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KLC Research Fellows

KLC has different categories of Fellows. Note that some of our categories are still under discussion. Below you will find profiles and important links for our KLC Fellows. We will be updating this page regularly as new Fellows are inducted.

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.

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 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).

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.

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 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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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 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

Research Fellow in Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

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.

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.

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.

JOHN HYDE

Associate Fellow

Jon Hyde is a practising solicitor in London, specialising in defending claims, complaints and regulatory investigations against professionals and their insurers. He is a director in a large international law firm, with particular involvement in its diversity and inclusion work. Jon studied Philosophy & Theology at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford before training as a solicitor, and recently completed a Masters in Law (LLM) at UCL. He is chair of trustees for Lawyers' Christian Fellowship, and writes and lectures on issues around the intersection of law, legal practice and theology. Jon is involved with the KLC Research Collective and Inter-Disciplinary Group, and the KLC Scripture Collective (Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar), as well as the Jubilee Centre's Taskforce on companies and purpose, and blogging for theologyoflaw.org.

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 dean 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 a KLC Research 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 six collective volumes; the most recent one is Une foi, des arguments: apologétique pour tous (with Alain Nisus, 2021).

REV DR ANDREW KIRK

Associate Fellow

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.

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.

DR DAVID LARSEN

Senior Research Fellow

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 has been married for 42 years, has three children and eight grandchildren.

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.

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 JEFF MOONEY

Associate Fellow

D. 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.

MIKAEL NORMANN

Associate Fellow

Mikael Normann holds an M.Phil in Astrophysics from Queens University of Belfast, and is currently conducting research on Einsteins theory of gravitation at Queen Mary University of London. He is a member of the inter disciplinary group at KLC, where his research involves the study of order and the foundations of mathematics. Most importantly, he is loved by God and serves Him joyfully as a husband of Sarah Normann and father of Eliana Grace Normann. When the days are dreary and the mind full, he particularly likes to do photography (normannphotography.org) and play the piano.

DR BRANDON J. O'BRIEN

Associate Fellow

Brandon is Director of Content Development and Distribution for Redeemer City to City. In this role he has the privilege of serving local churches by serving pastors, of researching and writing, of preaching and teaching, and of helping discover and develop incredible contributors from all around the world. His own writing focuses on the significant influence of “cultural discipleship” (often unconscious) that takes place prior to and continues during our intentional Christian discipleship and that can compromise our formation as Christ followers. He has authored, co-authored and edited several books including Not From Around Here (Moody, 2019), Demanding Liberty (IVP, 2018), Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes (IVP, 2012).

DR JORDAN PICKERING

Associate Fellow

Dr Jordan Pickering is an Old Testament scholar specialising in Genesis and Hebrew narrative. He is the author of two books, "Troubled Waters: A fresh look at baptism and why we argue" and "Turn Neither Right Nor Left: Re-centering evangelicalism". Formerly a biblical studies lecturer, Jordan now is on staff at the UCT Student YMCA and works part time as a graphic designer. Jordan is an occasional oil painter in his spare time.

DR DENNAE PIERRE

Associate Fellow

Dennae Pierre is one of the co-Directors for the Crete Collective and leads the Surge Network in Arizona. She also serves as one of the Co-Directors for City to City North America. She has her MA from Covenant Theological Seminary and DMin from Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) and is the author of Healing Prayers to Resist a Violent World. Dennae is married to Vermon, the lead pastor at Roosevelt Community Church, a multi-ethnic church in downtown Phoenix and they have four very fun children.

DR BENJAMIN T. QUINN

Associate Fellow

Benjamin serves as Associate Dean for Institutional Effectiveness and Assistant Professor of Theology and History of Ideas at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the College at Southeastern. He also serves as pastor of Holly Grove Baptist Church in Spring Hope, NC. Benjamin earned his doctorate of philosophy in theology from the University of Bristol, U.K., and lives with his wife and four children in Youngsville, NC.

