Spiritual Loop Project
The Spiritual Loop project (2020-2022), sponsored by the Templeton World Charity Foundation and the Center of Theological Inquiry (CTI), investigated how machine learning can enhance the spiritual lives of disabled people and their Christian communities through the development of a Minecraft game that emphasized cooperative tasks and fostered the spiritual leadership of disabled players.
Interviews and Articles:
Image Description: This figure shows a bird's eye view of the Spiritual Loop Project Minecraft server.
The Imagining Church project (2020-2023), funded by a Thriving Congregations grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., and housed at Princeton Theological Seminary, is a nationwide, digital, ethnographic study of 23 diverse congregations and their efforts at continual thriving in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Image Description: Westminster Presbyterian Church in Trenton, New Jersey, distributes meals to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Isaiah Partnership
Image Description: Looking towards the front of the interior of a church down the center aisle. Wood pews face toward the front with a cross in the center at the far end.
Cultivating God's Brainforest
Cultivating God’s Brainforest is a project that brings together neurodivergent young people, youth ministry leaders, and scholars to develop a digital course to help youth workers better understand the gifts of neurodiversity within the context of Christian congregations.
(launching August 2022!)
Image Description: Adults and youth mix compost during an opening retreat for “Cultivating God’s Brainforest” on the Princeton Seminary’s Farminary campus.
New Project! A Practical Theology of Chronic Illness & Long COVID
This project, sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, studies the impact of chronic illness, particularly long COVID, on Christians seeking connection in worshiping communities through interviews with clergy and congregants.
Image Description: Youtube video frame with title "Long COVID & Chronic Illness: Understandi..." displayed in white text over four women, three white and one black, one of whom offers ASL interpretation.