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Book Launch: God the Child

Join us as Graham Adams launches his new book "God the Child"

2024 Envisioning Worship Conference

This July Northern College launches its new conference which will help people to dream new dreams

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An Advent Reflection

Dawn Savidge has offered this visual reflection as our third and final Advent Reflection for 2023

Advent: A Time of Waiting and Being Patient

Ruth Wilde brings our second Advent reflection, reflecting on waiting and patience. Find Ruth at

God Built Diversity into Creation

Charmaine Howard shares our first Advent Reflection of 2023

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2023-24 - Short Courses, Open Learning and Continuing Personal Development

Now available for registration; Short Courses available for personal study in 2023-24

2023 David Goodbourn Lecture: The Wretched of the Church

Father Jarel Robinson-Brown takes this year's annual David Goodbourn lecture exploring dominance and submission within the Church The recording is now available online

Holy Anarchy Book Launch Recording

Graham Adams' new book "Holy Anarchy" was launched on 3rd October with a free lecture at LKC, the lecture is now available on YouTube and below

How Is This Good News?

Clara Rushbrook shares our Advent Reflection, questioning where the Good News can be found in the midst of Advent in 2022.

Holding Onto Humanity Through Art and Beauty

The final post of our Open College takeover "No Jew or Anglican, American or Russian: Holding onto humanity through Art and Beauty" written by Peter Bradley

Disability, Faith and Community

The second post of our Open College take over "Francis ain’t normal, and that is fine: A few thoughts on Disability, Faith and Community." by David Jackman

2022-23 - Short Courses, Open Learning and Continuing Personal Development

Now available for registration; Short Courses available for personal study in 2022-23

From Fear to Freedom: Vocabulary for interracial conviviality

Open College are taking over the LKC Blog for the month of May. In this first post Richard and Alison reflect on conversations around race, safe spaces, and the need for open conversation.

Now Available Online - 2022 David Goodbourn Lecture "After Pestilence"

Video now available: Professor Mario I. Aguilar brought us this year's David Goodbourn Lecture "After Pestilence" exploring the centrality of social justice within the Church and the social gospel.

Chaplaincy - The Sacred in Unexpected Places

Grace reflects on our habit of trying to box things in, and the fact that chaplaincy works with the messiness of life.

What Is Contextual Theology

Jonathan looks at what we mean when we say Luther King Centre teaches contextual theology.

Theology from the Margins: The Demon Crowley in TV’s Good Omens

This is a summary of a paper presented by Alex Booer, one of our MA students, at the Dissenting Beliefs: Heresy and Heterodoxy in Fantasy conference 11th December 2021

How To Choose a Theological College - 36 Factors

Jonathan Tallon looks at 36 factors that should be considered while choosing a theological college (also known as Bible College)

Former Luther King House PhD Student to Publish a Book Based on his Research

Dr Joseph Forde, one of our former PhD students, has turned his research into a book. Before and Beyond the ‘Big Society’: John Milbank and the Church the Church of England’s Approach to Welfare

What Do You Learn At Theological College

Jonathan Tallon answers 10 questions about learning at a Theological College

New Year's Resolution 2022

Phil reflects on New Year's resolutions, and the opportunities we offer.

Advent Hope

Glen reflects on hope this Advent

We Hear The Christmas Angels

Kim reflects on the Angels in the Christmas story and elsewhere continuing the LKC tradition of a Christmas reflection

What Do Biblical Scholars and Theologians Do When They Get Together?

Meg lets us behind the curtain of how theologies get traction, talks about the SBL and AAR conference, and shares some of a paper she gave this year

Faith, The Bible, and COP26

Rosalind reflects on how the Bible interacts with the serious environmental crises we are living through – that the COP26 talks are addressing. This links with our course on Faith and the Environment

Now Available Online - The David Goodbourn Lecture: Dr Isabel Apowo Phiri

Now available online - Luther King Centre, CTBI, and CTJ introduced Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri who delivered the Annual David Goodbourn Lecture on Monday 1st November

Becoming an anti-racist college: a vision

Revd Dr Clara Rushbrook reflects on a starting point of a vision of becoming an anti-racist college

Grace Thomas Speaks at Women's Voices 2021

Exploring the lives and influence of four Bible women, and how we might preach them in a new light.

2021-22 - Short Courses, Open Learning and Continuing Personal Development

Now available for registration; Short Courses available for personal study in 2021-22!


A feature of our community at Luther King Centre is the diversity of people who come together for study and learning

Available Online - David Goodbourn Annual Lecture: 'Untangling the legacies of slavery'

Now available online - Luther King Centre, CTBI, and CTJ introduced Rev Dr David McLachlan who delivered the Annual David Goodbourn Lecture on Tuesday 11th May

Magnificat for a Black Christmas!

It has been a strange year for all of us. It has been a tough year for most. It has been a downright forgettable year for some. Whatever group we find ourselves in, 2020 will be a memorable year.

Research Symposium (with MHA)

During the symposium, many of the attendees suggested copies of the presentations and videos from the symposium be made available to everyone. We are happy to provide links for the Zoom sessions

Responses to the killing of George Floyd

Luther King House is more than the name of our college. It is also a daily reminder of values we honour, and by which we seek to live. From time to time those values become particularly pertinent.

Lo He abhors not, the virgin’s womb

Three cheers then for gravy and XBoxes, Laphraoig, and Lynx!