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KLC Research Fellows

A – M

Below you will find profiles and important links for our KLC Research Fellows. The Fellows are grouped alphabetically by last name and this page contains letters A – M. We will be updating this page regularly as new Fellows are inducted. For links to Events, Publications and other Resources produced by KLC Fellows, head over to the KLC Fellows Publications, Resources and Events Page. KLC has different categories of Fellows. Note that some of our categories are still under discussion.

Dr Peter Altmann

Associate Fellow

Peter grew up in Reno, NV and studied German (B.A.) and Theology (M.Div) in Seattle, WA. He worked briefly as an investment consultant in Austria before a stint with a church in South Africa. Since doctoral studies in Old Testament at Princeton Seminary, he has worked as a researcher and instructor in Hebrew Bible at the University of Zurich (Switzerland), though he now resides back in Reno, where he is deeply involved in nonprofit work with urban young adults. He does his best to take advantage of Reno’s sunny weather to play tennis and hike in the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains. Peter’s research has focused around two topics: meals and economics. His dissertation appeared as “Festive Meals in Ancient Israel: (2011), which has been followed by publications on feasting, famine, and related topics. In “Economics in Persian-Period Biblical Texts” (2016) he investigates ancient economics, especially in the Persian period of Ezra and Nehemiah. He is branching out into a new area in a new project on views of the Law/Torah in Persian and Hellenistic-period Judean communities.

Dr Jorella Andrews

Associate Fellow

Jorella Andrews is Professor of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. Having trained as a fine artist, and with a pre-academic background in video production and international television sales, her academic work examines relationships among philosophical inquiry, the image-world, and art practice particularly in terms of their impacts on lived experience. Key publications on these topics include ‘Interviewing Images: How Visual Research Using IPA (Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis) Can Illuminate the Change-Making Possibilities of Place, Space, and Dwelling (2020) and two monographs, The Question of Painting: Rethinking Thought with Merleau-Ponty and Showing Off! A Philosophy of Image (2018 and 2014, both Bloomsbury). She is now writing a book exploring the role of aesthetics in the stewardship of public space which links her philosophical interests with her work-based civic engagement work. Alongside her curiosity in diverse aspects of twentieth-century and contemporary visual and material culture, Jorella has written on Dutch seventeenth-century art and on issues at the intersection of art and religion. Jorella advocates for visual culture and art history beyond academia. She is a Trustee of the Association for Art History, editor of the Visual Cultures as… series (Sternberg Press/MIT), and has written two art books for a general readership: This is Cézanne (2015) and This is Rembrandt (2016). In her spare time, Jorella co-facilitates a local faith-based arts forum with the artist Walter Hayn and is Chair of Albion Millennium Green Trust, which stewards a small, award-winning public green space in south-east London. She also continues to draw and make art. Jorella is a member of the KLC Arts Hub.

Dr Jonathan W. Arnold

Associate Fellow

Jonathan Arnold currently serves as associate professor of theological studies at Cedarville University. Prior to arriving at Cedarville, he directed the research doctoral studies programs and designed and directed an undergraduate honors program at two different institutions of Christian higher education. His research and writing interests have focused on the early modern era of historical theology and the philosophical and theological foundations of teaching and learning. He holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford where he has been a visiting fellow at the Oxford Centre for Baptist Studies. He also serves as a fellow of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, a member of the Scripture and the University Seminar, and part of the Hub for Innovative Pedagogy.

Dr Bruce Ashford

Senior Research Fellow

Bruce Riley Ashford is a professor, speaker, columnist, speech writer, and political consultant. He is a columnist for First Things Magazine and is the author or co-author of nine books, including The Doctrine of Creation (IVP, 2020), The Gospel of Our King (Baker, 2019), Letters to an American Christian (B&H, 2018), One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics (B&H, 2015), and Every Square Inch: An Introduction to Cultural Engagement for Christians (Lexham, 2015). You can find out more at bruceashford.net.

Rev Dr Richard E. Averbeck

Associate Fellow

Rev Dr Richard E. Averbeck (Dick) is a Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, USA. In his retirement he continues to speak and teach around the world, but is focusing his time on research and writing in the fields of Old Testament, biblical theology, ANE cuneiform studies, and spiritual formation. He is also part of the content team for The Eden Project. Richard is also a licensed professional counselor and leads a regular Bible study in his local church. He is married to Melinda and they have two sons and two grandsons. His book The Old Testament Law for the Life of the Church: Reading the Torah in the Light of Christ was published by IVP in 2022. Richard is currently writing a commentary on Genesis and writing and editing essays for various multiple author volumes. Melinda and Dick enjoy living in southern Wisconsin and spending time with their sons and grandsons and good Christian friends.

David M. J. Ball

Associate Fellow & Trustee

David Ball is the retired chairman of DB Group Holdings Ltd which he founded in 1970. He was widely involved in business and commerce, notably as a member of the Concrete Society, the British Standards Institution and the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Green Concrete Committee, and acted as advisor to several Engineering societies. His varied interests outside of commerce led to David contributing to education as a Trustee/ Director of Westcott House, Cambridge (2010-2015) and the Founding Governor of Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge; serving as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts Technical Committee, on Historic Church trusts and as Chairman of Cambridge Philharmonic Society – and founding a radio station in Cambridge. David is a minister in the Church of England and a trustee of a number of boards and institutions, including the Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology.

Dr Richard Bauckham

Senior Research Fellow

Richard is a biblical scholar and theologian. His academic work and publications have ranged over many areas of these subjects, including the theology of Jürgen Moltmann, Christology (both New Testament and systematic), eschatology, the New Testament books of Revelation, James, 2 Peter and Jude, Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature, the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, the New Testament Apocrypha, the relatives of Jesus, the early Jerusalem church, the Bible and contemporary issues, and biblical and theological approaches to environmental issues. Until 2007 he was Professor of New Testament Studies at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He retired early in order to concentrate on research and writing, and moved to Cambridge.

Dr Rainer Behrens

Associate Fellow

Rainer is married to Bianca and originally from Ostwestfalen (East-Westfalia), his mother being from Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) – therefore, identity issues are not unfamiliar to him … After studying theology in Krelingen, Münster and Gießen he worked for five years as assistant pastor in the Evangelische Kirche von Westfalen in his hometown of Minden. About 20 years ago he did his PhD in New Testament Studies in Cheltenham. In 2002 he started to work as pastor of Chrischona-Gemeinde Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, at the Lake Constance. Since 2020 he is pastor of Christliche Gemeinschaft Hamburg-Altona. Rainer translated and edited several of the main works by N. T. Wright into German. His passion is bridging the worlds of the academy and the church. He is part of the support team of Urban Mosaic which is about the transformation of fragile cities into Shalom cities (see www.urbanmosaic.net).

Dr David Beldman

Associate Fellow

Dave Beldman is professor of biblical studies (Old Testament) at Missional Training Center. He also serves as a scholar in residence for the Surge Network. He has published extensively on the Old Testament book of Judges, including a commentary (Eerdmans), a monograph (Eisenbrauns), and a short theological introduction for a popular audience (Lexham). He has also done research and writing on Old Testament wisdom. His current project (co-authored with Dru Johnson) is an introductory textbook on the Pentateuch (Baker Academic). Prior to embarking on his academic journey, David did an apprenticeship in the electrical trade and became a journeyman electrician. He has never abandoned his love for working with his hands, and uses them in his spare time to work on vintage motorcycles, among other things. David loves art and music, old things, podcasts, the outdoors and travel, film and fiction, and good food. David resides in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife, Elsie, and their four kids.

