This Is Me

another smilingMy most recent book is The Prayer Wheel, a historical devotional co-authored by the religion journalists Jana Riess and David van Biema. I’ve also published essays, profiles, news reports, Q&As, and books and movie reviews — plus occasional blog posts and listicles. My work has appeared in a range of publications including the Wall Street JournalWashington Post, CNN.com, NewsweekFinancial Times, SlateChristianity TodayKilling the BuddhaBooks and Culture, Patheos, and The Shambhala Sun. Not all of my pieces are listed on this site, but some of my favorites are listed under “Some Things I’ve Written.”

Most of my writing is about religion and something. I have a Ph.D. from Boston University in religion and literature, and my main interests have been with the intersection of religion and the movies, or sports, or politics, or novels. For my dissertation, I studied the relationship between Hollywood and contemporary Christianity by looking for Christian villains in film. (There were a lot of them).

I’ve published a memoir, My Faith So Far: A Story of Conversion and Confusion. I also wrote an ebook, The Tebow Mystique. I tweet sometimes, but mostly I read other people’s tweets.

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