About

This site is where I post my sermons, articles, books, and daily bible study notes (which were once called “Coffee with the King”). The menu across the top of each page will help you quickly find each section.

Where has Coffee with the King gone?

From 2014-2018 I posted daily bible reading notes, called Coffee with the King. I’m not adding to it at the moment, as life got a little busy a few years ago. The archive is still here, accessible from the menu on each page (or direct link here.)

It was designed as a 10 minute devotional. The studies are intentionally text-focused, taking you through the biblical text and its application, rather than being driven by a topic or life issues. At the end, there are some brief questions to take with you during the day – ponder them as you shower, commute, or whenever else you’re alone with your thoughts. So sit down, grab your bible (or go online at biblegateway.com) and a coffee (as long as it’s Fairtrade), and start reading!

A bit about me…

I’m the Dean of Bible & Theology at Morling College, Sydney, Australia, which is the Baptist Theological college of NSW & ACT, where I lecture in New Testament and Preaching. I was a pastor for 12 years at Narwee Baptist Church, in Sydney’s southern suburbs, and still attend there with my wife and two boys.

Theologically, I’d describe myself as a small “r” reformed evangelical, if that helps you pigeon-hole me – but I’m not a big fan of labels. I’m a big believer in letting the biblical text do the talking. I think that’s why my areas of research involve the social background and rhetorical intent of the New Testament. My nerd-book, Preaching the New Testament as Rhetoric, was published by Wipf & Stock in 2014. The one for preachers – in plain(er) English – was published by IVP in 2016, called Catching the Wave. My most recent, To Aliens and Exiles (Cascade, 2020) looks at how the NT was written to a small minority of Jesus-followers in the first century to encourage them to be both attractive to and different from the majority culture around – and how that message is increasingly relevant for Jesus-followers today.

You can contact me at timmacbride@gmail.com

Tim MacBride