Sunday, August 17, 2008

a theology of pop culture and the Spirit in Luke 10

I am in Auckland for the next 2 days, participating in “The Spirit of Truth – Reading Scripture and Constructing Theology with the Spirit” Colloquim. My task includes delivering a paper titled: A pneumatology for an everyday theology: whither the anonymous Spirit in Luke 10:1-12?

It’s been a lot of fun putting it together; moving between Biblical text and theology of Spirit. I want to offer a theology of popular culture that navigates beyond two tensions that bother me. First, the “adulation of “theology” in the everyday, in which theological God-talk threatens to obliterate out the uniqueness of the pop cultural artifact.”

And a second tension, “”How low can you go?” in constructing a theology of popular culture?

If the feedback is good, I will be looking to publish it in a journal. It’s part of a number of ongoing projects in this area of theology and popular culture for me; including work on an article in the Bible in Bro town and a book project in relation to Christ figures in film.

Posted by steve at 10:54 PM


  1. Sounds really interesting. DAvid Ker has posted about how the language of the psalms can be more easily found in Rock and Roll than in the words and musac of much contemporary Christian songs. He encourages listeing to Bon Jovi to get a modern taste of the Psalms.
    REad more here:

    Comment by jane — August 20, 2008 @ 9:23 pm

  2. This is a load of Crap. There is a way that seems right onto man but the end is death. Turn your eyes back to Jesus. The author and finisher of your faith.

    Comment by John — August 29, 2008 @ 2:01 pm

  3. John,

    would you like to read what i wrote before you make judgements? the article does turn to Jesus in Luke 9 and Luke 10,


    Comment by steve — August 29, 2008 @ 2:13 pm

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