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Dr Ed Mackenzie


In the Evangelism & Growth Team of the Methodist Church

1994 - 1998 University of Otago, New Zealand, BTheol (Hons), First Class in Biblical Studies
1998 - 2003 University of Edinburgh, PhD in New Testament Studies
2004 - 2005 University of Edinburgh, PGCE in Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies (Merit)

Ed is the Discipleship Development Officer for the Methodist Church, a role that involves developing and promoting a range of resources to help Christians grow as followers of Jesus. 

Originally from New Zealand, Ed came to the UK to complete a PhD in New Testament Studies, and is particularly interested in how Scripture speaks to issues of discipleship, spirituality and mission. Ed lives in Buxton with his wife, Ali, and two sons, Archie and Toby.

Selected Publications & Presentations
  • ‘Generative Catechesis – Teaching the Faith to the Next Generation’ in The Generative Church: Global Conversations about Investing in Emerging Generations (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2019), 106–129
  • 'On Family Religion: Discipleship Within the Home' Holiness 4/1 (2018), 125-140
  • With Steve Emery-Wright, 'Networks for Faith Formation: Relational Bonds and the Spiritual Growth of Youth' (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2017)
  • ‘Lectio continua and biblical literacy within the Methodist Church,’ Holiness 2/2 (2016), 165-185. (
  • With Gareth Crispin, 'Together with God: An Introduction to Family Worship' (Birmingham: Morse-Brown Publishing, 2016).
  • ‘Mission and the Inclusive Kingdom of Jesus: Assessing the Missiological Approach of Brian McLaren’ Missiology: An International Review 43/3 (2015), 258-269.
  • ‘Following Jesus in a Spiritual Age: Post-Religious Spirituality and the letter to the Ephesians’ Evangelical Quarterly: An International Review of Bible and Theology 82/7 (2015), 137-150.
  • ‘Mission and the Emerging Church: Pauline Reflections on a New Kind of Missiology’ Missiology: An International Review 40/3 (2012), 315-328.
  • ‘The Quest for the Political Paul: Assessing the Apostle’s Approach to Empire’ European Journal of Theology, 10.1 (2011), 40-50.
  • Book reviews in 'Reviews in Religion and Theology'

  • 'Mission Spirituality at Home: Families and the Call of the Kingdom', The British and Irish Association for Practical Theology Mission Studies Special Interest Group, 21st May 2018
  • ‘Catechesis Today: Theological Anachronism or Hope for the Future?’ (poster presentation), The British and Irish Association of Practical Theology Conference, July 2014
  • ‘Apocalyptic Judgement and the Politics of Paul', Tyndale Fellowship Study Group, July 3-5, 2013
  • ‘Christian Formation and the Turn to Spirituality: Ephesians and the Church’s Task of Catechesis’, Ecclesia and Ethics Conference, May 18th & 25th, 2013
  • Blogs / Websites
  • Together With God
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