A little about me
I was born, raised and educated in Australia. I read mathematics, physics then theology at Murdoch University in Western Australia. In 1991, I began my first work in Christian development as part of a multi-national team in Malawi. One of the team came from Wales and Wendy went on to became my wife in 1993. During the last 25 years we have lived in various countries, 10 further years of which have been in Africa doing a range of rural Christian ministry and theological education. Most recently we lived in Kitwe along with Julu, Kathleen, Taliesin and Talitha (our four children) where I held various teaching and management roles from 2011 to 2015 at the United Church of Zambia theological college. Since joining St Padarn’s, I have been one of the tutors in St Asaph diocese. Most of my current role is directed towards working hand-in-hand with the diocese to prepare candidates for licensed ministry in the Church in Wales. I also do occasional teaching on biblical interpretation, ethics and Christian mission.
Outside of work, when I am not enjoying time with Wendy and the crew, my favourite activities are: learning new things, experimenting with computers and playing table-top games (which my youngest daughter describes as staring at bits of cardboard ).
My Research interests
My primary areas of research have been in the gospels and Acts. I have a special interest in biblical hermeneutics, mission and ethics.
2014. Revised Charismatic Worship Guidelines for the United Church of Zambia. Kitwe: UCZ University College.
2012. The Joys and Dangers of Ethics in John's Gospel. In Rethinking the Ethics of John.
WUNT I. vol. 291. J. G. van der Watt & R. Zimmermann, Eds. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. 264-289
1998. The ARCDP Base-line Survey. Patongo: Emmanuel International.