God, Godiva and Lady Gaga: A Spirituality for Lent

My good friend Andrew Daugherty, Minister of Faith Formation at Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, shares his sermon from the first Sunday of Lent last weekend. It's a beautiful message that is uplifting, encouraging, and an important reminder of who we are and how we might move through this season of Lent. Please take a few minutes to read it or to listen to it by following the link after the jump. Blessings. … [Read more...]

Lennon's Twitterers #Fail to Give Peace a Chance

Richard Lindsay here: On New Years Eve, Cee-Lo Green made the mistake of crossing the aging hippy followers of John Lennon. The worst instincts of the Internet trolls were unleashed.  … [Read more...]

Hitchens Gets What's Coming to Him

Richard Lindsay shares his reflections on the death (and life) of Christopher Hitchens, the power of words, and the love of God. More after the jump. … [Read more...]

Joss Whedon Call for Papers

Attention all Firefly, Buffy, X-Men, and all things geek lovers out there! I am co-editing a (hopefully) forthcoming collection of essays on Joss Whedon and Theology. More information after the jump. … [Read more...]

The Newest Pop Theology Member

It's our pleasure to welcome new contributor Tony Mills to the Pop Theology team. Tony is a PhD graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary and, well, I'll just let him tell you more about himself in the questionnaire after the jump. Welcome Tony! I know everyone's going to enjoy your contributions. … [Read more...]

For Your Halloween Pleasure

This month's theoblogger question at Patheos, in honor of Halloween is, "Are Demons Real?"  There are some good contributions from ministers, professors, students, and bloggers alike.  I responded from a pop-culture point of view.  Just as interesting are the conversations/reactions that readers posted in response.  Follow the link after the jump and get in on the conversation! … [Read more...]

Filming Revolutions: Film History as Church History?

After the jump, check out a video of my presentation at the Theology After Google conference last week in Claremont, CA.  Below the video is a link to the other presenters' videos.  More will be added throughout the weekend.  Enjoy! … [Read more...]

In Defense of AVATAR: Or Why Mark Driscoll Just Doesn't Get It

Yesterday, a friend directed me to an article about a recent sermon by Mark Driscoll (pastor of Mars Hill Church) in which he called Avatar  "the most demonic, satanic film I've ever seen."  Check out my response after the jump. … [Read more...]