Moore College is a community of men and women living, learning and growing in Christ together
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Our College is an extraordinary place where men and women are equipped to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to today’s Australia and the world. I am convinced that the blend of learning and community life at Moore is ideal preparation for the opportunities and challenges of being Christ’s ambassador in the twenty-first century. I hope you will consider joining us in this community of Christian living and learning and make your own contribution to it (See: Apply Now).
For more than 150 years, Moore College has been preparing men and women for a life-time of Christian ministry in which they will teach the Bible faithfully in the context of genuine, loving personal relationships.
Our great concern remains that men and women in Sydney and around the world might hear of the forgiveness of sins that can only be found in Jesus Christ and grow to maturity in that new life which he grants to those who come to him.
Students come to study with us from a wide range of church and cultural contexts.
The College provides a foretaste of that day when men and women from every tribe, nation and tongue will gather around the throne of the Lamb and praise God for what he has done. Our graduates then go to serve in wonderfully diverse places in south-east Asia, China, Africa, Europe, North and South America (See: Moore in the World).
Dr Mark D Thompson
About Moore College
Providing in-depth theological training to prepare men and women for Christian ministry and mission.
Since 1856, Moore College has been providing in-depth theological training in order to prepare men and women as thoroughly and effectively as possible for Christian ministry and mission. Based on the Sydney campus at Newtown and providing the ministers for the Anglican Church in Sydney and training pastors who serve other denominations, Moore College’s vision is evangelical and international.
During its long history, the College has had thirteen Principals and over four thousand graduates.
Since the late 1950s the College has seen a significant extension of the college campus, the growth of a major theological library, an increase in the numbers and qualifications of the faculty, and the introduction of the four year course.
Corporate Governance and College Vision
In general terms, the management and control of the College is vested by the Synod of the Diocese of Sydney in the Moore Theological College Council. The Moore Theological College Council is incorporated under the Anglican Church Bodies Corporate Act 1938 and is constituted by the Moore Theological College Ordinance 2009.
Moore College conducts it’s activities within the framework of an approved vision, mission and values, underpinned by a five year strategic plan.
“It is a great privilege to serve Christ in this extraordinary place with these extraordinary people.” Mark has been Principal of Moore College since May 2013. He has been teaching doctrine here since 1991 and is the head of the Theology, Philosophy and Ethics department. His research interests include the doctrines of Scripture, Christ, and justification by faith, as well as Martin Luther and the reformation. Mark is married to Kathryn and they have four daughters: Elizabeth, Anna, Rachel and Mary. Outside of College, his ideal day includes spending time with the family, gentle exercise and watching a good movie.
“I love sharing the riches of the Old Testament with people through preaching and teaching.”
Barry began teaching at Moore in 1978. He has always been grateful to God for the privilege of teaching and writing, mainly in the area of the Old Testament. He retired from the full-time faculty in 2011, and is now an Emeritus Senior Research Fellow in Old Testament. He continues to teach part-time, while devoting more time to writing, an aspect of his ministry that has expanded in recent years. He is currently working on two books, including a commentary on the book of Job.
Barry and Alison attend Bundeena House Community Church, where they contribute mainly by preaching, leading Bible studies, and doing personal evangelism. They have been involved in gospel ministry to mainland Chinese people for many years.
Dr Chase Kuhn joined the faculty in 2016. Prior to coming to Moore he served on the staff of St Thomas’ Church North Sydney.
Chase grew up in Southern California. He studied theology at California Baptist University, then Beeson Divinity School in Alabama, and finally travelled to Australia to complete a PhD through the University of Western Sydney on the doctrine of the church in the writings of Donald Robinson and Broughton Knox. Chase has been an instructor in the Cornhill Training Course in Sydney and is keen to assist young preachers to develop into faithful and effective communicators of the Word of God.
Chase is married to Amy and they have two children, Olive and Ezra.
Dr Chris Thomson joined the Moore College faculty in July 2016, having previously been Teaching Fellow in Biblical Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Affiliated Lecturer in Hebrew Studies at the University of Cambridge, Visiting Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Oak Hill College, London, and Junior Research Fellow at Tyndale House, Cambridge.
Chris studied law at Oxford, trained as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, and served on the ministry staff of St Helen’s, Bishopsgate, before undertaking theological studies at Oak Hill College and Cambridge. His doctoral thesis was entitled ‘The Removal of Sin in the Book of Zechariah’.
The subjects Chris has taught include introductory, intermediate, and advanced biblical Hebrew, biblical Aramaic, introductory and advanced New Testament Greek, and the books of Deuteronomy, Ruth, Daniel, Zechariah, Romans, and Hebrews. He has tutored several other subjects, including courses on the Pentateuch, Job, Old Testament Theology, and the exilic period.
His current research lies at the intersection of Hebrew linguistics and biblical theology, with a particular focus on conceptions of sin and righteousness in the Hebrew Bible. He is also interested in pedagogy and is close to completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice through the University of Edinburgh.
Chris belongs to Church By The Bridge in Kirribilli and in his spare time enjoys playing guitar, walking, and spending time with friends.
