• PhD in Systematic Theology, Aberdeen University (Scotland), 2013.

  • MA in Theology, Briercrest Seminary (Caronport, SK), 2008.

  • Ordained, C&MA in Canada (Selkirk, MB), 2006.

  • Bachelor of Theology, Canadian Bible College (Regina, SK), 2001.


Books or Chapters

  • A Shared Mercy: Karl Barth on Forgiveness and the Church, IVP Academic, 2016 [link].

  • “No Country for Old Man: Barth calls the Coen Brothers,” in Barth in Conversation, Wipf & Stock, 2014 [blog link].

Select Essays

  • “Relative Grit: Masculinity in Flux on Film,” in Cultural Encounters 9.1 (June 2013) [link].

  • “Karl Barth, GK Chesterton, and the Basis of Christian Knowledge,” in The Chesterton Review 39:1-2 (June 2013).

  • “This Side of Sunday: Theological Fiction in Light of GK Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday,” in Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology (Autumn, 2011).

  • “Once for All and New Every Morning: Forgiveness in the Theology of Miroslav Volf and Karl Barth,” in the Oxford Research Archive (April, 2011).

  • “How to Be Sliced by a Sword: A Personal Encounter with G.K. Chesterton’s Apologetic,” in St. Austin’s Review (July/August, 2009).

  • “A Theological Approach to Pastoral Leadership Today,” in Ministry Magazine: An International Journal for Pastors (November 2008) [link].

Peer Review

  • “James Calvin Davis’s Forbearance,” for International Journal for Public Theology 12.1 (2018).

  • “John Flett’s The Witness of God,” in Ecclesiology: The Journal for Ministry, Mission and Unity 10.1 (Spring, 2014).

  • “Alister McGrath’s The Open Secret,” in Canadian Evangelical Review (Spring, 2010).


  • Church Leadership, SCM, forthcoming 2019.

  • Marks of a Church, Grove Book, forthcoming 2019.

  • Hail, Caesar! A Jesus Film for Cultured Disbelievers”, a paper from the Society for the Study of Theology (SST) conference in 2018.

  • “Weighing the Burdens of Peace: Cormac McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited and Bonhoeffer’s prison fiction,” a paper from SST 2017.

  • “Which is my Neighbour? Bonhoeffer and the Tension of Mandates,” a paper from the Theological Ethics seminar at Aberdeen University, April 2017.

  • “The Prince of Peace Smokes a Peace Pipe: A Church Response to the Challenge of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” a paper from the International Conference on Political Theology in Belgrade, Serbia, November, 2015.


  • Editorial Board, Grove Books Pastoral Series, 2016-

  • Society for the Study of Theology (UK), 2011-2012, 2015-

  • American Academy of Religion (USA), 2011-2013, 2017

  • Parochial Church Council, St. Mary Magdalene Church (CofE), 2016-

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