Revd Dr John McNeil Scott
The Revd Dr John McNeil Scott is Principal of the Scottish College. He has been in ministry for 25 years, most recently serving as minister of First Presbyterian Church Belfast. John studied philosophy and politics in Dublin, divinity at Aberdeen, and law in Manchester and at SOAS (University of London). He holds qualifications in Irish and Mandarin Chinese from the Ulster University and National Taiwan University, respectively. John served as Senior Chaplain to the University of London from many years. He has undertaken postgraduate research in Taiwanese Contextual Theologies and holds a professional doctorate in ministry from Chicago Theological Seminary.
John is the URC representative to the CTBI China Forum. John has an interest in the application of technology to learning in a church context, in pastoral supervision both during formation and subsequently. Other academic concerns include theologies of politics and culture across a number of contexts including Ireland, Taiwan and Scotland – especially as these relate to identity and nationhood.