About Redeeming Babel
Redeeming Babel’s mission is to provide “biblical thinking in a confusing world.”
Our world is afflicted with sharp divisions and confusion on a host of issues. The biblical story of the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9) depicts this sorry state. We believe Christians are called to participate in God’s work of redeeming this state of confusion through the clarity and hope found in Christ.
Statement of Faith
Redeeming Babel affirms the traditional orthodox understanding of the Christian faith as articulated by the early church in the Apostles’ Creed.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Meet The Team
CURTIS CHANG: Executive Director
As a theologian, Curtis is on the consulting faculty of the Duke Divinity School and is a Senior Fellow at Fuller Theological Seminary. His ministry experience includes serving as a senior pastor of an Evangelical Covenant Church in California. He also has been a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and has done mission work in Soweto, South Africa. He has authored or contributed to numerous books, including Engaging Unbelief: A Captivating Strategy from Augustine and Aquinas (IVP).
Curtis is fueled by a passion to help Christians recognize the surprising authority and relevance of Jesus for parts of life that are often left to the secular world. His Biblical insights are enriched by his own secular career, which includes founding an award winning nonprofit consulting firm and serving on the faculty of the School of International Service at American University.
Curtis graduated from Harvard University and is a former Rockefeller Fellow. He is married with two children, and lives in San Jose, California. He enjoys hiking, fantasy baseball, and is moderately to severely addicted to dark chocolate.
KRIS CARTER: Strategic Director
Kris is a serial entrepreneur in both the technology and social impact spaces. He recently launched a backpack manufacturing company in Gulu, Uganda called GULU Made, with the mission of designing and making high-end products for the US market, and thus creating employment in this war-torn region. He is a former attorney, an accomplished musician, and a graduate of Harvard Law School.
ARYANA PETROSKY: Manager of Partnerships & Projects
Aryana is dedicated to questions surrounding how Christians can best serve the public square in all of its various nuances and challenges. Before joining Redeeming Babel, she worked for the American Enterprise Institute’s Initiative on Faith and Public Life, organizing events and conferences for college students and professors on topics related to Christianity, politics, law, business, and public policy. Released ahead of the 2020 election, she was an assistant producer for the documentary For Love of Neighbor: Politics for the Common Good. Aryana is also a writer and aspiring poet. Her work has been published at Breaking Ground (a project of Comment), Mere Orthodoxy, and Vita Poetica.
NANCY FRENCH: Director of Communications
Nancy is a five-time New York Times best selling author, an essayist, and an investigative journalist. She has published op-eds and articles have appeared in the Washington Post, USA Today, Time, and other publications too numerous to list. She lives in Franklin, Tennessee.