Faculty

Rev Dr Paul Thompson
Academic Dean

Originally from the UK, Dr Paul trained for ministry twenty years ago with Oak Hill Bible College, London, where he also met his Malaysian wife, Yu Li. After eight years in local church ministry in West London, Paul switched to studying to prepare for future ministry in Malaysia. A MTh in Theology & Hermeneutics and a PhD in New Testament with Union School of Theology in Wales followed. Paul has been teaching for Equip since 2021, initially online during the pandemic, and in person since he and his wife relocated to Malaysia in April 2022. Paul teaches New Testament and Theology subjects, and now serves as Equip’s Academic Dean, with overall responsibility for the Equip’s degree programme.

Publication
Pauline Slave Welfare in Historical Context: An Equality Analysis. WUNT II/570. Tübingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck, 2023.

Adjunct Faculty

Rev. Dr. Michael P Jensen

The Rev. Dr Michael P Jensen has taught theology in the UK, Malaysia, and Australia, and is the author of Martyrdom and Identity: The Self on Trial (2010) among other works. He is currently the Rector of St Mark’s Darling Point Anglican Church in Sydney, Australia and was formally a professor of theology at Moore Theological College, Sydney. He is working on books on Anglican theology and theological anthropology. 

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II. Subjects

  • Doctrine
  • Apologetics
  • Church History
  • Ethics

 

III. Educational Qualifications

2009                        Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford

2006                        Master of Studies, University of Oxford

2006                        Master of Theology, With Merit (Moore College)

1999                        Diploma of Ministry (Moore College)

1999                        Bachelor of Divinity, Honours 1 (Moore College)

1992                        Bachelor of Arts, Honours 1 (University of Sydney)

2001                        Priested at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney

2000                        Deaconed at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney

 

IV. Ministry Experience

2013 –                    Rector, St Mark’s Anglican Church, Darling Point
2003-13                  Lecturer in Theology, Moore Theological College
2006-8                    Part-time Tutor, Wycliffe Hall
2000-4                    Church Planter/ Pastor, FIX Church, St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney

  1. Chaplain, St Andrew’s Cathedral School, Sydney

1993-5                   English Master, Sydney Grammar School

 

V. Current Research

The Human Story  – a study of theological anthropology through the lens of literary genres

The Doctrine of Creation – an introductory text for theological students

Reformation Anglican worship and doctrine

 

VI. Publications

A. Books

Is Forgiveness Really Free? Good Book Company: London, 2013

Pieces of Eternity Acorn Press: Melbourne, 2013

My God, My God: Is Believing Still Possible? Century Eugene, Oregon: Cascade (forthcoming)

Reformation Anglican Worship Grand Rapids: Baker (forthcoming)

(as editor) The Church and the Trinity: Essays in Honour of Robert C Doyle Sydney: Aquila Press (forthcoming)

How to Write a Theology Essay Latimer: Nottingham, 2012

Sydney Anglicanism: An Apology Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2012,

(as editor) True Feelings: Perspectives on the Emotions in Christian Life and Ministry Nottingham: Apollos, 2012

Martyrdom and Identity Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2010

(with Bp Tom Frame) Defining Convictions and Decisive Commitments: The Thirty-Nine Articles in Contemporary Anglicanism Canberra: Barton Books, 2010

You: An Introduction Kingsford: Matthias Media, 2008

 

B. Journal Articles & book Chapters

“‘Humble and Hearty Thanks’: Some Reflections on the Book of Common Prayer and the Lost Art of Thanksgiving” in St Mark’s Review (forthcoming)

“Theology and the Future of Humanity” in T. Cairney (ed),Theology and the Future (forthcoming)

 “Alfred Tennyson and Helen Garner in an Age of Doubt” in Quadrant, Vol LVI Number 5, May 2012

“On Being Moved: A Theological Anthropology of the Emotions” in M.P. Jensen, ed., True Feelings, Nottingham: Apollos, 2012, p. 165-184

 “The KJV turns 400, but who cares?” in G. Clarke, ed., The King James at 400, Sydney: Bible Society Australia, 2012

“The Creature who Learns” in T. Cairney et al, New Perspectives on Anglican Education, Anglican Education Commission, 2011, p. 41-58

