Faculty


Lecturers

Dr Kit Barker

Lecturer - Old Testament

B.Sc (Macquarie University), M.Div, Th.M (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), Th.D (ACT)

Prior to SMBC:

Kit joined the faculty at SMBC in 2010 as lecturer in Old Testament. His primary areas of teaching include the Former Prophets, Psalms and Ezekiel. Before coming to SMBC, Kit spent several years lecturing in theology at Wesley Institute (now Excelsia College) and ministering at his local church. Kit completed doctoral studies in 2014 in the area of theological interpretation and the Psalms, and his thesis, Imprecation as Divine Discourse: Speech Act Theory, Dual Authorship and Theological Interpretation was recently published by Eisenbrauns.

Publications:

  • Barker K. 'Drawing Pictures in Water: The Place of Penitence in the Art of Forgiveness', in The Art of Forgiveness, P. Halstead (ed.), forthcoming.
  • Barker, K. 'Theological Interpretation in Theological Education: Teaching Old Testament Studies' Pages 3–16 in Theological Education: Foundations, Practices and Future Directions, A.M. Bain and I. Hussey (eds.) ACT Monograph Series, Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2017.
  • Harper, G.G. and Barker, K. (eds.) Finding Lost Words: The Church’s Right To Lament. ACT Monograph Series, Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2017. (Available for purchase from the SMBC online store)
  • Barker K. 'Finding Our Words in His: Christology and Lament' in Finding Lost Words: The Church’s Right To Lament, G. G. Harper and K. Barker (eds.) ACT Monograph Series, Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2017. (Available for purchase from the SMBC online store)
  • Barker K. 'Lament as Divine Discourse' in Finding Lost Words: The Church’s Right To Lament,  G. G. Harper and K. Barker (eds.) ACT Monograph Series, Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2017.
  • Barker K. 'Psalm 137: A Sermon' in Finding Lost Words: The Church’s Right To Lament,  G. G. Harper and K. Barker (eds.) ACT Monograph Series, Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2017.
  • Barker, K. Imprecation as Divine Discourse: Speech Act Theory, Dual Authorship and Theological Interpretation, Journal of Theological Interpretation Supplementary Series 16, Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2016. (Available for purchase from the SMBC online store)
  • Barker, K. 'Psalms of the Powerless: A Theological Interpretation of Imprecation.' in Stirred by a Noble Theme: The Book of Psalms in the Life of the Church. Edited by A. G. Shead. Nottingham: IVP, 2013, 205-229.
  • Barker K. 'The Day of the Lord', In The Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture, Mary Ann Beavis & Michael Gilmour (eds.) Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012, 109 – 110.
  • Barker K. 'I Am who I Am', In The Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture, Mary Ann Beavis & Michael Gilmour (eds.) Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012, 226.
  • Barker K. 'Nahum', In The Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture, Mary Ann Beavis & Michael Gilmour (eds.) Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012, 357 – 358.
  • Barker, K. 'Speech Act Theory, Dual Authorship and Canonical Hermeneutics: Making Sense of Sensus Plenior', Journal of Theological Interpretation 3.2, (2009) 227-239.
  • Barker, K. 'Divine Illocutions in Psalm 137: A Critique of Nicholas Wolterstorff’s Second Hermeneutic', TynBull 60.1 (2009) 1-14.

Speaking Ministry:

  • Evangelical Theological Society (San Antonio, 2016)
  • Evangelical Theological Society (San Diego, 2014)
  • Evangelical Theological Society (Milwaukee, 2012)
  • Moore College School of Theology (Sydney, 2012)
  • Australasian Conference for the Academy and the Church (Brisbane, 2009)
  • Society of Biblical Literature (Auckland, 2008)
  • Australasian Theological Forum (Canberra, 2007)
  • Chalcedon: International Conference for Christian Apologetics (Sydney, 2005)

Academic Interests:

Theological Interpretation, Psalms, Judges, Rhetorical Criticism, and Forgiveness

Personal:

Kit lives on the northern beaches with his wife Robyn and their three young children. They attend Narrabeen Baptist Church where Kit serves as an elder. In his spare time he enjoys surfing, fishing and roasting coffee.

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