In 2012 I began a career in TV journalism, but after a short while I left to pursue a Masters degree at Acadia Divinity College. There I worked closely with Dr. Craig Evans on the history of the New Testament. We travelled to Israel together in 2015 and even worked on some archaeological excavations across the region. The history of the Bible came alive. When I returned, I began working on my thesis, but I had decided to switch my focus to Systematic Theology.
My interest in both the big questions of theology and the historicity of the Bible led me to focus on one of the greatest theologians of the 20th century, Wolfhart Pannenberg. My thesis, which examined Pannenberg’s eschatology, passed with distinction, and upon graduation I was awarded the Acadia Silver Medal for academic achievement. My (unexpected) success in the program led me a year later to Toronto, where I began work on my PhD in theological studies at Wycliffe College. My current research focuses on a metaphysical understanding of kenosis, or the “self-emptying” of God in the Incarnation (Phil. 2:5-11).
Currently, I work as the Director of Youth Ministries at Deep Water Church in Halifax, NS, where I live with my lovely wife Melissa and our beautiful daughter. As a husband and father God is being revealed to me all over again.