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Dr. David A. Currie

Professor of Pastoral Theology, Dean of the Doctor of Ministry Program, Vice President of Cohort-Based Education

Biography:
Dr. Currie began teaching church history at the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME), the Boston campus of Gordon-Conwell, in 1998 and joined the faculty full-time as Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program in 2005. To all of his work, at each of Gordon-Conwell’s campuses and elsewhere, Dr. Currie has brought a passion to nurture thinking Christian leaders. This passion has grown out of over three decades of ordained ministry first in the Presbyterian Church (USA), including 15 years as the organizing pastor of a new church development. Dr. Currie is currently serving as a priest in the Anglican Church of North America and is the faculty advisor for the Hamilton Campus Anglican Formation Program.

Dr. Currie has nurtured Christian leaders through a variety of ministry roles. These roles have ranged from discipling college students and faculty as a staff member and instructor for the Coalition for Christian Outreach to serving as a pastor of several churches in the U.S. and abroad. He also served as the Chair of the New Church Development Committee of the Philadelphia Presbytery and the Board of Examining Chaplains for the Anglican Diocese in New England.

In addition, Dr. Currie has been involved in cultural and ministry activities relating to China. He co-founded the Chinese for Christ Bible Institute (CCBI) and chaired its board along with the American International Cultural Exchange Institute (AICEI), which organizes cultural exchanges, scholarships and other programs to foster cultural education between the United States and China.

Dr. Currie’s research interests include the history of evangelicalism, particularly in Scotland, South Africa and China; pastoral theology; worship; preaching; spiritual formation, particularly for clergy; mentoring; and discipleship.

Dr. Currie’s personal interests include Steeler football; running; theater; hunting, cooking; fly fishing; golf; hiking; canoeing and kayaking; and Scottish games. He also remains connected to his Scottish roots as chaplain for the Learned Kindred of Currie (Clan Currie Society).

Degrees

  • B.A. (Haverford College)
  • M.Div. (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
  • Ph.D. (University of St. Andrews)

Featured Publication

Publications List

  • “Shaped by the Word: Sola Scriptura for Spiritual Formation.” In Reformation Celebration: The Significance of Scripture, Grace, Faith, and Christ. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Press, 2018.
  • The Big Idea of Biblical Worship: The Development and Leadership of Expository Services. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Press, 2017.
  • Ecclesiapolis: Two Millennia of Mutual Transformation between Church and City.” In Reaching for the New Jerusalem: A Biblical and Theological Framework for the City. Edited by Seong Hyun Park, Aída Besançon Spencer, and William David Spencer. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2013.
  • “Preaching As Lectio Divina: An Evangelical and Expository Approach” (co-written with Susan P. Currie). Evangelical Homiletics Society 1 (2004): 10-24.
  • “Cotton Mather’s Bonifacius in Britain and America.” In Evangelicalism: Comparative Studies of Popular Protestantism in North America, the British Isles, and Beyond, 1700-1990. Edited by Mark A Noll, David Bebbington, and George A Rawlyk. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

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