INTO THE DARK: Seeing the Sacred in Cinema

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.

Tuesday, October 2 at 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Sue & Frank Mayborn Performing Arts Center, Fikes Chamber Hall
810 Main St, Belton, TX 76513

Event Type

Fine Arts


Music Department, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Fine Arts Experience
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Samuel Pilkington

Samuel Pilkington left a positive review 10/1/2018

Very interesting and entertaining!

Jessica Maughan

Jessica Maughan left a positive review 10/1/2018

The speaker and topic were both intriguing. He kept my interest the whole time. The only problem I had was with the location. The room had great acoustics but the windows were very distracting with all the cars outside.

Ryan Hancock Moore

Ryan Hancock Moore left a positive review 10/1/2018

I was impressed by the speakers ability to highlight and convey the underlying theological links, teaching points, within films that which previously I saw and would have otherwise assumed there to be none.