19 Jan Born. Colin went to school at Nottingham High School and then studies Classics at Hertford College, Oxford
Marries Jenny Osgathorpe (they have two daughters, Sarah and Carolyn and two sons, Christopher and Jonathan)
Begins MA in Theology at Mansfield College, Oxford
Starts doctoral studies under Robert W. Jenson at Mansfield College
Becomes lecturer in Philosophy of Religion at King's College London
Ordained as a Minister in United Reformed Church at King's College Chapel
Completes DPhil on Doctrine of God in Karl Barth and Charles Hartshorne
Becomes Associate Minister at Brentwood United Reformed Church, Essex
Becomes a committee member of the Society for the Study of Theology (SST, until 1978)
Becomes secretary to SST (until 1987)
Nov Delivers paper at Chaplaincy Consultation, University of London called 'The Gospel in a Secular Culture: Christianity and the Modern University' (subsequently published in the first edition of the King's Theological Review, Autumn 1978)
Becoming and Being (revised version of DPhil) is published
Nov Delivers papers at St. Catherine's, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor for a conference on Michael Polanyi on christology (published in Belief in Science and in Christian Life: The Relevance of Michael Polanyi's Thought for Christian Faith and Life, ed. T. F. Torrance, 1980)
May 1 Delivers paper at one-day conference at King's on Christianity and Politics
Becomes Lecturer in Systematic Theology at KCL
Finishes writing Enlightenment and Alienation
Becomes Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology at KCL Yesterday and Today is published
Becomes Member of the British Council of Churches Study Commission on the Doctrine of the Trinity Today (commission runs to 1988)
15 Feb Delivers paper to Bristol Theological Society on 'Christus Victor Revisited' (published in Journal of Theological Studies)
Becomes Professor of Christian Doctrine at KCL, after H. P. Owen retires
4 Apr Delivers paper at SST, Hertford College, Oxford on 'Creation and Re-Creation' (published in Modern Theology)
19-21 Sept Delivers paper at conference on Reinhold Niebuhr, KCL on 'Reinhold Niebuhr - a treatise of human nature'
Delivers Chair of Christian Doctrine Inaugural lecture on 'The One and the Many' (published in The Promise of Trinitarian Theology, T & T Clark, 1991)
Enlightenment and Alienation is published.
Delivers paper at Commemoration of Karl Barth's Birth 1886-1986, Society for the Study of Christian Ethics, Oxford (published in Theology Through the Theologians, T & T Clark, 1996)
Becomes Dean of Faculty (until 1990)
Co-founds with Christoph Schwoebel the Research Insitute in Systematic Theology (RIST)
Actuality of Atonement is published
Delivers the Congregational Lecture on the 'The Transcendent Lord. The Spirit and the Church in Calvinist and Cappadocian' (published in Theology Through the Theologians, T & T Clark, 1996)
26 Jan Presents 'Augstine, the Trinity and the Theological Crisis of the West' to RIST (published in The Promise of Trinitarian Theology, T & T Clark, 1991)
Dec Delivers paper at a conference in honour of Robert W. Jenson on 'Divine sovereignty and Human Freedom in the Theology of Robert W Jenson' (published in The Promise of Trinitarian Theology, T & T Clark, 1991)
On Being the Church is published Delivers paper at SST, Oxford on 'Trinitarian Theology Today' (published in The Promise of Trinitarian Theology, T & T Clark, 1991)
June the first RIST conference on Christology
Delivers the Didsbury Lectures, Nazrene College (4 lectures) on Christ and Creation
Sept Trinitarian Theology Today, RIST conference, delivers paper on 'The Trinity and the Created World'
The Promise of Trinitarian Theology is published
Persons, Divine and Human published
Delivers the Bampton Lectures, Oxford on 'God, Creation and the Culture of Modernity'
Christ and Creation (the Didsbury lectures) is published
Sept God and Freedom, RIST conference, delivers paper on 'God, Grace and Freedom'
Becomes President of Society for the Study of Theology (until 1994)
Delivers the Warfield Lectures, Princeton on the Doctrine of Revelation
The One, The Three and The Many (the Bampton lectures) is published
29 Mar-1 Apr Delivers paper at SST, University Hall, Cardiff on 'Particularity, plurality and the transcendentality of the One: Towards a recovery of the doctrine of substance'
Jul Delivers paper at a colloquim on P. T. Forsyth's Life and Theology, University of Aberdeen on 'The Real as Redemptive: Forsyth on Authority and Freedom' (published in Justice the True and Only Mercy, ed. T. Hart, 1995, T & T Clark)
Aug 31 - 3 Sept Delivers paper at the 5th Rutherford House Edinburgh Dogmatics Conference, Edinburgh on 'The Trinity, Natural Theology, and a Theology of Nature' (published in The Trinity in a Pluralistic Age, ed. K. Vanhoozer, 1997, Eerdmans)
12 Nov Delivers paper at one-day conference in honour of T. F. Torrance's 80th Birthday, KCL on 'Traditional Revelation and the Deposit of Faith'
Becomes Head of Theology and Religious Studies Department, KCL (until 1997)
13-15 Sept Doctrine of Creation, RIST conference, delivers a paper on 'The End of Causality?'
