Announcement: New Faculty Member – Stephen Backhouse PhD as Dean of Theology for the Local Church
We are absolutely delighted to announce that Dr Stephen Backhouse will be joining our staff team this August as Dean of Theology for the Local Church. Stephen is Director of Tent Theology and will be working at WTC for half the year in addition to developing his work at Tent. Stephen brings with him a wealth of teaching experience, a commitment to equipping and encouraging the church through Word and Spirit theology, and a desire to reach the whole people of God. As well as a Kierkegaard scholar, and political theologian, he is an excellent communicator, gifted at teaching people from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups. He will mainly be responsible for Kingdom Theology Events in our Hubs and related network churches as well as overseeing our MA Dissertation programme. We are excited to see how God develops this in the months and years ahead and are very much looking forward to working with him.
The best theology in the world happens when it is connected to the local church. The worst theology in the world happens when it becomes divorced from the worshipping community. I am excited to partner with WTC finding new ways to strengthen the connection between excellent scholarship, Word and Spirit, and the living and active body of Christ.