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David Turnbull


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This site contains details and links associated  with my paid role at Tabor Adelaide as Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Studies and as a researcher in Intercultural Studies, and with my voluntary roles with other organizations such as Missions Interlink and Australian Association for Mission Studies.  The navigation of the site is through the drop down box above and this can take you to the following pages: Professional CV, Community Engagement CV, Teaching and Research, Publications and Blogs


About Me

David, the Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Studies has been at Tabor since 2004, and has become one of the leading proponents in Adelaide for cross-cultural ministry.

The passion is to help students explore new fields of learning, to develop their cultural intelligence, to resource the churches and pastors with helpful information and links, and to see God’s people engage the nations in Australia and beyond for the good news of Christ has developed through his life.

The journey started as a government kid (third-culture kid) in Papua New Guinea in the early 1970s from the age of 7 to 13.  During university in Melbourne in the early 1980s I commenced my own cross-cultural journey with a short-term trip to Western Province in Papua New Guinea for 10 weeks. This life-changing and mission affirming venture commenced a personal adventure in crossing borders which has spanned over four decades and four continents (primarily Africa) in the areas of training, equipping and facilitating through local churches, mission agencies, Missions Interlink locally and nationally, Australian Association for Mission Studies and the Lausanne Movement.

He is currently working on his PhD through the School of Theology, Flinders University around the theme of “Managing Ethnic Diversity in Local Congregations:  A Study of South Australian Clergy and Their Levels of Cultural Intelligence”.

David is married to Cheryl with one son, Matthew. 



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