Jonathan is teaching 1 Corinthians in semester 2 this year. He completed a PhD in New Testament at the University of Otago in 2020 and now teaches at Carey and Otago on an adjunct basis, and is the (part-time) pastor at Musselburgh Baptist Church in Dunedin. He’s published on 1 Corinthians in the Journal for the Study of Paul and his Letters and has a book coming out with LIbrary of New Testament Studies (T&T Clark) on scriptural typology in Mark’s Gospel.
Jonathan is a migrant to Aotearoa and now citizen. He came to NZ in 2006 from the UK, in part to study at Carey Baptist College! He lives in Dunedin with Rachel and their four children, plus an assortment of chickens, quail and guinea pigs. He has pastored churches and been involved in youth and children’s ministry in both the UK and NZ.
“Kia ora! The letter of 1 Corinthians is a fascinating window into the great missionary theologian of the early church (the apostle Paul) as he wrestled with a church community in crisis, struggling to live out their newfound Christian faith in a pagan city. Today, this is a critical text for so many of our contemporary Christian discussions around church unity, sexuality and marriage, the Holy Spirit, and the future state of the redeemed (among others). There is never a dull moment when studying this first century letter to the Corinthian church!”