Paul and Karen have two adult sons Matthew and Andrew.
Paul has taught Old Testament at Moore since 2001. He is currently working on commentaries on Exodus and Ezekiel.
Recreationally, Karen and Paul enjoy seaside walks, and playing competitive basketball.
Dr Peter Orr joined the faculty in January 2014 after several years teaching New Testament at Melbourne School of Theology. Peter is originally from Northern Ireland, and studied at Moore College before travelling to the University of Durham to complete a PhD in New Testament studies. He has been on the ministry team of a parish in Sydney and has experience of preaching in a number of different contexts around the world. Peter is married to Emma and they have four young boys, Benjamin, Oliver, Jonathan and Daniel.
“I love spending time with family and friends. I enjoy reading fiction and about Northern Irish history. Having lived in Romania for a few years in the 1990s, I am also interested in all things Romanian. I follow (probably too closely!) Ireland in the Rugby, England in the Cricket and Arsenal in the Football.”
Dr Will Timmins joined the faculty in second semester 2014. Will is an Englishman with an honours degree in theology from the University of Cambridge. He previously attended the Cornhill Training Course and has worked at Eden Baptist Church, for the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship in the UK, at George Whitfield College, and at Beeston Free Church in Nottingham.
He has completed a PhD in New Testament at Cambridge, studying the identity of the ‘I’ in Romans 7. During the time he has studied at Cambridge he has taught Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Greek in the University and given occasional lectures in New Testament studies. Will’s skill as an exegete and as a teacher of biblical languages will be a welcome addition to the Moore College faculty. He has recently married Lizzy and they are both excited about beginning a new life together half-way around the world.
“I have a special interest in John’s Gospel, Galatians and enjoy teaching New Testament Greek.”
Philip is captivated by the stories of the Bible, especially the patriarchal narratives and the exodus. The Gospel of John remains a constant source of great joy, while the epistles of Paul, especially Galatians (and esp. Paul’s teaching of the cross), are always in the background. When not studying or teaching he likes to read history, explore Australia on a motorcycle, and spend time with Amy and their four children.
“I oversee the pastoral care of women at Moore”
Originally from beautiful Wollongong, she has spent most of the last 20 years at the University of New South Wales, with nine of those years as women’s pastor with Unichurch and Campus Bible Study. Tara oversees the pastoral care of the women students (along with 12 part-time women chaplains!), including the community of women living in Carillon House. She teaches in the Ministry Department. and enjoys discussing how we serve together as women and men.
Tara is married to Ian and they serve at Randwick Presbyterian Church, where Ian is the senior minister. Tara and Ian love relaxing at Callala Bay on the south coast.
Tara is involved in producing the Equal But Different Journal, and is an itinerant speaker at women’s events and conferences. She taught a small group leadership course called ‘Room for Improvement’.
“I love to see the gospel go forward to all sorts of different cultures”
Archie is married to Ainsley and they have three children, Georgie, Zoe and Archie. His passion is to see Sydney come under the sound of the gospel. His research is into the nature of the micro cultures that make up Sydney and how we can better penetrate these micro cultures with the claims of Jesus
Rev Paul Grimmond is Moore’s Dean of Students. Before joining the faculty he served as Senior Assistant Minister at Unichurch (UNSW) (2010-2016), having previously been an editor for Matthias Media (2008–2009) and Rector of Unichurch (2003–2008).
He graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) in 1993 and a Bachelor of Divinity from Moore College in 2000.
He is well-known as a trainer, mentor and pastor of students within the MTS apprenticeship and as a conference speaker. He is also the author of Right Side Up (2009), The Archer and the Arrow (co-authored with Phillip Jensen 2010), Suffering Well (2011) as well as a number of articles on pastoral issues for the general Christian public
Rev Peter Tong is Assistant Minister at St Andrews Wahroonga. Prior to 2015 he was an Assistant Minister for five years at Naremburn-Cammeray Anglican Church (2009–2014).
He has studied at Sydney University, graduating with a BA (Hons) in 2001 and an MPhil (Ed) in 2007. He attended Moore College from 2005–2008, graduating with a BD in 2009.
Peter has been a visiting lecturer in New Testament in 2015 and 2016 and his appointment to the faculty is part-time. He will also continue as Assistant Minister at St Andrews Wahroonga.
Simon is a graduate of the College who served with CMS as Acting Principal of Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary (NETS) before his appointment to Moore.
Prior to that he served in the Diocese of Newcastle and then planted Maitland Evangelical Church. He brings to the faculty experience in pastoral ministry, church planting and theological education in a cross-cultural context. Simon is currently working on a PhD on theological education and has been involved in a number of consultations in Angola, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Kenya. He is passionate about cross cultural gospel ministry; including international mission work, ministries among Australian Aborigines, reaching people from ethnic minorities in Australia, ministries in remote and rural areas of Australia and ministries for working class men. He is married to Margie and they have two children at university, Maddie and Noah
Rev Dr Andrew Leslie joined the faculty in July 2013, having recently graduated with a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. He is also a graduate of Moore College and served in the parishes of North Sydney and Strathfield before embarking on postgraduate study. His area of research interest is historical and systematic theology with an explicit anchor in the Reformation. Andrew is married to Felicity and they have two young children, William and Tessa.