A Brief Theology of Revelation (Warfield Lectures) is published
God and Freedom published
23 Feb Delivers the Dale Lecture, Mansfield College, Oxford on 'The Cross and the City. R. W. Dale and the Doctrine of the Atonement' (published in Theology Through the Theologians, T & T Clark, 1996)
5 Mar Delivers the Hulsean Sermon, Cambridge
July Delivers paper at ATF conference 'Beyond Mere Health: Theolgy and Healthcare', Melbourne
Theology Through the Theologians is published
Dominion Chalmers Lectures, Ottawa
21 Jan Delivers sermon at St. Peter's College, Oxford
11 June Delivers sermon at Ashbury Theological Seminary
July Delivers paper at ATF conference 'The Task of Theology Today', Brisbane on Dogma and Theology (published in Intellect and Action, T & T Clark, 2000)
Yesterday and Today, 2nd Edition is published
The Promise of Trinitarian Theology, 2nd Edition is published
The Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrine published
The Doctrine of Creation published
Delivers lecture at Durham Centre for Theological Research, University of Durham on 'Christ the Wisdom of God' (published in Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?, ed. Stephen Barton, T & T Clark, 1999)
Ryan Lectures, Asbury Theological Seminary
The Triune Creator is published
Delivers lecture on 'Trinity and Creation' at Regent's
Jan Attends the Theological Research Initiative, Queen's College, Birmingham as representative for United Reformed Church and the Doctrine, Prayer and Worship Committee
5 May Delivers the William Hodgkins Lecture on the Doctrine of the Trinity (published in Father, Son & Holy Spirit, T & T Clark, 2003)
Founding Editor of International Journal of Systematic Theology. Writes article for first edition on 'A Rose by any other Name: from 'Christian Doctrine' to 'Systematic Theology''
11 Jan Delivers the Drew Lecture, Spurgeon's College, London (published in Called to One Hope, ed. John Colwell, Paternoster, 2000)
Jan Delivers paper at a Theological Convocation at Bangor Seminary, Maine on 'The Church as a School of Virtue?'
Mar Delivers paper at one-day RIST conference on Soren Kierkegaard on 'Hegel, Kierkegaard, Barth and the Question of Ethics' (published in Intellect and Action, T & T Clark, 2000)
Delivers paper at Centre for Theology Inquiry Conference, Heidelberg on 'Election and Ecclesiology in the Post-Constantinian Church' (published in Reformed Theology: Identity and Ecumenity, Eerdmans, 2003)
12-15 April Delivers paper at SST, Holland house, Edinburgh on 'Dogmatic Theses on Eschatology' (published in The Future As God's Gift, ed. David Fergusson, T & T Clark, 2000)
2 Sept Delivers paper at the 11th Rutherford House Edinburgh Dogmatics Conference, Edinburgh on 'I know my Redeemer lives: A Consideration of Christian Knowledge Claims'
6-8 Sept Theology of Reconciliation, RIST conference, delivers paper 'The Theology of Reconciliation' Delivers paper at Westminister College, Cambridge on 'Divine Sovereignty and Christian Freedom in the 'Age of Autonomy''
20-23 Oct Delivers paper at Presbyterian Theology Conference, Charlotte, N.C.
Delivers the Shenfield Lectures, Essex on 'The Identity of Jesus Christ' (published in The Christian Faith, Blackwell, 2001)
Intellect and Action is published
Trinity, Time and Church published
The Christian Faith is published
Becoming and Being, 2nd Edition is published
Theology Through Preaching published
The Practice of Theology: A Reader published
Delivers paper at a conference on the Creed at the Episcopal Cathedral of Charleston, South Carolina on the problem of Arianism titled 'And in one Lord Jesus Christ ... Begotten not made' (published in Pro Ecclesia, Nicene Christianity: The Future for a New Ecumenism and Father, Son & Holy Spirit)
Jan One-day conference in honour of Colin's Sixtieth birthday (with papers by John Webster, Steve Holmes, Christoph Schwoebel and Douglas Knight)
10 Apr Delivers the DJ Campbell Wadsworth Memorial Lecture, McGill University on 'Christ as Mediator' (published in Pro Ecclesia and Father, Son & Holy Spirit)
3 May Delivers lecture at Trinity Institute, New York on 'What does it mean to be human?'
Delivers lectures at Multhnomah Bible College on 'The Divine Attributes'
Act and Being is published
July Delivers lecture at the Centre of Applied Christian Ethics, Ridley College on 'The Attributes of God'
Delivers paper at Trinity Theological College, Singapore on 'Flesh and Spirit After Darwin' (published in Beyond Determinism and Reductionism: Genetic Science and the Person)
22 Jul Delivers The Rollie Busch Lecture at the Rollie Busch Chapel at the Uniting Church Centre, Bayliss Street, Auchenflower on 'Christendom's Hybrid God?' Sept-Dec Is a resident at CTI drafting first volume of his dogmatics
Nov Father, Son & Holy Spirit completed
The Theology of Reconcliation published
Delivers chapters from dogmatics to RIST weekly seminar
3 May Delivers paper at one-day conference, KCL on Michael Polyani
6 May Dies
Sept Father, Son & Holy Spirit published