Ross Hastings, a Zimbabwean Scot, holds PhDs in organometallic chemistry (Queen’s University, Kingston) and theology (University of St Andrews, Scotland). His teaching interests include Trinitarian theology, pastoral theology, theology and spirituality of mission, ethics, and the interface between science and theology.
Ross's most recent work is Theological Ethics: The Church's Integrity in Contemporary Context (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Acad., 2021). Other published works include Total Atonement: Trinitarian Participation in the Reconciliation of Humanity and Creation (Fortress Academic/Lexington, 2019), Missional God, Missional Church: Hope for Re-evangelizing the West (IVP, 2012), Jonathan Edwards and the Life of God: Toward an Evangelical Theology of Participation (Fortress Press, 2015), Where Do Broken Hearts Go? A Theology and Psychology of Grief (Cascade, 2016), and Echoes of Coinherence: Trinitarian Theology and Science Together (Eugene, OR.: Cascade, 2017). He currently serves as the Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology at Regent College.
After his undergraduate degree in chemistry at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, Ross taught high school chemistry at St. Martin’s School in Rosettenville, Johannesburg, coaching rugby, cricket and tennis, and later he taught at Grainger Grammar School in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he was also the school headmaster. His PhD in organometallic chemistry at Queens “Chemistry of Ruthenium Carbonyls: Carbon Oxide Hydrogenation by Catalysts derived from Ruthenium Carbonyls”, 1987. He was a sessional lecturer in chemistry at Trinity Western University for one year also during his first pastorate at Westminster Chapel in Burnaby, BC. He served as a lead pastor also at Westview Bible Church in Montreal, and Peace Portal Alliance Church in south Surrey, BC, before taking a teaching position at Regent College. He teaches courses in systematic and historical theology as well as courses in pastoral theology.
Ross lost his first wife Sharon to cancer in 2008 after 27 years of marriage. In 2011 he married Tammy Carrillo, who also lost her husband to cancer in 2008. Together they have five children. He enjoys sport—especially rugby, cricket, soccer, tennis, squash and flyfishing—as well as a wide variety of music.
You can find Ross on Twitter at @WRossHastings.
Areas of expertise
- Trinitarian Theology
- Pastoral Theology
- Deep and Missional Church
- Theology of Jonathan Edwards
- Theology of Karl Barth
- Science and Christianity
Media & Publications
- Theological Ethics: The Church's Integrity in Contemporary Context – Book Publication
- Total Atonement: Trinitarian Participation in the Reconciliation of Humanity and Creation – Book Publication
- Echoes of Coinherence: Trinitarian Theology and Science Together – Book
- Where Do Broken Hearts Go? Book Launch – Audio Publication
- A Theological Reflection on My Experience of Depression – Article
- Encountering Community – Summer Video
- Jonathan Edwards and the Life of God: Toward an Evangelical Theology of Participation – Book Publication
- The Trinity and the Mission-shaped Church in the 21st Century – Audio Publication
- Christian Mission Today – Audio Publication
- Pastoral Ethics: Ministering With Integrity in the Contemporary Context – Audio Publication
- Missional God, Missional Church: Hope for Re-Evangelizing the West – Book Publication
- Ephesians 4:1-6: A Call of Christian Unity, Part 1 – Article
- Ross Hastings: Key Themes in the Book of Hebrews – Summer Video