Dr Steve Bishop

Associate Fellow

Steve is an independent researcher based in Wales, UK. He maintains the neo-Calvinist website www.allofliferedeemed.co.uk. He is a trustee of Thinking Faith Network. He earned his doctorate at the North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa (2019), supervised by Renato Coletto. He is the co-editor of On Kuyper: A Collection of Readings on the Life, Work & Legacy of Abraham Kuyper (Dordt Press, 2013).

Dr Darrell Bock

Associate Fellow

Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) from 2000 to 2001, served as a consulting editor for Christianity Today, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College and Chosen People Ministries. His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction; serves as a staff consultant for Bent Tree Fellowship Church in Carrollton, TX; and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.

Jon Boyd, PhD

Associate Fellow

Jon Boyd is associate publisher and academic editorial director at InterVarsity Press, where he has served since 2012. He is also the saxophonist in an improvisational rock band, a user of mechanical typewriters and postage stamps, and (with his wife, their daughters, and their cats) a resident of the City of Chicago. He previously worked at North Park University, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and Encyclopædia Britannica. He holds a PhD in history from the Johns Hopkins University, an MA in Old Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a BA in history from the University of Michigan.

Dr Brett Bradshaw

Associate Fellow

Brett is a son of the east Texas Pineywoods, Andrea’s husband, and a father of two daughters, Elizabeth (Ellie) Grace and Emery Joy. A graduate of Regent College, he serves as a director of spiritual formation in Dallas, Texas. Brett is an apprentice in the craft of writing, seeking to be grateful enough for precious things to write well what needs to be written.

Dr Ryan A. Brandt

Associate Fellow

Ryan A. Brandt is Professor of Christian History and Theology at Grand Canyon University. He also serves as managing editor of the Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies. Previously, he taught philosophy and theology at both Christian and secular colleges in Kentucky and Indiana. He is an editor and contributor for the books, Spiritual Formation for the Global Church: A Multi-Denominational, Multi-Ethnic Approach (IVP Academic, 2021) and Theological Interpretation of Scripture as Spiritual Formation (Brill, 2023). He also edited and contributed to volumes and special issues with several journals. His current research interests include spiritual formation, the beatific vision and theosis, contemplation, and theological interpretation of Scripture. He is a member of the Scripture and University Seminar (KLC Scripture Collective). In addition to theological research, he loves gardening, watching baseball and basketball, and astronomy. His wife, Laura, is an architectural-mechanical engineer, and they have two children, Evelyn and Aliya.

Rev Dr Susan Bubbers

Associate Fellow

Susan grew up on the Space Coast of Florida, loving science and the beach. After serving a short time in the secular profession of Systems Analyst, she was called into ordained ministry as an Anglican Priest. Alongside hands-on parish ministry, she continued academic interests including a post-graduate degree in Anglican Studies, a DMin in Spiritual Formation, and a PhD in Sacramental Theology. After serving in a number of parishes and universities, she has served as the Dean of the Center for Anglican Theology since 2012. Her published books are in both the academic field of Eucharistic Theology, and the practical field of Pastoral Care. She continues to write in both arenas for the Church and for the Academy. As the vision statement of the Center says, she is committed to keeping faith deeply rooted in Scripture, and keeping study deeply rooted in faith. She is also committed to practical applications of Scriptural spirituality, including issues of stewardship and animal welfare.

AJ Calhoun

Associate Fellow

AJ leads data and evaluation for Leading on Opportunity, an initiative of Foundation for the Carolinas aimed at advancing economic mobility in his hometown, Charlotte, NC, USA. He holds a master’s in public policy from the University of Chicago, a bachelor’s in urban studies from Furman University, and is a two-time Fulbright Scholarship recipient. Currently, he is completing a master’s at Reformed Theological Seminary where his studies explore the intersections of Reformed theology, urban space, economic justice, and hospitality. He’s a member of KLC’s Economics Research Hub.

Rev Dr Andrew P. Campbell

Associate Fellow & Trustee

Andrew Campbell is Rector of St Patrick’s Broughshane (Parish of Skerry, Rathcavan and Newtowncrommlin) in the Church of Ireland Diocese of Connor. He holds degrees in Ancient History, Byzantine Studies and Theology. In 2017 he was awarded a PhD from Queen’s University Belfast for his research on Nonviolent Atonement Theology under the supervision of Stephen N. Williams. He has served the wider Church of Ireland in various ways, including as visiting lecturer in Anglican Dogmatics at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute. He continues his research into atonement theology, including its relationship to broader topics of justice, violence and sacrifice. Andrew is married to Allison; they have two children, Henry and Charlotte.

Dr Julie Canlis

Associate Fellow

Julie Canlis holds a PhD from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and is the author of Calvin’s Ladder (2010, Templeton Prize) and A Theology of the Ordinary (2017). She and her husband, Matt, ministered in the Church of Scotland for thirteen years and co-founded The Abbey Summer School – a “pop up” seminary that has been running since 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is the Liturgical Director for Trinity Church (Wenatchee, WA), lectures at Whitworth University in their theology MA program, and runs the non-profit Godspeed (livegodspeed.org).

Ricardo Cardenas

Associate Fellow & Book Reviews Editor

Ricardo Cardenas was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He is the branch manager at Anythink Library – a public library in Commerce City – and also serves as lead pastor/elder at Calvary Commerce City, a church plant in northeast Denver. He and his wife Molly have three sweet children: Micah, Amelia and Benjamin. Ricardo received his Bachelor of Arts from North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and his Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary. He enjoys reading, writing, and thinking about public theology, and he is particularly interested in studying Abraham Kuyper’s understanding of common grace as it relates to the life and work of public libraries. Ricardo also cares deeply about planting churches in underserved communities throughout Denver and beyond. Outside of work he enjoys watching baseball, gardening, and of course, reading good books.

Dr Danny Carroll

Associate Fellow

Dr. Carroll is half-Guatemalan and was raised bilingual and bicultural. In his youth, he spent many summers in Guatemala and later taught at El Seminario Teológico Centroamericano in Guatemala City for thirteen years. The realities of Central America sparked Dr. Carroll’s fascination with the Old Testament. The relevance of the biblical text for the challenges of poverty, war, and politics in those developing countries led him to a passionate focus on the Old Testament prophets, Old Testament social ethics, and the social sciences. In addition, his studies in English literature and literary theory have generated an ongoing engagement with literary approaches to the Old Testament and critical studies. Experiences in this country and abroad have led him to a deep appreciation for the unique contributions that ethnic minorities, women, and the global church make to the interpretation of the Old Testament. Before coming to Wheaton, Dr. Carroll taught Old Testament at Denver Seminary for many years and founded a Spanish-language lay training program there. At Wheaton, he tries to model a commitment to connecting careful biblical scholarship with the mission of the church as it engages today’s complex realities. Dr. Carroll has been involved in Hispanic churches and teaching on the Bible and immigration for many years. He has just completed a major commentary on the book of Amos.

Dr Delvyn Case

Associate Fellow

Delvyn Case is a composer, conductor, scholar, writer, and speaker whose works explores the intersections between music and the Christian tradition. His works have been performed by over 80 orchestras, including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony, the Toronto Symphony, and Germany’s Philharmonie Sudwestfalen, as well as by numerous Grammy-winning artists. His writing on the theological dimensions of classical and popular music has appeared in The Christian Century, Sojourners, and The Biblical Mind, various academic publications, and his Patheos blog Alleluia: Music and the Christian Life. He is the founder of Deus Ex Musica, an international ecumenical organization that promotes the use of sacred music as a resource for faith formation. A graduate of Yale and the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Case serves as Associate Professor of Music at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, USA. delvyncase.com

Dr Kylah Clark-Goff

Associate Fellow

Dr. Kylah Clark-Goff is Professor and Dean of the School of Education at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. She is a native of Texas, but has enjoyed living and traveling internationally. She is a graduate of Baylor University as well as Southwestern Seminary, and earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from Texas A&M University. She has more than 19 years of experience in teaching, curriculum development, and leadership in public, private, domestic, and international settings. Her professional interests include brain-based learning, educator preparation, English as a Second Language (ESL), and innovative pedagogy. Kylah loves learning, baking, exercising, and traveling with her family.

