Core and associate members of the Centre are working at the cutting edge of the missional reading of Scripture and are engaged in research, writing, and speaking in this area.

Current and Recent Activities


‘Biblical Theology of Mission’ unit designed and developed for Ridley Online (June 2016 – February 2017); Unit launched with Tim as the its online tutor (Feb – June 2017)

Participating in Oxford Centre for Mission Studies Day consultation: ‘Priorities for Mission Studies’ (Feb)

Giving paper at Trinity College, Bristol, Doctoral Research Seminar: ‘Reading the Book of Job Missionally, with Special Reference to Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children’ (March)

Plenary session being given at the annual conference of the Norwegian Council for Mission and Evangelism (NORME), Oslo: ‘The Authority of the Bible and its Consequences for Mission’ (September)

Forthcoming publications

Tim is currently co-writing an ‘Ethics in Brief’ paper for KLICE (Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics)

Tim is currently revising his PhD thesis for publication with Wipf & Stock (Pickwick imprint): The Book of Job and the Mission of God: An Application of a Missional Hermeneutic to the Book of Job

Chapter contribution to edited volume on Theology and Exploitation of Children (Oxford: Regnum): ‘A Missional Reading of Psalm 10 with Special Reference to the Exploitation of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children Caught Up in the Refugee Crisis in Europe’


Three-week series of Bible study notes written for BRF’s Guidelines series (Jan – Mar issue)

Seminar for local churches at Redcliffe: ‘Making it Missional: a fresh approach to preaching, reading and studying the Bible’ (April)

Paper given at Mission Educators Forum: ‘The Bible and Mission after Bosch’ (June)

Paper given at Tyndale Fellowship Triennial conference (OT Study Group): ‘Looking for Orphans: approaches for understanding the place of vulnerable children in the Old Testament’ (July)

Delegate at World Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission Global Consultation, Panama. ‘Ted’-style ‘MissioTalk’ given: ‘The Book of Job: Finding polycentric mission in unlikely biblical places’ (October)

Speaker at Global Mission Conference: ‘Reading Scripture as an Invitation to Global Mission’ (October)

Tim co-wrote the ‘Missional Hermeneutics Bibliography’ with Michael Goheen, in Reading the Bible Missionally, edited by Michael Goheen (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016). Tim curates the official ‘live’ version at (published December)


Day seminar given at London Institute of Contemporary Mission: ‘Wrestling with the Big Questions: A Day in Job’ (January)

Delegate at ‘Adoption, justification and the hospitality of God’ day conference (February)

Paper given at Vulnerable Mission conference held at Redcliffe College: ‘The Book of Job and the Vulnerability of Mission’ (March)

Delegate at ‘Wisdom in Mission’ conference (May)

Delegate at Tyndale Fellowship Old Testament Study Group (July)

Paper given at Oxford Centre for Mission Studies: A Missional Reading of the Book of Job, with special reference to children in the UK care system (December)

Revised version of dissertation of MA graduate published: Nicholas Haydock, The Theology of the Levitical Priesthood: Assisting God’s People in Their Mission to the Nations (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2015)

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