REV DR STEPHEN W. RANKIN

Associate Fellow

After twenty five years as a college professor and university chaplain and almost forty years in ministry, the Rev. Dr. Stephen Rankin has founded Spiritual Maturity Project, a teaching ministry that links people hungry for good resources with scholarship deeply rooted in historic orthodox Christianity. A graduate of Northwestern University, Saint Paul School of Theology and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Steve's research and advocacy efforts focus on the integration of pedagogy and discipleship in church and academy. He is author of Aiming at Maturity: The Goal of the Christian Life and a number of similarly themed book chapters and articles and is currently working on a project that advances a theological vision for higher education in the Wesleyan tradition. Steve is married to Joni Leeper and they have four grown children and seven grandchildren. Working in the garden is a new hobby and a spiritual discipline.

DR DANIEL G. REID

Associate Fellow

Dan grew up in Japan, where his parents were missionaries. After receiving his Ph.D in Biblical Studies, he returned to Asia where he taught at Asian Theological Seminary in the Philippines. In 1986 he joined InterVarsity Press USA as Reference & Academic Editor, and retired in 2017 as Senior Academic Editor and Director of IVP Academic. During his more than 30 years with IVP, Dan acquired and edited well over 200 academic and general-reader books, and was involved in the initiation, conceptualisation, and editing of more than a dozen reference works including, Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Dictionary of Paul and His Letters, Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments, Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch, and many others. He is currently researching and writing about the history and context of his family’s missionary history in China and Taiwan, focusing on the U.S. Protestant experience there from 1889 to 1982. He and his wife live in Port Townsend, Washington State, have two adult children, and three delightful grandchildren. A lover of the outdoors, Dan is passionate about mountain climbing, hiking, backpacking, skiing, cycling, sailing, and trail running.

DR MICHAEL J. RHODES

Associate Fellow

Michael J. Rhodes is the co-author of Practicing the King's Economy: Honoring Jesus in How We Work, Earn, Spend, Save, and Give, and a lecturer in Old Testament at Carey Baptist College. Michael’s passion is to help the church hear and respond to Scripture’s call to embody God’s justice and mercy on behalf of the marginalized. This passion inspired Michael and his wife Rebecca’s decision to live, work, and worship in an economically impoverished community in his hometown of Memphis for the ten years prior to his coming to Carey, as well as Michael's academic research on moral formation and economic justice in Scripture. Michael is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

DR MEGAN C. ROBERTS

Associate Fellow

Dr. Megan C. Roberts holds a PhD in Christian Theology (HB/OT) from McMaster Divinity College (2020). Her doctoral research explored the connection between collective memory formation and the promises of comfort in Isaiah 40–55, and she is currently exploring how this research informs her Anglican sacramental and liturgical theology and practice. A native of Colorado, she enjoys climbing 14ers (mountain peaks over 14,000 feet in elevation) and gardening/landscaping. She discovered her gift and love for teaching during her fives years at Logos International School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2007–2012), and hopes to make teaching her long-term vocation. When she's not teaching or researching, she enjoys singing, making music with others, finding good food from all over the world, and spending time with her very large family of siblings, nieces, and nephews.

DR BOB ROBERTS JR.

Associate Fellow

Dr. Bob Roberts, Jr. is the founder of GlocalNet, a church planting family of churches and co-founder of Multi-Faith Neighbors Network, an organization committed to creating international religious freedom through intentional cross-cultural relationships.

JOSH RODRIGUEZ

Associate Fellow

Known for his energetic rhythms, rich harmonic language, and striking colors, Josh Rodriguez (b. 1982) continues to gain recognition as an emerging composer and collaborator on a national and international scale. Born in Argentina and raised in Guatemala and Mexico, Rodriguez’s musical imagination has been formed by the colors and cultures of his childhood. Rodriguez is composer-in-residence of the Corona Symphony Orchestra, and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition at the Collinsworth School of Music at California Baptist University. He regularly contributes to various arts & culture blogs and is co-director of Deus-Ex-Musica an initiative that brings musicians, pastors, and non-musicians together for concerts and conversations about the intersection of faith and new music.

