Dr Aaron Edwards
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
About This Course A brand-new Cliff College Online course led by John Hawksworth, YFC Local Ministries Senior Manager together with colleagues from our partners Youth for Christ. The aim of the course is to reflect on this important ministry during . . .
About This Course The aim of the course is to reflect on this important ministry during the changed circumstances that we find ourselves in around the world due to COVID-19. Whether you have been involved in children’s ministry for many . . .
About This Course Introduction to Christian Holiness is a four-session course taught by Rev Paul Smith that explores the theme of holiness, beginning with the Old Testament and the character of God, and the incarnation of Jesus in the New . . .
About This Course Creative Bible Reading, led by Rev Dr Mike Parsons, is a six session online course designed to help students examine different ways of reading and engaging with the Bible, and explore how the Bible fits into their . . .
About This Course The Women in the Bible course is one of a series of events being sponsored by The Bible, Gender and Church Research Centre, (www. cliffcollege.ac.uk/gender-centre) based at Cliff College. The course will be delivered by Dr Kirsi . . .
About This Course Our Cliff College Certificate in Parenting for Faith short course is designed to stretch, inform and inspire as those questions are explored. It is designed for those working in a professional or voluntary capacity with children, young . . .
About This Course Our Parenting for Faith course is a self-paced short course designed to stretch, inform and inspire as those questions are explored. It is designed for those working in a professional or voluntary capacity with children, young people, . . .