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About timjdavy

I teach and research on Bible and Mission at Redcliffe College and lead the 'Bible and Mission' and 'Scripture Engagement' streams of our MA in Contemporary Missiology. I am the Director of the Centre for the Study of Bible and Mission, and also lead Redcliffe's 'Fostering, Adoption and the Church' research project, .

Redcliffe’s new Vulnerable Children MA module

This Summer sees the launch of a new MA module at Redcliffe that aims enable Christians working with or on behalf of vulnerable children to advance their understanding and practice. The module ‘Vulnerable Children: Bible, Theology and Society’ is part … Continue reading

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BBC Podcast series The Adoption

Last year the BBC hosted a podcast series called, ‘The Adoption’, which followed a real adoption case, aiming to tell the story from the perspective of the different parties involved. Here is a link to the page on the BBC … Continue reading

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New book | Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World by Kelley Nikondeha

I’m always keen to pick up on theological books that address themes relating to vulnerable children. Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World by Kelley Nikondeha was recently published by Eerdmans and won a Christianity Today 2018 Award of Merit … Continue reading

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Speaking about vulnerable children at a recent Refugee Highway Partnership conference

In February I attended the Refugee Highway Partnership roundtable. This is an annual gathering of people involved in working with and on behalf of refugees. On one evening I was asked to give an update on the issue of Unaccompanied … Continue reading

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Guidelines Bible Study Notes on Adoption in the Bible

As part of the activities of the Fostering, Adoption and the Church research project, I’ve contributed a week’s worth of studies to the current issue of Guidelines Bible Study notes on the topic of ‘Adoption in the Bible’. Over the … Continue reading

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Article on two biblical stories of displaced and vulnerable children

Redcliffe’s mission journal, Encounters, was relaunched earlier this year and focused on the topic of hospitality. My contribution was an article comparing and contrasting the biblical stories of two vulnerable and displaced children. Here are the details and an extract … Continue reading

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Ethics in Brief on unaccompanied refugee children

The Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics have just published an issue of ‘Ethics in Brief’ that I have co-written with Mark Walley, who runs Home for Good‘s unaccompanied minors project alongside establishing its political advocacy work. The title is ‘Unaccompanied … Continue reading

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Job opportunities with Home for Good

A slightly unusual blog post but I wanted to highlight a number of opportunities that are currently available to join the awesome team at Home for Good. They are doing such valuable work in advocacy and engaging the UK church with … Continue reading

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Churches as supportive communities – how Easter confronts us

How can churches become the kind of supportive, loving communities that are so needed by many who have fostered or adopted? How do we ensure we provide a place of hope and support when people feel isolated and overwhelmed? In … Continue reading

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5 things to think about when preaching on adoption

This Sunday is ‘Adoption Sunday’ in the UK, which offers a chance for churches to have focused time to consider our adoption by God and also the needs of vulnerable children in the UK. Do visit Home for Good’s website … Continue reading

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