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Dr Matthew James Gray


About Matthew James

Matt has been at Tabor since 2008, teaching in a variety of fields, but with a primary focus on Church history. He has developed a reputation for teaching history in a refreshing and empowering way, which facilitates students gaining a deeper sense of their Christian identity. Matt is a Baptist, strongly holding to that denomination’s convictions of liberty of conscience, and the importance of believer’s baptism. Nonetheless, he retains a deep respect for other Christian traditions, maintaining warm relationships with leaders from the Churches of Christ, Pentecostals, Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans, and the Greek and Russian Orthodox. He seeks to serve churches in a variety of ways, including occasional preaching for camps and congregations. Matt also has a passion for eleutherotics, a less combative approach to apologetics and public Christianity. He is married with three children, two of which are named after great heroes from Church history.

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Subjects Taught

  • Story of the Church
  • Exploring the Christian Faith
  • Theology in Context: Trinity and Creation
  • Theology in Context: Christ and the Kingdom
  • Theology in Context: The Spirit and the Church
  • Early Church History
  • Reformation Church History
  • Evangelism and Apologetics


  • Masters of Theology
  • Masters of Divinity
  • Bachelor of Communication


  • Head of Postgraduate Studies
  • Lecturer


  • Matt lectured in Church history for pastors in Zambia, Africa, in 2014
  • Interested in history of religious toleration, Gender history, Orthodox theology, Reformation theology, Patristics

You can contact Matthew James on 1300 482 267

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