craig detweiler

Craig Detweiler, Ph.D., was recently named the next President of The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. He was previously Professor of Communication and creative director of the Institute for Entertainment, Media and Culture at Pepperdine University.  Craig wrote the screenplays for The Duke (see it on The Disney Channel), the comedic road trip, Extreme Days and his award winning Remand documentary, narrated by Angela Bassett, recently had a national TV premiere on Link TV.


Foreword honored, iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives as the 2014 Silver award winner for best books about Popular Culture.  His new book Selfies: Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age will be released in March.  His additional books include Into the Dark, which explores the top-ranked films on the Internet Movie Database and Halos and Avatars: Playing Video Games with God.  His first book (co-written with Barry Taylor), A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Pop Culture remains a foundational text for theology and culture classes around the world.  Detweiler’s cultural commentary has been featured on ABC’s Nightline, CNN, Fox News, NPR, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.  


Detweiler is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Davidson College and earned an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Craig completed his MDiv and PhD at Fuller Theological Seminary.