Andrew grew up in the Port Stephens area of New South Wales, on the eastern Australian coast. He completed undergraduate degree studies in New York State and Tennessee, USA. Bible college teaching, youth college, administrative and food service work back in Australia preceded more formal theological college studies. After Andrew married, he joined a pastoral team at a Baptist church and began research studies at the University of Queensland, both in Brisbane, Australia. Six years of country pastoring at Murwillumbah in rural north-eastern NSW followed. Soon after arrival at MST, he completed his PhD thesis in the reception history of the creation week in Genesis.
Andrew is married to Naomi, an accountant and composer, and they have three teenage children, Gilchrist, Timothy and Kyria. They live in Montrose in Melbourne’s outer east. Andrew enjoys hiking, table tennis, gold and gem fossicking and playing guitar.
Institute for Biblical Research
Society of Biblical Literature
Fellowship for Biblical Studies
“Augustine’s View of Creation and Its Modern Reception,” Augustine and Science, 2013.
The Days of Creation: A History of Christian Interpretation of Genesis 1:1–2:3, 2014.
“Visualization in Theological Education: A Taxonomy of Purposes, Tools and Possibilities for Visual Representation for the Non-Specialist,” Teaching Theology in a Technological Age, 2015.
“Psalm 148, Pinnacle of the Psalms.” Paradosis 2 (2016): 145–72.
“Ethics in the Old Testament Wisdom Books,” Engaging Ethically in a Strange New World: A View from Down Under, 2019
“In the Beginning…the History of Interpretation of Genesis 1,” In the Beginning Symposium, City Bible Forum, Melbourne, August 2013.
“Experiments in Data Visualisation in Biblical Studies and Education,” SCD Learning and Teaching Conference 2014: Teaching Theology in a Technological Age, September 2014.
“Athens and Jerusalem: Science-and-Religion Strategies among Interpreters of Genesis 1 in the Modern Era,” ISCAST: Christians in Science and Technology/CASE Sydney lecture, 4th June, 2015.
“The Position of Reception History in Biblical Studies,” Fellowship of Biblical Studies national conference, Melbourne, 26-27th September, 2016.
“Basil: Philosophical Literacy Meets Biblical Literalism?” Society of Biblical Literature Consultation: Early Exegesis of Genesis 1, Boston, MA, November, 2017.
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