BTheol, GradDipBibStud, MTS
Lieutenant Colin Reynolds is a fourth-generation officer of The Salvation Army in Australia. He has served within The Salvation Army in the area of homelessness, community work and corps (church) leadership.
Colin completed his Bachelor of Theology through the Melbourne College of Divinity, graduating in 1996. Following a hiatus from study while engaged in ministry work, Colin returned to study, being awarded a Graduate Diploma in Biblical Studies in 2015 through the University of Divinity. The following year Colin was awarded a Master of Theological Studies, again through the University of Divinity. Currently, Colin sits as a committee member of The Salvation Army’s South Pacific Theological Forum.
As a part of his MTS completion, Colin presented a 12 000 word research paper: “Altars of the Silenced: A comparative study of the suppression of ancestor veneration in ancient Israel and sixteenth and seventeenth century Vietnam.” He will continue to pursue study in this specific field of contextual mission in future research work. In 2016, Colin also presented a paper at The Salvation Army’s Thought Matters Conference entitled “Blood, Fire and Lotus Flower: Treading a Pathway of Salvation in Partnership with the Vietnamese Buddhist Community”.
Colin currently is an adjunct lecturer at Eva Burrows College, Ringwood. He shares teaching responsibilities for the Mission Foundations unit and is developing a unit in Cross-Cultural Mission within an Australian context. He has also assisted in delivering the Introduction to Hebrew Bible unit at EBC.
As a corps officer, Colin currently serves the community of Sunshine in Melbourne’s inner-west. He is also a committee member of BMIN (Brimbank & Maribyrnong Interfaith Network) and The Salvation Army Australia Territory Gender Equity Committee.
Accredited teaching disciplines
- South Pacific Theological Forum (Sitting Member)