Dr Ian Clausen

Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Ian Clausen is the chief editor of Augustinian Studies at the Augustinian Institute and is Assistant Teaching Professor in the Augustine & Culture Seminar Program at Villanova University. As a Marshall scholar he studied theology and ethics under Oliver O’Donovan and received his MTh and PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2014. He is the author of On Love, Confession, Surrender and the Moral Self (Bloomsbury, 2017) and has published on topics of moral agency, conscience, love, and bioethics.

Dr Gerald B. Cleaver

Associate Fellow

Gerald Cleaver is Professor of Physics at Baylor University. He is a member of the High Energy Physics group and head of the Early Universe Cosmology and String Theory (EUCOS) division of Baylor’s Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Engineering Research. Cleaver earned his Ph.D. at Caltech in 1993, where he studied under John H. Schwarz, one of the founders of string theory. Cleaver has written approximately 100 peer-reviewed journal papers and conference proceedings, which have received over 1300 total citations. He is author of four book chapters and an encyclopedia entry, and co-author of one text book. Cleaver is on the Board of Advisors of two corporations: Rampart Communications, Inc., and Space Initiatives, Inc.

Dr Adrian Coates

Associate Fellow

Adrian lives in Cape Town, South Africa, where he works as the deputy director of the Student YMCA Christian Study Centre on the University of Cape Town campus. His commitment to integrating theology, interdisciplinary scholarship and practice was shaped through twenty years of teaching and learning in Youth With A Mission. During this time he completed an undergraduate degree in theology and philosophy with the University of South Africa, and then a Masters theology degree at Regent College in Vancouver, with interdisciplinary and arts concentrations. While a theology lecturer at Cornerstone Institute in Cape Town, he then completed a PhD at UCT in Religious Studies, under the supervision of John de Gruchy, on everyday aesthetic existence and discipleship. He is currently a research fellow in Historical and Constructive Theology at the University of the Free State.

Rev Dr Gareth Cockerill

Associate Fellow

Rev Dr. Gareth Cockerill is Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Wesley Biblical Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. Gary is a gradutate of Southern Wesleyan University, Asbury Theological Seminary, and Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (now Union Presbyterian Seminary). He has written several books, including Hebrews in the New International Commentary on the New Testament (2012). Gary is also interested in the unity of Scripture, the continuing relevance of the Old Testament, cross-cultural interpretation of Scripture, and issues that pertain to the biblical canon. Gary, and his wife Rosa, also served for nine years in Sierra Leone, West Africa. They enjoy their three daughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren.

Senator David Coltart

Senior Research Fellow

Senator David Coltart was born in Zimbabwe and has practised law there since 1983. During his 38 years of practice he has represented many opposition politicians and human rights activists. He founded the Bulawayo Legal Projects Center in 1986, a public interest law institute. He is a founding member of the MDC opposition political party and was elected to Parliament in 2000, 2005 and 2008. Between 2009 and 2013 he was Minister of Education, Sport, Arts & Culture in the government of national unity. In 2016 he published “The Struggle Continues: 50 years of tyranny in Zimbabwe”. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church and a lay preacher. He is married with 4 children.

Elaine Cooper

Associate Fellow

After studying at the University of Cape Town in beautiful South Africa, Elaine made passage to Europe via Italy, Swiss and English L’Abri, and now living in Cambridge, UK with her husband, grown children and grandchildren nearby. Envisioned by the possibility that people of all ages could live meaningfully in the finite present, while relating to an infinite God of love and communication, pointed her toward the field of educational philosophy and epistemology, especially as interpreted in the writings and work of Charlotte Mason (1842-1923) a fine late Victorian Christian educator. She has recently joined the KLC IDG (Inter-Disciplinary Group) in Cambridge.

Peter Copeland

Associate Fellow

Peter Copeland is a husband, son, brother, Ontarian and Canadian. After pursuing graduate school in philosophy, he entered politics and public policy, where he now works as a policy advisor. His background is in business, political theory and philosophy, which he tries to weave into his work as a writer, contributor to think tanks, and Animator at Catholic Conscience: a non-partisan organization devoted to civic formation in Canada. Much of his life has been spent in Southwestern Ontario, though he’s called Vancouver and Montreal home for multiple years. His travels have taken him to Denmark for studies, and Korea to teach english. He enjoys the riches and novelty of different cultures, though Canada will always be home.

Dr Amy Crider

Associate Fellow

Amy Crider is associate professor of Foundations of Education and is the director of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Center for Writing Excellence. She teaches doctoral writing courses, supervises doctoral students, and works with writers from undergraduates to doctoral students, from academic writers to writers in ministry. Amy is passionate about innovative pedagogy in Christian contexts, coaching writing, and spiritual formation in the writing process. She has been married to Joe for 37 years, and they have four children and four grandchildren.

Dr Luis Cruz-Villalobos

Associate Fellow

Luis Cruz-Villalobos, PhD (Santiago de Chile, 1976), is a writer, editor, and psychologist, with an extensive literary production in poetry and academic essays, with more than fifty published books. He is a specialist and postgraduate in clinical psychology. He has devoted himself to the study of resilience and posttraumatic growth, as well as applied hermeneutics, topics on which he based his doctoral research at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where he graduated as Doctor of Philosophy. For 15 years, he was a Presbyterian minister (now retired), and he also served as regional secretary for the Southern Cone of the Latin American Theological Fellowship. He is currently working as a professor and clinical supervisor at the University of Talca (Chile), and conducts psychotherapy for adults and couples. He is a member of the Society of Writers of Chile.

Dr AJ Culp

Associate Fellow

AJ Culp is a dual national of America and Australia, and he currently serves as Lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Languages at Malyon Theological College. He also Co-Chairs the Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar and is Honorary Research Fellow for the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at the University of Queensland. Originally trained in English literature, AJ’s research continues in the tradition of the humanities and its pursuit of big questions. He is particularly interested in how Scripture works as a ‘world-building’ text, wherein people encounter the divine and so become truly human. Most recently, AJ has explored Deuteronomy’s use of memory in this regard (Fortress Academic, 2020).

Tersha De Koning

Associate Fellow

Tersha De Koning is a lawyer interested in criminal, constitutional, and Charter law, at the intersection of which she hopes to practice, publish, and teach. She currently works as a lawyer at Innocence Canada, a non-profit organization that does advocative, exonerative, educative, and reformative work for clients who have been wrongfully convicted of (culpable) homicides, i.e., murder, manslaughter, and infanticide. Tersha attended law school at Queen’s University, where she was a decorated student and mooter and where she served in leadership roles in criminal law, litigation, and advocacy associations. She articled as a clerk at the Superior Court and an ex officio clerk at the Divisional Court. Tersha will be applying for a master’s in law, to specialize in her areas of interest, during the 2022-2023 year. Tersha lives in Canada, where she lives with her family, attends and serves at her local church, and attempts (with sporadic success) to maintain her health, hobbies, and social life.

Rev Dr Bill DeJong

Associate Fellow

Rev Dr Bill DeJong is lead pastor at Blessings Christian Church in Hamilton, ON and adjunct faculty at Redeemer University in Ancaster, ON. A graduate of McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, ON, Bill is the author of Eucharistic Reciprocity: A Practical Theological Inquiry into the Virtue of Gratitude (Wipf and Stock, 2019). He and his wife Kim have four adult sons. Bill enjoys both urban life and wilderness hiking and canoeing.

