Rev Dr David Firth joins Trinity’s faculty
We are pleased to announce that Rev Dr David Firth will join Trinity’s faculty this September as tutor in Old Testament.
“I am delighted that David will be coming to join the Trinity team,” says Principal Emma Ineson. “David brings a great combination of significant biblical scholarship, a passion for teaching, a head for organisation, and a heart for community.”
David has previously served six years as lecturer in Old Testament and Director of Studies at St John’s School of Mission in Nottingham. He has a wide range of ministry experience, having served as a pastor in his native Australia as well as spending a number of years working in Zimbabwe and South Africa. He also taught Old Testament for seven years at Cliff College before coming to St John’s. He chairs the Old Testament Study Group of the Tyndale Fellowship for evangelical scholars from around the world, is general editor of the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary, and serves on the international advisory board for the journal Old Testament Essays. He preaches regularly in local churches.
For his doctoral studies, David focused on the ways in which the Psalms model a response to the experience of violence and considered some of the pastoral and missiological implications of this. He has published popular and academic works on the Old Testament, including commentaries on 1 and 2 Samuel, Esther and Joshua, along with other books on Deuteronomy, Isaiah, and 1 and 2 Samuel and the Spirit of God in the Old Testament.
‘Trinity’s vision for living like the Kingdom is near is an exciting one that holds together the biblical vision of discipleship and mission,’ David says. ‘We’re delighted to be joining a college that puts this at the heart of its communal life and what it means to study and to serve within the Kingdom.’
David and his wife, Lynne, have three children, Jonathan, Rhiannon and Ben. Please join us in praying for them as they prepare to make this move.