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Dr Melinda Cousins


About Melinda

Melinda Cousins teaches in the field of biblical studies at Tabor. She is passionate about God’s Word and God’s world and loves seeing people get the big picture of how they come together. Her students often comment on her contagious enthusiasm for the Bible and the breadth of her knowledge. She completed her PhD on the Psalms in 2016, exploring ideas of emotion, imagination, and embodiment in the text.

Melinda is an ordained Baptist pastor and also works as Director of Ministry Accreditation for Baptist Churches South Australia. She was previously Teaching Pastor at Blackwood Hills Baptist Church, where she served on the pastoral team for over ten years. She enjoys the balance between working in the college and in the church and is keen to see students apply their studies of the Bible to ministry in their own local churches.

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Subjects Taught

  • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Introduction to New Testament Greek
  • Engaging the Christian Scriptures
  • Introduction to the Biblical Languages
  • Jesus in His Contexts (Israel Biblical Lands Study Tour)

Recent Publications

Cousins, M. “Conversing with the God of the Pilgrimage Psalms” St Marks Review 239 (2017): 35-50

Cousins, M. Pilgrim Theology: Worldmaking through Enactment of the Psalms of Ascents (Psalms 120-134). PhD Thesis, Charles Sturt University, 2016.

Cousins, M. “The Metaphor of ‘Yahweh as Refuge’ in the Psalms Crucible 1 (2008)



  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts (Theology)
  • Advanced Diploma of Theology (Pastoral Ministry)
  • Bachelor of Theology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)


  • Senior Lecturer


  • Has taught Old Testament and Psalms intensives in Zambia and China. Traveled to 49 countries.
  • Interested in exploring orality, memory, performance and embodiment in the study and use of the Scriptures.

You can contact Melinda on 

1300 482 267

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