Rev Dr John DelHousaye

Associate Fellow

Rev Dr John DelHousaye is Professor of Bible and Theology at Arizona Christian University and Theologian-in-Residence with Surge Network and The Spiritual Formation Society of Arizona. He is the author and editor of numerous books, and is currently working on a four-volume, formational commentary on the Gospels. John was born in Los Angeles, California, and completed his PhD under Dr. Donald Hagner at Fuller Seminary but has spent most of his life in the Sonoran Desert. John loves to paint and collaborate with artists. He serves as the elder of spiritual formation at Redemption Alhambra, an inner-city, multicultural church in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr Geoffrey H. Fulkerson

Associate Fellow

Geoffrey H. Fulkerson currently serves as Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Dordt University. He works at the intersection of Christian theology, place, and the church. With over a decade of experience in interdisciplinary scholarship, he is especially enjoys working on collaborative projects that convene multiple people from different locations, skills, and knowledge to address the pressing challenges in the church and the world.

Alastair Furnival

Associate Fellow

Alastair is a Sydney-based consulting economist, specialising in two areas: the efficient finance of social goods; and value-chain maximisation, particularly in international trade. He is a member of KLC’s economics research hub, and is currently undertaking research on the economics of shame and empathy. Alastair holds degrees in literature, finance and theology, and is a Senior Fellow of the PM Glynn Institute at Australian Catholic University.

Dr Jennifer George

Associate Fellow

Jennifer George was born and raised in SriLanka. She is now a Senior Lecturer, Head of Computing Department and leads on accessibility initiatives within Goldsmiths, University of London. She also has extensive experience in transnational quality of curriculum. She has a PhD in design as a research methodology and is fascinated by the story of design in the Bible. Jennifer has been a teacher and lecturer for over 25 years both in SriLanka and UK. Jennifer is married and is mum to a little boy. You may find Jennifer sketching and painting particularly during large, long and intense meetings.

Brandon Giella

Associate Fellow

Brandon Giella is a writer and entrepreneur. He owns Giella Media (giellamedia.com), which aims to be the most efficient marketing firm by embracing simplicity, speed, and smarts. Brandon earned an MA in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and an MBA in finance from the University of Texas at Dallas in which he completed an economics fellowship program. He writes an economics column for Common Good Magazine (commongoodmag.com) and a personal newsletter at brandongiella.com. Follow his work on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/brandongiella. Brandon is based in Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife, Christine, and daughter, Camille.

Dr Jim Gieser

Associate Fellow

Jim Gieser lives in Cape Town, South Africa, where he is the director of advancement and spiritual life at the Student YMCA Christian Study Centre at the University of Cape Town. Jim earned BA and MA degrees from Wheaton College, a MPhil in higher education from the University of Cape Town, and an EdD in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University. Along the way Jim taught at an international school in Germany, served in international and student affairs at private and public universities, and managed a MA in organizational leadership designed for Christian leaders throughout the Global South. Jim is interested in how people navigate new social and cultural spaces. He is also interested in the interior journey of spiritual formation. Jim’s passion is helping others to enter lament, go deeper in Christ, and live who they’re meant to be.

Dr Michael Goheen

Associate Fellow

Michael Goheen is married to Marnie since 1979 and together they have four married children and eleven grandchildren. Their home is in Vancouver, BC, Canada for part of the year. Their second home is in Phoenix, AZ where Mike leads the Missional Training Center, an extension site of Covenant Theological Seminary, St Louis, MO, which has developed a new model of graduate-level missional theological education for urban church leaders. They also spend a number of months each year in Brazil, Chile, and Hungary training pastors. Mike has authored, co-authored, or edited twelve books which have been translated into twelve different languages. His PhD is from Utrecht University (Netherlands) and his dissertation was on the missionary ecclesiology of Lesslie Newbigin.

Pierre Goldie

Associate Fellow

Pierre Goldie grew up mostly in Cape Town, attending Catholic schools and graduating a with Bachelor of Business Science (Honours) degree. He worked mainly in share and investment analysis and portfolio management. During the last five years of work in these fields, he was converted and became increasingly involved in church work, until the calling to the priesthood became clear. Before entering the seminary, he was involved with the Justice and Peace group and the St Vincent De Paul Society, working mainly in the poorer parishes and townships. He attained a degree in Bachelor of Sacred Theology (Honours), a Master’s degree in Missiology and is now finalising his doctoral dissertation. Pierre has written short articles on the Church in sport, politics and economics for his Catholic parish magazine. His work experience informs the dialogue between faith and the culture of work in his deliberations. His root metaphor is to bring people to a life-changing and energising relationship with Christ.

Chris Gonzalez

Associate Fellow

Chris Gonzalez serves as President and co-founder of The Surge Network/Missional Training Center, a relational network of local churches that “desire to fellowship with one another and grow as servant-leaders of missional congregations.” Chris grew up in New Jersey and Memphis. In 1997, he moved to Arizona to study at Arizona State University, where he earned a master’s degree in human communication. He also received a master’s in divinity from Phoenix Seminary in 2001. Previously, Chris served as lead pastor of Missio Dei Communities in Tempe, AZ. He helped plant Missio Dei in 2008 as a movement of missional communities that gather together for weekly worship and equipping, functioning in many ways like house churches.

Dr Jamie Grant

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Jamie Grant is Vice-Principal (Academic) and Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Highland Theological College, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands. His main teaching and research interests focus on the Old Testament poetic texts, biblical languages and questions of hermeneutics. Jamie’s first degree was in law at Dundee University (1990), before completing an MA (Biblical Studies) at Reformed Theological Seminary (1999) and PhD from the University of Gloucestershire (2002). Jamie’s doctoral research adopted a canonical approach to the Psalter, examining kingship themes in the Psalms and Deuteronomy. From 1990-97, Jamie worked for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) in Poland. Jamie loves the outdoors and is frequently to be found exploring the Highlands either on a mountain bike or a paddleboard… one is usually wetter than the other but, given the Scottish weather, sometimes you’d be surprised. He is married to Iwona and they have three adult children.

Dr Richard Gunton

Associate Fellow

Richard Gunton is a lecturer in statistics at the University of Winchester and director of Faith-in-Scholarship at Thinking Faith Network. He has published widely in ecology, conservation planning and philosophy of science, increasingly drawing inspiration from the tradition of Reformational philosophy. As well as teaching maths students at Winchester, he contributes to the university’s Institute of Value Studies, an interdisciplinary centre offering modules to students from all undergraduate courses. Richard is drawn to the breadth of the Kirby Laing Centre’s vision of redemption and flourishing under the lordship of Christ in all areas of life.

Dr George H. Guthrie

Associate Fellow

Dr. George Guthrie is Professor of New Testament at Regent College. Before coming to Regent in 2018, he taught for twenty-eight years at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, where he served as the Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible and Fellow in the Ryan Center for Biblical Studies. A focus of George’s research has been the New Testament book of Hebrews. His doctoral research was published as The Structure of Hebrews: A Text-Linguistic Analysis in the series Supplements to Novum Testamentum (Leiden/New York: E.J. Brill, 1994). He also has published commentaries on Hebrews (Zondervan, 1998; 2002, 2007), James (Zondervan, 2006), 2 Corinthians (Baker, 2015), and Philippians (Zondervan, 2023), as well as numerous articles, book chapters, and book reviews. George has also worked as a consultant on the ESV, CSV, NLT, and HCSB translations of the Bible. George has a passion for equipping church leaders and laypeople to read and live the Bible more effectively. To that end he has published a number of works designed to help the church better understand and apply Scripture, including Reader’s Guide to the Bible (LifeWay, 2011), Reading God’s Story: A Chronological Daily Bible(Broadman & Holman, 2011), Read the Bible for Life: Your Guide to Understanding and Living God’s Word (Broadman & Holman, 2011), CSB Day-by-Day Chronological Bible (Holman, 2018), and a Short Guide to Reading the Bible Better (B&H, 2003). George and his wife Pat understand their calling to the Regent community as oriented to teaching, mentoring, and hospitality, along with a bit of gardening and fly fishing.