JAN RUSSELL

Associate Fellow

Janice grew up in Surrey in south London. She went to Wimbledon and Bristol Colleges of Art, followed by a diploma in art education at Bristol University. During this time she first became acquainted with Hans Rookmaaker, Professor of Art History at the Free University of Amsterdam. In 1969 after marrying Richard she went with him to Trinity Christian College (Chicago) and taught sculpture, painting and art history. She was also a Fellow of the Institute for Christian Art which had just been established by Prof. Calvin Seerveld. After returning to the UK she continued painting and was actively involved in various Christian groups in the arts, teaching and mentoring. After some protracted illness she continues to paint, working out of the English landscape tradition, exploring the countryside around her in north Somerset. Richard and Janice have two son, Gabriel and Simon, who have both successfully made their careers in the arts.

REV RICHARD RUSSELL

Associate Fellow

Revd. Richard Russell spent his childhood in rural Somerset. He studied philosophy at Aberystwyth University (Wales) and McMaster University (Canada), and apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia). Then he taught philosophy at Manchester College (Oxford) and then, after marrying Janice in 1969 , atTrinity Christian College(Chicago).Then followed an MA in sociology of religion, a PGCE and and M.Ed. at Bristol University. After came teaching sociology at Derby Technical College and a Ph.D. in philosophy of education at Nottingham University. This was not completed due to moving to Trinity College (Bristol) for ordination training. Then after a curacy in Hartlepool(Durham Diocese) he became vicar of Widcombe in Bath, while also doing some part time teaching for Trinity College(Bristol) and Bristol University. Also with Janice he directed the Christian Studies Unit which involved much mentoring, networking, conferences and distributing Christian academic books in all disciplines within the Kuyperian tradition. This has continued in retirement at Radstock.

DR JAMES RUSTHOVEN

Associate Fellow

James Rusthoven is a retired practicing medical oncologist. He received broad undergraduate instruction in Reformational thinking at Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois. After graduation from medical school in Chicago, he and his wife Thea moved to Canada where he completed his general and oncology medical training in Toronto. He subsequently gained extensive experience in cancer patient care, teaching, and clinical research in academic positions at the University of Toronto and McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. After 16 years, Dr Rusthoven obtained an MHSc degree in bioethics from the University of Toronto, then a PhD in theology from Trinity College, University of Bristol. His PhD research explored a covenantal ethical framework from a Reformational perspective. This work was published as Covenantal Biomedical Ethics for Contemporary Medicine (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2014). In his final four years before retirement, he was a medical officer and evaluator of new cancer biologics at Health Canada. He enjoyed exploring how a Reformational worldview could provide guidance for himself and for colleagues in identifying and responding to ethical issues arising during the evaluation of new cancer drugs. Dr Rusthoven continues to speak about bioethics from a Reformational perspective to university students, church goers, and to whoever else is interested.

DR NIGEL SCOTLAND

Associate Fellow

Nigel spent the greater part of his life lecturing in church history at what became the University of Gloucestershire. He studied at McGill and Bristol Universities, earned a PhD in church history at the University of Aberdeen, and has been involved in church planting and led a C of E Fresh Expressions Church for thirteen years while lecturing full-time. From 2006-2017 he taught theology students at Bristol Baptist College and Trinity College Bristol. Nigel has authored more than twenty books, the most controversial being The New Passover Rethinking the Lord’s Supper for Today (Wipf and Stock) in which he argued that the Eucharist/New Passover was intended to be a domestic sacramental meal based in homes and small groups in the same way that the Jewish Passover was, and still is, kept to this day. He is an Honorary Research Fellow in Religious Studies at the University of Gloucestershire and still does some lecturing at the Gloucester hub of Ripon College, Cuddesdon. He and his wife live in Woodmancote on the outskirts of Cheltenham in the UK and worship locally.

