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.  He was partway through the Commerce and Information Systems double-degree at The University of Melbourne.  He was also working as a software architect (trading as Little Systems) and instrumental music teacher for drums.

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

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

2003

David graduated Commerce and Information Systems, and relocated to Spain temporarily.  He was heartened by the peaceful Madrid protests against the Iraq war.  David returned to Melbourne where he could manage life and research.

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David worked in Melbourne and pursued independent research.

He read the Bible and also studied war finance, 20th century politics, general knowledge and philosophy (Plato).  He worked part-time time in economics research with BHP Billiton.  He 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, studied Shakespeare ‘s plays, and learned more about the history of empire.  See also Resources.  He was interested in leadership across broader 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 soon recognised the conundrum of Romans 1:16-17, and sought to make sense of this.

2007

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

2008

David was baptised with Ringwood Anglican and moved to Sydney for mission.  In St Mary’s NSW, he produced a DramaBody theatre show called The Forgiveness of Home Loan Debts.  At the same time, he read N.T. Wright‘s tome on the resurrection and integrated this with his prior learning.  See also the Resources page.

In this way (including with reading, research and reflection), David received a revelation of Jesus in 2008, rooted in the Biblical story in history.  This same 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 theology from time-to-time (independent of the cathedral).

In mid-2011 (and in 2017 and 2018), 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.

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

See also About David.