Sam Tomlin, along with his wife Jenni is a Salvation Army officer (church leader) in Liverpool where they have been since 2016. He has an BA (MA) degree in Theology from Oxford University and an MA in Christian Leadership with a focus on political theology from St Mellitus College.

His MA dissertation (supervised by Stephen Backhouse) was on Stanley Hauerwas and how the Salvation Army relates to the state and politics. Before becoming a Salvation Army Officer he worked in education and two political think tanks in Westminster, writing policy reports on education, sport and social policy as well as working part-time for his local church. He currently lives with my wife and three children in an intentional community house with a rhythm of daily prayer, eating together and welcoming the stranger. He is on the steering committee of Liverpool Citizens UK - trying to establish a Citizens UK community organising alliance in Liverpool. He has also led a team of local residents (including those from 5 churches) to welcome a Syrian refugee family through the Home Office's Community Sponsorship Scheme. His particular areas of interest on which he is available to speak are:
Political theology (especially church and state)
Stanley Hauerwas' theology
The importance of formation and how narratives form us as disciples

Intentional community living
Localism and the church
Churches welcoming refugees
The Salvation Army - its history and theology

As a Salvation Army officer Sam cannot earn any additional money, so all payments will go to Liverpool Stoneycroft Salvation Army Community Church. For a list of his writing and publications see here. You can contact him at:


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