DR DEREK SCHUURMAN

Associate Fellow

Derek Schuurman worked as an electrical engineer for several years and later completed a Ph.D. at McMaster University in the area of robotics and computer vision. He has taught computer science at both Dordt College and Redeemer University and is currently professor of computer science at Calvin University. He is a fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation and has written about faith and technology issues in a variety of publications. He is the author of the book Shaping a Digital World: Faith, Culture and Computer Technology published by InterVarsity Press.

DR J. AARON SIMMONS

Associate Fellow

J. Aaron Simmons is professor of philosophy at Furman University and holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Vanderbilt University. In addition to publishing more than 100 articles, essays, and reviews, he is author or editor of numerous books including: God and the Other; The New Phenomenology; Kierkegaard’s God and the Good Life; Christian Philosophy; and Kierkegaard and Levinas. He is the former president of the Søren Kierkegaard Society (USA) and the South Carolina Society of Philosophy, and he has held official positions with the Society of Christian Philosophy, and the American Academy of Religion. A professional drummer and avid trout fisherman, Simmons loves hiking and spending time in the mountains with his wife, Vanessa, and son, Atticus.

DR R. LUCAS STAMPS

Associate Fellow

Dr. R. Lucas Stamps serves as Associate Professor of Christian theology at Anderson University and the Clamp Divinity School in Anderson, South Carolina. He is the co-editor of Baptists and the Christian Tradition: Towards an Evangelical Baptist Catholicity and the author of the forthcoming Thy Will Be Done: A Contemporary Defense of Dyothelite Christology. He has published numerous articles and essays in the area of systematic theology, focusing especially on the Trinity and the Incarnation. Dr. Stamps currently serves as the chair of the KLC Scripture and Doctrine Seminar.

REV DR WALTER R. STRICKLAND II

Associate Fellow

Rev. Dr. Walter R. Strickland II is the Founder and President of The Strickland Institute LLC, and also serves as Assistant Professor of Systematic and Contextual Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC (USA). Born in Chicago and raised in Southern California, Walter’s passion is to equip people to flourish in their context from a deep commitment to God’s design. He has written and contributed to over 10 books and holds a PhD in Theology from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland).

DR ROBERT TATUM

Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Robert Tatum is the Cary Caperton Owen Distinguished Professor in Economics at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. His teaching and research traditionally concerned international and development macroeconomics, supported in part through a Fulbright-Hays Award to Brazil. In recent years, he has begun exploring a new area of scholarship in theology-oriented economics-supported policymaking. Publications in this line of research can be found in the Journal of Markets and Morality, Faith and Economics, and the Journal of Economics, Theology, and Religion. Complementing this new scholarship, Robert has developed an interdisciplinary course on "Morality and Material Progress" with support from the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities. Along with KLC, he considers one of his intellectual homes to be the Cambridge-based Association for Christian Economics. In his free time, Robert loves spending time with his wife and two children and enjoys traveling and exploring the great outdoors through hiking and trail running.

DR JENNY TAYLOR

Research Fellow in Communication, Media and Journalism

Jenny is our Research Fellow in Communication, Media and Journalism. She specialises in religious literacy and pioneered religious literacy in journalism. She has a doctorate in religion from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and has been published many times in academic journals and the mainstream and on-line media including the Guardian, the Times and, in translation, the European press. Her books include Faith and Power: Christianity and Islam in ‘Secular’ Britain with Lesslie Newbigin and Lamin Sanneh (SPCK 1998 and Wipf&Stock 2005), and A Wild Constraint (Continuum 2008), an extended essay on contemporary sexuality.

