Interviews underlined in red are posted on this site.
is emeritus director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in Cambridge, where he is a fellow of St Edmund’s College. His many books include Creation and Evolution: Do we have to choose? (Monarch, 2008, 2014) and Genes, Determinism, and God (CUP, 2017).
For High Profiles, Denis has interviewed Francis Collins.
He is the author of The Subversive Manifesto: Lifting the lid on God’s political agenda (BRF, 2005) and Faith and Politics after Christendom: The church as a movement for anarchy (Paternoster, 2006).
is a senior lecturer in English and creative writing at Lancaster University. She is the author of The Politics of Purim: Law, sovereignty and hospitality in the aesthetic afterlives of Esther (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020).
For High Profiles, Jo has interviewed Elif Şafak.
is a Baptist minister and social entrepreneur. He founded Oasis Trust in 1985, Oasis Media in 1996, Parentalk in 1997, Faithworks in 2001, Oasis Community Learning (which now sponsors 34 academies across England) in 2004, Stop the Traffik in 2006 and what is now the People’s Parliament in 2008.
Since 2003, he has led what is now known as Oasis Church Waterloo, in central London. He writes a monthly column in Christianity and is a frequent conference speaker. His many books include (with Alan Mann) The Lost Message of Jesus (Zondervan, 2003) and Different Eyes: The art of living beautifully (Zondervan, 2010).
He was awarded the Templeton Prize in 1997 and was made an MBE in 2004 ‘for services to social inclusion’. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
For High Profiles, Steve has interviewed Tony Campolo.
is a retreat leader and consultant on spiritual intelligence. His books include Spiritual Intelligence: A new way of being (Lion, 2009), Soulfulness: Deepening the mindful life (Hodder & Stoughton, 2016) and, with the botanist Howard Green, Soulful Nature: A spiritual field guide (Canterbury Press, 2020).
He was editor of Third Way from 1997 to 2000, and then lectured on contemporary culture at the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity for seven years. He has ‘thought for the day’ for BBC Radio 4 since 2004.
was born in Colombia but grew up in the United States. A former study assistant to John Stott, he was a doctoral student and teacher in the government department of the LSE and founding publisher of the US Christian journal re:generation Quarterly.
In 2012, he co-founded Declara, a company based in Silicon Valley that applies artificial intelligence to improve how adults learn. He also advises banks and other institutions on ‘innovation strategies for social impact’.
is a broadcaster, Faith, Hope and Mischief: Tiny acts of rebellion by an everyday activist (2020).. He is a visiting fellow at St John’s College, Durham, where he is reading for a PhD on ethics in digital culture. He is the author of Too Much Information? (2019) and
was then chaplain of Wadham College, Oxford and a member of its theology faculty. She is the author of Fundamentalism and Evangelicals (Oxford Theological Monographs, 1998) and Faith without Hostages: The Cross and Resurrection in our lives today (SPCK, 2002).
For High Profiles, Harriet has interviewed Camille Paglia.
is first deputy headteacher at The Bicester School. He is the author of three books, including Shopping for God (Fount, 2001).
is the founder and editor of Ship of Fools, the online magazine and community. His best-known book, The Bible from Scratch (Lion), has been in print since 1987. His latest is Jumble Sales of the Apocalypse (SPCK, 2017).
Simon Joseph Jones
was editor of Third Way from 2002 to 2016, and is now publications manager of Quakers in Britain.
For High Profiles, Simon Joseph has interviewed Simon Armitage, Billy Bragg, Julie Burchill, Martin Carthy, Nick Cohen, Nadine Dorries, Tracey Emin, Nick Griffin, Darcus Howe, Simon Jenkins, Owen Jones, Mike Leigh, Ben Okri, Michael Rosen, Dennis Skinner, Patti Smith, Kae Tempest, Francis Wheen, Benjamin Zephaniah and Slavoj Žižek.
read theology and classics at Cambridge and industrial and organisational psychology at Birkbeck. She is currently head of fundraising at the charity thinktank NPC.
For High Profiles, Hannah has interviewed Kate Manne.
taught social theology and ethics at St John’s College, Nottingham (now St John’s School of Mission) from 1984 to 2015. He was director of Kingdom Trust, a consultancy on applied social ethics, from 1984 to 2016, and a director and then chair of Lion Hudson Publishing from 1998 to 2015.
