Greg Jenks is Academic Dean at St Francis Theological College in Brisbane and teaches biblical studies in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University. He has been an Anglican Priest since 1979, and has served in a number of parish and educational ministries. He has worked in colleges and universities in Australia and the Middle East.
Academic and research interests
Dr Jenks was awarded a PhD in Studies in Religion by the University of Queensland for his research into the origins and early development of the Antichrist myth.
His particular research interests are focused on second temple Judaism and Christian origins, including historical Jesus research and Galilee in the first century of the Common Era. Current teaching areas include NT Greek, Synoptic Gospels & Acts of the Apostles, and Judaism & Early Christianity.
In addition to the Jesus Database project, Greg Jenks is involved in the following research activities:
- Biblical Characters in the Three Traditions Seminar, SBL
- Centre for Public & Contextual Theology, Charles Sturt University
- Fellow of the Westar Institute. (He is a Fellow of the Jesus Seminar and served as Associate Director of the Westar Institute, 1999–2001.)
- Co-Director, Bethsaida Excavations Project in Israel.
Greg Jenks is one of the founders of the FaithFutures Foundation, and serves as the Executive Trustee.
Within the Foundation, Greg's particular interests lie in the area of biblical studies—particularly historical Jesus research—and the application of critical scholarship to the faith and practice of local Christian faith communities. He has been especially responsible for development of the Jesus Database project and publishes an online lectionary commentary each week. These weekly notes are available free of charge to individuals and communities that wish to use them, and can be accessed directly from the web site or by subscription.
Greg Jenks is available for presentations to parish groups, adult discussion groups, conferences and workshops on topics related to his research interests and their implications for contemporary Christianity. His upcoming events are publicised in the schedule of events at the The Once and Future Bible site. Invitations for future events can be directed via the contact details below.
Sermons and Op Ed pieces
Many examples of Greg's work will be found through this wiki site, but the following is a selective list of sermons and other pieces:
- Proper 28C Sermon 2010 - St Mary's Anglican Church, Kangaroo Point
- Proper 13B Sermon 2006 - Reflections on illness and healing
- Pentecost Sermon GregJenks 2006
- Easter2 Sermon - Reflections on doubt and faith
- Easter Sermon 2005
- Easter Sermon 2006
- Good Friday Sermon 2004
- Good Friday Sermon 2006
- Lent5B 2006 Sermon Jenks