I am a Christian theologian, working at the intersection of the Bible and theology. My research has three major aims. First, to retrieve insights from the history of biblical interpretation and theology to renew contemporary theology. My first book, God and the Teaching of Theology (Notre Dame, 2019), retrieves premodern commentary on 1 Corinthians 1-4 to address the nature and task of theological education today.
Second, and more ambitiously, to overcome the (relatively) recent division between biblical studies and theology that has done injury to both sides. A second book, tentatively titled Resurrection from the Dead: Prefigured Eschatology in Scripture and Theology, will apply insights in literary biblical interpretation to revise modern eschatology, recovering and redeveloping a premodern “figural eschatology.”
Third, to enrich my own Pentecostal heritage by learning from the wider Christian tradition, especially its Reformed, Lutheran, and Catholic streams, and to pose Pentecostal questions to those traditions in turn. I have published articles on Word and Spirit in Lutheran, Reformed and Pentecostal theology in Scottish Journal of Theology and elsewhere. In the longer-term, I will write a book evaluating contemporary Pentecostal theology against the background of historic Christian theology.
I am a Part-time Instructor in Religion and Theology at Redeemer University College (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada); Adjunct Professor at Horizon College and Seminary (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan); Research Scholar at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto; and Fellow of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (Cambridge, UK).
This blog is a space for me to collect thoughts and quotes, interacting with theological ideas I encounter along the journey.
A copy of my CV is available here (.pdf).
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