Curriculum Vitae

Shorter Pieces:
Presentations and Conferences:
  • "Arrival and Annihilation: Cinematic Re-imaginations of the Eschatological Transformation of the Body," a paper for the American Academy of Religion annual conference in San Diego, Monday morning, November 2019.
  • "Race and the Church," a panel discussion with Robert Beckford for the Bristol University Student Union and Just Love UK, March, 2019. 
  • "Forgiveness and Reconciliation," Lent Series in Basingstoke, UK, March 2019.
  • "Hail, Caesar! A Jesus Film?", a paper for the Society for the Study of Theology conference in Nottingham, April 2018.
  • "Being Christian at Work" panelist at Westbury Methodist Church, Jan, 2018.
  • "Theology for Preaching" and "Ethics" half-day courses for Bath and Wells Diocese, 2017-18.
  • "Weighing the Burdens of Peace: Cormac McCarthy's The Sunset Limited and Bonhoeffer's prison fiction," a paper for the Society for the Study of Theology conference in Nottingham, April 2017.
  • "Which is my Neighbour? Bonhoeffer and the Tension of Mandates," a paper for the Theological Ethics seminar at Aberdeen University, April 2017.
  • "Preaching Matthew," co-taught seminar for Gloucester Diocese, Nov, 2016.
  • "Words made flesh: Signing up for an ancient conversation," at Signs of God BSL Summer School, Aug, 2016.
  • "A Vision for Ministry and Training," as interviewed by Ian Paul at Psephizo, Dec 17, 2015.
  • "The Prince of Peace Smokes a Peace Pipe: A Church Response to the Challenge of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission," at the International Conference on Political Theology, Belgrade, Serbia, November, 2015.
  • "Who is our Neighbour? Questions of Proximity, Awareness, and Responsibility," for the Bristol Theological Colleges Symposium on the Refugee Crisis, October, 2015.
  • "Who is our Church's Neighbour? Barth, Žižek and theology for strategic or proximal neighbour-love," at the Society for the Study of Theology Conference, April, 2015.
  • "Who Makes Me Feel Like a Natural Person? Gender Trouble and the Church," a lecture given at Trinity College Bristol's Community Week, March 2015.
  • "Preaching Mark," a one-day seminar for preachers in the Bristol Diocese, Nov, 2014.
  • Plenary speaker, on "Forgiveness and Reconciliation," at the Educational Leadership Conference of the CPABC, April/May, 2014.
  • Hosted "Genesis and the Genome" event, with John Walton and Dennis Venema, at Richmond Alliance Church, March 2013. 
  • "Relative Grit: Masculinity in Flux on Film." A paper given at the American Academy of Religion annual conference, November 2011.
  • "The Ministry of Reconciliation." A five session study at The Mission, 2011.
  • "Christian Forgiveness and the Church Community." A three week sermon series preached at The Mission in Aberdeen, Scotland, Feb./March, 2011.
  • "No Country for Old Man: Barth calls the Coen Brothers," in the Barth Blog Conference at Der Evangelische Theologue, Oct. 2010.
  • "Winsome Witness: GK Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday as Narrative Apologia," at the Society for the Study of Theology Conference, Manchester, UK, April, 2010.
  • "Binding or Loosing: Forgiveness and Truth-Seeking in Karl Barth's Doctrine of Reconciliation," at the Scottish Postgraduates in Divinity Conference, Aberdeen, UK, 2010, June, 2010.
  • "This Side of Sunday: Theological Fiction in Light of GK Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday," at the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts Conference on Theology, Aesthetics and Culture , St. Andrews, UK, September, 2010.
  • "Once for All and New Every Morning: Forgiveness in the Theology of Miroslav Volf and Karl Barth," at the Oxford Postgraduate Theology Conference: "The Present Moment," Oxford, UK, October, 2010.
  • "A Tale of Emptied Hells: The Philosophical Pilgrimage of G.K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday," at the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Niagara Falls, ON, November, 2008.
  • Guest Preacher: St Mary Magdalene (Bristol, UK), The Mission (Aberdeen, UK), Beverly Alliance (Edmonton, AB), Warburg Alliance (AB), Briercrest Seminary Chapel (Caronport, SK), Moose Jaw Alliance (SK), Assiniboia Alliance (SK), William's Lake Alliance (BC), Heritage Alliance (Regina, SK), Spruce Grove Alliance (AB), Luseland AWANA Camp (SK) and Whitney Lake AWANA Camp (AB): 1999‑.
  • Assistant Professor of Christian Theology, Ambrose University, 2019-
  • Postgrad Research Supervisor, Trinity College Bristol, 2015-present:
    • Supervised MTh on apokatastasis and MPhil on Newbigin
    • Supervising PhDs on Cormac McCarthy and Job, Bonhoeffer and lament, Willie Jennings and parish, and Augustine and sexual ethics 
  • Tutor in Theology and Ethics, Trinity College Bristol, 2014-2019.
    • Editor for Grove Books Pastoral Series, 2016-2019. 
  • Lead Pastor: Richmond Alliance Church (BC), 2012-2014.
  • Instructor: Briercrest Distance Learning (SK), 2007-2012.
  • Interim Lead Pastor: Beverly Alliance Church, 2009.
  • Lecturer: Nipawin Bible College, 2009.
  • Lead Pastor: Selkirk Alliance Church, 2003‑06.
  • Residence Director: Canadian Bible College, 2001‑03.
  • Youth Ministry Intern: Southview Alliance Church (Calgary, AB), 1998‑99.
contact me at coutts dot jon at gmail dot com

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