Dr. Shepherd is a
member of the GU Board of Trustees, he also teaches philosophy and theology at
Tyndale University College and Seminary. He also serves as adjunct professor of
theology at Toronto School of Theology (University of Toronto), where he supervises
PhD comprehensive examinations and dissertations on themes pertaining to the
Protestant Reformation (and related traditions), as well as the Puritans and
He is the author of
twelve books: The Nature and Function of Faith in the Theology of John Calvin
[now in its second printing], Seasons of Grace, So Great A Cloud of Witnesses,
Ponder and Pray, Making Sense of Christian Faith, Witnesses to the Word
[translated into Turkish in 2004], Our Evangelical Faith [translated into
Chinese in 2013], Do You Love Me?—And other Questions Jesus Asks, Interpreting
Martin Luther: An Introduction to His Life and Thought, A Ministry Dearer than
Life: The Pastoral Legacy of John Calvin, Mercy Immense and Free: Essays on
Wesley and Wesleyan Theology, and The Committed Self: An Introduction to
Existentialism for Christians.
Prior to joining the
Tyndale faculty in 1993, Dr. Shepherd served as adjunct professor in the
Department of Church History, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto; the
Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University; and the Department of
Religious Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
A frequent lecturer,
he has addressed learned societies both in Canada and abroad, including the
North American Calvin Studies Society and the Oxford Institute of Methodist
Theological Studies. He holds the position of Professor Ordinarius at the
University of Oxford.
Dr. Shepherd earned his
doctorate in theology from Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, in 1978. In
1995 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Roberts Wesleyan College in
Rochester, NY, in recognition of his contribution to Wesley studies. He is also
a longtime advocate for the mentally ill and the under-housed.