Rev Dr David Burge

Lecturer - Theology, New Testament

Dip.D&M (SMBC), Dip.Th.St. (PTC), B.Min (SMBC/ACT), M.A.Theol. (SMBC/ACT), Ph.D. (Macquarie University)

Prior to SMBC:

In his teen years David clearly sensed God’s ownership of his life, and with eagerness to learn and grow, he enrolled at SMBC where he met his wife Ashleigh. In 2004 their family moved to Mongolia where David lectured in New Testament, Theology and Preaching at the Union Bible Theological College in Ulaanbaatar. From 2012 to 2015 David enjoyed serving as minister of Walcha Presbyterian Church in country NSW.

Publications and Research:

Speaking Ministry:

David enjoys speaking in Christian contexts as well as presenting a Christian perspective at events intended for broader audiences.

Academic Interests:

Besides Biblical studies, David has an interest in the Graeco-Roman world in which the New Testament was written, and particularly the philosophers and first-century sophists who intentionally shaped the thinking of their world.


David and Ashleigh have three sons and a daughter. They like to get out of the house together to play or watch sport, finding pools or beaches, and meeting with their church and extended families. They count it a blessing to be living on campus among the SMBC community.

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