Contributors

Ryan Parker is the creator, editor, and main contributor to poptheology.com. He completed his PhD in Religion and the Arts at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, with a focus on film and religion, particularly the history of religious cinema and contemporary independent religious films. He is the author of Cinema as Pulpit: Sherwood Pictures and the Church Film Movement, the co-editor of and contributor to Joss Whedon and Religion: Essays on an Angry Atheist’s Explorations of the Sacred, and a contributor to Light Shining in a Dark Place: Discovering Theology through Film and The Undead and Theology. He holds a BA in English from Mississippi College and an MDiv from Wake Forest University Divinity School. He lives in Hollywood with his wife, where he works in film and television marketing and development. You can contact him at jamesryanparker@gmail.com, twitter.com/jryanparker, and facebook.com/jryanparker.

Richard Lindsay, co-editor of PopTheology.com, completed his PhD in Religion and the Arts at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, focusing on intersections of theology, film, cultural studies, and sexuality and gender. He is the author of Hollywood Biblical Epics: Camp Spectacle and Queer Style from the Silent Era to the Modern Day. A native of Kentucky, Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Louisville and a Master of Divinity from Yale University.

Benjamin PowerGriffin likes to wander. After receiving his BA in Religious Studies and English Literature at the University of Georgia, he moved to Berkeley, CA, to pursue an MA in Christian and Islamic Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union, only to end up in Austin, TX, looking for what’s next. He spends his time listening to all the music his brain can handle, reading all the comic books his wallet allows, and contemplating all the Divine his poor soul can behold. Follow Benjamin on Twitter at @a_benjamin.

Tony Jones is the author of Did God Kill Jesus? (HarperOne, 2015), professor in the practice of theology at United Theological Seminary, senior fellow at the Science for Youth Ministry Project at Luther Seminary, and senior acquisitions editor at Fortress Press. He’s written a dozen books, including The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier and The Sacred Way: Spiritual Practices for Everyday Life, developed the iPhone app, Ordain Thyself, and has taught at Fuller Theological Seminary, and St. Cloud State University. Tony is a sought after speaker and consultant in the areas of emerging church, postmodernism, and Christian spirituality, writing, and the outdoors. He owns a social media consulting and event planning company. He holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College, an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Tony is married, has three children, and lives in Edina, Minnesota. Follow Tony on Twitter at @jonestony.