Fear and Trembling in the Flash: Gods and Anti-Gods on the Throne

By Dr. Joel B. Kemp Images, attributes, and powers associated with God in the biblical tradition abound in comic books.  Typically, we think of these divine characteristics in connection with our favorite heroes and heroines, such as Wonder Woman and Superman.  These characters are celebrated for their strength, courage, intellect, and self-sacrificial love that benefits…

Review – ΘeoCon: Where Theology and Popular Culture Meet

I had the privilege of attending ΘeoCon in Alexandria, VA at Virginia Theological Seminary last weekend. This was a great event on the intersection of Theology and Pop Culture. Rather than write a review myself, I wanted to draw attention to James McGrath’s review of the event over at his blog. James has laid out a…

Interview with Church of the Geek Podcast

Hello everyone! I was recently invited onto the Church of the Geek podcast by Brian Bennett and Sam Blair to discuss the blog and the book series. We had a great discussion about the intersection of Theology and Pop Culture, and I wanted to share that podcast with you and encourage you to follow Brian…

Crazy Rich Asians and Christianity

By Dr. Linh Hoang This summer, the widely popular and spectacularly successful movie Crazy Rich Asians made Asians evermore visible to the point of being now a popular mainstay of American culture. Many Asians exuded pride in seeing an all-Asian cast dominating the big screen and drawing a diverse crowd across the globe. The movie is…

Wakanda Forever – The Black Panther Theology Syllabus

Hello friends! I wanted to share a project that Rev. Kimberly Hampton, co-editor of the upcoming Theology and Black Panther volume from Lexington books, has been working on for awhile now. She has been constructing a syllabus entitled “Wakanda Forever – The Black Panther Theology Syllabus.” I encourage you to check it out here. This is…

Sacha Baron Cohen is Satan

By Jack Holloway Sacha Baron Cohen is making a lot of news with his new Showtime special Who is America? The concept for the show will be familiar to those who know Baron Cohen’s work: he disguises himself as whacky characters and gets people to do crazy things under misleading pretenses. Among the characters this…