John is the Vice Principal of Christ College and teaches in the area of Christian Thought, focussing on Systematic Theology and Ethics. He has particular expertise regarding the Westminster Confession, and also teaches Church History and Ministry. John’s PhD deals with the idea of ‘anticipation’ in the theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg. John began his ministry as a Ministry Trainee at St Matthias Anglican Church, and then was the minister of Cowra Presbyterian Church from 1995-2002. John is the convenor of the Gospel, Society and Culture Committee of the Presbyterian Church of NSW and he writes a regular ethics column in the Pulse, the PCNSW magazine. He is married to Elizabeth and they have two adult children, and are new grandparents.
John, how has your theological education and career shaped you?
“For almost twenty years I’ve had the privilege of helping students discover the glory of God and the riches of the gospel. I trust that has helped them, it has certainly encouraged and challenged me. The enthusiasm of students for serving God and their probing questions have kept me engaged and thinking”.
- 1988 Bachelor of Science (UNSW)
- 1996 Bachelor of Divinity (Hons) (Moore Theological College)
- 2012 Doctor of Philosophy (Melbourne College of Divinity)
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Gospel Leadership (March, 2022).
in Effective Eldership: A Handbook for Shepherding God’s Church, edited by Murray Smith, 57-66. Sydney: Eider Books, 2022.
in Effective Eldership: A Handbook for Shepherding God’s Church, edited by Murray Smith, 94-98. Sydney: Eider Books, 2022.
in Effective Eldership: A Handbook for Shepherding God’s Church, edited by Murray Smith, 121-134. Sydney: Eider Books, 2022.
in Effective Eldership: A Handbook for Shepherding God’s Church, edited by Murray Smith, 153-159. Sydney: Eider Books, 2022.
Trinity without hierarchy : reclaiming Nicene orthodoxy in evangelical theology, edited by Michael F. Bird and Scott Harrower, 241-258. Grand Rapids: Kergel, 2019.
Revelation and Reason in Christian Theology, edited by C. Green & D. Starling. Bellingham: Lexham, 2018.
in Commemorations and Memorials: Exploring the Human Face of Anatomy, edited by Goran Strkalj N. Pather, 27-40. Singapore: World Scientific, 2017.
Reformed Theological Review 76/3 (December 2014): 172-95.
in Celebrating the Reformation: its Legacy and Continuing Relevance, edited by Mark D. Thompson, Colin Bale, and Edward Loane, 82-102. IVP, 2017.
in The Gender Conversation, edited by E. Murphy & D. Starling, 173-185. Macquarie Park/Eugene: Morling/ Wipf & Sotck, 2016.
Doon Theological Journal 12/1 (2015).
Reformed Theological Review 73/3 (December 2014): 160-80.
in Theology and the Future: Evangelical Assertions and Explorations, edited by T. Cairney, D. Starlin , 151-165. London: T&T Clark, 2014.
The real God for the real world. Sydney: Groundwork; 2014.
From the Future: getting to grips with Pannenberg’s thought. Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2013.
in Church of the Triune God, edited by M.P. Jensen, 55-70. Sydney South: Aquila, 2013.
in The Lord’s Prayer, edited by G.Goswell, G. Munro. Melbourne: PCA Christian Education Committee: 2013.
International Journal of Systematic Theology 14/1 (January 2012): 91-108.
in An Everlasting Covenant, edited by J. Davies and A. Harman, 156-199. Doncaster, Reformed Theological Review, 2010.
in Engaging with Calvin: Aspects of the Reformer’s legacy, edited by Mark D. Thompson, 204-229. Nottingham: IVP, 2009.
Reformed Theological Review 68/2 (August 2009): 130-141.
Recurring appearances through advertisements, module content, chapel, and graduation streams.
Various articles and book reviews published online.
Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith & Culture, 13th January 2023.
Interview with Eternity News, April 29th, 2021.
Zooming In On Christ College livestream, Wednesday 26th August 2020.
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