About

I have been married to Lesley for 40 years now. We have three adult sons, all of whom are married, and four grandchildren. I am now teaching on a part-time basis at Moore Theological College in Sydney, writing new books, and leading an introductory course on preaching called Cornhill Sydney.

From 1996 to 2007, I was the Principal of Oak Hill Theological College, London, where I lectured in Biblical Studies and Worship. In 2004 I became a visiting professor at Middlesex University, which is the validating university for Oak Hill’s degrees.

I have an M.A. from the University of Sydney, a B.D. from the University of London, and a Ph.D. from the University of Manchester.

I am an ordained minister of the Anglican Church of Australia, and have served in churches in the dioceses of Sydney, Chester and London.

4 Responses to “About”

  1. Francis says:

    I am very much confused about the categories placed on the writings of Luke (Luke and Acts) taking or debating on Acts as history or theology and even the fact of the genre of acts. What is this all about? Is Acts not one of the inspired books of the bible? Why all these genre, history and theology debate by scholars?

    • God spoke through human authors, who used different literary styles, with different characteristics. The more we understand these, the more clearly we will be able to see why and how the books were written and understand their messages better.

  2. Dr. Jerry Parks says:

    Dr. Peterson:
    Have thoroughly enjoyed studying and teaching from your Acts commentary. I have found it without equal.
    I especially enjoyed the discussion of Julia Drusilla, wife of Felix in Acts 24.

    I noted, on the Internet, a recent find of a house/restaurant in the ruins of Pompeii. It was named ‘the house of Julia Felix’. Think perhaps
    this was Drusilla’s end of life endeavor?

    God bless you, sir.

    • Thanks for your positive comment about the Acts commentary Jerry. Of course it is possible that Julia Drusilla became known as JuLia Felix and ended up in Pompei. It would be even more interesting to know whether she ever took serious note of what Paul said to her and Felix about Jesus and the gospel!

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