Teaching, writing, producing, and NGO work has taken me across the globe and this site is an effort to try to draw together the many strands and to make it accessible to those interested in learning more, partnering, and taking these ideas and projects further.

I am a social entrepreneur, writing, and teacher. Currently based in Berlin, I have served in a number of leadership capacities in academia, business, and non-profits and have pioneered the applicaiton of data-driven methods to reduce and prevent religion-related violence. Previously, I served as Lecturer and Associate Director of the Initiative on Religion, Politics and Conflict at the University of Virginia, and was Economist at Lehrman, Bell, Mueller and Canon in Washington, DC. I have taught and held fellowships at Yale University, University of Cambridge, University of Virginia, and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Currently, I am Research Fellow at the Australian Catholic University (Melbourne) and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. My current projects including Co-Producing the documentary Uncommon Fellows, research and writing on the ways in which faith has informed business, politics, and culture, and founding Filter Media, a start-up that provides technological tools for assessing the reliability and bias of news articles consumed through social media platforms. 

Projects

Filter Media is a tech startup that provides tools for automatically assessing the reliability and political bias of news articles. Drawing on the latest in machine learning and natural language processing, Filter Media allows social media users to quickly and easily see how trustworthy an article, post, or link is. 

Protestantism and Politics in Europe is a research project that studies the religious sources and identities that have been mobilized in the 20th and 21st centuries to underwrite European political regimes. 

Charity and Violence explores the social effect of religious charitable giving on the support and promotion of conflict.

Uncommon Fellows is a collaborative documentary series that seeks to bring together leading scientists, philosophers, theologians, and musicians for three days of conscious thought, civil discourse, sharing of ideas without agenda.

Writings

Books

Available on Amazon
Available on Amazon

Confessions (The Macat Library)

This is a textbook I wrote that I never imagined would see the light of day. I wrote this when I was a poor graduate student and needed money. It’s been unfortunately edited by someone who thought, bizarrely enough, that a potential reader would want to know how the Confessions could inform their argumentative style. Bizarre

Prayer after Augustine: A Study in the Development of the Latin Tradition

The influence of the theology and philosophy of Augustine of Hippo on subsequent Western thought and culture is undisputed. Prayer after Augustine: A Study in the Development of the Latin Tradition argues that the notion of the ‘Augustinian tradition’ needs to be re-thought; and that already in the generation after Augustine in the West such a re-thinking

Review: Theology in the Public Square

Over the last decade, public theology has emerged as a distinct field of theological inquiry, negotiating the tension between the privatization of religion and the desire to engage in dialogue with those outside Christian communities. Sebastian Kim’s Theology in the Public Sphere demonstrates both the promise and the challenge of this exciting new area of

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