Gavin Cox

Biography

Gavin graduated from Camborne School of Mines in 1991 and has since worked in land survey with remote sensing and internationally in the seismic industry, prospecting for oil and gas. For more than a decade, this work took him to places such as Uganda, Tanzania, Egypt, Kurdistan (north Iraq), Abu Dabi, Sweden, Finland, Holland, Macedonia, France, the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, as well as the UK. Having a keen interest in geology and fossils, he has collected for many years along the Jurassic Coast and beyond.

Gavin took a career break in 1999 to study theology and this was his ‘wake-up call’ to the importance of accepting Genesis and Creation as real Biblical history. Since then he has earned two Masters degrees, one in Biblical Studies and the other in Egyptology. It was while living in Egypt for approximately a year that Gavin first became interested in the ancient history and archaeology of Egypt, particularly the connections between Ancient Egypt and the Old Testament. His specific focus on the Egyptians’ beliefs regarding Creation and the Flood inspired his M.A. dissertation (for which he was awarded a distinction) and this forms the basis for further Ph.D. study which he is currently undertaking in Egyptology.

Gavin is keenly aware of the need for Christians to be given good solid answers to the skeptical questions raised by secularists within western culture, education and the media. Having been through the education system (both secular and religious), he recognizes the need for good Biblical apologetics and creation information to be made available to Christians. This is especially the case for young people who face challenges to their faith from both education and the media. For Gavin, the creation issue is not a side-issue, rather the central issue facing the Church in the modern age; therefore it should inform our evangelistic and missionary endeavours.

In April 2017, Gavin was accredited as an associate speaker for CMI (UK/Europe).

Education

  • H.N.D. in Engineering, Camborne School of Mines
  • Diploma in Minerals Engineering, Camborne School of Mines
  • B.A. in Theology, London School of Theology
  • M.A. in Biblical Studies, University of Exeter
  • M.A. in Egyptology, University of Birmingham

Technical publications

  • Cox, G. (2013), The ‘Hymn’ of Amos: An Ancient Flood Narrative, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 38(1):81–108.
  • Cox, G. (2013), Verses in Amos and Job Provide New Insights Into the Mechanisms Behind Noah's Flood, International Conference of Creationism, Pittsburgh.
  • Cox, G. (2013), Egypt’s Hieroglyphs Contain a Cultural Memory of Creation and Noah's Flood, International Conference of Creationism, Pittsburgh.

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