Dr. Trevor Laurence

Trevor received a B.A. in Religion from the University of Florida in 2009 and a Master of Arts in Christian Thought from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2013. He completed his PhD in Theological Ethics at the University of Exeter, focusing on the ethics of Christian performance of the imprecatory psalms. This research brings together issues of biblical theology and ethics, scriptural violence and Christian worship—all of which remain significant research interests.

Trevor Laurence serves as the Executive Director of the Cateclesia Institute. In addition to his work with Cateclesia, Trevor serves as a ruling elder of Trinity Church of Winston-Salem (PCA) and as a Research Associate with the Centre for the Study of Bible and Violence.

Trevor’s work has appeared in various venues, including The Gospel Coalition, Review of Biblical LiteratureJournal of the Evangelical Theological SocietyThemelios, and the Mere Fidelity podcast. He is the author of The Story of the Word: Meditations on the Narrative of Scripture (Wipf and Stock, 2017). Among his current projects, Trevor is co-editing a volume entitled Hermeneutics of Violence: Creative Explorations in the Violent Texts of Scripture (Sheffield Phoenix Press), co-moderating a three-year research group on biblical violence with the Institute for Biblical Research, and finishing up a book entitled Cursing with God: The Imprecatory Psalms and the Ethics of Christian Prayer (Baylor University Press).

Trevor lives with his wife Sylvia and their three children—Tiernan, Jack, and Alasdair—in Winston-Salem, NC.