foster children and pursuing his passions in theology and hobbies means his life is full. It is often challenging as he tries to find time for the more important things in life, such as his family.
His later project is to make sure that the legacy of T F Torrance is never forgotten. He believes Torrance was pivotal in bringing the theology of the ancient church into the modern church. One of his books he is working on is The Trinitarian Faith: The Evangelical Theology of the Ancient Church. He is providing links to the footnotes on this site so that we all can learn step-by-step what is the ancient church believed.
The remarkable thing about this book is not so much about what it is that T F Torrance believes, it is more about him showing us clearly what it is the ancient church had believed since the beginning. It is a study of the Nicene Creed that has strong links to the apostle themselves, the saints of the second century all the way through to the sixth and seventh centuries. He shows the faith of the ancient church was unmoving and consistent all the way through. He highlights the heresies that plagued them and shows that much of the modern church today entertain the very heresies that were vigorously condemned in those early centuries. All the way through, we find the church endeavoured to maintain the very same that was handed to them by the Apostles themselves. Their way of seeing and knowing is the Christian frame of mind that is, by and large, thoroughly transformed by the renewing of the mind having an enormous impact on how the whole scope of Scripture is perceived. If the Western Church does not wake up and take seriously what it is they saw and knew, they will continue to be the blind leading the blind away from Christ, becoming more and more ignorant of the nature and character of the Father, the true nature and purpose of the Spirit and headlong into oblivion. T F Torrance provides us with the shining Light of Truth as he shows how this ancient period treasured with reverence the all-important event of the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ, and the enormous significance this bears on the entire human race.