Michael F. Bird

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Religion
Occupation Lecturer
Location Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Introduction I am a red head Australian and I teach Theology at the Bible College of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Although I am culturally "Australian", I was born in Germany (but despite that I really, really, really do believe in the resurrection). As a Christian scholar my goals are: (1) To assist in the spiritual and theological formation of students and to enable them to articulate and live out a Christian worldview. (2) To act as a mediator between the Academy and the Church, which involves making scholarship a tool for Christians and deciphering the complexities of modern debates for non-academics. (3) To make contributions to the collective knowledge of biblical and theological research through continuous and disciplined efforts in research for the benefit of fellow scholars, theological students, and lay people. (4) To equip Christians to discover a ‘faith seeking understanding’. My academic interests include the Historical Jesus, Gospel of Mark, the Apostle Paul, Colossians, New Testament Theology, 1 Esdras, and anything to do with Christian Origins.
Interests Historical Jesus, Gospel of Mark, Paul’s theology of justification, James and Jude in Setting of Jewish Christianity, Anything on Christian Origins, tennis, rugby.
Favorite Movies Star Wars, Matrix, Schindler's List
Favorite Music Andrew Lloyd Webber, Apologetix, DC Talk, Third Day
Favorite Books Jesus and the Victory of God (Wright), Spiritual Leadership (Oswald), The Reformed Pastor (Baxter), Institutes (Calvin)

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