Ted has worked side-by-side with colleague Robert John Russell, founder and director of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS), since 1981. Together they co-edit the journal, Theology and Science. http://www.ctns.org/.
From 1990 to 1994, Ted served as Principal Investigator on a research project, “Theological and Ethical Questions Raised by the Human Genome Initiative,” funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health ELSI program [Grant HG00487] and hosted by CTNS.
Along with two Pakistani Muslim colleagues, Muzzafar Iqbal and Syed Nomanul Haq, Ted co-edited the volume, God, Life, and the Cosmos: Christian and Islamic Perspectives (Ashgate), which has just recently been translated and published in Iran.
On the “Controversies” page and the “Academic Book” page visitors will find examples of his research and writings offering theological and ethical analyses of cosmology, genetics, stem cells, evolution, transhumanism, futurology, climate change, and related fields in the natural sciences. In addition, Ted along with Bob Russell have pressed science into the service of challenging and explicating religious themes such as creation, resurrection, and new creation.
Since 2005 Ted has been serving on the Scientific and Medical Accountability Standards Working Group for the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Otherwise known in California as “Prop 71,” CIRM funds stem cell research.