Dr Peter Orr joined the faculty in January 2014 after several years teaching New Testament at Melbourne School of Theology. Peter is originally from Northern Ireland, and studied at Moore College before travelling to the University of Durham to complete a PhD in New Testament studies. He has been on the ministry team of a parish in Sydney and has experience of preaching in a number of different contexts around the world. Peter is married to Emma and they have four young boys, Benjamin, Oliver, Jonathan and Daniel.
"I love spending time with family and friends. I enjoy reading fiction and about Northern Irish history. Having lived in Romania for a few years in the 1990s, I am also interested in all things Romanian. I follow (probably too closely!) Ireland in the Rugby, England in the Cricket and Arsenal in the Football."
2016: “The Comfort of God and Pastoral Ministry: An Exegetical Study of 2 Corinthians 1:3–7.” Pages 61–78 in “Tend My Sheep”: The Word of God and Pastoral Ministry. Edited by Keith G. Condie. London: Latimer Trust.
2014 Christ Absent and Present: A Study in Pauline Christology (WUNT 2:354; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck).
2013 ‘The Bodily Absence of Christ in Paul’ in JSPL 3.1 (111-123).
2013 ‘Abounding in the Work of the Lord (1 Cor 15:58): Everything We Do as Christians or Specific Gospel Work?’ in Themelios 38.2 (205-214).
(On-line here: http://thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/)
2011 ‘Who is Jesus now?’ in The Briefing
(On-line here: http://matthiasmedia.com/briefing/2011/05/who-is-jesus-now/)
2011 ‘Where is Jesus now?’ in The Briefing
2011 ‘What is Jesus doing now?’ in The Briefing
‘Christ Absent and Present: A Study in Pauline Christology’. PhD Durham University, December 2011
Interested in: 2 Corinthians; Pauline Christology; Canon; Biblical Theology; Expository Preaching.
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2011 PhD in New Testament (University of Durham)
2007 Bachelor of Divinity (Honours 1); Diploma of Ministry (MTC)
2001-03 Cornhill Training Course, London
1994 Master of Engineering (Chemical) (2:1) (University of Nottingham)
2011-13 New Testament Lecturer at Melbourne School of Theology
2008-11 PhD Studies at University of Durham (supervised by Francis Watson)
2008 Associate Locum Minister at St Matthew’s, Ashbury
2004-07 Student, Moore College
2001-03 International Student Worker, St Helen’s Bishopsgate London
1997-01 Software Consultant in London
1994-96 Missionary in Romania with Operation Mobilisation