Wednesday, June 01, 2011

iwan russell-jones | christianity + the arts | regent college

Exciting news. There's always been lots happening with the arts at Regent College, and in recent years they've been searching for someone to add to the faculty to focus specifically in that area. And they picked a filmmaker! There's even a film clip on his page. God bless 'em. Can't wait to meet this guy. (But, will I have to learn Welsh?)

Iwan Russell-Jones
Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Head of Christianity and the Arts Program

Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 4, 2011— Dr. Iwan Russell-Jones, an award-winning filmmaker, theologian, and writer, will join Regent College on August 1, 2011, as Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Head of the Christianity and the Arts Program.

Dr. Russell-Jones has over 25 years of experience as a producer and director for the BBC, in both television and radio. He produced documentaries that include The Crucified King (BBC1 2003) and American Prophet (BBC2 2008), which explore the religious dimensions of Martin Luther King Jr.'s leadership of the civil rights movement; and Who Do You Say I Am? (BBC1 2007), which features poet Michael Symmons Roberts reflecting on the contemporary meaning of the life of Christ. In addition, Dr. Russell-Jones has had the privilege of working with South African activist and Christian cleric, Dr. Desmond Tutu; Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury; and leading Christian apologists and authors, Malcolm and Kitty Muggeridge.

Paul Williams, Regent College Academic Dean, is also pleased with the appointment: "We are delighted that Dr. Russell-Jones is joining our interdisciplinary faculty. Regent College remains committed to thoughtful, innovative, and relevant integration of Christian faith with all aspects of life, and this appointment will further strengthen our ability to deliver the highest quality theological education in this field."

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