Contributors to Pop Theology

Ryan Parker is the creator, editor, and main contributor to He is currently a member of the Act One Film Producers’ and Executives’ Program. He completed his PhD in Religion and the Arts at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, with a focus on film and religion, particularly the history of religious cinema and contemporary independent religious films. He is the author of and contributor to a number of publications including Cinema as Pulpit: Sherwood Pictures and the Church Film Movement, Light Shining in a Dark Place: Discovering Theology Through Film, The Undead and Theology, and Joss Whedon and Religion: Essays on an Angry Atheist’s Explorations of the Sacred. He holds a BA in English from Mississippi College and an MDiv from Wake Forest University Divinity School. You can contact him at,, and

Richard Lindsay, co-editor of, recently completed his PhD in art and religion at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, focusing on intersections of theology, film, cultural studies, and sexuality and gender. His dissertation is “The Camp and the Kerygma: Queer Readings of Hollywood Biblical Epics.” 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.