Dr. Craig Detweiler directs the Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture at Pepperdine University. He's a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Davidson College and earned an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California's acclaimed film school. His newest book is iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives. Detweiler also edited the first book on theology and video games, Halos and Avatars: Playing Video Game with God. His previous book, Into the Dark, searches for the sacred amidst the top-ranked films on the Internet Movie Database.
Craig's cultural commentary has appeared on ABC's Nightline, CNN, Fox News, Al Jazeera, NPR, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. As a filmmaker, his documentaries build bridges across cultures from the comedic Purple State of Mind to (un)Common Sounds: Peace Through Music. He blogs as 'Doc Hollywood' for Patheos.com and is @craigdetweiler on Twitter.