Neil Chisholm

Neil Chisholm

Associate Lecturer

The best thing about life is when your kids are growing up and getting on with their journeys. Now as a grandad I can see that in my 3 amazing sons and their kids.

My mother set a pattern I hope to emulate when she went to serve in Cambodia as a 50+ primary school teacher. I have been in various ministry roles mostly in the context of a faith community. Lately, through my wife's aid organisation, I have been privileged to contribute in East Africa, where I have encouraged and coached leaders. I love what Soren Kierkegaard said about purpose:

What I really need is to get clear about what I must do, not what I must know, except insofar as knowledge must precede every act. What matters is to find a purpose, to see what it really is that God wills that I shall do; the crucial thing is to find a truth which is truth for me, to find the idea for which I am willing to live and die.

If I could describe what Kierkegaard called, “the one thing”, it would be helping everyday people to encounter God's loving. presence and live!.

Unsurprisingly, my research interest is in the conditions and content of encounter, and how that can be renewing.

I love to travel, stay fairly fit, read and simply live with my brilliant family.


PhD (Cand.) (Flinders University) 2019

MA (Theology) (Aust College of Theology) 2013

Grad Cert (Leadership) (Alphacrucis College) 2008

BA (Theology) (Murdoch University) 2010

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