This year to date, we have had 3 new faculty join us (or not so new). To get to know them better we asked them a few questions…
Early this year Dr Chris Green joined MST and Eastern as, ‘Deputy of Postgrad Studies and Lecturer in Theology and Psychology’.
What’s your role at MST?
Thanks for asking! I’m lecturing at both MST and Eastern. On the MST side, I’m going to be helping in the systematic theology space. On the Eastern side, I’m expecting to be involved with the English Literature space, as well as in Education. I’m excited that I get to combine these different parts of my life into one role!
Why did you move to MST?
I felt that MST would be a good environment for working with and serving Christ alongside others. So far, it really feels like everyone works together as a team here, which I really appreciate.
Tell us your background, upbringing, where you’re from, education, family?
My wife, Rachel, and I have been married 20 years now. I have three sons: Ethan (who is becoming a teenager this year—we could use your prayers for that!), Benjamin (10) and William (7). So grateful for my family.
So, we are Aussie-Americans, and as a family we have been in Australia for almost 10 years now. Rachel and I both come ultimately from Bakersfield, California. I used to be an English teacher there, but then got into theological education and focusing on systematic theology.
My specialties are in biblical studies and 20th century theology, and I finished my PhD at the University of Aberdeen under Professor John Webster. It was a great privilege to study under him.
Anything else you are “yearning” to share with us?
I like to run, teach, analyse movies and chat about whatever over coffee. And, a top 5 of my favorite books, in order of importance!
5. Hans Frei The Eclipse of the Biblical Narrative
4. John B Webster’s Holiness
3. Henri Blocher’s Evil and the Cross
2. Michael Horton’s Covenant and Eschatology
1. Lesslie Newbigin’s Foolishness to the Greeks: the Gospel and Western Culture