The Bible as Entertaining…?

[I just started doing some thinking on the blog about entertainment culture, theology, and ministry. In my recent book TheoMedia, I have a “TheoMedia Note” (an aside or excursus) called “The Mediation of Sex and Violence.” Other than those few pages, I deal very little with entertainment media. So I am wanting to interact over…

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The Media Sin in an Entertainment Culture is to be Boring

I make a parenthetical comment in my book TheoMedia that “the great media sin of our culture is to be boring.” The converse probably also rings true: the great media virtue is to be entertaining. I will be offering a few posts here at HR on entertainment culture, something I actually write very little about…

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Okay: ‘TheoMedia’ is Now Available…

The official publication date for my book on media and biblical theology is July, 2013. But the book has only now become available at the bigger online shops like Amazon and Barnes & Noble, which for most of us constitutes a real “release date.” Some thoughts… “Media Theology” The book is TheoMedia: The Media of…

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Two Books by Two Friends

Confessing to someone that you are daydreaming about writing a book is a vulnerable thing. People might think you are silly or presumptuous. And then when you actually do write a book, you feel quite awkward telling your friends about it (well, maybe not all authors feel this way). I have just finished reading two…

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The Gospel of Quinn: A Short Film

My friend Matt Godfrey (see our HR interview here) has just written, directed, and co-produced a short film called The Gospel of Quinn. It will blow your mind. Miranda and I have watched it three times this week (it is less than 10 minutes in length) and we keep finding more and more that intrigue…

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‘TheoMedia’ now Becoming Available

Cascade Books emailed to let me know that my theology of media book is now available from their customer service department (via email). The book can be pre-ordered from their website. And I discovered that the Kindle edition is available now at Amazon.com (not Amazon.co.uk… not yet, at least). Amazon will be carrying the paperback…

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The Christ-Haunted North

“The Christ-Haunted South” is a phrase attributed to Flannery O’Connor. She was referring to the lingering resonances of Christian religious life that has infused the culture of the American South. I now live in a Christ-haunted “North.” I am referring to northern England. For long centuries Christian religious life infused the Pennines, the Lakes, and…

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