My research interests are in the interface of belief and practice, and particularly at the moment in theology, religion, and sport.  In 2014, I published what has been described as the ‘must read’ book on the subject, and I have been a member of the Advisory Council for the Vatican-led project, ‘Sport at the Service of Humanity’, since 2015.  I have also written on a wide range of other subjects including theology and film, and intercession.  Originally from Cardiff, I am a keen rugby spectator.  My interests include reading detective fiction, cinema, music, and current affairs.

I read Theology at Oxford as an undergraduate (MA, 1981) and a postgraduate (DPhil, 1985), which included spending a year in the USA on a scholarship programme.  I served as a Baptist minister in Milton Keynes and Bristol, and was Tutor in Christian Doctrine at Bristol Baptist College before being appointed to the staff at Regent’s Park, initially as Fellow and Tutor in Pastoral Studies (2001-2007) and then as Principal (2007-2021).


Selected Quote

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
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