Before joining the Cliff College faculty in July 2016, Aaron was a Teaching Fellow in Divinity at the University of Aberdeen, where he taught practical and political theology, before which he had been a Tutor in historical theology. He has also been an editorial and administrative assistant for his former doctoral supervisor Prof. Tom Greggs, and for the acclaimed poet, Micheal O’Siadhail. He has a passion for theology and mission, both in theory and in practice, with experience of both UK-based and cross-cultural mission projects. His church background is charismatic evangelical (Newfrontiers), where he has often served local churches in leading, pastoring, preaching, and mission in various capacities. He has also spoken at numerous academic theological conferences in Durham, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Chicago, London, Birmingham, Baltimore, Copenhagen, and others.
His main theological interests are in the theology of preaching, the doctrine of Scripture, missiology, and historical theology more broadly. He also has specific interests in the theology of Kierkegaard, Barth, Bonhoeffer, the Reformers, and the Great Awakeners. Additionally, having studied English Literature at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, he has an enthusiasm for literary, philosophical, and popular culture, and is keen to find ways of maintaining rigorous faithfulness to the Gospel in the midst of the present moment. He has also been a guest on UCB’s ‘Life Issues’, and alongside his academic work he writes regularly for a number of church/mission-focused publications.
He lives in Baslow with his wife Molly, with whom he enjoys delighting in such wonderful things as sunsets, walks, coffee, crosswords, comedies, cakes, and anything vaguely related to Jane Austen. They have four young children, Isabelle, Malachi, Miriam, and Rebekah, who cause general joyous bedlam wherever they have been known to appear. Aaron also enjoys playing, watching, and imagining all things football. Since the age of eight he has been learning the deeper meaning of Hebrews 11:1 as a hopelessly faithful Liverpool supporter.