Dr. Jonathan Chaplin is the first Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, a position he took up in September 2006. He is Member of the Divinity Faculty of Cambridge University, has served as a faculty member of the Institute for Christian Studies (ICS), Toronto and as a visiting lecturer at the VU University, Amsterdam. He is a specialist in Christian political thought, and has authored or edited six books and many articles in this field. His latest publications are God and Global Order: The Power of Religion in American Foreign Policy (Baylor, 2010), co-edited with Robert Joustra, and Herman Dooyeweerd—Christian Philosopher of State and Civil Society (Notre Dame, 2011). He is married to Dr. Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin, a specialist in Christian aesthetics, and they have two children, Paul (23), and Lucia (21). He attends St Andrew's Anglican Church, Oakington, Cambridgeshire.