Peter Hobson is the Dean of Formation and Dispersed Learning, as well as contributing to our academic program. He comes to us with over 20 years’ ministry experience and has served in a variety of ministry contexts ranging from Congregational leadership, School Chaplaincy, University Chaplaincy, and UnitingCare. Peter was ordained as a Minister of the Word in the Uniting Church of Australia in 2005.
Peter recently completed a PhD in theology that investigates the centrality of discipleship to the Christian faith. His study begins with Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the language philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, and goes on to develop a hermeneutic of discipleship based on narrative participation: Christian disciples are called to become the story of God. His ongoing interests include theology and discipleship, public theology and ethics, evangelism, apologetics, homiletics, ministry practice and formation.
He loves listening to live music, watching movies and rugby league (go the Cowboys!!), and telling stories about Jesus and the coming Kingdom of God.