He is now national disability adviser for the Church of England and vice-president of Livability. His many books include Men and Masculinity: From power to love (Hodder & Stoughton, 1992) and The Enabled Life: Christianity in a disabling world (SPCK, 2013).
For High Profiles, Roy has interviewed Kate Adie, Tony Benn, Tony Blair, David Blunkett, Andy Burnham, Vince Cable, Menzies Campbell, Lynda Chalker, Janet Daley, Tam Dalyell, Amitai Etzioni, Harriet Harman, Peter Hitchens, Will Hutton, Michael Ignatieff, David Jenkins, Boris Johnson, Trevor Kavanagh, Helena Kennedy, Charles Kennedy, Hans Küng, Peter Lilley, Mary McAleese, Michael Mansfield, Andrew Marr, Theresa May, Peter Melchett, Andrew Mitchell, Frances O’Grady, Chris Patten, Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz, John Stott, Polly Toynbee, Ann Widdecombe, David Willetts, Shirley Williams and Hugo Young.
is a Baptist minister. He was for 12 years a pastor in Belfast and from 1987 to 2004 was a director (and latterly chair) of Econi (Evangelical Contribution on Northern Ireland).
For High Profiles, David has interviewed Martin McGuinness.
is a freelance journalist, author and lecturer and independent researcher into Christian-Muslim relations.
is a science communicator and author, and director since 2005 of the training company ThinkWrite. His many books include Being Me: What it means to be human (2003) and Enhancing Me: The hope or hype of human enhancement (2008), both published by John Wiley & Sons. He is a member of the Physiological Society and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Mark Oakley is Dean of St John’s College, Cambridge. He was formerly a canon of St Paul’s Cathedral and, prior to that, rector of ‘the Actors’ Church’, St Paul’s, Covent Garden. His books include The Collage of God (DLT, 2001) and The Splash of Words: Believing in poetry (Canterbury Press, 2016), which won the 2019 Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing.
For High Profiles, Mark has interviewed Judi Dench.
is CEO of the Mind Clinic. Formerly a Sony Radio Award-winning writer of satire and then a priest, he has written many books, including Conversations with Mozart, Van Gogh, Meister Eckhart, Arthur Conan Doyle, Leo Tolstoy and Jesus of Nazareth (all White Crow Books, 2010) and One-Minute Mindfulness: How to live in the moment (Hay House, 2011).
His series of Abbot Peter mysteries so far runs from A Vicar, Crucified (DLT, 2013) to A Hearse at Midnight (White Crow Books, 2021). His historical novel The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and Her Lover was published by SPCK in 2017.
For High Profiles, Simon has interviewed Ruby Wax.
is a writer and broadcaster. She was made a CBE in 2015 ‘for services to the Church of England’ after 25 years as a member of General Synod and 13 as chair of Women and the Church.
She is a senior partner in Pumpkin Media/Media Maxima, through which she provides coaching, strategic consultancy and training in communications and media.
is a priest in the Church of England. He is the author of Strangely Warmed: Reflections on God, life and bric-a-brac (Mowbray, 2010) and Parish (SCM, 2017), as well as an early book of poetry, Homing In (STL, 1998). He is also a songwriter.
For High Profiles, Andrew has interviewed Andrew Motion.
is an artist who has worked in photography, songwriting, printmaking and painting. She is currently studying fine art at the Art Academy in London.
is managing editor of highprofiles.info. He has commissioned and edited all the High Profile interviews since he introduced the series to Third Way in 1993. He was editor of Third Way in 1993–97 and 2001–02. His byline has appeared in the Independent, Church Times, Developments, Green Futures and Sublime.
For High Profiles, Huw has interviewed Franny Armstrong, Steve Baker, Jonathan Bartley, Alan Beith, Martin Bell, Natalie Bennett, George Carey, Steve Chalke, Jeremy Corbyn, Iain Duncan Smith, Nigel Farage, Niall Ferguson, Daniel Finkelstein, Claire Fox, Zac Goldsmith, Jane Goodall, Brian Greene, Susan Greenfield, Dominic Grieve, Johann Hari, Werner Herzog, Polly Higgins, John Humphrys, Mike Jackson, Bianca Jagger, Tony Juniper, David Lammy, Bjørn Lomborg, Caroline Lucas, Len McCluskey, Alastair McIntosh, Bill McKibben, Khalid Mish’al, Zara Mohammed, Michael Morpurgo, Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Kumi Naidoo, Michael Nazir-Ali, Barry Norman, James O’Brien, John Pilger, Jonathon Porritt, Philip Pullman, David Puttnam, Anita Roddick, Ash Sarkar, Jon Snow, Mark Thomas, Sayeeda Warsi, Tom Watson, Salma Yaqoob and Stephen Yaxley-Lennon.
is senior fellow of the religion-and-society think tank Theos, having served as its director of research from 2006 to 2018.
