The other day, I found out the name for someone who does what I do. I’m a ‘forensic theologian’. Stephen Grey introduced the term in ‘Follow the Mullahs’, an article in the Atlantic Monthly for November 2004. It refers to someone who analyzes the religious content of intelligence data:
I have been monitoring ‘open source intelligence’ for indicators of
apocalyptic activity as an associate with the Center for Millennial Studies for a decade or so, and during the year 1999 rollover, I was Senior Analyst with The Arlington Institute and Principal Researcher with the CMS, tracking both sacred and secular indicators with a special view to the potential social impact of the date change.