CSBM’s people are drawn from the Faculty teams of Trinity and Redcliffe, and comprises those who have teaching and research interests in the area Bible and Mission. Between them they cover a wide range of interests as you can see from these brief profiles.


Jamie DaviesJamie Davies (PhD, MLitt, MA, BA(Hons))
Tutor in New Testament, Trinity College
Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Bible and Mission

A linguist by background, Jamie spent two years in West Africa working with Wycliffe Bible Translators and 4 years in Glasgow as a church pastor, before completing an MLitt in Bible and Contemporary World and a PhD on the topic of apocalyptic thought in Paul’s letters, both at the University of St Andrews. He worked as Research Assistant to N. T. Wright before taking up his post as Tutor of New Testament at Trinity College. Jamie’s particular focus at CSBM is overseeing the PhD side, and welcomes enquiries from potential students.


TD365Tim Davy (PhD, MA, BSc (Hons), Dip Theo, CELTA (TEFL))
Research Fellow and Lecturer in Biblical Studies and Mission
Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Bible and Mission

Following a background in student work in the UK and Russia, Tim gained an MA in Biblical Studies and a PhD in the missional interpretation of the Bible. He is the leader of the ‘Bible and Mission’ and ‘Scripture Engagement’ specialisms of Redcliffe’s MA in Contemporary Missiology. Tim started the Bible and Mission blog in 2008 and oversaw the launch and development of the Centre for the Study of Bible and Mission from 2010 onwards. He also leads Redcliffe’s ‘Fostering, Adoption and the Church’ research project.


RB365Rosie Button (BA, MA, PGCE)
Course Facilitator, MA in Member Care

Rosie has a wealth of cross-cultural mission experience serving in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda from 1992 to 2011. She has taught Biblical Studies and Mission subjects and more recently has become involved in Redcliffe’s MA in Member Care, serving as the course facilitator. She has an increasing interest in the use of the Bible in member care.


CE365 Colin Edwards (PhD, MBChB, DTM&H, DCH, BA(Hons) Theology)
Vice Principal and Course Leader for MA in Contemporary Missiology

Originally from New Zealand, Colin trained as a medical doctor and spent 15 years in South Asia with Interserve. His area of interest is Muslim/Christian Relations, particularly looking at socio-cultural aspects, interfaith dialogue and mission. His PhD looks at the theology of the church that is growing in Muslim areas. He also has an interest in the Gospels and discussions around the historical Jesus.