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Robin Barfield


Robin Barfield, BSc, (Hons), BD (Hons), PhD


Lecturer in Practical Theology and Support for Digital Pedagogies

Humility is a critical posture needed for ministry in the 21st century; humility before God, His Word and His work in the world. Oak Hill seeks to model and foster such humility in the faculty, the lectures and the students.”

Robin teaches the Childrens, Youth and Family as well as more general practical theology modules and supports and promotes an understanding and application of practical theology throughout the College. He also supports the development of digital models and approaches to learning. He was recently awarded a PhD in children’s ministry, examining the theological and pedagogical assumptions of Godly Play and evangelical models of ministry.

Robin is the co-author of Sunday DIY (10ofthose, 2013) as well as a number of peer reviewed journal articles for Journal of Youth and Theology, Christian Education Journal, International Journal of Christianity and Education, Churchman and the Journal for Research on Christian Education. He has also written more popular level articles for Premier Nexgen and Youth Pastor Theologian.

Robin spent nearly 25 years serving local churches in deprived parishes in South London and the North West of England. His passion is to see practitioners equipped to theologically reflect on their practice  He is married to Anna and has four children.


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