About Kamal

Kamal is the missions director at Gracepoint Presbyterian Church, and is also completing a PhD in multicultural ministry and ministry in today’s globalised world. In the past he has been involved in reinforcing well-established ministry in a large, multi-staff church; revitalising a small, struggling church in a lower socio-economic area; contributing to the outreach ministry of an inner-city church seeking to reach socially progressive hipsters; ministry to churches of Arabic, Mediterranean, and Subcontinental background; and campus ministry with the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (AFES).


Qualifications:

1999 Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws (UNSW)
2007 Bachelor of Divinity (Moore Theological College)
2009 Advanced Diploma in Theology (Presbyterian Theological Centre – now Christ College)
2013 Master of Arts in Theology (Moore Theological College)


Publications:

Book chapters
‘Hybridity, Intergenerational Ministry, and Identity Development amongst Diasporan Christians’, in Hybridity, Diaspora and Missio Dei, ed. Sadiri Joy Tira, Lausanne Global Diaspora Forum, forthcoming 2019

With Patricia Weerakoon: ‘The Biology of Sex and Gender’, pages 321-334 in The Gender Conversation: Evangelical Perspectives on Gender, Scripture, and the Christian Life, ed. Edwina Murphy and David Starling, Sydney: Morling Press, 2016.


Articles

‘Vive la Revolution: Christian Counter-Ethics’, Case 49 (2016): 20

‘Chaste Christian Singleness Today’, The Gospel Coalition Australia (2016), online at http://australia.thegospelcoalition.org/article/chaste-christian-singleness-today

‘Evangelical Intercultural Identity: A New Resource for Twenty-First Century Mission?’, Colloquium 47/1 (2015): 45-61.

‘Towards an Evangelical Sexual Anthropology and Ethic’, Zadok Perspectives, Spring 2015: 2-15

With Sheryl Sarkoezy: ‘Christ Among the ‘Gods’ – Responding to Religious Plurality Today’, PCNSW Gospel, Society & Culture Committee Resource Paper 5, 2015:

With Sheryl Sarkoezy: ‘Knocking on Australia’s Door – Christian Thinking about Asylum Seekers and Refugees’, PCNSW Gospel, Society & Culture Committee Resource Paper 4, March 2014: online at http://gsandc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Knocking-on-Australia_s-Door.pdf

‘Christianity in Sri Lanka: how we can learn from and support the church there’, Lausanne Global Analysis 3, 2, April 2014, online at https://www.lausanne.org/content/lga/2014-03/christianity-in-sri-lanka-how-we-can-learn-from-and-support-the-church-there

With Patricia Weerakoon: ‘Sexuality & Self Identity’, Case 35 (2013): 8-14

‘The Role of the PFA in Shaping the Character of the Presbyterian Church in NSW post-1977’, Church Heritage: The Historical Journal of the Uniting Church in Australia (NSW), Vol 15 No. 4 (2008): 244-258

‘Gospel, Community and the Cyberchurch of God’, Case 15 (2008): 20-21, 31

‘The Ways of Counter-Judgment: Civil Disobedience and Revolution as Potential Testimony to Christ’, Case 16 (2008): 22-26