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KLC Research Fellows

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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.

Jonathan Kenigson

Dr Jonathan Kenigson

Associate Fellow

Dr Jonathan Kenigson is a public intellectual, classical educator, and mathematician. His interests include enumerative combinatorics, cosmology, philosophy of mathematics, and classical pedagogy. He is a Senior Fellow at GCAS-Dublin and holds a joint PhD in Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics from the University of Sofia. Dr Kenigson is the author of more than 150 publications and presentations, and is a current mathematics educator in Tennessee, USA. He is pleased to be a Cambridge fellow and looks forward to collaboration with KLC.

Andrew Kirk

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).

Scott Leveille

Scott Leveille

Fellow

Scott Leveille is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto in theological studies, focusing on the relationship between The Trinity and human personhood. Scott studied Economics as an undergraduate and was a banker before being called into parish ministry. He holds an MDiv from Beeson Divinity School, and is currently Lecturer at Samford University in Birmingham, AL where he lives with his wife, And Marie, and their son, Henri. Scott recently contributed a chapter to the KLC’s Scripture and Doctrine Seminar volume “Divine Action in Hebrews.” Scott enjoys spending time with his family, which usually involves Legos or toy trains with Henri, and reading a good book or eating fine food with Ann Marie.

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 Professor of Church History and Associate Academic Dean at Aquinas Institute (Saint Louis University). 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.