Fr. Michael Trainor is parish priest of Lockleys in South Australia. He undertook post-graduate study in USA (Chicago, and later Boston), Israel and Melbourne, completing a Master of Arts (in biblical literature and languages), Master of Education and a Doctorate in Theology. He taught at the Seminary, coordinated adult education for the Archdiocese of Adelaide and taught in the faculty of theology at Flinders University in biblical studies with the Adelaide College of Divinity. Currently, he teaches with the Australian Catholic University and is engaged in inter-faith and inter-religious dialogue. He is an executive board member of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) and is an executive member of the Australian Council of Christians and Jews (ACCJ). Within Adelaide, he co-chairs the SA Council of Christians and Jews and the Uniting Church-Roman Catholic Dialogue. Michael has authored several books on theology, education and the Bible. And for a hobby, he regularly flies a glider! This helps him come to a realistic perspective about himself, his world and the parish!