Dr Vangjel Shore

Dr Vangjel Shore

Senior Lecturer

Dr Van Shore has 16 years of pastoral ministry experience, prior to gaining his MA; MTH and PhD at the University of Queensland and taking up the position of Head of New Testament Studies at Garden City College of Ministries for eight years.  Following the changes to the Garden City College with the new impetus with the Hillsong Church, he continued to mentor the pastoral staff as the Pastor of Spiritual Formation.  He also took on the role of oversight of the Hillsong Evening College on the Hillsong Brisbane Campus.  

In 2009, Van was selected along with a number of New Testament scholars throughout Australia to write a chapter in The Content and Setting of the Gospel Tradition (Eerdmans, 2010). Dr Mark Harding and Dr Alanna Nobbs co-edited the work.  Van's chapter was called "The Titles of Jesus". In 2011, he also authored two books: The Art of Not Disappearing (River Publishing, UK), and in 2011-2012, while living in Bangkok, he wrote his second book, The Art of Not Getting Lost on the Way Home.  This was prior to joining the staff at the Alphacrucis College.   Since, 2013,  he is the Senior Lecturer in New Testament, NT Greek, Spiritual Formation and Theology at Alphacrucis in Brisbane.


PhD (University of QLD)
Dissertation Title Ears to Hear in the Book of Revelation 2003

MTH (University of QLD)
Dissertation Title More Than a Prophet: John the Baptizer 1999

Grad Dip (Theology) (University of Queensland) 1997

Dip.DivMin (Sydney Missionary and Bible College) 1978


The book of Revelation; Christian Spirituality - The Fourth Gospel; aspects of Pauline Theology.

Research Interests

Exegetical work on the New Testament, particularly with an emphasis on the Gospels, Paul and the book of Revelation.  Other areas of research which stimulate examination within a Theological frame, relate to Christian Identity and Christian Spirituality. These areas relate very much to what it means to be an authentic human being. In addition, Encountering God through the Prayers of the Bible.


  • 2013
    • Shore, V. (2013). The art of not getting lost on the way home. River Publishing Media Ltd, Kent: UK.
  • 2011
    • Shore, V. (2011). The art of not disappearing. River Publishing Media Ltd, Kent: UK.

Book Chapter

  • 2010
    • Shore, V. (2010). The Titles of Jesus In Mark Harding; Alanna Nobbs, The Content and Setting of the Gospel Tradition (pp. 417-436). William B Eerdmans Publishing Company: Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Scholarship Publications


  • 2013
    • Shore, V. (2013). The Art of Not Getting Lost on the Way Home. London: River Publishing & Media Ltd.
  • 2011
    • Shore, V. (2011). The Art of Not Disappearing. London: River Publishing & Media Ltd.

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