Rev Dr David R Kirk
Dr David Kirk is Lecturer in New Testament Studies. He teaches modules on the Degree programmes dealing with New Testament texts and theology, as well as contributing to other modules. He began his academic career in January 2018 when he joined the faculty at HTC. He was awarded his PhD in New Testament from the University of Aberdeen in 2015, with his research and supervision undertaken through HTC. Prior to his doctoral studies, David graduated in 2010 from the Theological Studies programme with First Class Honours.
He holds Masters degrees in both Aeronautics and Transport from Imperial College, London and worked for several years on transport policy and planning for government bodies. He has been involved in Christian ministry for three decades, and is an ordained minister of the Free Church of Scotland. Before joining the faculty at HTC he served as an Assistant Minister, and as a member of the Free Church Mission Board.
David’s doctoral research brought together historical, philosophical and textual perspectives on 1 Corinthians 15 and proposed a new ‘cosmological’ reading, setting resurrection in the context of new creation. David is keenly interested in the biblical theology of the natural world, especially its place within Christian eschatology. His research interests include: Pauline Theology, Biblical Theology of Creation, Cosmology and Eschatology of the New Testament, Intertextuality. David is a member of the Scottish Evangelical Theological Society and the Tyndale House Fellowship.
David was Highly Commended in the category of Most Engaging VC Lecturer in the UHI HISA Teaching Awards 2019.
His publications include:
‘When You Come Together: Gathered Worship in the New Testament,’ Foundations 76 (2019), 34-60. Published paper given at the 2019 Affinity Conference.
Review of Ben Witherington III, Torah Old and New: Exegesis, Intertextuality and Hermeneutics (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2018) in SBET 37/1 (2019), 121-22.
‘World Without End: Covenant and Creation in The Book of Consolation and the New Testament,’ Foundations 75 (2018).
‘Heaven Opened: Intertextuality and Meaning in John 1:51,’ Tyndale Bulletin 63:2 (2012).
Review of Nicholas Perrin and Richard B. Hays (eds), Jesus, Paul and the People of God: A Theological Dialogue with N. T. Wright, in Theology 115/2 (2012).
David lives in the mountains of Lochaber and enjoys skiing, cycling and climbing. He speaks regularly at churches across the Highlands, and occasionally on local radio. He is a member of the John Muir Trust and is a regular volunteer at the Fort William Mountain Festival.