Posts tagged "s. brent plate"
In the News:  Wicca, Climate Change, Gaza and Much More

In the News: Wicca, Climate Change, Gaza and Much More

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.
Intersections: Plate Interviews Gregory Grieve

Intersections: Plate Interviews Gregory Grieve

S. Brent Plate interviews digital religion scholar Gregory Price Grieve, a pioneer in the emerging field of religion in digital games.
Intersections: Plate Interviews Ronald L. Grimes

Intersections: Plate Interviews Ronald L. Grimes

S. Brent Plate continues his Intersections series with an interview with ritual theorist Ronald L. Grimes.
Intersections: Plate Interviews Kelly J. Baker

Intersections: Plate Interviews Kelly J. Baker

S. Brent Plate continues his Intersections series with an interview about the KKK with Kelly J. Baker.
Intersections: Interview with Rachel Wagner

Intersections: Interview with Rachel Wagner

By S. Brent Plate An audio interview with fellow Rachel Wagner about how she got from Blake to digital media and why.
Intersections of Religion and Media: Interviews II

Intersections of Religion and Media: Interviews II

In an ongoing series of print and audio interviews, S. Brent Plate talks to experts about the field of religion and media.
Intersections of Religion and Media: Interviews

Intersections of Religion and Media: Interviews

Intersections of Religion and Media: S. Brent Plate interviews Jolyon Mitchell, Rianne Subijanto, Diane Winston, J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Benjamin Dorman and Stuart Hoover.
The Mediation of Meaning, or Re-Mediating McLuhan

The Mediation of Meaning,
or Re-Mediating McLuhan

by S. Brent Plate Meaning is produced by, in, and through social, political, and economic institutions, cultural and religious forces, technology, education, and human bodily engagement with the physical world.

I Love You, I Do.

We asked our Near and Dear to tell us something about today, the day when we celebrate love--or loss or absence or grief or joy or chocolate or the color red.  Valentine's Day is one of those not-so-holy (or so-holiday) holidays we bump into on the annual calendar, on our way to spring, rebirth and...

A Buddhist Valentine

By S. Brent Plate   Love is not a shepherd's crook. I am not the great shepherd Reaching out to pull you in.   You cannot be my valentine. I cannot possess love We can only be possessed by it.   ** Valentine's Day approaches and I am sitting in a room in a Buddhist monastery in the Hudson River Valley of New York. I've come to jump...

Our Monsters, Ourselves

A review of W. Scott Poole's Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and the Haunting (Baylor University Press, 2011). By S. Brent Plate My first monster was a repeating nightmare of a headless man named "Johan" who lived in our hallway closet on Mayfield Street, San Bernardino, CA. I was about eight years...

The Religious Uses of Marshall McLuhan

by S. Brent Plate In the midst of media hoopla about another technology being laid to rest--namely the end of the space shuttle program--there was a lesser-told story in the news this week about the centenary of one of the more technologically engaged and provocative thinkers of recent years: Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980). Coming from a background...