BSc in Physics, BD, MTh, PhD (all QUB)
Since 1979, I have been: Assistant Minister in Dundonald and Hamilton Road congregations; interim minister in Seacombe URC congregation; lecturer in PCEA Pastoral Institute, adjunct tutor in St Paul’s Theological College, Limuru and Associate Minister in Kimuri Parish (all in Kenya); Lecturer in Belfast Bible College; Associate minister in Bloomfield congregation. I came to UTC in 2006.
I have taught courses in all theological disciplines to diploma level and in Practical Theology, Missiology, New Testament and Systematic Theology to degree level. As Professor of Practical Theology, I currently teach five of the seventeen courses offered by the department. I regularly supervise undergraduate Dissertations and Research Projects as well as postgraduates at both Masters and Doctoral levels.
For some years I have been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
My three areas of special interest are grass–roots theological teaching, especially with respect to popular culture; exploring the interface between Biblical Studies and Practical Theology and developing a coherent theological approach to sport.
Liverpool 20: Manchester United 10
Sport and Spirituality (Bk Review)
Mission concerns today
If These Walls Could Talk (Bk Review)
Practical Theology 6:3
Fresh! (Bk Review)
Practical Theology 7:1
Would Calvin pass ‘Preaching 101’? in Alexander and Kirkpatrick (eds) Reflections on a Reformer. 2009
Calvin and Mission in McConvery (ed) Living in Union with Christ Today. 2011
Martin Luther and his music in Kirkpatrick, Martin Luther 500, 2017
I enjoy playing extremely bad golf, cooking, reading detective novels, contributing to various online discussion forums and watching ‘undemanding’ television. I am a season ticket holder with Ulster Rugby and try to follow the Northern Ireland football team to one away game every year. Supported by my wife and two adult daughters, I try to be the best disciple of Jesus Christ that I can be.Back