Our Fellows

"When man thinks in self-conscious submission to the voluntary revelation of the self-sufficient God, he has therewith the only possible ground of certainty for his knowledge."

- Cornelius Van Til

Dr. Jonathan Burnside

Fellow for Biblical Law

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He is Professor of Biblical Law at the Law School, University of Bristol, where he teaches Criminal Law, Jewish Law and Jurisprudence. His work focuses on the interface and tensions that arise between law, religion and society. His academic expertise in three disciplines - Law, Criminology and Biblical Studies - has enabled him, over the past 25 years, to address some of the issues presented by relating faith-based norms to politics and society. In particular, he is interested in how faith-based bodies of law vie to govern normative behaviour in ways that may coincide or conflict with the dominant legal order.

Tim Dieppe

Fellow for Public Policy

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Tim is Head of Public Policy at Christian Concern which he joined in 2016. Tim's special interest is in Islamic affairs. This interest developed after the 2001 attacks which prompted him to study the nature of Islam, including sharia finance. Tim connected with Christian Concern after being asked to run a sharia fund which he refused to do. This led him to become more involved in combatting the increasing influence of sharia law in the UK.

Dr. Ted Fenske

Fellow for Medicine and Public Christianity

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He is Clinical Professor with the Division of Cardiology at the University of Alberta, staff cardiologist at the C.K. Hui Heart Centre, and an executive member of the Christian Medical/Dental Society.

Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin

Fellow for Church History and Christian Spirituality

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He is currently the Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the Director of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, located on the campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the editor of Eusebeia: The Bulletin of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies.

Ambassador Dennis J. Ignatius

Fellow for Intercultural Discourse and Global Affairs

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A Malaysian career diplomat, Dennis has served in London, Beijing and Washington before being appointed ambassador to Chile in 1992, Argentina in 1996 and Canada in 2001. He was also concurrently accredited to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay. He retired from the foreign service in 2008.

Dr. Peter Jones

Fellow for New Testament Theology and Christian Worldview

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Associate Pastor at New Life Presbyterian Church (Escondido, CA), Director of truthXchange and Scholar in Residence at Westminster Seminary, CA. Born in Liverpool (and a friend of John Lennon), Peter attended the University of Wales, then did his graduate work at Gordon Divinity School, Harvard Divinity School and Princeton Seminary.

Prof. Dr. Willem J. Ouweneel

Fellow for Systematic Theology

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Willem was one of the founders of the Evangelical College (Evangelische Hogeschool) at Amersfoort, the Netherlands, where he taught until his retirement in 2009. From 1990 to 1997, he served as a professor in the philosophy of the natural sciences at the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (South Africa). From 1995 to 2014, he was a professor on the Evangelical Theological Faculty in Leuven (Belgium). From 1996 until 2001, he taught philosophy, theology, and psychology at the State-Independent Theological Seminary in Basel, Switzerland.

Rev. Dr. David Robinson

Fellow for Patristics and Pastoral Theology

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Senior Pastor at Westminster Chapel, Toronto.

David has a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of St. Michael's College (at the University of Toronto), where he studied the history and theology of Early Christianity. His doctoral dissertation translated and analyzed an early Christian commentary on the book of Revelation.

Rev. Dr. P. Andrew Sandlin

Fellow for Public Theology and Cultural Philosophy

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Andrew is an ordained minister in and Executive Director of the Fellowship of Mere Christianity, Faculty of Blackstone Legal Fellowship of the Alliance Defending Freedom, and De Jong Distinguished Visiting Professor of Culture and Theology, Edinburg Theological Seminary, a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, and is President of the Center for Cultural Leadership.

André Schutten

Fellow for Law and Civil Discourse

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André is Director of Law & Policy and General Legal Counsel for ARPA Canada, the Association for Reformed Political Action. He researches and writes on public policy, particularly from a Christian perspective, and conducts regular analysis on the impact of different government bills and court judgments. He also acts as a Parliamentary lobbyist.

Daniel Strange

Fellow for Comparative Religions

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Daniel Strange is Fellow for Comparative Religions at the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity. He is College Director of Oak Hill College, London, as well as Lecturer in Culture, Religion and Public Theology.

Daniel Francois Malherbe (Danie) Strauss

Fellow for Reformational Philosophy

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He is the world's leading expert on the theory of modal aspects, one of the core features of the thought of the Dutch philosopher, Herman Dooyeweerd, and the movement for Reformational philosophy.

Jeffery Ventrella, J.D., Ph.D.

Fellow for Jurisprudence and Political Thought

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Senior Vice President of Strategic Training, Alliance Defending Freedom

Jeffery regularly lectures in churches, campuses, and conferences throughout the United States and has lectured on six continents. After graduating first in his high school class, he received the B.M.E. degree (magna cum laude) from the University of Northern Colorado where he specialized in trumpet performance. He then attended law school, and after serving as the Production Editor for the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, he received the Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He received the Doctorate of Philosophy in Church and State Studies from Whitefield Theological Seminary.