I am a native of Manchester, England and am a graduate of London Theological Seminary and Tyndale Theological Seminary (M.T.S., M.Div., Ph.D). I am married and the Lord has given us four great kids. I have been a Church-planter, pastor, and a professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics. Also, I was editor of the Conservative Theological Journal. I am now the President of Telos Theological Ministries and its school, Telos Biblical Institute, which was founded in 2007.
The ministry of Telos is close to my heart as it allows me room to teach what I passionately believe to be the Truth, without charging sky-high prices or indulging in personality politics. Together with a few of my peers I can help struggling pastors and other Christians hungry for the meat of Scripture and Theology.
Dr Reluctant is a pseudonym given me by my friend Thomas Pryde; it relates to the subject of Dispensationalism, of which I am both an adherent and dismayed critic. My consternation arises because of the lackluster attitude of many dispensationalists to develop and improve the system as a system!
As far as it goes, my contribution is to offer courses, lectures, seminars, and other materials, and to explore a new and very promising avenue of inquiry – the Biblical Covenants. These covenants can be mined via the dispensationalist hermeneutics to produce far more than they have been made to in the past. Enter “Biblical Covenantalism” (a phrase coined by yours truly). This method contains hermeneutical, theological and worldview truths which, I think, can really give a shot in the arm to contemporary Dispensationalism.
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God bless, and thanks for reading.