Ph.D. University of Keele
Bachelor of Divinity, University of London
Bachelor of Sociology, University of Durham


  • Research Tutor, King's Evangelical Divinity School
  • Visiting Scholar, and teaching Research Methods at Spurgeon’s College, London

Selected Publications - Books:

Builders and Fools: Reflections on Leadership, Leicester: IVP 1999.

The Reality is Christ: The Message of Colossians Fearn: Christian Focus Publications 1999.

The Message of the Cross: Wisdom Unsearchable, Love Indestructable Leicester: IVP, BST, 2001.

Wisdom from Heaven: The Message of the Letter of James for Today Fearn: Christian Focus Books 2003.

The Message of Leviticus: Free to be Holy Leicester: IVP, BST, 2005.

Meeting the Saviour: The Glory of Jesus in the Gospel of John Oxford: Bible Reading Fellowship, 2007.

The Atonement Debate: Papers from the London Symposium, ed. with David Hilborn and Justin Thacker, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008.

Ministry by the Book: New Testament Patterns of Pastoral Leadership Nottingham: Apollos, 2008.

Signpopsts: A devotional map of the Psalms Nottingham, IVP, 2009.

The Message of Holiness: Restoring God’s Image Nottingham, IVP, BST, 2010.

In Christ, in Colossae: Sociological Perspectives on the Letter to Colossians, Paternoster, 2011.

The Message of Women: Creation, grace and Gender, (with Dianne Tidball) a BST, IVP volume (Due date - September 2012).

Selected Publications - Articles:

‘The use and abuse of the Bible in Pastoral Practice: An Evangelical Reflection’ in Evangelical Review of Theology, 32.3, 2008, 196-209

‘Post-war evangelical theology: a generational perspective’ in Evangelical Quarterly LXXX1 (2) 2009, 145-60

‘Can evangelicals be universalists?’ in Evangelical Quarterly, LXXXIV.1 (2012), 19-32.

Teaching Areas and Current Research Interests

  • Evangelical Theology and History in the Twentieth Century
  • Sociology of the NT

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