David’s background

2001 to 2008

David studied 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 working as a software architect (trading as Little Systems) and an instrumental music teacher (drums) for children.

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David tutored university classes with The University of Melbourne, Department of Information Systems.  He also worked as a Resident Advisor with University College.  He studied some breadth electives including moral philosophy, psychology, Spanish, creative writing and the history of religion.

2003

David graduated with degrees in Commerce and Information Systems, and relocated to Spain.  Already concerned by the 2003 Iraq war, he was moved by the peaceful Madrid protests against the war, with crowds chanting, “No, no, no a la guerra, no!”  David returned to Melbourne where he could manage both life and research.

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David pursued research and worked part-time in Melbourne.  He read the Bible and studied war finance, 20th century politics, general knowledge and philosophy (Plato).  He also worked part-time time in economics research with BHP.  He sometimes attended church at St Jude’s Anglican, Carlton.

2005

David 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.  He 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.

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

2007

David completed the Graduate Diploma of Theology with Tabor Victoria (now Eastern College).  He developed the corporate 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.  He produced a DramaBody theatre show in St Mary’s, NSW, called The Forgiveness of Home Loan Debts.  In that time, he read N.T. Wright‘s tome on the resurrection and integrated this with his prior learning.  See also Resources.

In this way (including through reading, research and reflection), David received a revelation of Jesus, rooted in the Biblical story.  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 share theology conversationally from time-to-time (independent of the cathedral).

He traveled to New Jersey, USA in mid-2011 (and in 2017 and 2018).  He visited Denver, USA in 2015.

He was a congregation member with the cathedral until travel in early 2017.

David lived in Leeds, UK in 2018.

See also About David.