‘I just want to teach people to read the Bible really well.’
Andrew has been on faculty at Moore College since 1992. Between teaching – which he never tires of – he spends time with his students, preaches, and writes on the Old Testament. His major research interest is the book of Jeremiah, but he also pursues interests in the Septuagint (Greek Old Testament), Psalms, Hebrew poetry and church music. He is excited about the richness of the Old Testament as a source for Christian theology.
Andrew is married to Jean and they have three teenaged children who fill their lives with excellent conversation.
“Researching war graves may sound a bit strange… but it is a great way of seeing what really matters to people”
Colin lives at But-Har-Gra with his wife Gillian and children, Robert, Elizabeth and Edmund. His current research interest is ‘Responses of grief to Australian losses in World War 2’.
Dan is married to Chrissie and they have three sons, Liam, Archie and Harry. He joined the Moore College faculty in 2013, and teaches in Old Testament and Biblical Languages.
Dan loves seeing people grow in their understanding of and passion for Jesus, and loves being involved in training people to serve God in the world. His doctoral research explored the relationship of honour, shame and guilt in the Bible, focussing on the book of Ezekiel.
He also loves fishing, all forms of footy, fishing, basketball, and fishing.
David teaches theology and philosophy with a bit of church history on the side.
He is currently researching for a book on the coming Kingdom of God as the fulfilment of God’s promises to save through the Lord Jesus.
With Amelia and children Anna, Joshua and Samuel, David rejoices in the opportunities to serve our heavenly Father in the College community.
“Training good ministers of the gospel is an absolute priority for us and we know that Moore is a committed and caring context in which to pursue that goal.”
David and Lesley participate in ministry at St David’s Forestville.
Ed Loane joined the faculty in second semester 2014. He is a graduate of Sydney University and Moore College (where he graduated with First Class Honours), and has completed his PhD (at the University of Cambridge) on the doctrine of the church in the writing of William Temple, a twentieth century Archbishop of Cantebury. He has served in Anglican churches in the dioceses of Sydney and Ely and has lectured in the Wales Evangelical School of Theology. Ed brings to the faculty a passion for church history and theology and a commitment to evangelical pastoral ministry. He is married to Jocelyn and they have five children, Jemima, Sophie, Benjamin, Samuel and Abigail.
“I love teaching at Moore College, I love the faculty, I love the students, and the staff, it’s a great place to be.”
George is married to Koula, and they have two teenage daughters, Hosanna and Josephine.
George has previously taught at the University of Sydney and Southern Cross College. He loves ancient ‘stuff’, kicking back with friends, travelling and his coffee machine. He also suffers from jazz-i-tis and addiction to Formula One. He often finds relief by watching cricket with Koula.
The Rev Dr Lionel Windsor joined the Faculty in January 2015. He completed a PhD in New Testament studies at Durham University in the UK in 2013. His thesis examined how Paul’s Jewish identity informed his apostolic ministry and has been published in the prestigious BZNW series by De Gruyter. Dr Windsor taught Greek as a visiting lecturer at the College in 2014 and was wonderfully received by students and Faculty alike. He has authored a number of scholarly and popular articles and is a prolific blogger.
Peter O’Brien is a previous Vice Principal of Moore College and is recognised as a leading New Testament scholar. Peter has engaged in ongoing cross-cultural ministry in Sydney. An accomplished author, he has extensive experience in pastoral and Bible teaching ministry in Australia, India, Singapore, England and the United States.
Paul Barnett is an Anglican bishop, ancient historian and New Testament scholar. He was the Bishop of North Sydney from 1990 to 2001. He is a prominent historical writer on the rise of Christianity and the historical Jesus. As well as being an Emeritus Faculty member he is currently a fellow in ancient history at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and a teaching fellow at Regent College, Vancouver, Canada. He is married to Anita.
Peter Jensen is well known as a leader among evangelical Anglican thinkers and churchmen. He is the author of The Revelation of God and numerous articles. He continues to serve as the General Secretary of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, which emerged from GAFCON in 2008.
Until his retirement on 11 July 2013, Dr Jensen was the Archbishop of Sydney. Prior to his time as Archbishop, he was Principal of Moore College (1985–2001).
This is the College we in our Diocese look to for the congregational leadership of the future.
“It is a sign of God’s goodness that he has given us Moore College as the theological college for Anglicans in Sydney and further afield, as well as for other Evangelical Christians near and far. This is the College we in our Diocese look to for the congregational leadership of the future.
I commend the College to your prayers and your financial support.”
Dr Glenn Davies
Archbishop of Sydney
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Moore College is a higher education theological college based in Newtown in Sydney, Australia. Moore College prepares men and women for a lifetime of Christian mission and ministry through in-depth theological training. Moore provides a range of full-time/part-time, face-to-face and distance courses, from Diploma to postgraduate level, equipping students to love and serve God and people.
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