Peter Jensen (Bishop) Bio, Age, Family, Ministry, Books and Quotes

Peter Jensen is a retired Australian Anglican bishop, theologian and academic. Jensen was ordained as a deacon in 1969 and as a priest in 1970.

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Peter Jensen Biography

Peter Jensen is a retired Australian Anglican bishop, theologian and academic. Jensen was ordained in the Anglican Church of Australia as a deacon in 1969 and as a priest in 1970.

Peter Jensen Age

He was born Peter Frederick Jensen in Sydney. He was born on July 11, 1943.

Peter Jensen Family

No information on his parents or siblings is disclosed to the public.

Peter Jensen Wife

He is married to Christine Jensen. The couple lives in Australia.

Peter Jensen Children

He has five children, one of them includes Michael Jensen. He is an Australian clergyman, author, and lecturer. He has served as the rector in the Anglican parish of St Mark’s Church, Darling Point since 2013; and was formerly a professor of theology at Moore College, Sydney.

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Peter Jensen Educational Background

He was educated at Bellevue Hill Public School and The Scots College. After completing his Leaving Certificate, he went on and studied law for two years and worked as an articled clerk before he moved into primary school teaching. Jensen also has a Master of Arts degree from Sydney University, a Bachelor of Divinity degree from the University of London and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Oxford.

Peter Jensen Ministry

Peter was ordained as a deacon in 1969 and a priest in 1970 in the Anglican Church in Australia. From 1969 to 1976, he was a curate at St. Barnabas, Broadway. He was granted permission to serve in the Diocese of Oxford, England from 1976 to 1979 when he was studying for his DPhil at the University of Oxford.

He lectured at Moore Theological College in systematic and biblical theology from 1973 to 1976 and from 1980 to 1984. In 1985, he was named Principal and kept the post until in 2001 he became a bishop. He acquired a reputation as a talented preacher and was frequently seen in the annual Christian Conventions of Katoomba.

He became Sydney’s 11th Archbishop on 5 June 2001. On St Peter’s Day, June 29, 2001, he was consecrated. He called on all parishes in the diocese of Sydney to aim for 10% of their populations by 2012. He also inspired an unprecedented rise in the plantation of churches. Throughout 2002-2008, 136 fresh churches were launched in the Diocese, especially in the Northern, Western and Wollong areas.

After his appointment as Sydney’s Archbishop, Jensen was charged with nepotism after nominating his brother, Phillip Jensen, as Sydney’s Dean and nominating his own spouse, Christine Jensen, as a layman in a new women’s ministry squad. However, according to a Jensen spokeswoman, his wife was the only unpaid member of this group, and the new function was “just an expansion of what she has been doing for many years, as the spouse of the principal of the Moore College and now as the archbishop’s spouse.”

Peter Jensen Books

He has several books on Christian doctrine, including At the Heart of the Universe and The Revelation of God. In November and December 2005 he also delivered the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Boyer Lectures on the topic “The Future of Jesus”.

Peter Jensen Quotes

“We do not stand in any experience which we have had, we do not stand in any progress which we have made, we do not stand in our success in the battle against sin. We stand in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which he has justified us.”

“I’m gaining it back. I’ve lost a lot of regular strength, normal muscle use, and so even walking uphill takes its toll if I’m not used to it as much. But I’m getting better every day.”

Peter Jensen Sermon

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