Mark Simon

Lecturer in New Testament and Research Associate

BA(Hons), LLB(Hons) (ANU), MDiv (BCV), MTh (ACT), PhD (ACT)

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Mark’s childhood was punctuated by family postings to Kenya and Papua New Guinea, experiences which contributed to his love of travel and cultural diversity. Canberra was his home base for university (where he studied Classics and Law) and a brief career in public policy, then in 2002 Mark and his wife Louise came to Melbourne to study at Bible College of Victoria. Mark was ordained as an Anglican minister in 2005 and served in local parishes in eastern Melbourne for three years. Mark and Louise then served with CMS in Indonesia from 2010-2015. Mark was a lecturer in New Testament at Aletheia Theological Seminary and was involved in training Indonesian pastors in biblical preaching through Langham Preaching.

Upon return to Melbourne in 2016, Mark commenced a PhD at Ridley focusing on missional hermeneutics in the letter to the Ephesians (completed in 2020). He led St John’s Blackburn as interim minister for three years, exploring ways of renewing ministry and outreach. In 2019 he joined the ministry staff of St Alfred’s Blackburn North. He currently leads the ministry at St Alfred’s partner church, St Luke’s Vermont.

Mark and Louise have two teenage boys.

Teaching Areas

New Testament, Greek

Research Interests

Ephesians, Pauline theology, Hermeneutics, Missiology

Hobbies & Interests

Travel, reading, board games, cooking.

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