Associate Professor Jeffrey Aernie

Associate Professor Jeffrey Aernie

Associate Professor of New Testament Studies; Head of School, School of Ministry and Theology

Jeffrey Aernie is the Head of School for the School of Ministry and Theology. Before coming to Alphacrucis he taught New Testament studies at Charles Sturt University, where he also served as Head of School for the School of Theology.

Jeffrey has studied theology at Wheaton College (USA), ministry at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA), and New Testament at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland). His research focuses on Paul’s letters and theology, the Synoptic Gospels, and Greek linguistics. He welcomes research students in these three areas.


Ph.D. (University of Aberdeen) 2011

M.Div. (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) 2008

B.A. (Wheaton College) 2005

Research Interests

  • Gospel of Mark
  • Pauline Epistles and Theology (esp. Romans; 1–2 Corinthians; Philemon)
  • Christian Discipleship
  • Greek Language and Lingusitics


  • 2018
    • Aernie, Jeffrey W. (2018). Narrative Discipleship: Portraits of Women in the Gospel of Mark. Pickwick.
  • 2012
    • Aernie, Jeffrey W. (2012). Is Paul also among the Prophets? An Examination of the Relationship between Paul and the Old Testament Prophetic Tradition in 2 Corinthians. T&T Clark.

Book Chapters

  • 2024
    • Aernie, Jeffrey W. (2024). The Corporate Portrayal of Women in the Gospel of Matthew as Narrative Disciples In Charles Anderson and Matthew Ryan Hauge, Character Studies in the Gospel of Matthew. LNTS 648. (pp. 149–62). T&T Clark. | External link
  • 2018
    • Aernie, Jeffrey W. (2018). Rule of the Community (1QS) and Mark 9:30–50: Discipleship Re-ordered In Benjamin C. Blackwell, John K. Goodrich, and Jason Maston, Reading Mark in context: Jesus and second temple Judaism (pp. 144–150). Zondervan.
  • 2014
    • Aernie, Jeffrey W. (2014). Borderless Discipleship: The Syrophoenician Woman as a Christ-Follower in Mark 7:24–30 In Jione Havea, David Neville, and Elaine Wainwright, Bible, Borders, Belonging(s): Engaging Readers from Oceania (pp. 191–207). Society of Biblical Literature.
    • Aernie, Jeffrey W. (2014). Paul of Tarsus In Seforosa Carroll and William M. Emilsen, Great Spiritual Leaders: Studies in Leadership for a Pluralist Society (pp. 122–133). Barton Books.

Journal Articles

  • 2023
    • Aernie, Jeffrey W. (2023). ‘She of Uriah’ (Matthew 1:6): An Evocative and Multivalent Genealogical Annotation. Zeitschrift fur die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der Alteren Kirche, 114 1–21.
  • 2022
    • Aernie, Jeffrey W. (2022). Abraham’s Paternity and God’s Promise: Another Look at the Context and Syntax of Romans 4.1. Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 45 217–238. | External link
  • 2019
    • Aernie, Jeffrey W. (2019). Theological Grit: The Convergence of Deliberate Practice and Christian Discipleship. Colloquium, 51 5–25.
  • 2017
    • Aernie, J. (2017). Faith, Judgment, and the Life of the Believer: A Reassessment of 2 Corinthians 5:6-10. Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 79 438–454.
  • 2016
    • Aernie, Jeffrey W. (2016). Tablets of Fleshly Hearts: Paul and Ezekiel in Concert. Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters, 6 55–73.
    • Aernie, Jeffrey W. (2016). Cruciform Discipleship: The Narrative Function of the Women in Mark 15–16. Journal of Biblical Literature, 135 779–797.
  • 2015
    • Aernie, Jeffrey W. (2015). Participation in Christ: An Analysis of Pauline Soteriology. Horizons in Biblical Theology, 37 50–68.

Internal and External Grants

  • 2019
    • Research Skills Development Grant, Faculty of Arts and Education, Charles Sturt University
  • 2014
    • Research Grant, Faculty of Arts, Charles Sturt University
  • 2011
    • Postgraduate Research Scholarship, University of Aberdeen
  • 2010
    • Research Grant, University of Aberdeen

Engagement Publications

Book Chapters

  • 2011
    • Aernie, J. (2011). Revealed Belief In William Emilsen, I Believe in God (pp. 26–33). North Parramatta: UTC Publications.

Professional Memberships

Australian and New Zealand Association of Theological Studies—Council Member (since 2022)

British New Testament Society (since 2009)

Centre for Gospels and Acts Research—Sydney College of Divinity (since 2018)

Evangelical Theological Society (since 2011)

Fellowship for Biblical Studies (since 2014)

Institute for Biblical Research (since 2010)

Society of Biblical Literature (since 2008)

Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (since 2021)

Current Supervision

  • Current
    • Bakker, A, The Forty Days of Resurrection Appearances in Luke 24:1−53 and Acts 1:1−11 as Preparation for the Apostles’ Post-Ascension Mission (PhD thesis)
    • Hills, B, Living Today in the Light of That Day: The Future Judgment and Reward of Believers (PhD thesis)

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