I undertook doctoral research at the University of Aberdeen, supervised by Professor Tom Greggs (Marischal Chair of Divinity). My thesis (recently submitted) was on the pneumatological and eschatological methodology of Dietrich Bonoheffer's ecclesiology.
I am an ordained priest in the Church of England and before coming to Aberdeen I served as a member of clergy at St Stephen's, Twickenham in the Diocese of London. Prior to ordination I worked in the City of London as a corporate real estate lawyer for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. I hold undergraduate degrees in history and theology from the University of Edinburgh and St Mellitus College, London respectively, and postgraduate degrees in law and theology from Nottingham Law School, The Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, and King's College London, respectively.
Outside of theology and the church my interests include: Liverpool FC, crime novels, food, wine, golf, and rekindling a passion for running. I am married to Naomi and have two young daughters, Lois and Sophie-Joan.
In the most general terms, my research focusses on the Christian doctrine of the church and in particular on what the church is, and where the church is. My wider research interests include: major doctrinal loci, especially the doctrines of God, the Holy Spirit, and the Last Things; theological hermeneutics; modern Protestant German thought, in particular the figure of Dietrich Bonhoeffer; homilectics; and missiology.
In the forthcoming (2017/18) academic year, I will be co-ordinating and teaching the following courses:
- DR2066 - Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
- DR2067 - Theology from Jesus to Calvin: The History of Christian Thought
- DR302C/DR402C - Encounters with Great Theologians: The Christian Doctrine of the Church
- Further Info
'Mis-Locating the Church: The Ecclesiological Legacy of the Reformation', Society for the Study of Theology, Notingham University, April 2017.
'The Methodologically Torn Church: A Bonhoefferian Response', Reading Bonhoeffer for the Life of the Church, St. John's College, Durham University, September 2016.