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 travelling to visit family in Africa. He loves playing cricket and still occasionally bowls straight.
Matt completed his doctorate in 2018 and is working towards publication under the title of Confronting Technology: the Theology of Jacques Ellul.
- Technique, Language and the Divided Brain: Can recent insights from neuropsychology give new life to Jacques Ellul’s technology criticism? (The Ellul Forum, 2014)
- 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)
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.