Professor Darren Cronshaw

Professor Darren Cronshaw

HDR Supervisor


Doctor of Philosophy (Theology) (Whitley College, Victoria, Australia) 2009

Doctor of Ministry (Bible College of Victoria, ACT) 2006

Master of Theology (Whitley College, Victoria, Australia) 1999

Master of Letters (Linguistics/TESL) (ANU, Canberra, Australia) 1994

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Deakin University, Victoria, Australia) 2013

Bachelor of Theology (Honours) (Bible College of Victoria, ACT, Australia) 1997

Bachelor of Arts (ANU, Canberra, Australia) 1992

Advanced Diploma in Ministry (Whitley College, Victoria, Australia) 1998

Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary) (UNE, Armidale, Australia) 1994

Cert IV in TAE (The Pines Training Centre) 2011


  • 2019
    • Cronshaw, D., (2019). The Relational Teacher: Sharing Life as Vocational Essence. SCD Press, Sydney.
  • 2018
    • Eds. Cronshaw, D., Dewerse, R., & Jackson, D., (2018). Reimagining Home: Understanding, Reconciling and Engaging with God's Stories Together. Morling Press: Sydney..
  • 2017
    • Cronshaw, D. (2017). Dangerous Prayer: Discovering a missional spirituality in the Lord's Prayer. Paternoster, Milton Keynes..
    • Cronshaw, D., Barnett, B., Daddow, N., Duncan, B., Morgan, F., (2017). ‘Reimagining Faith-based Leadership for the Greater Good’. Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle upon Tyne..
    • Cronshaw, D., Harrison, J., Costache, D. (2017). Wellbeing, Personal Wholeness and the Social Fabric: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press.
  • 2016
    • Cronshaw, D., Jackson, D. (2016). Cultural Diversity, Worship, and Australian Baptist Church Life : New Wineskins Volume 2. Morling Press, Sydney..
    • Cronshaw, D. (2016). Improvising a Renewed Story at AuburnLife: Utilising Biblical Narrative for Congregational Transformation. Morling Press: Sydney.
  • 2015
    • Cronshaw, D., Jackson, D., (2015). Introduction. Morling Press, Sydney..
  • 2014
    • Cronshaw, D., Hammond, K. (2014). Sentness: Six Postures of Missional Christians. IVP: Downers Grove.
  • 2013
    • Cronshaw, D., Hughes, P. (2013). Baptists in Australia: A Church with a Tradition and a Future. CRA, Melbourne..
  • 2006
    • Cronshaw, D. (2006). Credible Witness: Companions, Prophets, Hosts and Other Australian Mission Models. UNOH Publications, Melbourne..

Book Chapter

  • 2019
    • Cronshaw, D. (2019). On the Brink of Everything: Embracing Generativity with Parker Palmer In Seibel, C., The Generative Church: Global Conversations about Investing in Emerging Generations (pp. 185-202). .
  • 2018
    • Cronshaw, D. (2018). Beyond Divisive Categorization in Young Adult Fiction: Lessons from Divergent' In Maher, A., Explorations in Practical Theology: Engaging the Politics of Division, [Association of Practical Theology in Oceania conference volume] (pp. ). .
    • Cronshaw, D. (2018). Conclusion - Advance Australia Home? In , Reimagining Home: Understanding, Reconciling and Engaging with God’s Stories Together (pp. ). .
  • 2016
    • Cronshaw, D., & Wilson, S., (2016). ‘Growing the Seeds of Emergence: Leadership Development in the Baptist Union of Victoria’ In Cronshaw, D.,, Cultural Diversity, Worship, and Australian Baptist Church Life New Wineskins Volume 2 (pp. 191 - 204). Morling Press, Sydney..
    • Cronshaw, D., (2016). Training Next Generation Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Baptist Leaders for Mission In Hughes, P., Charting the Faith of Australians: Thirty Years in the Christian Research Association (pp. 118-133). CRA, Melbourne..
    • Cronshaw, D., Jackson, D., (2016). Conclusion In Cronshaw, D., Jackson, D., Cultural Diversity, Worship and Australian Baptist Church Life: New Wineskins Volume 2 (pp. 241-243). Morling Press, Sydney..
  • 2015
    • Cronshaw, D., & Dewerse, R. (2015). Introduction In Cronshaw D., & Dewerse, R., We are Pilgrims: Mission from, in and with the Margins of our Diverse World. (pp. 13 - 23). UNOH: Melbourne..
    • Cronshaw, D., Wilson, S., & Yang, M., Dah N., Khia, S., Kuung, A., & Lian, J. (2015). God called us here for a reason…Karen and Chin Baptist Churches in Victoria: Mission from the Margins of a Diaspora Community In Cronshaw, D., & Dewerse, R., We are Pilgrims: Mission from, in and with the Margins of our Diverse World (pp. 263 - 278). UNOH, Melbourne..
    • Cronshaw, D. (2015). Imagining a Renewed Story at AuburnLife: Utilising Congregational Timelines for Congregational Transformation In Cronshaw D., & Jackson D.,, Congregational Transformation in Australian Baptist Church Life (pp. 127-143). Morling Press, Sydney.
  • 2014
    • Cronshaw, D., and Menzies, A. (2014). From Place to Place: A Comparative Study of 5 Models of Workplace Formation at 2 Colleges on 1 Campus In Ball, L., & Harrison, J., Learning & Teaching: The way Ahead (pp. 217-228). Mosaic, Melbourne.. | External link
    • Cronshaw, D., (2014). Introduction: From Shantaram to Shalom In Cronshaw, D.,, Seeking urban Shalom: Integral Urban Mission in a New Urban World: ISUM Summit Papers (pp. 9-15). International Society for Urban Mission, Melbourne..
  • 2012
    • Cronshaw, D. (2012). Australian Emerging Missional Churches In Bolger, R.,, The Gospel After Christendom: New Voices, New Cultures, New Expressions. (pp. 32-43). Baker Books, Grand Rapids..
  • 2009
    • Cronshaw, D. (2009). Emerging Churches in Melbourne In Hughes, P., & Reid, S., All Melbourne Matters: Research of the Whole Church in Melbourne for the Future of the Church and the City (pp. ). Christian Research Association and Transforming Melbourne, Melbourne.
  • 2007
    • Cronshaw, D. (2007). Mission as Hospitality in Multicultural Australia In Langmead, R.,, Re-imagining God and Mission: Perspectives from Australia (pp. 143-157). Australian Theological Forum: Adelaide.

