Chief Law Clerk
Shep graduated in 2016 with a PhD in Divinity from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. His doctoral thesis on the ecclesiology of the Scottish theologian Thomas F. Torrance was supervised by the late John Webster.
Shep was a founding faculty member of City View Seminary in Augusta, GA, where he served as Professor of Systematic Theology from 2018-2020. Since 2016, he continues to serve as a part-time Lecturer for Samford University’s Office of Professional Studies, teaching ethics.
In addition to teaching, Shep served for over two years as an Assistant Editor for Participatio, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Thomas F. Torrance Theological Fellowship.
Shep is deeply convinced that all theology is practical, and that advocacy for the care of orphans and abandoned children is not only right and just, but a ministry of God’s love in a broken world. He joined The Adoption Law Firm in 2021 as a Law Clerk to serve in that ministry.
- King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, PhD, 2016
- King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, MTh, Systematic Theology, with commendation, 2011
- Union University, Jackson, TN, Bachelor of Arts, Biblical Languages, Dean’s List, Honors student, magna cum laude, 2010
- Evangelical Theological Society
- Thomas F. Torrance Theological Fellowship
RECENT SELECT PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS
“Fear of the Divine in Scripture and in the Works of H. P. Lovecraft,” presented at The Davenant Institute Regional Convivium, January 2020
“Book Review: Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition by Hans Boersma,” Reviews in Religion and Theology 20.4, October 2019
“Book Review: Vatican I: The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church by John W. O’Malley,” Reviews in Religion and Theology 26.3, July 2019
“The Analogia Christi in T. F. Torrance’s Theology,” presented at The Evangelical Theological Society National Conference, November 2017
“The Reformation and Education,” The Augusta Chronicle, September 23, 2017
“Book Review: the Oxford Handbook of Christology edited by Francesca Aran Murphy,” Theology in Scotland 24.1, Spring 2017
“The Body of Christ Analogy in T. F. Torrance’s Ecumenical Ecclesiology,” Participatio vol. 6, 2016