about tent

Theology can be difficult to navigate. Since 2016 Tent Theology has been helping individuals and groups engage with theology, making it accessible to everyone.

the directory

We make it easy to find theological consultants who can help you with your projects, businesses, churches and networks. Theologians can teach, advise, design courses, run high level bible studies, conduct reviews and reflections, provide mentor services and more.

the director

Dr Stephen Backhouse is the founder and director of Tent Theology. He is a political theologian, church historian and expert on the life and thought of Søren Kierkegaard. He is the host of the Tent Theology Podcast.

frequently asked questions

Why 'Tent'?

Tents are good. God's people first worshipped in a meeting tent. King David pitched a tent for the Ark of the Lord. Isaiah counsels the people to enlarge their tents to make room for the Lord's blessing. The Psalms say the heavens are like a tent stretched above us. The Apostle Paul was a tentmaker, travelling from local church to local church as he worked and taught his way across the land. A tent is easy to set up. It is easy to take down. It is easy to take anywhere. 

Are there essays, exams, and assignments?

No. Tent Theology is not a course for credit. It is a way to bring lively and accessible theology to anyone in your network at any level of education. Prior study of theology is not expected or required.

When and where can I access Tent Theology?

Tent Theology happens online, and it can be a travelling programme. We come to where you are, when you want. 

Tent Theology currently has partners in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.

How can I invite Tent Theology to my group?

Please use the email info@tenttheology.com to request more information or to enquire about bringing Tent Theology to your church, business or network.

I am a theologian, how do I join?

Tent Theology is always seeking fellow travellers. Send an email to info@tentheology.com for details. 

How much does it cost?

The vision of Tent Theology is to make quality theological education and equipping available to a wide audience, especially communities who are not usually able to provide this resource to their people.

Tent Theology seeks to serve local people at rates local people can afford. Fees vary according to size of group and duration of the programme. Please contact us for a quote on email info@tenttheology.com.

Are the Consultants Employed by Tent?

No. The theologians in the directory are not employed or managed by Tent Theology. They are professional theologians who wish to make their services available on a freelance basis to churches, networks and other groups beyond the walls of academia. 



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