I am a Christian pastor, leader and theologian whose ministry focus lies in resourcing christian individuals & communities on biblical singleness, sexuality, worldview formation & other related topics.
I was born and bred in Sydney, Australia and don't remember a time when I didn't trust in Jesus as my Saviour and call on him as my Lord. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree, I went on to attain a Bachelor of Divinity (Hons) at Moore Theological College (Sydney) and a Doctorate in Philosophy through St Mark's National Theological Centre, Canberra. My thesis is titled 'The End of Singleness? Towards a Theological Retrieval of Singleness for the Contemporary Church'.
I am ordained as a deacon within the Anglican Diocese of Sydney and have served on the ministry team of a number of different churches in Sydney. I am aslo a member of the governing bodies of a number of Christian organisations, speak regularly at various conferences, events, churches and podcasts, and actively serve in my church.
I am also the founding director of the Single Minded Conference whose vision is to teach what the bible says about singleness, marriage, sexuality, identity, relationships and other topics.
My current research primarily centers upon a theological ethic of singleness for the contemporary evangelical church. I am convinced from God's word that:
All seasons, circumstances and situations of Christian singleness are implicit with theological dignity, value and significance.
There is much more to say about the goodness of Christian singleness than merely that it allows you to be more devoted to kingdom work.
Christian singleness is imbued with unique and important eschatological significance.
The rediscovery of faithful theology of singleness is urgently needed in the evangelical church, not simply for the sake of the single Christian themselves, but for the sake of the church's own understanding of her unique identity as the Body of Christ.
I also research, write and teach in broader areas of theology of sexuality, Christian ethics and worldview formation, as well as more general areas of Christian theology, bible teaching and pastoral care.
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Some of my Resources...
Intimacy in a time of pandemic
Perhaps the dismal uncertainty, yet miserable familiarity of lockdown is actually a moment of opportunity. Perhaps now is the time for us to rediscover that there is more to human intimacy than genital intimacy. Perhaps now is the occasion for us as a society to finally recognise a genuine breadth of relationships as being wonderfully essential to life. Perhaps the pandemic has one more lesson to teach us after all.
The Humanity of Hamilton
In the character of Alexander Hamilton we see our exquisite, tragic, complicated selves reflected back to us, as if in a mirror. We see our yearnings for meaning, significance, relationship, security, pleasure all laid bare, alongside our self-defeating and self-corrupting ways.
On ‘Old Books’ and the Single Christian Life
C.S. Lewis once wrote that ‘every age has its own outlook. It is specially good at seeing certain truths and specially liable to make certain mistakes.’ Though written in the mid-twentieth century, Lewis’s words are no less true today. Like all of those before it, our age has its own outlook. We twenty-first century people tend to consider ourselves especially insightful on certain matters, especially able to perceive certain truths. But of course, what we are not able to recognise quite so clearly is that our age is also liable to make certain mistakes, especially prone to not seeing the errors of its own way.
Choice and Circumstance: Not a Single Thing
Christian singleness is a case of either choice, or circumstance. Or is it? Could it be that taking the time to consider our perspective about singleness and single Christians might help us to understand the importance of being more nuanced in our thinking about it, and about them?
Meet the Author: Dani Treweek
Dani explains about her research into singleness in the church and unpacks some of the issues that we all need to think about in order to value and include single people in church life. She talks about how we can learn from historical Christian thinking that challenges our contemporary cultural blind spots and leads us into a richer understanding of God’s design for singleness, marriage and our sexualities.
The Eschatological Abnormality of Christian Singleness
Today's Christian - and particularly evangelical - discourse portrays the single form of life as fundamentally and intrinsically abnormative, whether directly or indirectly. Such a conclusion is aptly demonstrated at even the most fundamental level of terminology.
Why the Single Life Is Uniquely Meaningful and Totally Ordinary
In this episode of her podcast, Juli invites Dr. Dani Treweek to share her thoughts on the significance of the single life, why being a Christian single doesn't mean you're called to singleness, and why celibacy is not extraordinary.
The Problem with Soundbite Theology
And then there are the theological soundbites. You know the ones? The quotations from well-known Christian authors or speakers (past or present) that are almost always accompanied by an appropriately thematic stock photo. My newsfeed is increasingly populated by these sort of soundbites
Young Christians are grappling with big questions around sex and faith
From a Christian perspective, Rev Dr Treweek says sex only makes sense in the context of marriage — between a husband and wife.