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DepartmentsBiblical and Theological Studies Department
Talbot School of Theology
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • Ph.D., University of Aberdeen
  • M.Litt., University of St Andrews
  • M.St., University of Oxford
  • M.A., University of Oxford


The reality of being known and loved by God in Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, and being bound into creaturely fellowship sustained by the hope of eternal life, fuels Andy Draycott's delight in teaching theology under the authority of Scripture. He comes to Biola having taught Christian Ethics and Theology of Mission in Aberdeen, Scotland. His doctoral study saw him specialize in political theology oriented by mission. This reflects his upbringing in a missionary family in Brazil, as well as eight years of college campus ministry in the United Kingdom and Portugal. He is passionate about understanding church life and especially preaching as engaged publically for the glory of God and the mission of his Kingdom. Teaching undergraduates across the whole range of disciplines at Biola is a providentially appointed setting for theology that loves the diversity of callings, gifts and mutual ministry in the church. Draycott enjoys time with his family, laughing with friends, cycling and playing soccer, watching cricket and rugby, and reading for pleasure and learning.


  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics
  • Society for the Study of Christian Ethics
  • Tyndale Fellowship

Publications (Selected)


  •  ‘Thinking Christianly about Migration – A Review Essay’, Review and comment on Robert W. Heimburger (2018), God and the Illegal Alien. United States Immigration Law and a Theology of Politics; and Tisha M. Rajendra (2017), Migrants and Citizens. Justice and Responsibility in the Ethics of Immigration, in Christian Scholar’s Review (in press)
  • ‘Translator Translated’, in Eric Miller and Ronald Morgan (eds.) Brazilian Evangelicalism and the Hope of Renewal: An Inside and Outside Look (Palgrave Macmillan) (in press)
  • “Oliver O’Donovan,” in the revised edition of The New Dictionary of Theology, eds. Martin Davie, Tim Grass,  Stephen R. Holmes, John C. McDowell and T.A. Noble (IVP, 2016)

  • ‘Cristianismo e Política’ (Christianity and Politics), Lar Cristão, Vol 173, July – September 2015, Departamento Femimino Missionário da Convenção Baptista Portuguesa, p.19-21

Articles & Chapters

  • Review of Groody, Daniel G., and Gioacchino Campese (eds.),“A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey: Theological Perspectives on Migration” and Carroll R., M. Daniel, Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible(Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008), in Studies in Christian Ethics, (forthcoming).
  • Review of Richard Harries, “The Re-enchantment of Morality: Wisdom for a Troubled World,”(London: SPCK, 2009) in Themelios, 34.1, April 2009.



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