Jeffrey W. Aernie

BA, MDiv, PhD
Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies
Academic Dean                                                                                                                                     Phone: 02 8838 8930

Jeffrey Aernie teaches New Testament studies at United Theological College. Jeff joined the College Faculty in 2011. Prior to joining the College, Jeff completed degrees in theology at Wheaton College (USA), ministry at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA), and New Testament at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland).

Jeff has written and taught on a number of areas in New Testament studies. His primary areas of research focus on the Gospel of Mark and the Letters of Paul. Jeff is keenly interested in the intersection between the study of the New Testament and the life of Christian discipleship. He is keen for students to grow as faithful interpreters of Scripture



Narrative Discipleship: Portraits of Women in the Gospel of Mark. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2018.

Is Paul Also among the Prophets? An Examination of the Relationship between Paul and the Old Testament Prophetic Tradition in 2 Corinthians. Library of New Testament Studies 467. London: T&T Clark, 2012.

Journal Articles

“Theological Grit: The Convergence of Deliberate Practice and Christian Discipleship.” Colloquium 51 (2019): 5–25.

“Faith, Judgment, and the Life of the Believer: A Reassessment of 2 Corinthians 5:6–10.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 79 (2017): 438–454.

“Cruciform Discipleship: The Narrative Function of the Women in Mark 15–16.” Journal of Biblical Literature 135 (2016): 779–797.

“Tablets of Fleshly Hearts: Paul and Ezekiel in Concert.” Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters 6 (2016): 55–73.

“Participation in Christ: An Analysis of Pauline Soteriology.” Horizons in Biblical Theology 37 (2015): 50–68.

Book Chapters

“Women in the Gospel of Matthew.” In Character Studies in the Gospel of Matthew. Library of New Testament Studies. London: T&T Clark, forthcoming.

Rule of the Community (1QS) and Mark 9:30­–50: Discipleship Re-ordered.” Pages 144–150 in Reading Mark in Context: Jesus and Second Temple Judaism. Edited by Ben C. Blackwell, John K. Goodrich, and Jason Maston. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018.

“Borderless Discipleship: The Syrophoenician Woman as a Christ-Follower in Mark 7:24–30.” Pages 191–207 in Bible, Borders, Belonging(s): Engaging Readers from Oceania. Edited by Jione Havea, David Neville, and Elaine Wainwright. Semeia Studies 75. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2014.

“Paul of Tarsus.” Pages 122–133 in Great Spiritual Leaders: Studies in Leadership for a Pluralist Society. Edited by Seforosa Carroll and William M. Emilsen. Canberra: Barton, 2014.

“Revealed Belief.” Pages 26–33 in I Believe in God. Edited by William M. Emilsen. North Parramatta: UTC, 2011.