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Personal profile

Biography

Andrew is Principal Lecturer in Practical Theology and Programme Convener for Ministerial Theology. For the academic year 2019-20, Andrew will be teaching Engaging Scripture (FdA), Researching Christian Ministry (MA) and Practical Theology (DTh).

Andrew's earlier studies were at the Universities of Bristol and Nottingham. His subsequent theological studies were at London School of Theology and King's College London.

Qualifications

BSc, PGCE, BA, MA, PhD, SFHEA

Research interests

New Black Majority Churches, especially aesthetics and growth; Faith, place & planning; 'Ordinary hermeneutics' - that is, the hermeneutical practices of ordinary Bible readers; interdisciplinary issues between theology and social science; use of ethnography in practical theology research; aspects of evangelicalism and fundamentalism; missiology; aspects of contemporary ecclesiology. PhD proposals are welcomed in any of these areas.

Research projects

Andrew co-commissioned and co-supervised the project 'Traditions and Trajectories of British and Irish Practical Theology as evidence in the history of BIAPT's Journal'. This was a jointly funded project by BIAPT and Contact Pastoral Trust in 2019, leading to the production of a conference paper and journal article (forthcoming 2020), as well as an interactive timeline of the journal's development since the 1960s. This was prompted by the 25th anniversary of BIAPT. The co-comissioners and supervisors were Professor Nicola Slee and Dr Helen Cameron. Dr Stephen Roberts was the project researcher.

Andrew was the principal investigator for Signs of Wonder, a project that seeks to explore the theological significance of new black majority churches' iconography and aesthetic practices as seen in their distinctive signboards, banners, websites, media products and places of worship, with a view to informing better understanding of nBMCs cultural and theological worldviews. The project runs from Sept to Dec 2017.

Andrew was academic consultant on the Religious Meeting Places project in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. The project aims to improve understanding of faith group facilities in the borough, both in terms of current provision and usage, as well as looking at future faith facility needs in the borough. The project runs from Jan to Sept 2017.

Andrew was the principal investigator on the AHRC Faith and Place network, running from Sept '14 to Feb '16. The Faith and Place network sought to bring together faith group representatives, academics from multiple disciplines, planners, policy makers and civil society organisations. The purpose was to address the critical issues surrounding faith, place and planning, especially for migrant and post-migrant faith groups.

Andrew was the principal investigator on the research project Being Built Together which ran from 2011-2013. This project was in partnership with Transform Southwark and Churches Together in South London, as well as many other interested parties. The aim of the project was to investigate the demographics and ecclesiology of new black majority congregations in the London Borough of Southwark.

Professional affiliations

Consultancy work

External Examiner for the Universities of Middlesex and Manchester.

Teaching

Congregational Hermeneutics, Theologial Reflection, Mission, Practical Theology, Research Methods

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Projects

Faith groups and meeting places

Rogers, A. & Gale, R.

1/01/1731/12/17

Project: Research

FPN: AHRC Faith and Place network

Rogers, A. & Gale, R.

1/09/1431/07/16

Project: Research

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BBT: Being Built Together

Rogers, A.

1/06/1130/06/13

Project: Research

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Research Output

Lived Theologies of Place: Finding a home in the city

Rogers, A., 26 Nov 2019, In : Ecclesial Practices.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Walking down the Old Kent Road: New Black Majority Churches in a London Borough

Rogers, A., 18 Oct 2018, The Desecularisation of the City: London's Churches, 1980 to the Present. Goodhew, D. & Cooper, A-P. (eds.). 1st ed. London: Routledge, (Routledge Studies in Religion).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Faith Groups and the Planning System (Wales): Policy Briefing

Rogers, A. & Gale, R., Jul 2016, 16 p. London : University of Roehampton.

Research output: Other contribution

How are black majority churches growing in the UK? A London Borough Case Study

Rogers, A., Dec 2016, London : London School of Economics and Political Science.

Research output: Other contribution

Prizes

Shortlisted for Royal Town Planning Institute Awards for Research Excellence 2018

Andrew Rogers (Recipient) & Richard Gale (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

Advised BBC Producer on Black majority churches and Christmas

Andrew Rogers (Organiser)
4 Mar 2020

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

SCM Press (Publisher)

Andrew Rogers (Peer reviewer)
4 Mar 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

SCM Press (Publisher)

Andrew Rogers (Peer reviewer)
7 Jan 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Diaspora Churches and Public Engagement

Andrew Rogers (Keynote/plenary speaker), Richard Burgess (Keynote/plenary speaker), R. David Muir (Keynote/plenary speaker), Andrew Rogers (Organiser), Richard Burgess (Organiser), R. David Muir (Organiser)
29 Feb 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Conversation with Patrick van Ijzendoorn from De Volksrant

Andrew Rogers (Interviewee)
15 Feb 2019

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation