Richard has a BA in Geography and Psychology, a ThM in New Testament and Old Testament Literature and Exegesis, and a PhD in Old Testament from the University of Cambridge. He served on the faculty of Briercrest College and Seminary in Canada for five years, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Laidlaw College’s Christchurch Campus. Richard is married to Barbara and they have five children.
Richard’s research is in the area of interpersonal forgiveness and human emotion. His research focuses on the biblical text, but draws on a range of other disciplines, particularly moral philosophy and moral psychology. An example of his interdisciplinary research is forthcoming as, “Verbalising Hate in the Psalms” in Lisa Spriggens and Tim Meadowcroft (eds.), Practicing Faith. Theology and Social Vocation in Conversation. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2021.