"It’s such a privilege to be part of the shaping of new generations of Christian disciples and leaders. It certainly keeps me learning and growing myself!"
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.
- Technique, Language and the Divided Brain: Can recent insights from neuropsychology give new life to Jacques Ellul’s technology criticism? (The Ellul Forum, 2014)
- 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.
- 10 Bible reflections on fellowship in Andrew Roberts (ed). Holy Habits Bible Reflections: Fellowship: 40 readings and reflections (BRF, 2019)
- Confronting Technology: The Theology of Jacques Ellul (PTMS, 2020)
- Darwin and the Bible' in Marques Rollison, J. (Ed.) Jacques Ellul and the Bible, Eugene, Pickwick: 2020.
- 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.