At present I am Honorary Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at
the University of Exeter, UK, and Honorary Fellow in Medical Humanities in the
Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, UK.
From 2004-2011 I was Professorial Research Fellow in Applied Theology at Exeter.
I have taught at my local Medical School since 2007. I currently teach three study
units there on marriage and divorce; on gender; and on fundamentalisms.
For 27 years (1977-2004) I taught at the University of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth.
For most of that time I was Head of Theology, and for 10 years the Professor of Applied
Theology there. Before that I was a Baptist Minister (1966-74), and Lecturer at the
University of Gloucestershire (1974-77). I read Theology at Regent's Park College,
in the University of Oxford (1962-66), and collected my D.Phil degree there in 1974.
My current academic interests are in the theologies of sexuality and gender, biblical
interpretation, and marriage and family. Please see My Books
details of all my books.
I am a practising Christian, and feel especially at home in the Reformed Catholic
Tradition. This is why I became an Anglican (Episcopalian) in 1988. I profess the
classical Trinitarian faith of the Church, but I interpret this in a positive,
progressive and liberal way. I am available for theological consultancy, or to
give lectures and seminars at conferences, research seminars, colloquia, training
days, and the like.
I was married for 36 years, until my wife Grace died (in 2002) of myelodysplasia.
I have a son, John, married to Valerie, and three wonderful grandchildren, James,
Loren and William. I like to keep fit, mainly by running, swimming and coastal
walking. I love classical music, modern jazz and bird-watching. I enjoy cooking,
especially vegetarian. I attempt to play the piano, and I play for services at
my local church, Christ Church Estover, and for the Devonport Park Community Choir.
I am a young 71.