*Author Profiles accurate as of 2008
Johnson Center for Journalism and Communication at Bethel University in Saint Paul (MN). She and her husband enjoy time at their north-woods cabin with their boxer, Stella, in tow.
Department of Communication at Colorado Christian University. One of her favorite research projects is media portrayals of faith families.
Palm Beach Atlantic University and is a devotée of the work of French philosopher and social theorist Jacques Ellul. Having worked as a journalist since the 1980s, she still enjoys writing about music, media, and the beauty of life lived in the fellowship of Christ. Stephanie is also Director of Communications for the Media Ecology Association.
Taylor University and is especially interested in the intersections between faith and culture. She began writing and producing shows in her family’s driveway in the third grade and still freelances as a producer/writer.
Department of Communication at Vanguard University of Southern California. He enjoys perusing used book stores and discussing everything from nineteenth-century sermons to modern graphic novels and comic books.
communications and the B.S. in media studies programs at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is working on universals in media ethics. A list of books written by Clifford is available at Amazon.com.
communication at Liberty University. She served as a legislative director in the U.S. Congress and currently researches advertising,
public relations and international adoption. In her earlier, carefree years, she flew her own airplane and was actually persuaded to skydive—twice!
Arizona Christian University. He reminds people that Mere Christianity and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (both highly complex philosophical treatises) began as radio programs.
Spring Arbor University, where she teaches children’s literature. She peruses children’s sections of bookstores and reads graphic novels.
ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University, where he started the worship major and served as its first full-time professor. His books include The Wonder of Worship—Why We Worship the Way We Do (Wesleyan, 2002). In summers he backpacks with students and has completed the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail.
is Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Bulgaria. He researches the use of media for missions and develops solutions to humanitarian crises and military conflict, especially in the developing world.
theatre and communication at Calvin College. She has directed over forty productions; written plays for children, the church and the legitimate stage; and led seminars and faculty development workshops. Stockholm is one of her favorite cities.
communication at Liberty University. Her seminars and research areas include the creative process, leadership, the arts and faith development, and the role of women in Southern gospel music.
communication at Liberty University and studies early Quaker preaching, visual rhetoric, and popular culture. His recent award winning, coedited book is More Than Precious Memories: The Rhetoric of Southern Gospel Music (2005).
Rev. Fun, has published two cartoon books (Reverend Fun . . . Offline and Reverend Fun’s Has Anybody Seen My Locust?). He lives in Silicon Valley and enjoys irreverent fun.
journalism, media law, and communication ethics at Seattle Pacific University. He is a former newspaper copy editor and religion reporter.
Spring Arbor University. His first publication on the “religiousness” of Star Trek fans set into motion his interest in how people use popular culture.
Asbury University; led media relations in Washington, D.C., during the Ronald Reagan State Funeral; and is founder of Kerr Communications. He enjoys traveling around the world with his family, reading theology and physics, and helping to transform churches with Spiritual Leadership, Inc.
writing and ethnobotany at Messiah College and has conducted anthropological research in West New Guinea, where his parents were missionaries. He has recently completed a book on the life and adventures of the wealthy American scientist Richard Archbold, who used seaplanes to explore the interior of New Guinea in the 1930s.
journalism at Regent University in Virginia Beach (VA), where he taught for twenty-five years. For twenty-one years he served as reporter, editor, columnist, art director, and cartoonist for publications such as Christianity Today and The Christian Herald. His cartoons have appeared in the New York Times, Time, and The Saturday Evening Post, among others.
Spring Arbor University and cofounder of Mapreader Productions, L.L.C. She has never been beaten at Star Wars Trivial Pursuit, and wishes she could find someone to play the Turner Classic Movies edition of Scene It! with her.
C. S. Lewis Professor of Communication and Christian Thought at Virginia Wesleyan College, author of Sanctuary Cinema (2007) and other works, and has been spotted wearing knickers to Oktoberfest celebrations.
journalism department and has written five chapters in anthologies on journalism history, religion, and evangelical cultures. He reported for dailies in Illinois and Georgia, covering civil rights, the courts, schools, and politics at the city, state, and national levels.chairs Biola University’s
Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and for twenty years has written the weekly “On Religion” column for the Scripps Howard News Service. He leads the GetReligion.org website, which evaluates the mainstream media’s coverage of religion news. He is the author of Pop Goes Religion: Faith in Popular Culture (2005).
communication at Bethel College, Indiana. She researches public relations, visual rhetoric and the ways women express the image of God through their symbolic actions. A recreational fencer, she collects swords and considers it the perfect anecdote to a mid-life crisis.
Huntington University and is a former associate editor at Christianity Today magazine. His interest in the intersection of culture, religion, and communication consummated in his marriage to Lydia, a Russian-speaking woman.
Judson College after three decades in religious book publishing. His own books include Toolbox for Video Storytelling: How to
Write and Produce Your Missionary Video (2002).
Spring Arbor University, where his play, The Celebrity, was recently published by Heuer. He is coauthor of Prophetically Incorrect: A Christian Introduction to Media Criticism.
Orlando Sentinel, is author of A Jew Among the Evangelicals: A Guide for the Perplexed (2006). He considers looking for religious content in cartoons mixing business with pleasure.
film and media studies at Calvin College and is the author of Eyes Wide Open: Looking for God in Popular Culture (2006). He has worked as a musical and dramatic performer.
film and television at Regent University, and writes books about broadcasting and film. A former current-affairs producer for BBC TV in London, he has lived and worked in Bangkok and Jerusalem. He and his wife have a second home in Tuscany, Italy.
media studies at Trinity Western University. His research focuses on computer games, technology, faith, and culture.
Cornerstone University, Michigan. She cohosted The 700 Club, covered Asia as the Christian Broadcasting Network’s senior international correspondent, and was vice president of communication for Precept Ministries International. She also loves nonverbal communication and is an avid scuba diver.
communication at Santa Clara University and researches communication and theology, including multimedia translations of the Bible. His books include Out of Eden: 7 Ways God Restores Blocked Communication (2006).
University of Dubuque Theological Seminary is author of Mouse Morality: The Rhetoric of Disney Animated Film (2001). She loves educational travel, media, and preaching—sometimes mixed together.
journalism at Pepperdine University and has authored several book chapters and academic articles on the history and function of Christian magazines. He is a former international journalist and PR director for World Vision.
communications manager at an urban, multicultural congregation in Grand Rapids (MI). He has been gaming since the early 1990s and has recently explored ways to bring God into his games and gaming-related relationships.
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and teaches at both Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. His books include Worship Seeking Understanding: Windows into Christian Practice (2003).
The Message in the Music: Studying Contemporary Worship Music (2007) and Media Ethics: Cases and Moral Reasoning (2004). He is co-author of Prophetically Incorrect: A Christian Introduction to Media Criticism.teaches communication in the B.A. and M.A. programs at Spring Arbor University. His books include