(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.”
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.
I recently successfully argued my Ph.D viva in New Testament at the University of St. Andrews. 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 was ordained as a Priest in the Anglican Diocese of New England in December of 2014, 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.