Dr Ben Pugh
Ben joined Cliff College in Sep 2012 from Mattersey Hall where he was head of Postgraduate Studies.
After an initial career as a full-time artist, Ben worked as an administrator for the Ministry of Defence for a number of years, as well as completing his theological education and being an adjunct lecturer in a number of colleges in UK and India. Ben’s PhD was entitled ‘Power in the Blood: The Significance of the Blood of Jesus to the Spirituality of Early British Pentecostalism and its Precursors’.
He lives in Nottingham with his wife Pearl and three children: Abigail, Gracie and Reuben, where they attend the Eagle’s Nest Church, which is a church that attracts people with little or no Christian background. Ben serves there in preaching and teaching. In that setting he has also collaborated with a recovery expert to deliver a brand new seven-step recovery programme for addictions and other problem behaviours.
Here at Cliff, Ben has developed a passion for the inter-disciplinary study of theology and his teaching includes New Testament, Pentecostalism, theology and the arts, philosophy and discipleship. His current research interests are in the interdisciplinary study of the atonement and in the study of the Holy Spirit. He is the co-founder and director here at Cliff of the Samuel Chadwick Centre, which is a research centre focusing on the work of the Spirit in the mission of the Church. So far, Ben’s published work in theology applied to a variety of contexts and audiences amounts to over 40 pieces of work altogether. His most recent academic book is his Pictures of Atonement: A New Testament Study (2020).
Approaches for research supervision in anything atonement-related, in pneumatology or in Pentecostal Studies would be welcomed.
Courses taught by Dr Ben Pugh
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, . . .