Excelsia College

School of Education

Christopher Gilbert Excelsia Academic Staff | MAR. Associate Lecturer

MAR. Associate Lecturer

Christopher Gilbert

Contact Details

Telephone Number

02 9000 9701

Biographical details

Chris Gilbert’s experience with diverse people and places has equipped him for his major life interest: “teaching young birds to fly” and storytelling. He became a follower of Jesus after a trip across Siberia in the northern winter of 1975. From Cornerstone Community in the outback of Australia, he went on to University studies, youth work among detention centre parolees in Brisbane, journalism, a Seminary degree in Philadelphia and 14 years providing pastoral care of church communities in Manhattan and Massachusetts. Over the past 20 years, he also directed digital film projects in India, Denmark, Lithuania, the U.S. and Australia. He returned to his native Australia in 2015 and now lives in Sydney teaching theological core subjects for Excelsia College. He is married to Jo Kadlecek-Gilbert and they enjoy exploring Sydney and its harbour together with their dog, Clark Kent.

Profile of Christopher Gilber


Master of Arts in Religion from Westminster Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania, U.S. 

Selected publications

Documentary Film

Beyond Empires: Why India Celebrates Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg researcher/writer, producer, director. Released to Television/DVD: 2014


The Bible and Your Work Study Series – Genesis 1-11

The Bible and Your Work Study Series – Genesis 12-33

The Bible and Your Work Study Series – Genesis 34-50

The Bible and Your Work Study Series – Exodus

The Bible and Your Work Study Series – Ecclesiastes/Song of Songs

The Bible and Your Work Study Series – Revelation

The Bible and Your Work Study Series – Calling & Work

The Bible and Your Work Study Series – Ethics

Published by Hendrickson, MA (2014-2017)

Journal Papers

Lutheran Forum, Winter 2014: St. Bartholomaus Ziegenbalg, the Morningstar of India Missio Apostolica XVI. No. 2 (Issue 32) November 2008 – The Archived Wisdom of a Twenty-something Missionary

Conference Papers

Sleeping Giant Awake! – Why restoring Creation and New Creation to the Gospel can reform the world through our students – ACHEA conference, October, 2021 


Loss of Hope, Loss of Confidence: How Australian evangelical churches gave up their power to secular authorities, and the long road to its recovery – Lumen Conferral, October  2021.  


Beyond Empires presented at: Conference celebrating 500 years of Protestant Faith – Gordon College, MA, November 2013. And at Conference on Faith and History – Pepperdine University, CA October 2014 – moderator Dr Mark Noll. 

Beyond Empires Documentary – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/beyondempiresdoc

Magazine/Newspaper Articles

Freelance writer/ columnist for the Sunshine Coast Daily (Australia) 1994-2005 Current – Sydney Writer for SIGHT Magazine.

SIGHT Magazine –  https://www.sightmagazine.com.au/news/20343-australian-conference-honours-the-continuing-legacy-of-anglican-rector-john-stott