God and Doctor Who with James McGrath

Ben Howard has posted an interview I did with him and his co-host for their On Pop Theology podcast. Click through to listen and enjoy the conversation! [Read more...]

Review of Sacred Space by Douglas E. Cowan

I am grateful to Baylor University Press for sending me a free review copy of Douglas E. Cowan’s magnificent book, Sacred Space: The Quest for Transcendence in Science Fiction Film and Television. I cannot believe how long it has taken me to get around to reviewing it. But there is a good reason. This is [Read More...]

Call for Papers: Navigating the Sacred and Profane in American Popular Culture

CALL FOR PAPERS Fifth Annual Religions in Conversation Conference Claremont Graduate University School of Religion Conference Date: Friday, February 24, 2012 Location: Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA The School of Religion at Claremont Graduate University invites papers on the relationship between religion and popular culture. We encourage submissions based on our theme: “Navigating the Sacred [Read More...]

“Magic is Might” Conference at Hogwarts: Call for Papers

Via TheoFantastique, I learned of a call for papers for a conference on Harry Potter. Here are the details: The Harry Potter series has become a publishing phenomenon that has captured the imagination of children and adults all over the world. The stories created by J.K. Rowling have inspired extensive multidisciplinary academic discussion, ranging from [Read More...]

LOST Conference

Nik at Nite posted a reminder about the conference on the TV show LOST scheduled to take place October 6th-8th, 2011 in New Orleans, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association in the South. The deadline for proposals of papers is June 30th 2011. Click through for more information [Read More...]