Justin Comber (he/him) is a member of Thorneloe’s part-time faculty and the rector of St. George’s Goderich and Christ Church Port Albert in the Diocese of Huron. He holds a Bachelor of Theology from Master’s College and Seminary in Peterborough Ontario, a Master of Arts in New Testament from McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton Ontario, and a PhD in New Testament and semiotics also from McMaster Divinity.
Justin has taught intermediate and advanced Greek, introductions to the Old and New Testaments, the Gospels, and apocalyptic literature to undergraduate students since 2008, and lectured at the graduate level in Greek, New Testament, and Hermeneutics as a teaching assistant while at MDC.
Justin’s research interests lie in literary criticism and politics in the Gospels, and particularly the Gospel of Mark, and in late second temple Judaism and its influence on earliest Christianity. His dissertation focused on the literary and aesthetic/semiotic theory of Mikhail Bakhtin (see Bakhtin’s Dialogic Web Land) and its implications for characterization and politics of the Kingdom of God in the Gospel of Mark.
He is married to Brittany, and together they have two young sons.