My research interests are topics on the borderlands of philsophy and theology, and they also take in the history and philosophy of science, Patristics, and modern Christian doctrine. I am currently writing a book about the sources, norms, and ends of Christian theology. I am a keen rock climber and mountaineer, and have been known to publish about theology and mountaineering – though I do not draw upon climbing as a source of sermon illustrations. I am also a keen photographer, mainly of landscapes.

As an undergraduate, I read Philosophy at the University of York (BA, 1982) and Theology at the University of Oxford (MA, 1984), followed by postgraduate studies in Theology, also at Oxford (CTh, 1985 and DPhil, 1999).

Selected Quote

“That person deserves to be called a theologian, however, who comprehends the visible and manifest things of God through suffering and the cross.” Martin Luther, Heidelberg Disputation Thesis 20
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