Prof Darren Cronshaw

CertIVTAA, Cert IVLdrshp&Mgt, BA, BTh(hons), GradCertHE, DipEd, MLitt, TheolM, DMin, DTheol, FHERDSA
  • ‘Beyond Divisive Categorization in Young Adult Fiction: Lessons from Divergent’, International Journal of Public Theology 15:4 (2021), 426-445.
  • Darren Cronshaw and Newton Daddow, ‘An Elephant in the Room: University Chaplains Nurturing Healthy Religious Diversity through Respectful Dialogue’, Journal of Beliefs & Values 42:4 (2021), 466-481.
  • David Milne and Darren Cronshaw, ‘Formation, continuity and multiplication of churches within Australian Church Planting Movement (CPM) Paradigms’, Missio Dei: A Journal of Missional Theology and Praxis 12:1 (2021).
  • Angela Daddow, Darren Cronshaw, Newton Daddow and Ruth Sandy, ‘Strengthening inter-cultural literacy and minority voices through narratives of healthy religious pluralism in higher education’, International Journal of Inclusive Education 25:10 (2021), 1174-1189.
  • ‘Finding Common Ground: Grassroots Dialogue Principles for Interreligious Learning at University’, Journal of Religious Education 69 (2021), 127-144.
  • ‘Look Beyond the Mask: What We Ignore about Family & Domestic Violence Can Kill’, Australian Army Chaplaincy Journal (2020), 46-59.
  • ‘Missio Dei is Mission Trinitas: Sharing the Whole Life of God, Father, Son and Spirit’. Mission Studies 37:1 (2020), 119-141 [and guest edited this edition on missio Dei in Oceania]
  • ‘Exploring local church praxis of public theology’, International Journal of Public Theology 14:1 (2020), 68-96.
  • ‘Re-valuing research in theological education’, Higher Education Research and Development Journal 39:1 (2020), 53-66.
  • Angela Daddow, Darren Cronshaw, Newton Daddow and Ruth Sandy, ‘Hopeful cross-cultural encounters to support student well-being and graduate attributes in higher education’, Journal of Studies in International Education 24:4 (2020), 474-490.
  • Darrell Jackson, Darren Cronshaw and Rosemary Dewerse and eds., Reimagining Home: Understanding, Reconciling and Engaging with God’s Stories Together (Sydney: Morling Press, 2019)
  • On the Brink of Everything: Embracing Generativity with Parker Palmer’, in The Generative Church, edited by Cory Seibel (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2019), 185-202.
  • ‘Resisting the Empire in Young Adult Fiction: Lessons from Hunger Games’, International Journal of Public Theology 13:2 (2019), 119-139.
  • ‘“Growing Young” in Australian Baptist Churches: Surveying Formation, Belonging and Mission’, Exchange: Journal of Contemporary Christianities in Context 48:2 (2019), 156-181.
  • ‘“Sticky Faith” in Australian Baptist Churches: Surveying Generational Participation and Ministry Priorities’ Exchange: Journal of Contemporary Christianities in Context 48:1 (2019), 3-25.
  • Darren Cronshaw and Stephen Parker, ‘Embodied Spiritual Practices on the Run: Six Exercises for a Spirituality of Running’, Practical Theology 12:3 (2019), 239-249 [and guest edited this edition on embodied spiritual practice(s)]

Professor Darren Cronshaw is passionate about training, coaching, and resourcing leaders and missionaries. He champions and coaches research that enhances best practice of mission and ministry with both ACOM (Sydney College of Divinity) and Stirling College (University of Divinity).

Darren has written broadly on missional leadership, public theology, congregational transformation and the engagement of the gospel with culture. His three main books are Dangerous Prayer (Paternoster 2017), Sentness (with Kim Hammond, IVP 2014) and Credible Witness (UNOH 2006). He serves on editorial committees including Mission Studies, Exchange, Practical Theology and the new book series Faith and Justice in these Lands Now Called Australia. His current research supervision includes topics of leadership, diaspora missiology, congregational studies, ministry in pandemic times, and military moral injury.

Alongside his academic work, Darren is a Chaplain (Part-Time) with the Australian Army and has served at the Army School of Transport in Puckapunyal and 1st Recruit Training Battalion in Kapooka. He is an ordained Baptist pastor and currently serves as Pastor of AuburnLife Baptist Church in Melbourne and as honorary Chaplain at Swinburne University. For 10 years he served the broader tribe of Baptist Union of Victoria churches as Coordinator of Leadership Training (2007-12) and Mission Catalyst – Researcher (2012-17).