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Ed M2

Dr Ed Mackenzie

Lecturer in New Testament Studies and Biblical Theology
BA Theology & Ministry Programme Lead

Get in touch at e.mackenzie@cliffcollege.ac.uk

Originally from New Zealand, Ed came to the UK to pursue a PhD in New Testament Studies. Following his doctorate, he completed a PGCE and taught in secondary schools before working in a variety of different roles, including as an Associate Church Leader in a Fresh Expression Anglican church, a college lecturer, and an Evangelism, Spirituality and Discipleship Officer for the Methodist Church.

Prior to joining the Cliff faculty in April 2020, Ed worked as a Discipleship Development Officer for the Methodist Church (2013-2020), a role that involved developing resources to help Christians grow in their faith. During that time, he also taught at Cliff as an Associate Lecturer.

Ed has a number of different research interests, including Pauline theology, Biblical Theology and Mission, catechesis and faith formation, families and faith, and exploring the connections between Biblical Studies and Practical Theology. Ed also co-hosts the Together with God podcast (www.togetherwithGod.org.uk/podcasts), which explores issues of faith, family and church in today’s world.



University of Otago, New Zealand; BTheol (Hons), First Class in Biblical Studies


University of Edinburgh; PhD in New Testament Studies


University of Edinburgh, PGCE in Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies (Merit)



  • with Steve Emery-Wright, Networks for Faith Formation: Relational Bonds and the Spiritual Growth of Youth, (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2017)

  • with Gareth Crispin, Together with God: An Introduction to Family Worship, (Birmingham: Morse-Brown Publishing, 2016)


  • ‘Transforming Hospitality in the Theology of Paul: Lessons for Today’s Church’, Christian Education Journal 20/1 (2023), 104–116

  • ‘The story that shapes us: biblical theology as a lens on practical theology’, Practical Theology 16/4 (2023), 489–500

  • ‘Missional spirituality at home: Families and the life of the kingdom’, Missiology: An International Review 48/4 (2020), 316-329

  • ‘Generative Catechesis: Teaching the Faith to the Next Generation’, The Generative Church: Global Conversations about Investing in Emerging Generations, ed. Cory Seibel (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2019), 106 – 129

  • ‘What have the sermons of John Wesley ever done for us? On Family Religion: discipleship within the home’, Holiness: The Journal of Wesley House Cambridge 4/1 (2018), 125 – 140

  • Lectio Continua and Biblical Literacy within the Methodist Church’, Holiness: The Journal of Wesley House Cambridge 2/2 (2016), 165-185

  • ‘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 87/2 (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


  • The ‘I Am’ Sayings of Jesus: Spirituality Column for the Methodist Recorder, 2023-2024

  • ‘Feed the Lambs’ MET Connexion (Spring 2023), pp. 7–10

  • ‘Joining the dots’, Premier Youth and Children’s Work Magazine (March 2018), 36 – 38

  • ‘Handling Scripture Well’, MET Connexion (2017/18), 12-13

  • ‘Why the church needs to recover Family Worship’, Premier Christianity Magazine (July 2016)

  • Various blog articles for Premier Christianity (2017) and Christian Today (2016-2017)

  • Various academic papers and presentations at conferences, including the BIAPT Mission Studies Special Interest Group (2018), British and Irish Association for Practical Theology (2014), Tyndale Fellowship (2013), and the Ecclesia and Ethics Conference (2013)

  • Academic books reviews for Practical Theology (2018), Reviews in Religion and Theology (2003-2015), and the Scottish Journal of Theology (2003)