“Theology and the Future of Humanity: Smith’s White Teeth and Paul’s Galatians” in CASE, 28, 2011

“Is Ned Flanders a Violent Man?” in Quadrant, Vol LV, no. 3, March 2011

“ ‘In my judgement’: Christian ethics in 1 Corinthians”, in B.Rosner, ed., The Wisdom of the Cross: Exploring 1 Corinthians, Nottingham: Apollos, 2011, p. 182-201

“Imitating Paul, Imitating Christ: How does imitation work as a moral concept?” in Churchman 124/1, 2010, 17-37

“Figuring Calvin: Calvin’s hermeneutics (almost) five centuries on” in M.D. Thompson, ed., Engaging With Calvin, Nottingham: Apollos,2010

(With G. Clarke and A. Cameron) “Towards a Christian Understanding of the Concept of Human ‘Community’, with Special Reference to the Praxis of a Non-Government Human Services Delivery Organisation.” Evangelical Review of Society and Politics 3, no. 2, 2009, p.22-41.

“In Spirit and In Truth – Can Charles Taylor help the Woman at the Well find her authentic self?” in Studies in Christian Ethics 21/3, 2008, 325-341

Krisis? Kritik? – Judgement and Jesus in the Theology of Rowan Williams” in M. Russell, ed, On Rowan Williams Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2008

“The Christian Revolution: Liberty” in Churchman 122/2, 2008, 147-158

“The Christian Revolution: Equality” in Churchman 122/3, 2008, 243-250

“The Christian Revolution: Fraternity” in Churchman 122/4, 2008, 331-342

“Mission Recalibrated – Chris Wright’s The Mission of God’ in Anvil 24/4, 2007, 279-288

“The Genesis of Hell: Eternal Torment in the Consciousness of Early Christianity” in Reformed Theological Review 65/3 December 2006 132-148

“Left Behind? Christian Eschatology and Society in the Age of Terror” in Reformed Theological Review 63/3 December 2004

“Is There Anything in What We Say? A Trinitarian Response to the Challenge of Postmodernism” in Reformed Theological Review 60/1 April 2001, 18-30

“The Gospel of Creation” in Reformed Theological Review 59/3 Dec 2000, 130-140.

“Sublime Depravity: Human Nature and the Arts” in Kategoria 14 Winter 1999, 25-40

“May Our Literature Save Us” in Kategoria 9 Autumn 1998, 9-34

“Simply Reading the Geneva Bible” in Literature and Theology 9/1 March 1995, 30-45

 

C. Other Writing (select list)

Monthly column in Eternity magazine (published by the Bible Society, Aust. circulation 100,000) 2010-

 “Christ Abolished Death: John Stott (1921-2011)” at http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2011/08/01/3283028.htm

“For and Against Fundamentalism” at http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2010/10/25/3047789.htm

“Martyrdom as an Affirmation of Life” at http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2010/08/03/2972380.htm

“Ethics Classes can lead Children to Faith”, Sydney Morning Herald, 20/10/2010

“1989 – A decisive no to evil”, Sydney Morning Herald, 9/11/2009

“The forgotten John Calvin” The Australian, 25/6/2009

“Thanks Mr Hitchens”, Sydney Morning Herald, 5/10/2009

“In Defence of Doctrine”, The Briefing, 2009

 “Take care: Words at work” The Briefing, 2007

“The Very Practical Doctrine of the Trinity” The Briefing, 2000

Regular contributor to www.sydneyanglicans.net (Sydney Diocese Website) 2008-

Numerous articles in diocesan newspaper, Southern Cross, 2000-

 

D. Reviews (select list)

“Review of P.Middleton, Martyrdom: A Guide for the Perplexed”, in Journal of Religious History (forthcoming)

“Review of Michael L. Budde and Karen Scott, eds., Witness of the Body – The Past, Present, and Future of Christian Martyrdom, in Journal of Church and State (forthcoming)

“Review of S. Hendrix, ed, Early Protestant Spirituality”  in St Mark’s Review, no 213 Aug 2010, p. 85-87

“Review of R.Williams, Wrestling with angels: conversations in modern theology” in Churchman, 123 no 3 Aug 2009, p. 277-279

“Review of J. Ratzinger, Values in a time of upheaval” in Anvil, 25 no 3 2008, p. 229-230