He is the author of Atheists: The origin of the species (Bloomsbury, 2014), The Evolution of the West: How Christianity shaped our values (SPCK, 2016) and The Political Samaritan: How power hijacked a parable (Bloomsbury, 2017).
For High Profiles, Nick has interviewed Julian Baggini, Phillip Blond, John Carey, Shami Chakrabarti, Alain de Botton, Daniel Dennett, Maurice Glasman, Oliver James, Rod Liddle, Julia Neuberger, Peter Oborne and Robert Skidelsky.
is a feminist social scientist and theologian. Her first book, What’s Right with Feminism (1985), and her latest, Scars across Humanity: Understanding and overcoming violence against women (2015), are both published by SPCK. She has been president of Tearfund since 1997.
is reader in literature, religion and aesthetics at Lancaster University. His books include Contemporary Fiction and Christianity (Continuum, 2008), The New Atheist Novel (Continuum, 2010), co-authored with Arthur Bradley, and Apocalyptic Fiction (Bloomsbury, 2017).
is a cultural analyst and journalist. She is currently a research fellow in communication, media and journalism at the Kirby Laing Institute in Cambridge.
Her books include Faith and Power: Christianity and Islam in ‘secular’ Britain (SPCK, 1998; Wipf & Stock, 2005), co-authored with Lesslie Newbigin and Lamin Sanneh, and A Wild Constraint (Continuum, 2008).
is a freelance journalist and author who was features editor of Third Way from 2001 to 2016. He is now head of communications for the charity Fathers Network Scotland.
His books include Eight Men and a Duck: An improbable voyage by reed boat to Easter Island (Abacus, 2003), Urban Worrier: Adventures in the lost art of letting go (Abacus, 2013) and The Danube: A journey upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest (Yale University Press, 2014).
is editor of Reform, the magazine of the United Reformed Church. He has written a number of books, including biographies of John Wesley (Lion, 2003), William Wilberforce (Lion Hudson, 2007) and David Livingstone (Lion, 2013), The Clapham Sect: How Wilberforce’s circle transformed Britain (Lion, 2010) and The Journey to the Mayflower: God’s outlaws and the invention of freedom (Hodder & Stoughton, 2020).
For High Profiles, Steve has interviewed Armando Iannucci.
is a journalist, biographer and poet whose byline has appeared in Rolling Stone, the Times, the Guardian, Q and many other publications. His first book was Conversations with Eric Clapton (Abacus, 1976) and his latest is Beatles ’66: The revolutionary year (Ecco, 2016).
Catherine von Ruhland
is a freelance writer and author. Her latest book is Living with the Planet: Making a difference in a time of climate change (Lion Hudson, 2008), and her journalism has appeared in the Independent, New Internationalist and Church Times among others. She blogs (about Christmas in film) at kissbangchristmas.
For High Profiles, Catherine has interviewed Francesca Martinez.
was Gresham Professor of Divinity at Gresham College, London from 2004 to 2008. He was previously until 2003 Regius Professor of Divinity and head of the faculty of theology at Oxford University and canon of Christ Church, Oxford. He is a fellow of the British Academy and sits on the council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy.
His many books include – all published by Oneworld Publications – God, Chance and Necessity (1996), The Case for Religion (2004) and Pascal’s Fire: Scientific faith and religious understanding (2006).
For High Profiles, Keith has interviewed Lewis Wolpert.
For High Profiles, Keith has interviewed Camila Batmanghelidjh.
is principal of St John’s College, Durham and professor of theology and religion at Durham University. He has written several books on the relationship between science and religion, including God, the Big Bang, and Stephen Hawking (Monarch, 1993) and Science, Religion and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (OUP, 2013).
makes his living as a writer but is also associate vicar of St Luke’s, Holloway in north London. He co-produced BBC Radio 1’s Sony Award-winning series The Big Holy One in the 1990s, and with Malcolm Doney has co-authored The Rough Guide to a Better World (Rough Guides, 2004) and LifeLines: Notes on life and love, faith and doubt (Unbound, 2018).