Qualifications:

M.A. (Hons), B.D., Dip.Ed, ThD.
ThD thesis was on Living in a Halfway House: The Rise of Liberal Evangelicalism in the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales, 1865-1915.


Pastoral Experience:

1980-3 – taught at the Presbyterian Bible College at Tangoa in Vanuatu.
1983-2000 – Presbyterian pastor of the Nambucca River charge. Helped to set up the Nambucca Valley Christian Community School in 1991 which is sponsored by the Presbyterian Church. Was chairman of the School Board.
1985 onwards – teaching Church History at the Presbyterian Theological Centre, Burwood, now Christ College.
Jan, 2000 onwards – pastor of Revesby Presbyterian church.


Publications:

Open Your Mouth for the Dumb: Abortion and the Christian (Banner of Truth,
1984, republished and revised 2010)
The Milk of the Word (Banner of Truth, 1985)
Seeing Jesus (Banner of Truth, 1991)
Three essays in Rowland Ward (ed.) Presbyterian Leaders in Nineteenth
Century Australia, 1993.
The Gospel: Do Paul and Jesus Agree? (Evangelical Press, 1994)
Knowing Where We Stand (E.P. commentary on John’s Epistles, 1998)
The Loss of a Child (Covenanter Press, 2000)
Both Sides Now: Ecclesiastes and the Human Condition (Banner of Truth, 2004)
A number of essays in N. Weeks (ed), Reflected Light, 2005.
Galatians (Evangelical Press Study Commentary series, 2006)
Two essays in Love Rules, Banner of Truth, 2007.
Theological Controversies in the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales,
1865-1915 (Edwin Mellen, 2008).
Theological Liberalism: ‘A Handful of Pebbles’ (Covenanter Press, now republished by the Banner of Truth, 2008)
John Calvin: Man of God’s Word, Written and Preached (Banner of Truth, 2011).
Lamp unto my Feet, Christian Focus, 2013.
Aneityum, Morning Star Publications, 2014.
‘Australian Religious Press’ in Bridget Griffen-Foley, A Companion to the Australian Media, Australian Scholarly Press, 2014.
Have written many articles and reviews for Banner of Truth and Australian Presbyterian, and articles for the Reformed Theological Review (on ‘Was Rahab’s Lie a Sin? January-April 1995’, ‘The Free Offer of the Gospel’ April 2000; and ‘John Geddie, John Inglis and the
Evangelisation of Aneityum, 1848-1859′ August 2001; ‘Calvin and the Jews’, December 2009, and ‘Augustine’s View of History, August 2012)
Essays on ‘Calvin’s View of Scripture’ to C. R. Thomas (ed), Evangelism and the Reformed Faith, 1980; and on ‘Abortion’, ‘Homosexuality’, ‘Church-State Relations’, and ‘The History of
Freemasonry’ in various booklets put out by the Church and Nation Committee of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria.
Wrote the entry on R. J. H. McGowan in the Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals (ed. by Timothy Larsen, IVP, 2003).