iGODS: How Technology Shapes our Spiritual and Social Lives
Craig Detweiler, PhD, was appointed as the third President of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, effective January 1, 2018.
Detweiler is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Davidson College and earned an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Craig completed his MDiv and PhD in Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary.
He was previously Professor of Communication and Creative Director of the Institute for Entertainment, Media and Culture at Pepperdine University. Craig wrote the screenplays for The Duke (see it on The Disney Channel), the comedic road trip, Extreme Days, and directed the award-winning documentary Remand, narrated by Angela Bassett. Detweiler also hosts a coalition of schools to the Sundance Film Festival for the annual Windrider Forum.
Foreword honored iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives as the 2014 Silver award winner for best books about Popular Culture. His new book Selfies: Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age was released in March 2018. Detweiler’s books include Into the Dark, which explores the top-ranked films on the Internet Movie Database and Halos and Avatars: Playing Video Games with God. His first book (co-written with Barry Taylor), A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Pop Culture, remains a foundational text for theology and culture classes around the world. Craig’s cultural commentary has been featured on ABC’s Nightline, CNN, Fox News, NPR, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Variety honored Detweiler as their 2016 Mentor of the Year.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Sue & Frank Mayborn Performing Arts Center, Fikes Chamber Hall
810 Main St, Belton, TX 76513
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