(In alphabetical order)
The RT Revd Dr Steven Croft
Before becoming Bishop of Oxford, Bishop Croft was Bishop of Sheffield. He has been a member of the House of Lords since 2013.
He has a passion for mission and evangelism and for finding creative ways of sharing the Gospel. He is the co-author of the Emmaus and Pilgrim courses, both of which are resources to help people engage with the Christian faith.
Bishop Croft has personal connections with Oxford: he is a graduate of Worcester College, Oxford, and met and married his wife Ann in the city. The family lived in Oxford from 2004 until 2009 when Bishop Croft was leading ‘Fresh Expressions’, an initiative aimed at encouraging new forms of church for the 21st century.
Revd Dr Malcolm Guite
Malcolm Guite is an Anglican priest; Chaplain & Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge University; a poet; and the lead singer and founder of the rock band Mystery Train.
His books include nonfiction – Beholding the Glory and What Do Christians Believe? – and poetry – The Singing Bowl; Waiting on the Word: A Poem a Day for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany; and The Word in the Wilderness: A Poem a Day for Lent and Easter. He also contributed to The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis.
Guite teaches Literature and Pastoral Theology for the Cambridge Federation of Theological Colleges. He is involved with a number of projects linking theology and the arts, and has published poetry, literary criticism and theology in various journals. As founder of the rock band, Mystery Train, he writes lyrics and performs on guitar and vocals. He has been a regular contributor to Oxbridge since 2005 as well as to Foundation conferences and retreats throughout the U.S.
Fr John Morrison
John Morrison is an Episcopal priest and a retired teacher. Ordained in 1980, he has served parishes across Long Island and taught for 36 years at Bay Shore High School. He was also Professor of Literature and Theology at the Mercer School of Theology in Garden City, New York.
He is the author of numerous articles in the “Bulletin of the New York C. S. Lewis Society,” most recently “Michael O’Brien and C. S. Lewis: the Apocalyptic Imagination”, and of a book: To Love Another Person: A Spiritual Journey through Les Miserables.
On three occasions he was nominated for Who’s Who by his students and received the Teacher of Excellence award from the New York State English Council.
Revd Dr Michael Quicke
Rev. Dr. Michael Quicke was appointed C.W. Koller Professor of Preaching and Communication at Northern Seminary, Lombard in 2000. Dr. Quicke was appointed as Emeritus Professor in March 2014. Formerly he was Principal of Spurgeon’s College London (1993-2000), the largest Baptist seminary in Europe.
Educated at both Cambridge and Oxford Universities, he spent 21 years in Baptist pastoral ministry in Blackburn Lancashire (1972-1980) and at the historic city centre church at St. Andrew’s Street, Cambridge (1980-1993). The vision of the church involved the development of a mission centre, open seven days a week, through which 4000 people passed weekly. He was also Baptist chaplain to the University. His reputation as a Christian communicator grew as he appeared on television and radio, and spoke at conferences, conventions and assemblies throughout Britain, Australia, Canada and USA. In 1993, he was appointed Principal of Spurgeon’s College (tenth in line to Charles Haddon Spurgeon himself).
Most recently he published Preaching as Worship, which challenges the contemporary evangelical church to engage with big-picture worship.
The Most Reverend Kallistos, Metropolitan of Diokleia
Kallistos Ware (formerly Timothy Ware) is Metropolitan of Diokleia.
Ware was a lecturer at Oxford teaching Eastern Orthodox Studies for 35 years until his retirement in 2001. He is also the Chairman of the Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue. In 2007 he was elevated to Metropolitan by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He continues to travel widely and give lectures on Eastern Orthodoxy.
His best known writings are The Orthodox Church and The Orthodox Way. Furthermore, he has undertaken the translation (along with two others) of the Philokalia, a collection of monastic and spiritual writings from the fourth and fifth centuries. He has taken part in every Summer Institute since 1991.