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Teaching to Serve the Church

Andy Draycott was read adaptations of The Pilgrim's Progress when he was young. He remembers the pictures. He chose the book for an elective high school English Literature assignment. The book seemed to fit well with his English baptist family formation. When asked by a colleague in the English department at Biola University to co-teach a class he volunteered John Bunyan's classic as a the key text. Out of that one off experience was born a class based entirely on The Pilgrim's Progress and its reception. For more professional qualifications check out his CV.

Deeply committed to the integration of faith and learning, Andy is delighted that he gets to teach an entire class on The Pilgrim's Progress. The course reflects on this spiritual classic from the perspective of our selfie world. Check the Teaching section of this site for more on course content. Andy is available for talks in church and fellowship and book club settings. Do get in touch.

Andy grew up in England, and Brazil where his parents were missionaries. He has partnered in student ministry with the Christian Union Movement in the UK (UCCF) when based in Canterbury, and with the Grupo Bíblico Universitário and International Fellowship of Students in Coimbra, Portugal. 

Andy studied French and Portuguese and Politics and Philosophy as an undergraduate at Regent's Park College, Oxford University. He took Masters degrees in Christian Ethics (Oxford) and Bible and Contemporary World (St Andrews), gaining his doctorate in Divinity from King's College, University of Aberdeen.

He lives in Southern California, and is married with three children

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