Professor Discusses Need for Christians to Connect with Popular Culture
Craig Detweiler, associate professor of theology and culture and co-director of Fuller’s Reel Spirituality Institute, was interviewed on ABC’s Nightline on December 4 about how Christians can connect with popular culture.
Click here to view the interview with Professor Detweiler.
Detweiler is a filmmaker, author, and cultural commentator who’s been featured often in the media, including the New York Times, CNN, and NPR. He has written scripts for numerous Hollywood films, and his social documentary Purple State of Mind debuted in 2008.
Detweiler’s first book, A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Pop Culture, "connects the dots" between movies, music, TV, and the divine, and has been adopted as a standard text in the field of theology and pop culture on college campuses around the world. Other books he has authored include Into the Dark: Seeing the Sacred in the Top Films of the 21st Century and A Purple State of Mind: Finding Middle Ground in a Divided Culture, both released this year.
Fuller Seminary is one of the largest multidenominational seminaries in the world, providing professional and graduate-level education in our schools of theology, psychology, and intercultural studies to more than 4,000 students from nearly 70 countries and more than 100 denominations.