Ian Smith

Ian Smith

Principal, Lecturer in Greek & New Testament

Ian has been part of the Christ College faculty since 1995. Now, he is the Principal of Christ College and lecturer in New Testament and Greek Exegesis. Prior to this, Ian was the minister of Griffith Presbyterian Church and then served as a missionary with Australian Presbyterian World Mission in Vanuatu. He is married to Jenni, they have four adult children and love being grandparents to their four grandchildren. 

Ian, how has your theological education and career shaped you?

  • 1978 Bachelor of Arts (University of Sydney)
  • 1979 Diploma of Education (Sydney Teachers’ College)
  • 1984 Bachelor of Theology (Honours) (Australian College of Theology)
  • 1992 Master of Education (Honours) (University of New England)
  • 1994 Master of Theology (Australian College of Theology)
  • 2003 Doctor of Philosophy (University of Sydney)

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Not Home Yet

Not Home Yet: How the Renewal of the Earth Fits into God’s Plan for the World. Crossway, 2019.


in Into All the World: Emergent Christianity in its Jewish and Greco-Roman Context, edited by Mark Harding and Alanna Nobbs, 334-371. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2017.

“The Church: What is it, what is its part in the purposes of God?”

in Truth Matters, edited by D. Cook, 57-64. Christian Education Committee, Presbyterian Church of Australia, 2014.

“Study Notes on Galatians”

in Gospel Transformation Bible, 1571-1582. Crossway, 2013.

“The Later Pauline Letters: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon”

in All Things to All Cultures: Paul Among Jews, Greeks and Romans, edited by Mark Harding and Alanna Nobbs, 302-327. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013.

“Give us this Day our Daily Bread”

Teach us to Pray: The Lord’s Prayer and the Gospel of Jesus (Presbyterian Christian Education, 2013).

“Passion and Resurrection Narratives”

in Content and Setting of the Gospel Traditions, edited by Mark Harding and Alanna Nobbs, 437-455. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.

Heavenly Perspective

Heavenly Perspective: A Study of the Apostle Paul’s Response to a Jewish Mystical Movement at Colossae LNTS (JSNTS) 326. London: T & T Clark, 2006.

“Does 2 Corinthians 5:1-8 refer to an Intermediate State?”

Reformed Theological Review, 55 (1996): 14-23.

Christ College YouTube

Recurring appearances through advertisements, module content, chapel, and graduation streams.

The Gospel and the Kingdom

The Gospel and the Kingdom: Interview with Ian Smith (ACL Podcast Episode 11), 9th October 2020.

Is God That Concerned About My Work

Zooming In On Christ College livestream, Thursday 10th September 2020.

"Not Home Yet" Book Launch

Playlist of videos launching Ian's 2019 book.

"Not Home Yet" Reformers Interview

Reformers Interview: Not Home Yet with Ian Smith, Monday 12th August 2019. Full Youtube playlist.

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