I was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and emigrated to Canada with my family at the age of seven. I have been privileged to study and work in cities as diverse as Toronto, Cape Town, South Africa, Halifax, and now Edmonton. I have served as a campus pastor, research-institute coordinator, and manager of a multi-racial house on the campus of the University of Cape Town. I am first and foremost a follower of Jesus Christ. But like all Christians, I experience that commitment within a set of traditions. My ecclesiology and love for liturgy has been shaped by the Anglo-Catholicism of King's Chapel, Halifax, and my theology and philosophy has been influenced deeply by the neo-Calvinism of Abraham Kuyper and his followers. I've learned a great deal from theologies of liberation in Latin America and South Africa, as well as the radical Christian left in the US.