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Ian Mobsby

date OCTOBER 10
date Ian Mobsby (UK)

Jonny Baker talks to Ian Mobsby: Ian, give us a few sentences to summarise your research.In the research I look at why emerging and fresh expressions of church are significant. I explore the theological, sociological and cultural aspects of 4 emerging churches - one in the USA and three in the UK. I also explore why so many alt worship and emerging churches in the UK are specifically connected to the Anglican Church. The results indicated a number of things that are interesting regarding different sub groupings of fresh expressions relating to contextual theology, Trinitarian theology and new forms of…

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His Color is Our Blood: A Phenomenology of the Prodigal Father

date OCTOBER 10
date Pete Rollins ( UK)

Ian Mobsby talks to Pete Rollins about his PhD - the source for the book "How not to speak of God". How to get hold of it:The title of my PhD was 'His Color is Our Blood: A Phenomenology of the Prodigal Father' and can be obtained by contacting me via my blog. [Note: from Ian – much of the central themes Pete has explored in his PhD have been compiled into his published book ‘How (Not) to Speak of God’] What did you gain from researching & writing this?Working in the academic environment was invaluable in my own spiritual…

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An examination of Phenomenology and its relationship to the Christian concept of revelation.

date OCTOBER 10
date Alan Darley

Alan answers a few questions posed by Ian Mobsby on his essay. Essay as PDF: An examination of Phenomenology and its relationship to the Christian concept of revelation. Can you explain why you got interested in Phenomenology?Phenomenology was a new area to me and one of the modules on offer at Nottingham uni I was attracted to it because of my wider interest in epistemology (how we know stuff) and in defending and communicating the Christian faith in today's world. I saw in phenomenology both challenges to but also insights which coincide with a Christian worldview. I am aware that…

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