Dr Ashley Hales

Associate Fellow

Ashley Hales holds a PhD in English from the University of Edinburgh. Her academic interests lie at the intersection of story, culture, faith and philosophy, with a particular emphasis on sympathy, place-making, and genre. She is the author of two books, Finding Holy in the Suburbs: Living Faithfully in the Land of Too Much and the forthcoming, A Spacious Life: Trading Hustle and Hurry for the Goodness of Limits (published by InterVarsity Press). She enjoys good conversations with other Christian thinkers as she hosts the Finding Holy Podcast. She is married Bryce, a pastor, and they have four school-aged children. In her spare time, she enjoys curling up with a cup of tea and a mystery novel and finds a good walk can cure many things.

Dr Nigel Halliday

Associate Fellow

Dr Nigel Halliday trained as an art historian at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and the Courtauld Institute, London, where he gained his PhD in research on responses to Cubism and Surrealism in Britain in the 1920s and 30s. He wrote the history of Zwemmer’s modernist bookshop and art gallery ‘More than a bookshop: Zwemmer’s and art in the twentieth century” (London: Philip Wilson, 1991). He worked for many years as a church leader, while continuing to teach and to write on Christianity and art. He is currently researching the influence of the Reformation on Michelangelo’s later works.

Dr Sue Halliday

Associate Fellow

Dr Sue Vaux Halliday recently retired as Professor of Marketing and Head of Department, after a career in business and academia. She publishes in internationally excellent academic journals on service innovation, relational branding and sustainability. She is honorary Research Fellow at KLC, and served as Acting Director, KLICE during Craig Bartholomew’s writing leave summer 2019-summer 2020. She serves on the Boards of IVP, SPCK and the Jubilee Centre, Cambridge. She also serves on the International Scientific Advisory Board of a Swedish universities collaborative research project into mainstreaming sustainable consumption niche practices.

Jack W. Harding

Associate Fellow

Jack lives in Cambridge and works as advisor and senior researcher with the podcast network Noiser. A native of Hampshire in the south of England, Jack spent three years at Covenant Seminary in the United States, completing a Master of Divinity (MDiv) before moving to Cambridge. Jack also serves alongside the team at Sage Christianity, a cultural apologetics ministry based in St. Louis, Missouri. His research interests are usually at the intersection of philosophy, theology, and history. When not in the books, Jack can be found either playing football or cheering for the Arsenal.

Dr Chip Hardy

Associate Fellow

Chip Hardy (PhD, University of Chicago) is associate professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he has taught since 2014. He is also the Senior Research Fellow for Old Testament at the Caskey Center for Biblical Text and Translation. His academic work engages with the cultural and historical background of the peoples of the ancient Near East, specifically the languages of the Bible and the religious literature related to biblical texts. He has authored and edited numerous books, articles, and essays—most recently, Exegetical Gems from Biblical Hebrew: A Refreshing Guide to Grammar and Interpretation (Baker Academic, 2019), The Old Testament: An Easy Introduction (published in Korean as 쉬운구약개론; Hong Sung Sa Ltd, 2020), The Development of Biblical Hebrew Prepositions (ANEM 28; SBL Press, 2022), “Like ʾIlu Are You Wise”: Studies in Northwest Semitic Languages and Literatures in Honor of Dennis G. Pardee (SAOC 73; Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2022), and Going Deeper with Biblical Hebrew: An Intermediate Study of the Grammar and Syntax of the Hebrew Bible (B&H Academic, 2023). He lives in Wake Forest, North Carolina with his wife and son.

Dr Steve Harris

Associate Fellow

Steve Harris is a systematic theologian who works across historical and biblical theology. His work is concerned to retrieve the riches of the history of biblical interpretation, as well as to encourage (and model) much fuller engagement by theologians with the biblical text – the very soul of theology. He is the author of God and the Teaching of Theology: Divine Pedagogy in 1 Corinthians 1-4 (Notre Dame, 2019) and Resurrection from the Dead: Figural Eschatology in Christian Scripture and Theology (Baylor, forthcoming). He serves as Pastor of Discipleship at Elim Church, Saskatoon, Canada. In addition, he is Research Scholar at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto; and Adjunct Professor of Theology at Horizon College & Seminary, Saskatoon, and Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Cleveland, TN.

Dr Scott H. Hawley

Associate Fellow

Dr. Scott H. Hawley is a Professor of Physics at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He received his Ph.D. in numerical relativity from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000, after which he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) Potsdam, Germany, where he studied black holes and gravitational waves via supercomputer simulations. His love of music led him to seek a teaching position at Belmont University in Nashville, where he has enjoyed teaching Audio Engineering Technology Students and applying his computer modeling skills to machine learning applications problems related to musical audio signal processing. He has authored journal papers on astrophysics, machine learning, and nonlinear optimization problems, and audio production, as well as book chapters and popular essays at the intersection of AI and Christian Theology. The latter emerged from a two-year Templeton-sponsored grant program in Oxford, UK beginning in 2017 exploring Christian formulations of “AI Ethics.” He is preparing a book on the history, philosophy and methodologies of classification, while still pursuing AI-audio research as a Technical Fellow with open-source collective Harmonai (a subsidiary of London-based Stability AI) and as a Senior Fellow of the Belmont Data Collaborative. He serves as a Founding Member of AI and Faith, on the board of AI Theology, and as a faculty board advisor to Montreal startup WaveShaper.ai.

Ross Hendry

Associate Fellow

Ross is CEO of a Christian social policy charity CARE (Christian Action Research and Education). Before joining CARE (www.care.org.uk) in 2021 he led the national children’s charity Spurgeons. HIs career began in an academic think-tank at the LSE – the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion – which was followed by a number of roles in public policy, research, campaigning, participation, and public affairs with London Councils, a trade union called Unison, a children’s charity called Action for Children, and the Children’s Commissioner for England. In 2005 he stood for Parliament for a constituency near where he grew up in South West Wales. Outside of work he has served on a number of national bodies and Boards, of both secular and faith-based organisations, and co-developed a systematic discipleship course on faith and work for young adults, which he led at his home church, All Souls Langham Place, for 9 years. Married to Melinda he loves rugby, cooking, and TV detective series.

Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker

Associate Fellow

Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker is editor-in-chief of ArtWay, www.artway.eu, a bilingual, ecumenical and international website about art and faith which she started in 2010. She has a doctoraal (cum laude) in musicology (University of Amsterdam) with minors in art history, philosophy and liturgical studies (Free University of Amsterdam). For many years she worked as a freelance editor, translator, researcher and writer. For 10 years she edited Lev, the journal of Dutch L’Abri. She edited the Complete Works of her father (art historian Hans Rookmaaker) and has written about popular music, church music, and the visual arts. She was the writer, editor and co-editor of four books in Dutch, one about popular music, one with discussions of artworks, a handbook for art in the church, and one about the Kuyperian tradition in the arts. She contributed to ca. twenty-five books and published many articles. In 2019 she was co-curator of Art Stations of the Cross in Amsterdam. She loves to sing and was part of choirs from Amsterdam to Geneva, Switzerland. She lives in Langbroek in the Netherlands, married to Albert, a proud mother of three and grateful grandmother of two.