Journal Article

  • 2021
    • Cronshaw, D. & Daddow, N. (2021). An Elephant in the Room: University Chaplains Nurturing Healthy Religious Diversity through Respectful Dialogue. Journal of Beliefs & Values, . | External link
    • Cronshaw, D. (2021). Finding Common Ground: Grassroots Dialogue Principles for Interreligious Learning at University. Journal of Religious Education, 69 127-144. | External link
  • 2020
    • Daddow, A., Cronshaw, D., Daddow, N. & Sandy, R. (2020). Hopeful cross-cultural encounters to support student well-being and graduate attributes in higher education. Journal of Studies in International Education, 24(4) 474-490. | External link
    • Cronshaw, D. (2020). Exploring local church praxis of public theology. International Journal of Public Theology, 14 68-96.
    • Cronshaw, D. (2020). Look Beyond the Mask: What We Ignore about Family & Domestic Violence Can Kill. Australian Army Chaplaincy Journal,  46-59.
    • Cronshaw, D. (2020). Missio Dei is Mission Trinitas: Sharing the Whole Life of God, Father, Son and Spirit. Mission Studies, 37(1) 119-141.
    • Cronshaw, D. (2020). Re-valuing research in theological education. Higher Education Research and Development Journal, 39(1) 53-66.
  • 2019
    • Cronshaw, D (2019). “Growing Young” in Australian Baptist Churches: Surveying Formation, Belonging and Mission. Exchange: Journal of Contemporary Christianities in Context, 48, 2 156-181. | External link
    • Cronshaw, D (2019). Resisting the Empire in Young Adult Fiction: Lessons from the Hunger Games. International Journal of Public Theology, 13, 2 119–139.
    • Cronshaw, D. (2019). "Sticky Faith” in Australian Baptist Churches: Surveying Generational Participation and Ministry Priorities. Exchange: Journal of Contemporary Christianities in Context, 48, 1 3–25. | External link
  • 2017
    • Cronshaw, D. & Waldron- Barnett, E. (2017). More than words: Examining actions of power through extra-verbal domains in theological education. International Journal of Practical Theology, Vol 21. No.1 4-26.
  • 2016
    • Cronshaw, D., Lewis, R., & WIlson, S. (2016). Hemorrhaging Faith: An Australian Response in Exile. Australian eJournal of Theology,  14-31. | External link
    • Cronshaw, D., & Jackel, B. (2016). Practicing Ubuntu with International Students. Practical Theology, Vol 9, No. 4 301-313.
  • 2015
    • Cronshaw, D. (2015). A Commission "Great" for Whom? Postcolonial Contrapuntal Readings of Matthew 28:18-20 and the Irony of William Carey. Transformation, Vol 33, No. 2 110-123.
    • Cronshaw, D., & Powell, R, Hancock, N., Sterland, S., Wilson, S., Duncum, I. (2015). Churches who Share their Faith: a profile of the Baptist Union of Victoria. Australian eJournal of Theology, Vol. 22 No. 2 95-119. | External link
    • Cronshaw, D. (2015). Reading Rainbow Spirit Theology: Learning from an Australian Aboriginal Theology. Mission Studies, Vol 32, No. 3 418-441.
    • Cronshaw, D. (2015). ‘Revitalization Consultancy Models: Australian Church Case Studies’ Research Report. International Journal of Practical Theology, Vol. 19, No. 2 317-345.
  • 2014
    • Cronshaw, D., Powell, R., Powell, G., Hancock, N., and Wilson, S. (2014). Churches that Inspire and Empower: A Case Study Survey of the Baptist Union of Victoria. Australian eJournal of Theology, Vol 21, No. 3 212-233. | External link
    • Cronshaw, D. & Devenish, S. (2014). The Continuing Conversion of the Australian Church: a missional conversation with Darrell Guder. Pacifica, Vol 27, No. 1 78-96.
    • Cronshaw, D., & Downes, P. (2014). Vineyard meets Emerging Missional Church. Australasian Pentecostal Studies, Issue. 16. | External link
    • Cronshaw, D., & Downes, P. (2014). Worship as a Missional Practice. Ecclesial Practices: Journal of Ecclesiology and Ethnography, Vol. 1, No. 2 167-191.
    • Cronshaw, D., Powell, R., Hancock, N., Sterland, S., & Wilson, S. (2014). Churches with a Vision for the Future: a profile of the Baptist Union of Victoria. NCLS Vitality Paper. Australian eJournal of Theology, Vol 21, No. 1 63-81. | External link
    • Cronshaw, D. (2014). Saving Souls and Listening Hearts: Implications for Missional Leaders from Richard Rohr's Immortal Diamond. Colloquium, Vol. 46, No. 2 242-254.
    • Cronshaw, D., & Stephenson, D. (2014). Ask Anything: Developing a relational platform to mobilise Australian Christians to share their faith through exploring questions’. Witness: The Journal of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education, Vol 28 53-80.
    • Cronshaw, D. (2014). The Congregation in a Pluralist Society: Rereading Newbigin for Missional Churches Today. Pacifica, Vol. 27, No. 2 206-228.
    • Cronshaw, D. (2014). New Monasticism for Australian Mission?: Reflections from School(s) for Conversion: 12 Marks of a New Monasticism. Australian Journal of Mission Studies, Vol. 8 No. 1 17-25.
  • 2012
    • Cronshaw, D. (2012). Reenvisioning Theological Education and Missional Spirituality’. Journal of Adult Theological Education, Vol 9, No.1 9-27..
  • 2011
    • Cronshaw, D. (2011). ‘Reenvisioning Theological Education, Mission and the Local Church’. Mission Studies, Vol 28, No.1 91-115.
    • Cronshaw, D., Powell, R., & Sterland, S. (2011). NCLS: Local churches in mission through word and deed: A case study of Baptist Churches in Victoria using the National Church Life Survey. Australian Journal of Mission Studies, Vol.5, No.2 12-22.
    • Cronshaw, D. (2011). Australian Reenvisioning of Theological Education: In Step with the Spirit?. Australian eJournal of Theology, Vol 18, No. 3 223-235. | External link
  • 2010
    • Cronshaw, D. (2010). Fresh Forms of Contemporary Church. St Mark's Review: A Journal of Christian Thought & Opinion, No. 213, 3 42-56.
  • 2009
    • Cronshaw, D. (2009). The Shaping of Public Theology in Emerging Churches. Australian Journal of Mission Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1 17-24.


