Category Archives: Religion and Media

Religion and comics

I was rereading a short popular article I wrote a few years back on religion and comic books with a view to expanding it into something with a bit more academic depth and focus. Something that moves from simply describing … Continue reading

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Youth Ministry Educators and “Networked Theology”

I was pleased to see a couple of references to the Networked Theology book in papers to be presented at the Association of Youth Ministry Educators 2017 conference in Dallas later this month. Angela Gorrell’s paper on integrating theological new … Continue reading

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THEOCOM17

For the past three days I’ve been attending the annual Theology and Communication conference THEOCOM17 at Santa Clara University in California. The conference describes itself as “A gathering of Theologians on Digital Communication” and this year’s theme is “Digital Shepherding: … Continue reading

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Christmas, Sin City and John’s Gospel

Our Christmas Eve evening service focused particularly upon the opening of John’s Gospel with the Word coming into the world – “The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.” (Jn 1:9). With glowsticks instead of candles (the … Continue reading

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Religion, Pop Culture and Video Games

An eclectic bunch of links today, focusing upon biblical literacy, religion and video games, and video games as a way of creating wellbeing. First up a new book from Heidi Campbell and Gregory Grieve “Playing with Religion in Digital Games … Continue reading

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Alban – Building Up Congregations and Their Leaders

[From Alban – Building Up Congregations and Their Leaders ]

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New media, religion and the interaction between the two

Now that the semester has ended and I’m clearing my desk (virtual and otherwise) of things that have accumulated there, here’s a list of links on media, religion and often the intersection between the two that I found interesting. Heidi … Continue reading

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Updating the door – Here come the warrior nuns!

During February my office door was covered in images of angels in popular culture. For March I’ve decided to go with warrior nuns in comic book culture. So my door now looks like this. I may add some more to … Continue reading

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Christianity, Rene Girard, and The Hunger Games

A link from a while back, but I was reminded about it today when talking to one of our PhD students who has the essay “Sacred Men and Sacred Goats: Mimetic Theory in Levitical and Passion Intertext” in this recent … Continue reading

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X-Men and God-talk

I never really watched the 1990s X-Men cartoon series, but I might go back to it now having discovered this snippet of God-talk in it. Would be interested to see what other examples of religion and spirituality were found in … Continue reading

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