Dr C. Hugo Herfst

Associate Fellow

Dr. C. Hugo Herfst, OblSB, served in Guatemala from 1992 to 2015 as church planter, translation supervisor, seminary professor and founder of a Christian Development Association involved in post-disaster reconstruction, community projects, as well as working alongside churches to provide support for families dealing with HIV/Aids, Seniors’ wellbeing, etc., He served on the International Committee for La Red del Camino para la Misión Integral, a network of Latin American missiologists and practitioners engaged in holistic ministries from 2006 to 2015. From 2015 to 2021, he taught at Redeemer University as Assistant Professor of Ministry. Hugo was part of the committee for the Scripture and Church Seminar. As part of his vision for contextualized theology, Herfst obtained his PhD in applied theology under Drs Samuel Berberián and José Ramiro Bolaños at Universidad Panamericana in Guatemala. His thesis proposed how to recover missional ecclesiology centred on the Kingdom of God through a conversation between theology, missiology, ethics and liturgy. He is passionate about the South-North dialogue and seeks opportunities to explore how Latin American theologians can both enrich and learn from the global Church. As the Latin American Coordinator for the Henri Nouwen Society, he seeks to promote Nouwen’s writings among Spanish Speakers. Hugo is a Benedictine Oblate with Mount Saviour Monastery in Pine City, New York. He coordinates the Spirituality Hub for KLC. He and his wife, Jackie, returned to Guatemala in 2021. They have five married children in four different countries.

Dr Peter Heslam

Associate Fellow

Dr Peter Heslam is the Director of Faith in Business, Cambridge, and Research Associate of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide. He has research interests at the interface of business, faith and development, as well as in the life and work of the public intellectual, social entrepreneur and statesman Abraham Kuyper. Peter’s interdisciplinary scholarship reflects his academic background in social science, history, ethics, missiology and theology. After serving on the faculty of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC), he has held various appointments at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and as a Visiting Professor at various research institutions around the world. His recent publications include the anthology Abraham Kuyper on Business and Economics (Lexham, 2021). Peter is a Fellow of the SPES-Forum and of the Royal Society of Arts. He is also a Doctoral Supervisor at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies and is involved in parish work as a priest in the Church of England and is editor of its popular ‘God on Monday’ reflections.

Dr Frederik Hildrum

Associate Fellow

Dr Fredrik Hildrum enjoys analysing mathematical problems, teaching and communicating science and truth. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at NTNU – The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, where he explores topics within mathematical physics and inverse problems. Hildrum is also greatly interested in nondogmatic theology and technological advances.

Robby Holt

Associate Fellow

Robby Holt is an ordained Presbyterian Minister who has served the church in various ways since 1991. Prior to a recent move to Birmingham, USA, he served as Theological Dean for the Chattanooga Institute for Faith, Work and Culture and as an adjunct teacher in New Testament at Covenant College.  Robby has partnered with Craig Bartholomew, Aubrey Spears, Michael Rhodes, and Brian Fikkert to publish a few works. He is married to Chrissy. They have four adult children and four grandchildren – so far.

Dr Fred Hughes

Associate Fellow

Fred has been married to Viv since 1971. They have two daughters and three granddaughters. In the 1970s when working with UCCF Fred’s interest in relating Christian belief to education increased. In the 1980s this took a particular focus while he was Director of Stapleford House Education Centre, in Nottingham. He was on the staff of the University of Gloucestershire 1985-2005 and completed a PhD exploring what people mean when they speak of ‘Christian Education’ (published by Paternoster in 1992). In 2005 he left the University staff as he was appointed Associate Pastor at Cambray Baptist Church in Cheltenham. Though not now employed he continues to be involved in pastoral care.

Dr Andy Hutchinson

Associate Fellow

Andy has a PhD in Sustainable Development and Environmental Business Management and authored a University Textbook on the subject. He planted and pastored churches for over a decade and currently works for Compassion as Head of Neighbour Development for the UK. Andy has been the director of two companies including a Community Interest Company as well as a Christian Resource Company whose flagship product was teaching by Wayne Grudem’s on Christian Beliefs. He has served on two charitable Trust boards and loves to run long distances in the hills. His greatest passion is seeing the Church experience God’s presence through His Word and by His Spirit.

Dr Lydia Jaeger

Associate Fellow

After completing postgraduate studies in physics and mathematics at the University of Cologne (Germany) and in theology at the Seminary for Evangelical Theology in Vaux-sur Seine (France), Lydia Jaeger obtained her Ph.D. in philosophy at the Sorbonne on the possible links between the concept of law of nature and religious presuppositions. She holds a permanent lectureship and is academic advisor and international relations officer at the Institut Biblique de Nogent-sur-Marne (France). She is a research associate of St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge, a Faraday Associate of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and an Associate Fellow at the Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology (all based in Cambridge, UK). Lydia Jaeger is the author of seven books and numerous articles on the relation between Christianity and the natural sciences. She has edited (or co-edited) eight collective volumes; the most recent one is Lire la Bible aujourd’hui : Perspectives croisées sur les défis contemporains (Bibli’O, 2022 – the English translation is scheduled with Zondervan Academic in 2024). Website: http://ljaeger.ibnogent.org.

Dr Danielle Jansen

Associate Fellow

Danielle Jansen is a PhD candidate at the Logos Institute for Analytic and Exegetical Theology at the University of St Andrews and plans to graduate spring 2024. Her thesis topic is on the intersection of divine wrath and the atonement. Other areas of research include feminist and gender theology and the philosophy and psychology of emotion. Her next project will center on and how cognitive theories of emotion can inform our understanding classical accounts of divine impassibility. Dani is the chief editor of Blogos and a producer and co-host of the Logos Podcast. She is also the co-director of Logia St Andrews, which is an organization that exists to support and develop female students in Divinity and related disciplines.

Dr Dru Johnson

Associate Fellow

Dru Johnson (PhD, University of St. Andrews) directs the Center for Hebraic Thought and has been a research fellow at the Herzl Institute (Jerusalem), Logos Institute (St. Andrews), and Henry Center (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School). He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Biblical Philosophy, Human Rites, and Knowledge by Ritual. He is ordained as an EPC minister and is cohost of the OnScript podcast.

Dr Eric L. Johnson

Associate Fellow

Eric L. Johnson is Professor of Christian Psychology at the Gideon Institute of Christian Psychology and Counseling at Houston Baptist University. Prior to this position, he taught psychology, worldview studies, and Christian counseling for 28 years. Eric is currently working on the 3rd edition of Psychology & Christianity: Five Views, and he co-edited Evidence-Based Practices for Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy and Marriage: Its Foundation, Theology, and Mission in a Changing World. In addition, he has written over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles or chapters, as well as Foundations for Soul Care: A Christian Psychology Proposal and God and Soul Care: The Therapeutic Resources of the Christian Faith, and he was a co-author of Christian Psychotherapy in Context. His wife is Rebekah, they have two children and three grandchildren, and they love traveling.

Dr Jennifer Brown Jones

Associate Fellow

Dr. Jennifer Brown Jones is an assistant professor of Old Testament, speaker, and author. She holds a PhD in Christian Theology from McMaster Divinity College. Jen is the author of Translation and Style in the Old Greek Psalter and Psalms 89–105: A Handbook on the Greek Psalter. Her current projects include a commentary on Zechariah (Zondervan), a Bible study for the church on the post-exilic period, research on speech ethics, and her blog. Jen is deeply committed to making academic work accessible to the church through her public speaking, teaching, and writing. She lives in the mountains of Utah, USA with her husband Casey, who is doing research in agroforestry. They have a grown son and grandson who live in Florida and a special needs son who lives near them in Utah.

Dr Basilius Kasera

Associate Fellow

Basilius Kasera is a faculty member at the University of Namibia, teaching in religious and moral education, as well as applied ethics. He previously held leadership positions, including being the Site-Manger of the Catholic AIDS Action Trust, Dean of the School of the Gospel Christian Leadership School, Academic Dean at the Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary, and Dean of Students at the International University of Management. He was awarded a PhD in systematic theology from Stellenbosch University in 2021. His research, centred on post-apartheid Namibia, a theological exploration and contextualisation of questions surrounding justice. He is particularly interested in the role of theology in the public sphere, on matters of justice. Besides teaching at the university, he is actively engaged in theological education and various public discourses on matters of social justice. He is married to Justene and they have two children–Abigail and Austin.

