About

Official Bio

(adapted from an ‘About the Author’ section of a little book I made for a class project in elementary school):

“John graduated from Veteran’s Memorial Elementary School, he loves Nintendo, baseball cards, and spaghetti.”

Unofficial Bio

This is the blog of me, John Frederick. I am an Assistant Professor and Worship Coordinator in the College of Theology at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to my arrival in Phoenix, I was an Adjunct Professor of New Testament at the Boston Campus of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, and from 2011-2013 I was a lecturer of New Testament Greek at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Lastly, from 2011-2013 I was the lecturing instructor of New Testament Greek Online with the Erasmus Academy NYC. As of September 2013, I have been serving as an Assistant Pastor overseeing the music ministry at St. George’s Anglican Community in Phoenix, AZ.

I recently submitted my Ph.D thesis in New Testament at the University of St. Andrews and am returning to the UK to argue the viva sometime during this coming December or January. The thesis focuses on Pauline ethics, Greco-Roman morality and ethics, and particularly, the ethical center and ethical pattern of thought of the Epistle to the Colossians. Prior to our move to Scotland, I was a seminarian at Gordon Conwell (M.Div) and a full-time musician, teaching and writing original music, and leading worship at churches. During 2013-2014 I was Worship Leader at Park Street Church in Boston (since Sept. 2013) which was an amazing experience and blessing to me and my family in a congregation and community of warm and genuine Christian fellowship. In addition, I am ordained as a (transitional) deacon in the Anglican Diocese of New England, a member diocese of the Anglican Church in North America, which is a province-in-formation in the worldwide Anglican Communion, and a member of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans. During my time in New England, I served as the pastor of an evangelical Anglican church plant called the Anglican Church of the Resurrection which was a joy and privilege. Before moving to Scotland I was Young, Reformed, and Restless, and now, after living with my wife Tara for three years in a small town of the Fife Coast of Scotland with no car, I am 32, more broadly Reformational, and very well rested…and I still love Nintendo, baseball cards, and spaghetti.