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.
- Church History
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
- 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
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.
- Old Testament Exegesis
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. John Owen Butler
The Rev. John Owen Butler serves as the senior pastor of Grace Church Buderim (WPC), in Queensland, Australia. A Presbyterian minister and a native of the USA, Mr. Butler has been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years, serving as a pastor, military chaplain, and a missionary. In addition to his ministerial work, he has been an acting principal and lecturer for a theological college in Australia, an adjunct instructor in history and government for a university in the USA, and an adjunct lecturer in church history for Equip Gospel Ministries in Kuala Lumpur since 2013.
- Church history: Apostolic through Continental Reformation; English Reformation through Modern Church History; Reformation History.
- Church Government: Presbyterian Church Government
- Worship: Reformed Liturgics
- Pastoral Care
III. Educational Qualifications
Doctor of Theology studies (incomplete)
Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Focus: Homiletics/Church History
Master of Divinity
Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Bachelor of Science
Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, Texas, USA
Majors: Radio/TV Broadcasting, History
IV. Ministry Experience
Grace Christian Church (WPC), Buderim, Queensland, Australia
June 2017 – present
Heritage Presbyterian Church (PCA), Edmond, Oklahoma, USA
February 2012–September 2015
Beal Heights Presbyterian Church (PCA), Lawton, Oklahoma, USA
March 1989 – January 2012
Oklahoma Army National Guard
November 1989 – June 1998
Tchula Presbyterian Church (PCA), Tchula, Mississippi, USA
August 1986 – March 1989
Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), Houston, Texas, USA
July 1985 – July 1986
Director of Evangelism
Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCA), Greenville, Texas, USA
September 1981 – May 1982
V. Teaching Experience
Acting Principal and Lecturer
Sunshine Coast Theological College
Buderim, Queensland, Australia
June – December 2016
Missionary intern (short-term) with Mission to the World
Fill-in for principal while on sabbatical
Administrator / Lecturer in Old and New Testaments.
Adjunct Lecturer in Church History
Equip Gospel Ministries, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
April 2013 – present
Th.L. Program, CH 201 & 202, 206. With approval of Australian College of Theology
Taught in person, intensive.
Adjunct Instructor in History and Government
Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma, USA
August –December 2004; August 2009 – May 2012; January 2016 – present
Undergraduate US History, Pre- & Post-1865; Western Civilization I & II; Church History (special topic); American Federal Government
Taught in person and online
Teaching Elder (Minister) in good standing, Queensland Presbytery, Westminster Presbyterian Church of Australia.
Teaching Elder (Minister) in good standing, North Texas Presbytery, Presbyterian Church in America. Labouring out of bounds in Australia.
Chairman, Mission to the World Committee, North Texas Presbytery, February 2008-February 2014
Stated Clerk, Mid-America Presbytery, PCA, May 1992 – May 2001; Interim Stated Clerk, North Texas Presbytery, PCA, March 2010 – August 2010.
Broadcast Radio: I have worked as a DJ, announcer, producer, program director, and operations manager for several commercial and public stations in northeast TX, 1975-1981.
Amateur Radio Operator, General Class License: KF5MDW
Volunteer in Emergency Management, City of Altus, Oklahoma – Leader, Virtual Operations Support Team
Volunteer, National Weather Service Forecast Office, Norman, Oklahoma
Rev. Dr. Flavien Pardigon
The Rev. Dr Flavien Pardigon was born and raised in southern France. He received his L.Th. and M.Th. from the Faculté Libre de Théologie Réformée in Aix-en-Provence and his Ph.D. in historical and theological studies from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America, Flavien’s ministry is to train and disciple church leaders in the emerging world. He currently works as a Tutor in Biblical Studies with the John Owen Centre. He is married with five children.
- Systematic Theology
- Biblical Theology
- Exegesis (NT, OT)
- Presuppositional Apologetics
III. Educational Qualifications
2008 PhD in Theological and Historical Studies, Westminster Theological Seminary, (Philadelphia, PA).
1997 MTh in Systematic Theology, Faculté Libre de Théologie Réformée (Aix-en- Provence, France).
1993 LTh Pastoral, Faculté Libre de Théologie Réformée (Aix-en-Provence, France).
1990 Baccalauréat C (theoretical science), mention Assez Bien.
1989 Baccalauréat D (experimental science), mention Assez Bien.
IV. Ministry Experience
A. Church ministry
2004- Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (member of Philadephia Metro West Presbytery).
2002-2003 Ruling Elder, Calvary PCA, Willow Grove, PA.
2000-2002 Pastoral intern, Calvary PCA (Willow Grove, PA), with a focus on Christian education.
1994-1995 Assistant Chaplain in the Marine Nationale (Toulon, France).
1993-1994 Assistant Pastor with focus on the weekly worship service (leading and preaching) and youth ministry at Eglise Réformée Evangélique Indépendante (Berre l’Etang, France).
1989-1991, Youth group leader at various Eglises Réformées Evangéliques Indépendantes
1993-1994, (Southern France).
B. Theological education
2016- Tutor in Biblical Studies, John Owen Centre (London Seminary), London, UK.
