Matt is tutor and lecturer in ethics at St Mellitus College. He is married to Esther, a vicar, and they have two children. He enjoys traveling to visit family in Africa. He loves playing cricket and still occasionally bowls straight.
Matt is continuing to engage with Jacques Ellul research. He has recently run a new MA module on Christian Ethics in a Digital Age and inputs on this area in various ways across the life of the college.
La technique et le cerveau : un dialogue entre Jacques Ellul et la neuropsychologie’ in Chastenet, P. (ed.) 2014. Comment Peut-on (encore) Être Ellulien Au XXIe Siècle: Actes Du Colloque Des 7, 8 Et 9 Juin 2012. Paris: Table ronde.
‘Prophets of Zoom? Jacques Ellul, Sherry Turkle, Simone Weil, and Online Community’, published in issue 71, Spring 2023 of the Ellul Forum, the peer reviewed biannual journal of the International Jacques Ellul Society. See https://ellulforum.weebly.com/. (June 2023)
Forthcoming autumn 2023 : Book review of Paul Scherz, Risk, Anxiety, and Prudence in an Age of Algorithmic Governance (Georgetown: Georgetown University Press, 2022) for the journal of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics.
PhD - University of Bristol
MA in Applied Theology - Trinity College (University of Bristol)
BA in Theology - Trinity College (University of Bristol)
BA in French and Latin - Cambridge University
MA in French and Latin - Cambridge University
BA Christian Faith and Ethical Living
MA Christian Faith and Ethical Living
Areas of Interest
I am interested in the interface between technology and theology, both in terms of offering a coherent theological account of technology (the subject of my doctorate on Jacques Ellul) and of exploring specific ethical questions arising from rapid technological development e.g. the use of the smartphone, the changing patterns of work and communication, the culture of surveillance, the rise of artificial intelligence. I am also passionate about the place of the local church in forming our hearts and our minds for faithful living.
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