Dr Michelle Keener

Associate Fellow

Dr. Michelle Keener is a Bible scholar, author, and speaker from the United States. Her research focus is on trauma and biblical interpretation. She has two forthcoming books on trauma and the book of Job. Michelle currently serves as the Director of Discipleship for a church in Las Vegas and loves to speak to church leaders about the importance of recognizing trauma and ministering to survivors. Her passions include baking, books, and poetry.

Rev Dr Andrew Kirk

Associate Fellow & Trustee

Andrew Kirk is an ordained minister in the Anglican Church. After a curacy in North Finchley, he lived as a mission partner in Argentina, teaching theological subjects in tertiary educational institutions (1967-78). On returning to England, he has been on the staff of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, the Church Mission Society, the Selly Oak Colleges and the University of Birmingham. He has also taught courses on all six continents. Since retirement (2002) he has been involved, on a part-time basis, with graduate institutes in Eastern and Western Europe, Canada and the United Kingdom, mainly supervising students doing research degrees in the field of mission studies. His current main mission interest is in a theological and philosophical interpretation of current ‘culture wars’. Photo © 2020 Alasdair Kirk.

Rebecca Koenig

Associate Fellow

Rebecca has been part of YWAM for over two decades. At the same time, earning her BA through the University of the Nations (UofN) in Intercultural Studies and a Masters in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies – specializing in Religious Extremism and Islamic Law – from Edinburgh University, currently pursuing a PhD at OCMS with a focus on Religious Violence. As a researcher & lecturer, her focus is on International Relations, Religious Violence, Gender-Based Violence, Just War Theory, and Critical Thinking. As the Dean of the College of Humanities & International Studies, Rebecca concentrates primarily on teaching, training, and creating curriculum for various Schools & Degree pertaining to Government & International Studies and creating a platform for Peace Studies, Justice, Law, & Advocacy as well as Geopolitics & History streams in the University of the Nations.

Dr James B. Krohn

Associate Fellow

Dr James Krohn is a theological educator, former pastor, and the founder-director of KRUX. He studied visual arts before moving on to focus on Theology; first studying under Dr JI Packer in Canada and later completing a DTh on Calvin’s Trinitarian vision in Stellenbosch. He has served on the faculties of the Bible Institute of South Africa and George Whitefield College, and as sessional lecturer at Regent College in Canada. He is married to Corli, and together with their five children they are avid outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers.

Pieter Kwant

Associate Fellow

Books are the singular passion for Pieter Kwant. He has an appreciation for many aspects of culture, not least art, music and film, but it is books that he has dedicated his life to in the service of the Lord. Originally from the Netherlands, it was in South Africa that Pieter met his wife, Elria and where he started his first job in the Christian book business, The NG Kerk Boekhandel. He went on to manage and own a bookshop, distributor and antiquariat and served professors, pastors and students. God eventually led Pieter back to Europe, this time to the UK where he and Elria raised their four sons. He first worked for IVP and then for Paternoster where for 8 years he led the way in publishing theological and biblical monographs, before eventually setting up his own publishing house and book agency, Piquant. It specialises in Mission, Theology and the Arts. Alongside Piquant, Pieter was then called to Langham Partnership to be the director of its literature program, focusing on resourcing institutions in the Majority World with evangelical theological books for libraries and students, developing and training Majority World writers and publishers, and pioneering partnerships to produce exceptional indigenous book projects such as the Africa Bible Commentary and the South Asia Bible Commentary, and many others.

Dr Shawn M. Langley

Associate Fellow

Shawn’s scholarly work concentrates on the relationship between philosophy and theology, especially the confluence of continental with Anglo-American and Asian systems of thought. His most recent research engages with British Idealism and its role in the development of Christian philosophy throughout the twentieth century. He completed his PhD at the University of Aberdeen, writing on the epistemologies of Cornelius Van Til and Alvin Plantinga, and is presently pioneering the KLC Philosophy and Theology research hub. When his head is not in theoretical clouds, he enjoys flying through literal ones with his wife, Meredith, and their son, Reece.

Rev Dr David Larsen

Senior Research Fellows & Scripture Collective Director

For 25 years (1990-2015) David founded and managed an award-winning international consulting company, servicing the hotel industry in which his clients represented over 3,000 four and five stars hotels in 106 countries. After retiring, David completed a PhD in Theology at St Mary’s University in Twickenham, UK, in 2020, advancing placial hermeneutics and the mission of place. Craig Bartholomew was his external examiner. David is married to Vicky, has three children and eight grandchildren.

Stephen Lazarus

Associate Fellow

Stephen Lazarus directs the NextGEN initiative at the Canadian think tank Cardus. He is also editor of a recently published collection of Henri Nouwen’s writings, Community, (Orbis Press, September 2021) and has served as a consultant and researcher for the Henri Nouwen Society. He also served as researcher and editorial advisor for the books On Retreat with Henri NouwenEngaging Life’s Big Questions (July 2021, Twenty Third Publications) and Hope for Caregivers: A 42 Day Devotional in Company with Henri J.M. Nouwen (January 2017, Henri Nouwen Society).

Dr Matthew Levering

Associate Fellow

Matthew Levering holds the James N. and Mary D. Perry Jr. Chair of Theology at Mundelein Seminary. He is the author or co-author of over thirty books including such works as Scripture and Metaphysics, Participatory Biblical Exegesis, Biblical Natural Law, Proofs of God, Aquinas’s Eschatological Ethics and the Virtue of Temperance, and Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? He is currently at work on a nine-volume quasi-dogmatics, whose first five volumes have appeared (most recently Engaging the Doctrine of Israel). He is the editor or co-editor of over twenty books, including such works as The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology, Aristotle in Aquinas’s Theology, and The Reception of Vatican II. He is the translator of Gilles Emery, O.P.’s The Trinity. He is co-editor of two quarterly journals, Nova et Vetera and of the International Journal of Systematic Theology. For the year 2021-2022, he is president of the Academy of Catholic Theology.

Rev Dr Daniel Lowery

Associate Fellow

Dan currently serves as President and Associate Professor of New Testament at Pillar Seminary for Contextual Leadership (pillarseminary.org), a digital seminary intent on reimagining seminary for anyone, anywhere. He holds a PhD from the University of Bristol, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a BA from Southwestern University. Dan and his family (wife Lauren and children Eden and Joel) make their home in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, where for many recent years, Dan also served as the senior pastor of Lakeview Community Church. He has authored articles for Lexham Bible Dictionary and Lexham Theological Wordbook (Lexham Press) and a monograph in the Bulletin for Biblical Research Supplement Series (Eisenbrauns). His current research project is co-authoring a forthcoming volume in the Kerux Commentary Series (Kregel Press).

Dr Scott D. Mackie

Associate Fellow

Scott D. Mackie has taught biblical studies at Chapman University, Loyola Marymount University, Westmont College, and Fuller Seminary. His research focuses on ancient Jewish and early Christian mysticism, and he has contributed more than a dozen articles to a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Biblical Literature, New Testament Studies, Studia Philonica Annual, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Journal for the Study of Judaism, and Journal of Theological Studies. He also has authored & edited Eschatology and Exhortation in the Epistle to the Hebrews (WUNT 2/223; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2007), The Letter to the Hebrews: Critical Readings (T&T Clark Critical Readings in Biblical Studies; London: Bloomsbury, 2018), Ancient Texts, Papyri, and Manuscripts (ed. David T. Runia, Alan T. Farnes, and Scott D. Mackie; NTTSD 64; Leiden: Brill, 2022), and is presently working on two books, Seeing God in Philo of Alexandria: Contemplative Ascent and Visionary Experience, and Seeing the Invisible God: Ancient Visuality and Eschatological Vision in the Epistle to the Hebrews.

