David’s background

2001 to 2008

David read theology between 2001 to 2008, and completed a Graduate Diploma of Theology in 2007.

2001

David became a Christian in 2001.  At the time, he was partway through the Commerce and Information Systems double-degree at The University of Melbourne.  He was also a software architect (trading as Little Systems) and an instrumental music teacher for drums.

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David was a tutor with The University of Melbourne, Department of Information Systems and a Resident Advisor with University College.

He studied electives including moral philosophy, psychology, Spanish, creative writing and the history of religion.

2003

David graduated and relocated to Spain temporarily.  He was touched by the peaceful Madrid protests against the Iraq war, and returned to Melbourne where he could spend more time in research.

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David read most of the Bible, and studied general knowledge, philosophy (Plato), the history of war finance, and 20th century politics.

He also worked part-time time in economics research with BHP Billiton, and sometimes attended church at St Jude’s Anglican, Carlton.

2005

David worked as a Lead Tenant with Wesley Mission, took actor training short courses with the VCA, and sometimes attended a Churches of Christ church in Croydon.

He researched leadership and studied Shakespeare’s plays and the history of empire.  See also Resources.  He was interested in the theme of leadership across time and history, including the role of the Jewish people.

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David began to study N.T. Wright‘s Romans commentary in depth.  See also Resources.  He recognised the conundrum of Romans 1:16-17, and sought to make some sense of this.

2007

David completed the Graduate Diploma of Theology with Tabor Victoria (which has now become Eastern College).  He developed the DramaBody immersive Christian theatre company and he sometimes attended City Life Church, Knox.

2008

David was baptised with Ringwood Anglican and relocated to Sydney for a ministry: he produced a theatre show called The Forgiveness of Home Loan Debts.  He also read N.T. Wright‘s tome on the resurrection and integrated this with his prior learning.

David received a revelation of Jesus (including from reading, research and reflection), rooted in the Biblical story in history.  This revelation continues to inform his Research and theology today.

2009 onward

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David became a congregation member at St Paul’s Cathedral Anglican, Melbourne in 2009.  He also began to lead conversations in storied Biblical theology, from time-to-time (independent of the cathedral).

In mid-2011, he traveled to New Jersey, USA and visited the Newark School of Theology.  He visited Denver, USA in 2015.

He was a congregation member with St Paul’s Cathedral until travel in early 2017.  He visited the New York area again in 2017 and 2018.

In 2018, David lived in Leeds, UK and fellowshipped with Glory Fire Church.

See also About David.