Luther King House
Luther King House,
M14 5JP, UK
We are an ecumenical staff team drawn together from the different colleges that make up Luther King House. We are committed to offering the highest quality of learning and support to all who study here, and to continuing our own learning through ongoing study and research.
When you come to study here you will meet the following people:
The Revd Dr Graham Adams – Theology and World Faiths
Graham is a Northern College tutor, programme leader for the MA and ordained Congregational minister, who teaches Mission Studies in the context of global Christianity and religious diversity and dialogue. His research interests include ‘the solidarity of the shaken’ (Andrew Shanks’s understanding of the ‘kingdom’ to which the church contributes), and mission in the context of contemporary ‘Empire’. He is the author of ‘Christ and the Other’ (published by Ashgate, 2010).
The Revd Dr Jan Berry – Pastoral, Congregational and Liturgical Studies
Jan is Principal of Open College, and programme leader for the MA. She teaches in the areas of pastoral and practical theology, and her research interests are in feminist liturgy and spirituality. She is a minister of the United Reformed Church. She is the author of Ritual Making Women (based on her doctoral research) and has produced her own collection of prayers, poems and hymns, Naming God, as well as publishing material for worship in various anthologies.
The Revd Alex Bradley – Church History
Alex has been a Unitarian minister since 1991, with ministries in London and then in Cheshire. He is now part-time Principal of Unitarian College, Manchester, and also in part-time local ministry. He has served on various denominational committees as well as the Unitarian Ministerial Fellowship Committee. His study interests include Unitarian history and historic dissent.
Ms Rachel Campion – Learning Resources Tutor
Rachel is LKH’s Learning Resource Tutor. She is responsible for managing the library and providing a wide range of print and electronic resources. She also provides study and learning support and information literacy sessions for students of all levels and abilities. Her research interests include the relationship between technology, information and context-based learning and she is currently undertaking a part time MA at the University of Manchester in this area
The Revd Dr Keith Hebden – Social & Political Theologies
Keith Hebden is the Director of UTU and is an Anglican priest with particular interest in the role of community organising in church growth, leadership development, and activism. His PhD is in Dalit Liberation Theology and Christian Anarchism (Birmingham University). Keith is known for his writing, activism and as a public speaker. His latest book is ‘Re-Enchanting the Activist: Spirituality and Social Change‘ published November 2016.
The Revd Dr Noel Irwin – Modern Theology
Noel is a member of the Northern College staff team with particular responsibility for the Community Work programme. He is a Methodist Minister, and he teaches political, social and non-western theologies. His interests include liberation and urban theology and the relationships between religion, politics and violence. Noel loves to run in the mountains and is an athletics coach.
The Revd Glen Marshall – Mission Studies and Homiletics
Glen is the Co-Principal of Northern Baptist College and programme leader for the BA. He teaches courses on mission and homiletics. His research interests include mission and western culture, preaching in the context of postchristendom and the interface between theology, spirituality and jazz.
The Revd Dr Clare McBeath – Theology
Clare McBeath is Co-Principal of Northern Baptist College and teaches Christian theology with research interests in contemporary and contextual theologies. She is a Baptist minister and Team Leader with Urban Expression and has served for many years in urban, vibrant and multi-cultural communities. She is a published author and a long standing writer for various Christian charities producing worship materials, Bible study notes and magazine articles.
The Revd Dr Rosalind Selby – Biblical Studies
Rosalind is the Principal of Northern College (United Reformed Church and Congregational Federation, also receiving students from the Moravian Church). She is an ordained United Reformed Church minister, and her main area of teaching is biblical – with a particular interest in the Gospels and in ecological readings. She is the author of The Comical Doctrine, a study of New Testament hermeneutics.
The Revd Graham Sparkes – Christian Spirituality
Graham is a member of the Open College staff team and serves as President of LKH. He is an ordained Baptist minister, and his main area of teaching is Christian Spirituality. His research interests include the relationship between faith and art, and he has co-authored God and the Art of Seeing.
The Revd Jonathan Tallon – Biblical Studies
Jonathan is part of the Northern Baptist Team and is an ordained Anglican minister. He teaches New Testament and Greek at Luther King House. He is also the Research Programme Co-ordinator. His own research areas include how the Bible was interpreted and understood within the late antique context, and what that can teach us today.
The Revd Dr Kim Wasey – Pastoral and Practical Theology
Kim is Principal of Open College (from September 2018) and teaches in the areas of pastoral and practical theology. She holds an MPhil and Doctorate in theology from Birmingham University and has published on young women’s experiences of church and using social media for qualitative research. She is a member of the Symposium on the Faith Lives of Women and Girls and continues to research including in chaplaincy and wellbeing. Kim is also Assistant Priest in a local Church of England parish
The Revd Dr Kathy White – Biblical Studies
Kathy is a member of the Northern College staff team. She is an ordained minister in the United Reformed Church and a qualified teacher of art and drama. Her doctoral research and main area of teaching at Luther King House are in the field of Old Testament Studies/Hebrew Bible. Particular interests at present include biblical imagery and symbol, psychological biblical studies and creative writing.
The Revd Dr Richard Kidd – Honorary Research Fellow
The Revd Dr Andrew Pratt – Honorary Research Fellow
The Revd Dr Ian K Duffield – Director of Research at UTU (Urban Theology Unit – Sheffield)