DR MICHAEL J. THATE

Senior Research Fellow

Michael is an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University’s Work, Ethics, and Faith Initiative and the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education. He has held visiting fellowships and lectureships at Yale Divinity School, Harvard Divinity School’s Center for the Study of World Religions, and the Département de Philosophie at l’École normale supérieure, Paris. He was a recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt award, spending three years at Universität Tübingen in the Institute für antikes Judentum und hellenistische Religionsgeschichte. Michael’s academic interests and focus are informed and complemented by his prior business experience where he counseled corporate clients on matters relating to brand equity, communication strategy, and corporate trust. He is the author of two monographs: Remembrance of Things Past?, comparing the “historical Jesus” genre with recent trends in social memory theory; and The Godman and the Sea, where he reads varying representations of the sea in antiquity, Judaism, and early Christianity through the rubrics of desolation and trauma. Current works include a volume on “smell” and moral reasoning, and a second that engages the so-called attention economy. He is also co-editing a volume on the history of corporate responses to racial unrest and another on the future of work.

DR HEATH A. THOMAS

Associate Fellow

Dr. Heath Thomas (Ph.D., University of Gloucestershire) was installed as the 16th President of Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) in January 2020. He also serves as Professor of Old Testament at OBU. Dr. Thomas served as Dean of the Hobbs College and Professor of Old Testament from 2015-2019 and as Director of Ph.D. Studies and Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina from 2007-2015. His academic expertise lay in biblical books of Lamentations and the Minor Prophets, and he has written or edited major volumes on Lamentations (Bloomsbury, 2021; Sheffield Phoenix, 2013; Pickwick Press, 2011), Habakkuk (Eerdmans, 2018; Lexham, 2016), and the Minor Prophets (IVP Academic, forthcoming; Baker Academic, forthcoming). He also has a deep interest in theological reading, co-editing with Dr. Craig Bartholomew A Manifesto for Theological Interpretation (Baker Academic, 2016).

EMMA VANHOOZER

Associate Fellow

Emma lives and works at the St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker House in South Bend, Indiana. She shares in the community work of hosting a drop-in shelter, tending a community garden and accompanying the marginalized and houseless through offering hospitality in her house. Emma grew up in Scotland, where she developed an interest in the connections between geographical places and interior landscapes. Spending her early years in a Scottish terrain, she became attuned to the borders and intersections between the wild and the gardened, habitable space. She has companioned herself to poetry, and finds there the enduring invitation both through fragility and rest to inhabit these border spaces. She seeks those poems that wire together the open edge of language with a trust of the earth.

MARY VANHOOZER

Associate Fellow

Mary Vanhoozer is a creative and engaging multi-instrumentalist (piano, violin, hurdy gurdy, and hammered dulcimer) and melodist. A classical pianist by trade, she has performed solo recitals and taught workshops throughout the United States. She is dedicated to the craft of live music and loves to organise concerts around themes, oftentimes lending a dramatic, almost narrative element to her performances. Mary released her debut album for solo piano, From Leipzig to LA, in 2018. Mary received her degrees in piano performance: her BM from Wheaton College Conservatory, her MM from the Eastman School of Music, and her DMA from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

REV DR MICHAEL R. WAGENMAN

Senior Research Fellow
Director, KLC Scripture Collective

Rev. Dr. Michael R. Wagenman is Senior Research Fellow and founding chair of the Scripture and Church Seminar at KLC. Michael completed his PhD at the University of Bristol on the nature of ecclesial power in the worldview of Abraham Kuyper. He studies and writes on issues related to power within the church's engagement with culture and society, especially the use of Scripture and proclamation as forms of communication. He is chaplain to Western University (London, Ontario) and teaches part time at Redeemer University (New Testament Interpretation), the Institute for Christian Studies, and Huron University College's faculty of theology.

GENEVIEVE WEDGBURY

Associate Fellow

Genevieve studied Theology at King’s College London, before doing an MA in European Classical Acting at Drama Centre London. She formed her own production company, touring the acclaimed one-woman drama Asena against sex trafficking (BBC Radio Northampton). She worked for three years as Development Officer at KLICE, which has now become The Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology in Cambridge and of which she has recently become a Fellow. Alongside managing her father’s small business, in the last year she has been presenting for Radio Maria England, including Faith and Family in the Time of Covid-19, Questions of Faith, and co-producing and presenting Women Together, which is now entering its second series.