“Review of B. Brock, Singing the ethos of God: on the place of Christian ethics in Scripture” in Anvil, 25 no 1 2008, p. 68-69

Review of E.Castelli, Martyrdom and Memory” in Studies of Christian Ethics 20.1 (2007) p. 125-6

“Review of D. Deme, The Christology of Anselm of Canterbury” in Reformed Theological Review, 66 no 1 Ap 2007, p. 58-59

“Review of K. Vanhoozer, The drama of doctrine: a canonical-linguistic approach to Christian theology” in Anvil, 24 no 3 2007, p. 227-228

“Review of M.D. Thompson, A clear and present word: the clarity of scripture”  in Anvil, 24 no 4 2007, p. 309

 

E. Public Lectures and Speaking Engagements (Select list)​​​​​​​

Speaker, Leaders in Training Youth Conference, Youthworks, 2012

New College Lecture, Univ. of NSW, 2011: White Teeth and the New Humanity

The Ken Cable Lecture, Univ. of Sydney, 2011: Gratitude and the BCP

Guest Lecturer, Balkan Institute for Faith and Culture, Republic of Macedonia, 2011

Guest Lecturer of the Faculty of Politics, University of SS Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia, 2011

Wollongong Region Clergy Conference, 2011

Speaker, Barnabas Conference for School Chaplains 2011

Speaker, Adelaide City Bible Forum evangelistic event, 2011

Speaker, Northern Tasmania Bible Forum, Latrobe, 2010

Guest Lecturer and Speaker, University of Tasmania Christian Union, 2010

Broadcast Talks for Radio 2CH, 2010-

“On Being Human” – Seminar given at Abbotsleigh School, Nowra Anglican College, Rouse Hill, Thomas Hassall College, Broughton Anglican College, Inaburra Baptist School, Macarthur Anglican School, 2009-11

Rev. Dr. Andrew Reid

Andrew Reid is the Principal of the Evangelical Theological College of Asia (ETCAsia) in Singapore. He and his wife, Heather, are parents to two married sons. Andrew was converted to Christ at 18, studied at Moore Theological College, and with his wife, Heather, has enjoyed lifelong involvement in student ministry through the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (AFES). He has pastored churches in Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne and loves writing books that attempt to make the Old Testament accessible for Christians who don’t really know how it fits with their faith in Christ. Andrew also serves as a member of The Gospel Coalition Australia Editorial Panel as Editor for the Ministry, Training and Leadership channel.

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II. Subjects

  • Old Testament Exegesis
  • Hermeneutics

III. Educational Qualifications

ThD (Ridley College, Melbourne, 2010)

MA (English Literature/Hermeneutics; 1994, Macquarie University)

Postgraduate Diploma of Ancient Documentary Studies (1987, Macq)

BD (Moore Theological College/Univ London, 1980)

ThL (Moore Theological College/Australian College of Theology, 1980)

 

IV. Ministry Experience

Lead Pastor, Holy Trinity Doncaster (2010–July 2016)

Lecturer at Ridley Melbourne in Old Testament, Hermeneutics, and Hebrew; Coordinator of the School of Biblical Theology and Preaching (2005–2010)

Church Planter and Lead Pastor of Curtin Community Church, Perth (2000–2004)

Senior Pastor at St Matthews, Shenton Park (1994–1998)

Anglican Chaplain to Macquarie University (1991–1993)

Staffworker (1983) and then National Director of the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (1983–1990)

Curate, St Bede’s, Beverly Hills (1981–1982)

 

V. Major Publications

Postcard from Palestine (Sydney: Matthias Media, 1987, 1989).

Commentaries on Genesis (2000), Exodus (2014), 1 and 2 Samuel (1993), and Daniel (1989, 1993) in the Reading the Bible Today series (AIO/Aquila).

Interactive Bible Studies for Matthias Media on Isaiah, Daniel, Jonah, Exodus 1–18 and Exodus 19–40.

Apologetics (Sydney: Moore Theological College, 1995). For Moore Theological College external courses.

Currently Andrew is working on…

  • Two volumes on Teaching Samuel (Proclamation Trust/Mentor)
  • A book on The Five Looks, a method of interpreting the Bible (Langham Publications)
  • A commentary on Judges and Ruth (AIO).

