BTh, BMin, MA, Dip Ed, PhD
David Starling teaches New Testament and Hermeneutics at Morling College in Sydney, Australia, where he also serves as the Chief Academic Officer.
His primary research interests are in biblical hermeneutics and New Testament interpretation, and he has published articles on those topics in journals including Biblical Interpretation, Journal of Theological Interpretation, New Testament Studies, Novum Testamentum and Mission Studies. His published books include Not My People: Gentiles as Exiles in Pauline Hermeneutics (BZNW 184; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2011), UnCorinthian Leadership: Thematic Reflections on 1 Corinthians (Eugene: Cascade, 2014), Hermeneutics as Apprenticeship: How the Bible Shapes our Interpretive Habits and Practices (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016), and Reading Ephesians and Colossians (Macon: Smyth & Helwys, 2021), as well as several co-edited volumes on theology and Christian ministry. Current projects include a commentary on 1 Corinthians.
He was formerly a Baptist pastor in inner-suburban Sydney and currently serves as a member of the Baptist World Alliance’s Commission on Baptist Doctrine and Christian Unity.