Dr Aaron Edwards

MA Programme Lead, Lecturer in Theology, Preaching and Mission

Before joining the Cliff College faculty in July 2016, Aaron was a Teaching Fellow in Divinity at the University of Aberdeen, where he taught practical and political theology, before which he had been a Tutor in historical theology. He has a passion for theology and mission, both in theory and in practice, with experience of both UK-based and cross-cultural mission projects. His church background is charismatic evangelical (Newfrontiers), where he has often served local churches in leading, pastoring, preaching, mission, and evangelism in various capacities. He has also spoken at numerous academic theological conferences in Durham, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Chicago, London, Birmingham, Baltimore, Copenhagen, and others, and has lectured at Wesley University in Ondo, Nigeria.

His main theological interests are in the theology of preaching, the doctrine of Scripture, missiology, and historical theology more broadly. He also has specific interests in the theological work of Kierkegaard, Barth, Bonhoeffer, the Reformers, and the Great Awakeners. Additionally, having studied English Literature at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and has been an editorial and administrative assistant for the acclaimed Irish poet, Micheal O’Siadhail. He has an enthusiasm for literary, philosophical, and popular culture, and is keen to find ways of maintaining rigorous faithfulness to the Gospel in the midst of the present moment. He has been a guest on various religious radio programmes and alongside his academic work he writes regularly for a number of church/mission-focused publications.

He lives in Derbyshire with his wife Molly. They have four young children, Isabelle, Malachi, Miriam, and Rebekah, who cause general joyous bedlam wherever they have been known to appear. Since the age of eight, Aaron has also been learning the deeper meaning of Hebrews 11:1 as a hopelessly faithful Liverpool supporter.

Courses taught by Dr Aaron Edwards

Evangelism: Contemporary Contexts and Practices

21-22

About This Course This unit is part of the Post Graduate programme in Mission including PG certificate, PG diploma and MA. This is a 30 credit unit. This unit is part of the Evangelism in the 21st Century pathway. The . . .

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Independent Study Unit

20-21

About This Course This unit is part of the Post Graduate programme in Mission including PG certificate, PG diploma and MA. This is a 30 credit unit. This unit can be part of any pathway. There is no set taught . . .

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Children's and Youth Mission 2

21-22

About This Course This unit is part of the Post Graduate programme in Mission including PG certificate, PG diploma and MA. This is a 30 credit unit. This unit is part of the Children’s and Youth Mission pathway. The taught . . .

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Theology of Christian Mentoring

21-22

About This Course This unit is part of the Post Graduate programme in Mission including PG certificate, PG diploma and MA. This is a 30 credit unit. This unit is part of the Christian Mentoring pathway. The taught week for . . .

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Leadership: Revival, Renewal and the Holy Spirit

21-22

About This Course This unit is part of the Post Graduate programme in Mission including PG certificate, PG diploma and MA. This is a 30 credit unit. This unit is part of the Leadership, Mission, and Ministry pathway. The taught . . .

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Literature, Theology and Culture: Engaging Texts

21-22

About This Course This unit is part of the Post Graduate programme in Mission including PG certificate, PG diploma and MA. This is a 30 credit unit. This unit is part of the Literature, Theology and Culture pathway. The taught . . .

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Disability, Theology and Mission

20-21

About This Course This unit is part of the Post Graduate programme in Mission including PG certificate, PG diploma and MA. This is a 30 credit unit. This unit is part of the MA Mission pathway. This course is available . . .

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Missiology, Inculturation and the Kingdom

20-21

About This Course The Missiology, Inculturation and the Kingdom is part of the MA Programme . This is a 30 credit unit. This course is available between 18th January and 14th February 2021 as a four week unit. Requirements Students . . .

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Dissertation

20-21

About This Course This unit is part of the Post Graduate programme in Mission, specifically those on the MA level. This is a 60 credit unit. This unit is part of all pathways at the MA level. There is no . . .

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Research Skills Unit

20-21

About This Course Research Skills will give you hints and tips to prepare you for your post graduate studies. Requirements This unit is a prerequisite for the Post Graduate Certificate, Diploma and MA Mission. Course Staff Dr Aaron Edwards Aaron . . .

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