Michael has joined the faculty of Melbourne School of Theology in 2015. Prior to this he served as tutor at the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Theological Seminary, and he has also tutored in Psychology at the University of Trier, Germany.
Michael understands his role as a pastor-teacher, seeking to combine pastoral vision and academic excellence. He has served as a pastor in Germany (Free Evangelical Church), and as an elder in a local Edinburgh congregation of the Free Church of Scotland.
One of Michael’s goals is to make theology accessible. For this reason, he is organising our annual Paradosis conference that seeks to communicate profound theological truths in accessible ways, always with a view to equipping the church.
Michael is also interested in cross-disciplinary endeavours. One key project is the Centre for Theology and Psychology that facilitates research at the intersection of the two disciplines and offers workshops, seminars and symposia for Christian leaders.
Engaging Ethically in a Strange New World: Some Perspectives from Australia. Edited together with Gillian Asquith. Paradosis Conference Proceedings 2018 (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2019).
Union with Christ: Adolf Schlatter’s Relational Christology (Eugene, OR: Pickwick/Wipf & Stock, 2015).
“Free Church Theology 1843 to 1900: From the Disruption Fathers to the Believing Critics”, in History of Scottish Theology, eds. David Fergusson and Mark W. Elliott (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019), 242-264.
“Luther’s Heidelberg Disputation and Identity Formation”, Dialog 2019 58:70–78.
“Scientific Theology? Herman Bavinck and Adolf Schlatter on the Place of Theology in the University” (with James P. Eglinton as co-author) Journal of Reformed Theology 7 (2013): 27-50.
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