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Matthew Aughtry


PhD Student, Theological Studies

About Matthew

Matthew Aughtry is a Brehm Scholar for Theology and the Arts at Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves as a priest, and chaplain while continuing to pursue his artistic craft as a filmmaker and also teaches filmmaking as a professor at Christian universities.

Matthew is ordained in the Anglican Church in North America. He works for Baylor University as a chaplain overseeing ministry to artists and working to foster a deeper imagination for God’s kingdom through various artistic mediums.

He serves as an adjunct professor for Baylor University’s Department of Film & Digital Media and for Houston Christian University’s MFA in Screenwriting program.

He continues to write and direct films, including an official adaptation of a liturgy from the book “Every Moment Holy” which he oversaw as a pilot for potential future projects.

He is married to Kathryn with whom he has two children, Ethan and Lucy Mae.


Baylor University


MA in Film & Digital Media

The University of South Carolina


BA in Film Studies & Media Arts

Research Interests

Liturgical Theology, Theology & Art, Anglican History & Theology, Theology & Film


A Universal Priesthood: The Vocation of Being Human in Terrence Malick's 'Days of Heaven' and 'To the Wonder'

2020, A Critical Companion to Terrence Malick

In this chapter, we will explore the theological concept of the priesthood of all humanity, also known as the universal priesthood, can be seen in the films of Terrence Malick. In particular, we will pay special attention to how the concept of human beings as priests manifests itself in Days of Heaven and To the Wonder before turning our attention to the idea of Malick himself as a priest.

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