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       Profile picCaleb David Upton received his Masters of Theology in Biblical Studies at the University of Edinburgh in 2014, his dissertation for which focused on postcolonial and feminist exegesis of passages from the Apocalypse of John, under the supervision of Prof. Helen Bond. He received his Bachelor of Honors specializing in Christian Origins from the University of Toronto in 2013 where, he has worked closely with Prof. John S. Kloppenborg, a specialist in Q. He is preparing for future careers in the academy, the Church, and the media, in all of which he will hope to serve as a public intellectual, scholar, striving saint, and minister. His research interests include the following: Early Christianity, Liberation Theology, the new monasticism, Postcolonialism, Feminism, International relations, Cultural studies, The Apocalypse of John, Radical Orthodoxy, and in particular the work of N.T. Wright. In addition to his academic work, he has contributed to a wide variety of Community service projects both through his home church-Kingsway Baptist Church– and through other agencies such as the Oasis Dufferin Community Centre, the Church of the Redeemer, and Carrubbers Christian Centre. Ranging from children’s work, to tutoring, to food distribution, to befriending the marginalized and differently abled people, Mr. Upton hopes to gain much more practical experience in addition to this in pastoral care and social activism in any ministry context especially with regards to the centrality of peace and reconciliation. He has also greatly contributed to inter-faith work with a variety of faith groups in social outreach through the Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Toronto, where he was a student intern during his undergraduate degree, and hopes to continue such opportunities between both different faiths and denominations within the Christian tradition. In addition to all of this, he also has a variety of public speaking experience ranging from spoken word contexts in the arts (Hip-Hop), to presenting papers at academic conferences, to sermons at his home church. With Hip-Hop in particular, he has released two studio-produced albums under the name RUIN, and has taught courses in the poetics of Hip-Hop both in primary school contexts and at Yonge Street Mission Evergreen. Mr. Upton is a practicing Christian within Protestantism, who has quite recently become very passionate about the ministry. Thank you very much for your consideration. The current site is being used for posting his first drafts of many theological essays, piece of cultural analysis, personal musings, and instructive fiction that Mr. Upton hopes to publish at a future date. Lastly you may find some of his published work both in Political Theology Today, and the University of Toronto’s Independent Student Newspaper.

Gmail: calebdupton@gmail.com

 

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