Jason teaches in the area of systematic theology. He has served as a pastor in Baptist and Uniting churches in Australia, and as a theological educator in Australia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. His research interests include public theology, theology and the arts, death, and the church. He is the author of Hallowed be Thy Name: The Sanctification of All in the Soteriology of P. T. Forsyth (T&T Clark, 2013), and has edited Descending on Humanity and Intervening in History: Notes from the Pulpit Ministry of P. T. Forsyth (Pickwick, 2013), Tikkun Olam – To Mend the World: A Confluence of Theology and the Arts (Pickwick, 2014), and Imagination in an Age of Crisis: Soundings from the Arts and Theology (with Rod Pattenden; Pickwick, 2022). Jason is an ordained minister with the Baptist Union of Victoria and the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand.
- PhD, University of St Andrews, Scotland
- ADipMin, Melbourne College of Divinity, Australia
- BTheol, Melbourne College of Divinity, Australia
- BEd, University of Melbourne, Australia
- Imagination in an Age of Crisis: Soundings from the Arts and Theology. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2022, edited with Rod Pattenden.
- ‘Daring Imagination’. In Imagination in an Age of Crisis: Soundings from the Arts and Theology, edited by Jason Goroncy and Rod Pattenden, 1–26. Eugene: Pickwick, 2022.
- ‘“My past has thrown me out”: Reading Samuel Beckett’s Plays in an Age of Trauma’. In Imagination in an Age of Crisis: Soundings from the Arts and Theology, edited by Jason Goroncy and Rod Pattenden, 220–50. Eugene: Pickwick, 2022.
- ‘“Live Bread for the Starved Folk”: Some Perspectives on Holy Communion’. Ecclesiology 18, no. 1 (2022): 57–77.
- ‘The Powers of Death: Recognition, Resistance, Resurrection’. Jurnal Jaffray 19, no. 1 (2021): 1–26.
- ‘Creation, God, and the Coronavirus’. Theology 123, no. 5 (2020): 346–52, with Mark G. Brett.
- ‘Race and Christianity in Australia’. Post-Christendom Studies 4 (2019–2020): 25–74.
- ‘Christ’s Body, the Church’s Supper, and the Real Presence in Social Distance’. Stimulus 27, no. 1 (2020): 1–5.
- ‘Sanctification’. In The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Karl Barth, edited by George Hunsinger and Keith L. Johnson, 303–16. Chichester: Blackwell, 2020.
- ‘On the Gifts of Street Art’. Zadok 146 (2019): 13–15.
- ‘Theologies of the Cross: James Denney and P. T. Forsyth’. In History of Scottish Theology, Volume III: The Mid-Nineteenth Century to the Late-Twentieth Century, edited by David Fergusson and Mark W. Elliott, 35–50. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
- ‘“A Pretty Decent Sort of Bloke”: Towards the Quest for an Australian Jesus’. HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 75, no. 4 (2019): e1–e10.
- ‘Dying Without a Script: Some Theological Reflections on Voluntary Assisted Dying’. Colloquium 51, no. 1 (2019): 25–39.
- ‘Reformation and Secularity’. Journal of Reformed Theology 12, no. 1 (2018): 3–21.
- ‘P. T. Forsyth’. In T&T Clark Companion to Atonement, edited by Adam J. Johnson, 499–503. London: T&T Clark, 2017.
- ‘Holiness in Victorian and Edwardian England: Some Ecclesial Patterns and Theological Requisitions’. HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 73, no. 4 (2017): 1–10.
- ‘Habits as Signs: Some Reflections on the Ethical Shape of Christian Community’. International Journal of Practical Theology 21, no. 1 (2017): 27–41.
- ‘Ethnicity, Social Identity, and the Transposable Body of Christ’. Mission Studies 34, no. 2 (2017): 220–45.
- ‘Euthanasia: Some Theological Considerations for Living Responsibly’. Pacifica 29, no. 3 (2016): 221–43.
- ‘The Catholicity of Time in the Work of George Mackay Brown’. Pacifica 29, no. 1 (2016): 22–44.
- ‘Semper Reformanda as a Confession of Crisis’. In Always Being Reformed: Challenges and Prospects for the Future of Reformed Theology, edited by David H. Jensen, 43–73. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2016.
Units Currently Teaching:
- Beginning Theological Studies
- Being Human
- Capitalism and the Kingdom of God
- Church: The Quest for Christian Community
- John Calvin: Thought and Legacy
- Suffering, Faith, and Theodicy
- The God of Fiction
- Theology and the Arts
- Theology, Poetry, and Imagination
- Who is Jesus?
- Writing Well
Research Areas/ Preferred Areas of Supervision:
- Theological Anthropology
- Theology and the Arts
- Theological Ethics
- Public Theology
- Reformed Traditions
- P. T. Forsyth
- General areas of Christian thought, especially the doctrines of God and of creation