 

VI. Other Interests

Andrew has been a board member/director of the following organisations: AFES, The Gospel Coalition Australia, Ministry Training Strategy (VIC), Ridley Preachers’ Conference (Chair); Trinity Theological College (Perth).

Adjunct Lecturer at: Trinity Theological College (Perth); School of Christian Studies (Macquarie University); Melbourne School of Theology

International Facilitator for Langham Preaching.

Member of the Tyndale Fellowship.

Andrew regularly teaches for the Centre for Expository Preaching and Equip Gospel Ministries in Malaysia.

Rev Dr Kyle Essary

Dr Kyle holds a PhD in biblical studies and focuses his research on Old Testament narrative, cultural identity in Genesis, and biblical theology. He grew up in the United States, although he has also lived in Yemen, China, and for more than a decade—Malaysia. He is married to Jamie, and God has blessed them with four children. He serves as a lecturer in biblical studies for several seminaries in SE Asia, was the church planting pastor of Covenant Baptist Church in Melaka, and currently serves as an elder at Gospel City Church in Kuala Lumpur.

Rev Dr Willis (Bill) Salier

Dr Bill currently works as a consultant with Gafcon, facilitating a network of theological colleges within the Anglican communion. He is also on the Council of the Gospel Coalition Australia. He has been a primary school teacher and worked as an ordained Anglican minister in Sydney’s southwest. He lectured in New Testament at Moore College, Sydney and was recently the Principal of Youthworks College. He loves Jesus, John’s Gospel, and thinking about teaching and learning. He is married with three daughters and is a member of St Barnabas’ Anglican Church, Broadway. His spare time is spent walking and listening to podcasts.

Publications
The Rhetorical Impact of the Semeia in the Gospel of John. WUNT 2.186; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2004.
‘John: the Gospel of Unbelief’, chapter 14 in The Impact of Jesus of Nazareth: historical, theological and pastoral perspectives. Edited by Peter Bolt. Sydney: SCD Press, 2019.
‘What Matters in Global Theological Education?’, The Global Anglican (March, 2023), pp. 37-49.

Rev Elliot Ku

Rev Elliot Ku is a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Australia and currently serves at GracePoint Presbyterian Church. He was born and raised in Malaysia for many years before his family moved to Sydney Australia. Elliot loves his calling as a pastor and enjoys seeing the Gospel applied and lived out. In addition to pastoring, Elliot serves as a Lecturer in Church History at Christ College, Sydney. He is married to Sherilyn and they have a beautiful daughter together.

Publication
Lifting Eyes and Awakening Hearts: Augustine and the Essential Work of Preaching to Stir and Stimulate Joy, Gospel Leadership, March 2022.

Reach, Reflect, and Rest: An Invitation by St Augustine from Psalm 4. Stimulus: The New Zealand Journal of Christian Thought and Practice 27, no.1 (May 2020: 41-47)

Dr Peter Lau

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Australia, Dr Peter, along with his wife and three children, lived in Malaysia for eight years. During their time there, he taught at Seminari Theoloji Malaysia (STM) and they attended SIB Seremban, Pantai Baptist Church and CDPC Puchong. Currently based in Sydney, he teaches for Equip and STM and serves as an adjunct lecturer at SMBC. Two afternoons a week he also works as a medical general practitioner. His PhD was earned from the University of Sydney and his writing interests encompass Ruth, Esther, Ezekiel, Psalms and Ecclesiastes. Presently, he’s working on a commentary on Chronicles.

Publications
The Book of Ruth. NICOT. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2023.

Chris Wong

Chris practices law and is a partner in her own legal firm in Petaling Jaya. After her law degree, she obtained her Masters in Christian Studies from Malaysia Bible Seminary and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Theology from the Asian Graduate School of Theology.

She has accreditation in the highest level E of Biblical Hebrew Grammar and has also completed a course reading selected texts in particular that of Isaiah with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has also obtained accreditation in Biblical Aramaic and audited the complete course in Biblical Greek with the same University. This has engendered in her a further interest in the Septuagint.

She has been giving various bible studies to church goers in Biblical Hebrew since 2016. So, in between her ‘lawyering’ and biblical studies, she delights in gardening and delving into biblical archaeology.