About Kamal

Kamal is an adjunct lecturer in theology & missiology. He is undertaking a PhD in contemporary multicultural ministry while also being involved in ministry at Epping Presbyterian Church and the Macquarie University Christian Union (AFES). In the past Kamal was the minister of the Presbyterian church in St Marys in Sydney’s outer west. Kamal was born in Sri Lanka and migrated to Australia, with his parents, as a teenager. He loves Jesus, Reformed theology, tea, and military action novels – probably in that order.


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