Dr Kirk has spent a lifetime teaching at either a postgraduate level or in adult education. He has wide experience in teaching in cross-cultural situations: Argentina; other parts of Latin America; the USA; Africa; Asia; Melanesia and Australasia.
His most recent teaching and supervising responsibilities have been at The Oxford Centre for Mission Studies; IBTSC, the University of Bucharest and the London School of Theology. Dr Kirk has examined PhD theses at universities in Birmingham, Bristol, Brunel, Cape Town, Dunedin, Durham, Edinburgh, Manchester, St. Andrew’s, Wales and the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.
Dr Kirk's current research interests include: Secular Culture and Christian Mission – an examination of the challenges of a secular age to a missionary faith; Latin American Contextual Theologies - in particular the nature of integral mission as seen from a Latin American perspective; The Nature and Practice of Theology as ‘Missionary Theology. He is at present working on a new book, with the provisional title, A Tale of Two Worlds: A Contemporary Polemic in favour of Sanity.