PhD, University of Otago (2004). A New Way of Being Church? used a practical theology model to exploring church, mission and worship in the contemporary environment.
Masters in Theology, University of Auckland (1996). Angst and Atonement, gained first class honours for a critical investigation of contextual atonement images in a postmodern New Zealand urban context.
Bachelor in Theology, University of Auckland (1995).
Bachelor of Horticulture, Lincoln University (1992).
2015 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching. For leading sustained innovation in theological pedagogy over six years, implementing quality improvements that ensure the embedded diversity of the student body is a resource in contextualising, personalising and deepening the overall teaching and learning experience.
2014 EHL Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching
2014 EHL Community of Practice research
I run my own website, on which I write regularly on culture, change, mission and leadership. This can be found at http://www.emergentkiwi.org.nz. Resources produced here have been used by people around the world.
I have, since 2005, written a monthly column for Touchstone magazine, exploring theological themes in film.
I work with a range of church groups in regard to leadership, community engagement and new forms of church. Recent examples include
I am the author of Built for Change: a practical theology of innovation and collaboration in leadership (Mediacom, 2016) and The Out of Bounds Church? Learning to Create a Community of Faith in a Culture of Change, (Zondervan, 2005), which was translated into Korean in 2008.