Reflective Practice: Mission and Evangelism – taught by James Butler
20 April - 22 June
Anyone can apply to audit this MA level module, which starts on 20 April 2021.
Deadline for booking: 6 April
Dates: 20 April, 4 and 18 May, 8 and 22 June 2021
The regular price of modules will apply, which is £440 for 20-credit modules.
- Detailed examination of biblical, historical and theological perspectives on mission and their application to specific local situations.
- Exploration of contemporary themes and metaphors in mission such as: migration, hospitality, context, other faiths, the five marks of mission, spirituality and mission, pilgrimage, healing, reconciliation, vulnerability, participation.
- Critically explore the contributions of various disciplines (sociology, anthropology and contextual theology, for example) for understanding the inter-relation between the local church and its community, including reference to missional church and Fresh Expressions.
- Discussion and critique of appropriate methods and means for mission and evangelism in contemporary contexts.
Pioneer MA lecturer and assistant coordinator
James is pioneer MA lecturer and assistant coordinator. He teaches in the areas of mission, ecclesiology and practical theology. His PhD explored how Small Missional Communities sustain their social action. He also works as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Roehampton, researching themes of learning, discipleship and social action.