He studied Hebrew and Philosophy at the University of Otago, and completed a Master of Philosophical Foundations degree, focusing on philosophical theology, at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto. He has a PhD in Patristic theology from the University of Otago, with a thesis on the inter-relationship of philosophical anthropology and the structure of eschatological thought in the Patristic writers. This is available at www.earlychurch.org. His interests are in Reformational philosophy and theology, the history of thought, including history of science, and political and social theory. He preaches regularly in his home town of Upper Hutt, and has written a number of works on Christian worldviews.
His wife Elaine has a diploma in children's literature studies. They have three children.
1985. A latter day Augustinian: Diemer on creation and miracle [pdf] ICS paper.
1985. The nature of miracle and the miracle of nature: a study of the thought of J H Diemer concerning nature and miracle. MPhil Thesis ICS, Toronto.
1988. Creation order and miracle according to Augustine [pdf] Evangelical Quarterly 60 (3): 217-240.
1991. A Covenantal Perspective on the Earth and its Human Management [pdf]
First published in Christian-Brethren Research Fellowship Journal 124 (March 1991):9-15. Reprinted in: Responsibility for our Natural Environment. C Gousmett and A T Chimuka. Potchefstroom: Institute for Reformational Studies, Study Pamphlet 350. February 1997, pp. 1-18.
1991. Christianity and politics: a reformational perspective [pdf] Republished in 1999: IRS F study pamphlets F1 no 384. Potchefstroom: Institute for reformational Studies.
1997. God the creator of time [pdf] Stimulus 9 (1997) 1:36-41
1997. Education in God's World [pdf] Lectures delivered at the Master's Institute and at NZ Association for Christian Schools.
1998. Cornerstone values [pdf] Stimulus 6 (November 1998) 4:32-39
1998. Economics in Christian perspective [pdf]
The Christ of the Spirit in Athanasius and Kuyper [pdf]
Dooyeweerd on Faith and apostasy [pdf]
Bavinck and Kuyper on miracles [pdf]
Faith in the unseen [pdf]
Free from condemnation [pdf]
God keeps his promises [pdf]
Hope of the resurrection [pdf]
Humanity of Jesus [pdf]
Realising your purpose in life [pdf]
The glory of the unseen God [pdf]
The true temple of God [pdf]