Dr Matthew Mason

Associate Fellow

Dr Matthew Mason is Assistant Director of the Pastors’ Academy, where he teaches Christian ethics, and Director of the Crosslands Cultivate Programme. Previously, he served as a pastor of churches in England and the USA. He has published journal articles and book chapters on sexuality, gender, transgender, catechesis and the Lord’s Supper, and has recently begun work on a theological commentary on the book of Ruth. His longer-term research and writing is focussed on theological anthropology. More generally, he is interested in the intersection of doctrine and ethics as aspects of the ministry of the Word of God.

Dr Brian J. Matz

Associate Fellow

Dr. Brian Matz is the CSJ Endowed Chair and Professor of the History of Christianity at Fontbonne University in Saint Louis, Missouri (USA). His research and teaching interests span patristic and medieval church history, in particular early Christian social ethics, Cappadocian theology, the reception of Augustine, and the theological controversies of the Carolingian era. Dr. Matz is the author of four monographs and dozens of articles, co-editor of several volumes, and is co-general editor of the Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. He is currently co-editing also the new Oxford Handbook on the Pelagian Controversy. Dr. Matz earned his first PhD in early Christian studies at Saint Louis University and his second PhD in social ethics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He holds a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and a BSBA in accounting from Washington University. Dr. Matz entered academia after a first career in business. He and his wife, Heidi, have four children. Together, they occasionally indulge Brian’s wanderlust and his eagerness to visit America’s national parks.

Dr Gordon J. McConville

Senior Research Fellow

Gordon McConville grew up in Northern Ireland, and studied Modern Languages at Cambridge and Theology in Edinburgh, before doing a PhD in Old Testament with Prof Gordon Wenham at Queen’s University, He has taught at Trinity College, Bristol and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and is now Professor Emeritus at the University of Gloucestershire. His Old Testament work has focused mainly on Deuteronomy and the Prophetic books, but his leading interests are in Old Testament interpretation, theology, ethics, and spirituality. He recently completed a major commentary on Isaiah.

Rev Dr Patrick McGlinchey

Associate Fellow

Dr Patrick McGlinchey currently teaches Missiology and Pastoral Studies at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute in Dublin. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theology in Trinity College DulinHe was ordained in the Church of England and before his academic post he was Church of Ireland chaplain at Queen’s University, Belfast. His research interests are in Fresh Expressions, the theology of Joseph Ratzinger and the Evangelical/Roman Catholic interface.

Dr David McIlroy

Fellow & Chair of Trustees

David McIlroy is a practising barrister, specialising in banking law. He is also Visiting Professor in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London and Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame (USA) in England. As well as being Chair of Trustees for KLC, David writes and speaks widely throughout Europe on questions relating to the theology of law. In 2019, he published The End of Law: How Law’s Claims relate to Law’s Aims, and gave the 12th Richard O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture asking ‘Why can’t we stop pretending law has anything to do with justice?’ You can find out more about David and the work he does at the intersection of the Christian faith and legal practice at his website theologyoflaw.org.

Rev Dr Justin McLendon

Associate Fellow

Rev. Dr. McLendon is Professor of Theology at Grand Canyon University and Department Chair for the Master of Arts program at Grand Canyon Theological Seminary. He serves as a Managing Editor for the Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies and serves as President of the Evangelical Theological Society’s Far West Region (2023-2024). He teaches undergraduate Christian worldview and seminary theology courses. His publications and research interests focus upon evangelicalism, ecclesiology, spiritual formation, and various topics at the intersection of theology and culture. Additionally, he is a teaching elder in the Arizona Presbytery of the PCA, and he serves as scholar in residence at King of Kings Church in Goodyear, AZ. He enjoys DIY projects, literature, poetry, baseball, grilling, and playing guitar. He is married to Christie and has three children.

Dr Steven McMullen

Associate Fellow

Steven McMullen is an Associate Professor of Economics at Hope College in Holland, MI. He is the executive editor of Faith & Economics, host of the Faithful Economy podcast, and a fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. His current research focuses on the intersection of economics, moral philosophy, and theology, with particular interests in the ethics of redistribution, consumerism, environmental ethics, animal ethics, and Reformed theology. He also does empirical research in education policy and labour economics. He is the author or coauthor of three books: Animals and the Economy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), Digital Life Together: The Challenge of Technology for Christian Schools (Eerdmans 2020), and Should We Redistribute Wealth? A Debate (Routledge, forthcoming).

Dr Esther Lightcap Meek

Associate Fellow

Dr Esther Lightcap Meek is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Geneva College, in Western Pennsylvania. She is a Fellow/Scholar with the Fujimura Institute, and Board Member for the Michael Polanyi Society. As a creative philosopher, writer and speaker, she offers philosophy “for all of us.” Her books include Longing to Know: The Philosophy of Knowledge for Ordinary People (Brazos, 2003); Loving to Know: Introducing Covenant Epistemology (Cascade, 2011); A Little Manual for Knowing (Cascade, 2014); and Contact With Reality: Michael Polanyi’s Realism and Why It Matters (Cascade, 2017). She is at work on the first volume, Doorway to Artistry, in a series, Doorways, relating her philosophy to different areas of life. Meek resides in Steubenville, Ohio. Learn more at estherlightcapmeek.com.

Dr Cas Monaco

Associate Fellow

Cas Monaco is the VP of Missiology and Gospel Engagement for FamilyLife® and earned her MA and PhD in North American Missiology and Applied Theology at SEBTS. Her research and work is fuelled by a lifelong call to share the Good News of God’s kingdom.

Dr Jeff Mooney

Associate Fellow

Dr Jeffrey Mooney is Professor of Old Testament Interpretation and Theology at California Baptist University. His academic areas and scholarly interests include Old Testament Interpretation and Theology, Biblical Theology and Jazz History. He has written and published much work concerning the book of Leviticus and the Old Testament Justice Texts.

Dr Dolores G. Morris

Associate Fellow

Dolores G. Morris grew up on Long Island, NY. She earned her PhD in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, where she had the great privilege of working with Dr. Alvin Plantinga. After college in Pennsylvania, graduate school in Indiana, and a few years in Germany, she finally landed in Tampa, FL in 2010. There, she and her husband teach philosophy at the University of South Florida and attend Tampa Covenant Church (EPC) with their three children. It was at Tampa Covenant that Dolores first began teaching philosophy in a church setting. Now, in part as a result of those church classes, she is the author of Believing Philosophy: A Guide to Becoming a Christian Philosopher (Zondervan Academic, 2021). Dolores is deeply invested in bringing the tools and resources of Christian philosophy to the church at large. Her primary areas of academic research and teaching are philosophy of mind and philosophy of religion. Most recently, she is interested in the intersection of these topics as they pertain to the question of human flourishing. For instance: What role does suffering play in a flourishing life? How about work? And what are the implications of technological progress for these and other related questions?

Dambudzo Darlington Mushambi

Associate Fellow

Dambudzo is Zimbabwean-born, but has spent most of his life in South Africa. He is married and has 3 children. Dambudzo is a law graduate from the University of Cape Town, and after receiving a call to ministry and studying theology, he worked at UCT’s main campus doing student ministry with the Student YMCA for 7 years. In 2018, Dambudzo completed his MA in Historical Theology at Wheaton College in Illinois. Currently, he’s a PhD candidate at the University of Pretoria in the department of Systematic Theology and Ethics. His research project is an interdisciplinary study on the autobiography and political theology of Chief Albert Luthuli. He enjoys most things sci-fi and is always listening to music.