Thinking outside the box: Joe Aldred

Thinking outside the box on race, faith and life

by Bishop Dr Joe Aldred (CTE staff member)

Thinking outside the box book cover

Thinking Outside the Box is a collection of articles, lectures, talks, sermons, homilies and presentations that emerge from Bishop Dr Joe Aldred’s work as a Black male Christian; a bishop in a Pentecostal church; an ecumenist with Churches Together; a broadcaster; writer; public speaker; and social commentator. His personal reflections address such themes as race, the Bible, the Black Church, progress, ecumenism, politics, preaching, multiculturalism, Christmas, money, leadership, destiny and parenting.

This diverse mix of writings reflect an eclectic life and ministry in which a mixed-portfolio of roles has been an ever-present companion. Be challenged by what you read. Agree, disagree, argue, correct; but most of all, enjoy!

About the author
Bishop Dr Joe Aldred is an ecumenist, broadcaster, writer and speaker. He is a bishop in the Church of God of Prophecy; Secretary for Minority Ethnic Christian Affairs at Churches Together in England; a presenter on BBC Radio; and author and editor of several books and articles. His previous works include The Black Church in the 21st Century (co-ed.) and Respect: Understanding Caribbean British Christianity. He is an experienced pastor and participant in community development, including interfaith relations, education and health. He has a PhD in Theology from Sheffield University.
Copies of ‘Thinking Outside the Box’ are also available direct from the author at: joealdred(AT)

Link for ordering the book at £10 from Hansib Publications