Lecturer in New Testament and Preaching
B.Th.(Hons), M.Th., Th.D., B.Mus., A.Mus.A.
Tim has been on the Bible and Theology faculty at Morling since 2008, lecturing in New Testament and Preaching, as well as serving as the faculty Dean since 2019. He was appointed Principal in 2023. His research interest is in rhetoric - both in the New Testament texts and in contemporary preaching.
Prior to teaching at Morling, Tim was the Associate Pastor at Narwee Baptist Church for 8 years.
“Persuasion in Preaching: A Social-Psychological Analysis of the Sermon to the Hebrews” in Showcasing the Psyche in the Bible, ed. Heather A. McKay & Pieter van der Zwan (Sheffield, 2023).
“Imitators of the Lord in Severe Suffering” in Divine Suffering: Theology, History, and Church Mission, ed. Andrew J. Schmutzer (Pickwick, 2023).
“The preacher as tour guide: Becoming better curators of the biblical text.” St Mark’s Review 258 (2021): 36–48.
To Aliens and Exiles: Preaching the New Testament as Minority-Group Rhetoric in a Post-Christendom World (Cascade, 2020).
"Preaching Paul to Australians" in Preaching with an Accent, ed. Ian Hussey (Morling, 2020)
"Aliens and Strangers: Minority Group Rhetoric in the Later New Testament Writings" in Into All The World, ed. Harding & Nobbs (Eerdmans, 2017).
Catching the Wave: Preaching the New Testament as Rhetoric (IVP, 2016).
Preaching the New Testament as Rhetoric: The Promise of Rhetorical Criticism for Expository Preaching (Wipf & Stock, 2014).
Chief Operating Officer
BEc (Accounting), MA (Christian Studies)
Peter started as General Manager at Morling College in November 2013 after serving more than 10 years in leadership roles in an international development organization. He then became the Chief Operating Officer in 2019. Peter provides effective oversight and leadership of Morling College operations including finance, information and communications technology, property maintenance and development.
Peter is on the executive leadership team and facilitates governance, risk management and strategic planning through the College Board and its subcommittees and as a director of the Morling Foundation and Tinsley Bequest.
Chief Administrative Officer
MBA (in progress), BApp Sc, Dip Man, Cert IV TAE
Kerry is supporting and developing our Human Resource, Quality Policy and Compliance, and Corporate Administration teams. Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience in the education, health, and business sectors Kerry works from our Perth Vose Campus, where she is also responsible for managing the Perth property and grounds. With a personal vision of “Inspiring and contributing to humanity through building and renovating teams, people, process and property”, Kerry is passionate about developing and transforming organisations that contribute to improving the human experience from a Christian world view, something that is integral to what Morling does. When asked what her favourite thing to do is, the answer was a quote from Diane Arbus, “to go where I have never been before.” With so much growth and change happening in and outside of our Morling world, Kerry is working collaboratively with various teams across the organisation towards strengthening and building our capacity and resource for the future.
Vice Principal (Academic)
Dean of Bible and Theology
Lecturer in New Testament
MA, Dip Ed, BTh (Hons), BMin, PhD
David Starling joined the Morling faculty in 2005 and has lectured since then in New Testament, Hermeneutics, Greek and Theology.
He became the Head of Morling’s Bible and Theology Department in 2014, and was appointed as the Chief Academic Officer in 2019. He exercises a senior role in ministry and leadership, overseeing learning, teaching and research across the faculties.
David worked as an English teacher in Western Sydney before completing theological studies and serving as a pastor in Sydney's Inner West. He and his family currently attend Chatswood Baptist Church.
Reading Ephesians and Colossians (Smyth & Helwys, 2020)
Hermeneutics as Apprenticeship (Baker Academic, 2016)
UnCorinthian Leadership (Cascade, 2014)
Not my People: Gentiles as Exiles in Pauline Hermeneutics (DeGruyter, 2011).
Vice Principal (Students and Community)
Lecturer in Pastoral and Practical Studies
BADipEd, GradDip Counselling, MAChrSt, MIntEd (School Leadership), GradCert Professional Supervision (Pastoral)
Gayle joined the Morling team in 2006, serving as the Dean of Students from 2008-2019 before being appointed as the Chief Community Life Officer. Her role involves overseeing our teams who interact with students at all points of their journey at Morling, with a particular focus on student services and student success. She enjoys working with others to develop a welcoming, supportive and transformative community for students and staff. Gayle also lectures in the Pastoral and Practical studies units; drawing on her experience in pastoral ministry and professional supervision. She has a passion for all people to grow together in wisdom, understanding and passion about how God has shaped them and what he has gifted them to do.
"Adult, Single and Christian: Exploring the Impact of Gender Expectations and Family Roles." In The Gender Conversation : Evangelical Perspectives on Gender, Scripture, and the Christian Life, edited by Edwina Murphy and David Starling, 93-102. Macquarie Park, N.S.W.: Morling Press, 2016.
Out of our Comfort Zones: Connecting transformative pedagogy and intercultural competence in Christian Higher Education Paper Presented at International Conference for Christian Educators BTI, Tauranga NZ 2018
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