2015- Guest Lecturer in Apologetics, Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington DC, USA.
2015-2016 MTh supervisor in Apologetics/Missiology, Faculté Jean Calvin, Aix-en-Provence, France.
2014- Lecturer in New Testament Greek exegesis, Equip (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).
2012-2013 Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology, Faculté Jean Calvin (Aix-en-Provence, France).
2012 Guest Lecturer in Systematic Theology, International Reformed Evangelical Seminary (Jakarta, Indonesia).
2011, 2012 Public lectures in Biblical Theology, Messiah’s Cathedral (GRII; Jakarta, Indonesia).
2011, 2013 Guest Lecturer, ministerial training program of the Presbyterian Church of Bangladesh (Gadzipur, Bangladesh).
2009-2010 Lecturer in Systematic and Biblical Theology, Institut de Théologie Evangélique du Sénégal (Dakar, Senegal).
2009 Guest Lecturer in Biblical Studies, North African LTh program (Tunis, Tunisia).
2008- Professor at large, Institut de Théologie de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (Djilass, Senegal).
2008 Guest Lecturer in Systematics at Elias Riggs Training Center (Sofia, Bulgaria).
2001 Guest Lecturer in Apologetics, Institut Farel (Montréal, Quebec).
2000-2004 Teaching Assistant in Apologetics, Systematic Theology and Ethics, Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia, PA).
1995-1996 Teaching Assistant in Systematic Theology, Faculté Libre de Théologie Réformée (Aix-en-Provence, France).
Paul Against the Idols: The Areopagus Speech as Anti-Idol Polemic (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, forthcoming).
Review of John Piper, A Peculiar Glory: How the Christian Scriptures Reveal Their Complete Truthfulness (Wheaton: Crossway, 2016), Themelios 41.3 (Dec. 2016), pp. 553-55.
Review of Christopher M. Hays and Christopher B. Ansberry, eds., Evangelical Faith and the Challenge of Historical Criticism (London: SPCK; Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013), Themelios 39.3 (Nov. 2014), pp. 583-85.
“Areopagus Speech” and “Theology of Religions,” Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, edited by George T. Kurian (Blackwell, 2012).
“Cornelius Van Til,” Encyclopedia of Christian Literature, edited by George T. Kurian (Rowman, 2010).
French translation of Calvin K. Cummings, The Covenant of Grace: A Key to Understanding the Bible (GCP, 1989): L’alliance de grâce (ITAO, 2009).
The post-mortem edition of Dr. McKendree Langley, “Revolution and Reformation,” Reformatsiata: Istoria i Sbremenni Izmerenia (Sofia: Nov Bulgarski Universitet, 2007).
A revised and augmented English translation of Calvin’s ‟Christ la fin de la loi” in collaboration with Dr. David B. Garner: “Christ the End of the Law,” The Practical Calvinist: An introduction to the Presbyterian and Reformed Heritage, edited by Peter Lillback (Mentor, 2002).
Review of Dominique Tassot, La Bible au risque de la science: de Galilée au Père Lagrange (Paris: François-Xavier de Guibert, 1997), La Revue Réformée 201-1998/5.
VI. Professional Memberships
2015- Tyndale Fellowship
2013- Professional Association of Diving Instructors
2008- Evangelical Theological Society
2008- Society of Biblical Literature
2006- Association Francophone Européenne de Théologiens Évangéliques
Rev. Paul Thompson
Rev Paul Thompson met his Malaysian wife, Yu Li, at Oak Hill seminary in London eighteen years ago. After many years in church ministry, Paul engaged in further study, receiving a master’s degree in theology from Union School of Theology and Chester University. God willing, he hopes to conclude his PhD into Pauline Slavery in 2021. Afterwards, Paul and Yu Li plan to move to Malaysia with OMF for both the gospel and the food!
Paul is passionate about training church leaders for biblical ministry in Malaysia. Our theology, what we know and understand of God, is always at the centre of why we do what we do. The Bible is our source, the gospel of Jesus Christ our motivation, and we pray for the Spirit to empower our efforts to transform lives for God’s glory. Paul also enjoys good food, playing the Dominion strategy board game, and is a half-hearted fan of Liverpool FC.
Rev. Dr. Bill Salier
The Reverend Doctor Bill Salier is currently the Principal of Youthworks College. Youthworks College trains anyone who understand the truth that young people matter to God for children’s and youth ministry and also runs the Year 13 Gap year programme.
Bill became a follower of Jesus in his late teens, started his main working life as a primary school teacher before some further study led to him becoming a Minister in the Anglican church.
After 3 years working in a church in Sydney’s southwest, Bill was appointed to the staff of Moore College in Sydney. He completed his doctoral studies at Cambridge University and has a special interest in John’s Gospel. Bill taught in the New Testament department at Moore for 19 years and was the Vice Principal from 2007-2014. He started work at Youthworks in 2015.
Bill is married to Sue and they have three daughters, Talitha, Anna and Bella. The family go to church at St Barnabas Anglican Church, in inner Sydney. The whole family enjoy reading, movies, the beach and chocolate. Bill likes to walk long distances and help people to better know Jesus and make him known.