DR DARIA BORISLAVOVA WHITE

Associate Fellow

Daria has 20 years of experience in the fields of mental health counseling, social work, and peacebuilding. Her work has been focused on individuals who have experienced personal and communal, current and transgenerational trauma, understanding cultural and individual barriers to, and resources for resilience. In her research and approach, she uses restorative justice and peacebuilding frameworks integrated with mental health counseling theory and practice. The populations she has worked with are ethnic minorities in the Balkans; refugees; domestic violence and sexual assault survivors; immigrants; the homeless. Daria received the Women and Gender Studies Feminist Scholarship Award at James Madison University for her work with Bulgarian elderly women and the Outstanding Scholarship Award from the Department of Graduate Psychology at James Madison University for her dissertation research on joy and awe in four countries. Dr. White is a native of Bulgaria and since 2014 – an American citizen.

DR ANDREW WHITE

Associate Fellow

Andrew White holds a Ph.D. in English from Washington State University (2003) and has held faculty positions at Wheaton College, the American University in Bulgaria, and Eastern Mennonite University. His research interests include early American literature, early modern English literature, spiritual life writings, and Balkan studies. Andrew recently completed an M.Div. (biblical studies) and is seeking ordination in the Anglican Church in North America (Diocese of Christ Our Hope). He currently resides in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, but is a native of the “evergreen” Pacific Northwest.

MATTHEW WILEY

Associate Fellow

Matthew Wiley is a theologian and writer in Chicago. He is a PhD Student in systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and his research is on ecclesial disunity and pneumatology. He is the managing editor of Sapientia and the digital content manager for the Henry Center for Theological Understanding. Matt and his wife Ellyn belong to Boulevard Presbyterian Church, where they lead the youth ministry. He loves good coffee, Wendell Berry's poetry, and theology for the sake of the local church.

REV DR CHRIS J. H. WRIGHT

Senior Research Fellow

Rev Dr Chris Wright is Global Ambassador and Ministry Director of Langham Partnership (www.langham.org). After ordained ministry in Tonbridge, Kent, he taught the Old Testament in India for five years (1983-88) and then at All Nations Christian College in England, where he was also Principal from 1993-2001. In 2001 he took over the leadership of the Langham at the invitation of the founder, John Stott. Chris’s PhD (Cambridge) was in the field of O.T. economic ethics. His books include commentaries on Exodus, Deuteronomy, Jeremiah, Lamentations and Ezekiel, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God; The Mission of God; The God I Don’t Understand; and The Mission of God’s People. Chris and his wife Liz, who come from Belfast, have four adult children and eleven grandchildren, and live in London as members of All Souls Church, Langham Place, where Chris serves as an honorary curate. Chris enjoys a bit of light running, birdwatching occasionally, and following Ireland’s fortunes in the rugby Six Nations.

DR JOHN WYATT

Senior Research Fellow

John is a doctor, author, speaker and research scientist. His background is as a consultant neonatologist and academic researcher focussing on the mechanisms, treatment and prevention of brain damage in newborn infants. He is now engaged in addressing new ethical, philosophical and theological challenges caused by advances in medical science and technology. He is also fascinated by the issues raised by rapid advances in AI and robotics, and the interface between cutting-edge science and Christian faith. John’s academic title is Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics, Ethics & Perinatology at University College London. He is also a senior researcher at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge. He worked as a paediatrician specialising in the care of newborn babies at a leading neonatal intensive care unit for more than 25 years. Through his clinical experience he became increasingly aware of the ethical maelstrom caused by advancing technology and contentious debates about the nature of humanity at the beginning and end of life. He has now retired from frontline medical practice and is focussing on the ethical, philosophical and theological issues raised by rapidly advancing technology.