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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:

While a teenager at Camden Uniting Church, 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. David has also served on ministry teams in Anglican and Independent churches, and enjoys the interdenominational flavour of SMBC.

Publications and Research:

Speaking Ministry:

David counts it a privilege to teach and preach God’s word in various settings.

Academic Interests:

  • The life and theology of the Apostle Peter, and the ways in which Peter helps us to appreciate Jesus.
  • The rich rewards of reading Scripture theologically.
  • The difficult but important topics of divine sovereignty alongside human sin, culpability, and judgment, and considering how to lovingly present these doctrines.
  • The significance of understanding God as triune for pastoral and mission contexts.


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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Sydney Missionary and Bible College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology
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