We are delighted to announce a new appointment at St Mark’s! Early in 2018, the Revd Dr Andrew Errington will join us as a full-time member of staff.
Andrew recently completed a doctorate at the University of Aberdeen, which will be awarded after no corrections were needed—a rare and impressive feat. His research focused on the topic of wisdom and practical reason, examined in the biblical Book of Proverbs in dialogue with the twelfth-century Dominican theological Thomas Aquinas, and the contemporary Anglican thinker Oliver O’Donovan.
Andrew also holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Sydney, an MA in Early Christian and Jewish Studies from Macquarie University, and a BD (Hons) from Moore Theological College. His publications range from academic essays and articles to pieces for everyday Australians, including articles for the ABC’s Religion and Ethics website and two recent books (Can We Trust What the Gospels Say about Jesus and The God Who Speaks Life: A Short Introduction to the Christian Faith). He has also worked in several Anglican parochial and chaplaincy ministry contexts.
Andrew is married to Lauren, who is a social worker and family therapist. They have three children. In Scotland, they have loved walking in the woods and the highlands, and learning to recognise birds. They will have plenty more birds to practice on when they take up residence in the Canberra suburb of Reid in late December.
Andrew will participate in both VET- and higher-ed sector teaching at St Mark’s. In the first instance, he will become St Mark’s first ‘Academic Dean’ for its Registered Training Organisation, with an emphasis on enhancing theological content as appropriate for our RTO courses, and on monitoring student experience. He will also participate in CSU teaching and course development. In addition, his expertise will significantly add to St Mark’s capacity in the realm of public theology.
The appointment has been made possible in large part by a generous donation from a benefactor to St Mark’s, who has expressed an interest in the development of ministry formation. (Andrew will participate in that formation and free other members of staff to do so.) I plan to say more about this endowment in future.
Andrew is a fine thinker, an excellent pastor, and a generous and affable Christian. I am confident he will be an asset to St Mark’s and to the CSU School of Theology.
— Rev’d Dr Andrew Cameron, Director of St Mark’s National Theological Centre