Academic Conference

  • 2020
    • Healing moral wounds: Warrior Welcome Home as a case study in contextualised healing as mission (2020), APTO 2020 Conference, Online, 04 Dec 2020
      Co-presenter: West, C., Sutherland, B.

Scholarship Publications


  • 2014
    • Cronshaw, D., (Editor) (2014). Seeking Urban Shalom: Integral Urban Mission in a New Urban World: ISUM Summit Papers. International Society for Urban Mission: Melbourne.

Journal Article

  • 2008
    • PLEASE UPDATE (2008). Emerging Churches in Melbourne. Pointers: Bulletin of the Christian Research Association, Vol. 18, No. 4 1-5.

Other Publication

  • 2015
    • Cronshaw, D., Dewerse, R.(Editors) (2015). We are Pilgrims: Mission from, in and with the Margins of our Diverse World: Australian Association of Mission Studies Third National triennial Conference Papers..

Current Supervision

  • Current
    • Gardiner, J., Interactions and Responses to the LGBTQI community of the Baptist Churches of South Australia (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Alexander, J., Mission Statements of Christian Faith-based Institutes in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Armstrong, P., Pedagogy and Pioneering (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Eddie, K., Community Engagement in Wesleyan-Methodist Churches (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Hanley, S., The Risk Assessed Church (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Turnour, W., The Hermeneutical Significance of the Double Love Commandment: A Theological Interpretive Reading of Matthew’s Gospel and Implications for Praxis (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Crawshaw, S., “Shock Absorber” Church Planting (Doctoral Thesis)

Completed Supervision

  • 2018
    • Jenny Tymms, Unknown (Doctoral Thesis), 2018
  • 2017
    • Ken Laffer, Unknown (Doctoral Thesis), 2017
  • 2016
    • Gerry Nworie, Unknown (Doctoral Thesis), 2016
  • 2015
    • May Ngo, Unknown (Doctoral Thesis), 2015
  • 2014
    • Erik Groeneveld, Unknown (Doctoral Thesis), 2014
  • 2011
    • Peter Downes, Unknown (Doctoral Thesis), 2011

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