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Dr Aaron Chalmers

Dean of the Faculty of Ministry Practice  |  Chief Academic Officer

About Aaron

Aaron Chalmers is Dean of the Faculty of Ministry Practice and Chief Academic Officer. His roles includes academic leadership, quality assurance and compliance, overseeing student support, lecturing, and (occasionally) writing. He is a well-regarded lecturer, who teaches in the field of Old Testament and hermeneutics, and is passionate about helping Christians to engage with the Hebrew Scriptures. He does this through his lecturing in class, preaching in churches, and writing books which equip people with the knowledge and skills they need to be better interpreters of the biblical text. He is married and has four school-age children. He supports Port Power in the AFL and enjoys playing board games.

Subjects Taught

  • Interpreting the Old Testament
  • Pentateuch Exegesis and Theology for Proclamation
  • Prophets Exegesis and Theology for Proclamation

Recent Publications

Chalmers, A. “Amos” and “Hosea,” Preaching Today, Forthcoming.

Chalmers, A. “The Influence of Cognitive Biases on Biblical Interpretation,” Bulletin for Biblical Research 26/4 (2016): 467-480.

Chalmers, A. Interpreting the Prophets. London: SPCK and Downers Grove: IVP, 2015.



  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Graduate Diploma in Ministry
  • Bachelor of Theology (Honours)


  • Dean of the Faculty of Ministry Practice
  • Chief Academic Officer
  • Senior Lecturer


  • Currently completing a book manuscript focused on everyday life in Old Testament times
  • Aaron is a former student of Tabor who met his wife while studying here
  • Interested in pop culture and the Christian faith, and reading graphic novels

You can contact Aaron on 

(08) 8373 8777

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