Who We Are

Editors

Richard Clark

Richard Clark is the Founding Editor of Christ and Pop Culture. He is also the managing editor of Gamechurch and a freelance writer for Unwinnable, Paste, and other outlets. He lives with his wife in Louisville, KY and has a MA in Theology and the Arts from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Tyler Glodjo

Tyler Glodjo (editorial advisor) earned his MA in Intercultural Studies at Union University and is currently pursuing a PhD in English Composition and TESOL at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Jackson, Tennessee, where he teaches ESL in the public school system and adjuncts at nearby Union University.

Alan Noble

Alan Noble, Ph.D., (Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief) is an Assistant Professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University. He received his Ph.D. from Baylor in 2013. He and his family attend City Presbyterian in OKC.

Erin Straza

Erin Straza (managing editor, magazine editor, and Persuasion podcast host) is a freelance writer and marketing communications consultant. Her first book is titled Comfort Detox: Finding Freedom from Habits That Bind You (InterVarsity Press, 2017); she writes from the Illinois flatlands where she lives with her husband, Mike.

Jonathan Clauson

Jonathan Clauson (Podcast Producer) started his career with Clear Channel radio in the late 1990s as a producer and on-air talent. He later graduated from Full Sail University with a degree in Film & Video Production. After obtaining one IMDB credit to his name, he went to work for EA Sports Tiburon in Orlando, Florida. He is currently the Podcast Producer for CaPC and GameChurch and the host of #The25 for CaPC

Marybeth Davis Baggett

Marybeth Baggett is Associate Professor of English at Liberty University, former associate editor and contributing writer at Christ and Pop Culture, and current associate editor at MoralApologetics.com.

Seth T. Hahne

Seth T. Hahne (Illustrator) is a critic, illustrator, writer, and indie comics creator. He performs a kind of low-brow memoir-based lit-crit on comics, graphic novels, and manga at Good Ok Bad.

Luke T. Harrington

Luke T. Harrington manages social media for CaPC and formerly wrote the column "LOL Interwebz". Currently, he writes the biweekly column "Dumb Moments in Church History" for Christianity Today, and has contributed humor pieces to Cracked and BuzzFeed. His debut novel, OPHELIA, ALIVE (A GHOST STORY), is now available from Post Mortem Press.

S.D. Kelly

S.D. Kelly lives with her family in coastal New England where she writes and works with a local nonprofit.

Adam Marshall

Adam Marshall (Associate Editor) is a freelance writer, editor, and Ph.D. candidate in medieval literature at Baylor University. He lives in Canton, OH with his wife Brittany and two cats, Gwen and Aelfred.

Jason Morehead

Jason Morehead (Associate Editor) lives in the lovely state of Nebraska with his wife, three children, zero pets, and a large collection of CDs, DVDs, books, and video games. He's a fan of Arcade Fire and Arvo Pärt, Jackie Chan and Andrei Tarkovsky, "Doctor Who" and "Community," and C.S. Lewis and Haruki Murakami. He's also a web development geek, which pays the bills -- and buys new music and movies.

Geoffrey Reiter

Geoffrey Reiter (Associate Editor) is Assistant Professor of English at the Baptist College of Florida. He holds a BA in English from Nyack College and a PhD in English from Baylor University, along with an MA in Church History from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Staff Writers

Cray Allred

Cray Allred is a wandering English major who works in technical writing by day. By night, Cray is a freelance writer and podcast producer for outlets covering sports, faith, and music. He co-founded Sunday Oldskool, a podcast dedicated to helping Christians better understand and engage the realm of hip hop. He spends the rest of his time feeling undeserving of his beautiful wife and daughters, being loved and fed at his church, and vicariously balling via an over-consumption of hoops and hip hop.

Hannah Anderson

Hannah Anderson is a freelance writer and author of Made for More: An Invitation to Live in God’s Image and Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul. She lives with her husband and three children in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. You can connect with her at her blog sometimesalight.com or on Twitter @sometimesalight.

Allison Barron

Allison is the executive editor of Area of Effect magazine, co-host of the Infinity +1 podcast, and staff writer for Christ and Pop Culture. When she's not writing, designing, or editing, she is usually preoccupied in Hyrule, Middle-earth, or a galaxy far, far away.

Wade Bearden

Wade Bearden is the co-host of Seeing and Believing, a film and TV podcast that searches for the sacred on screen. He's also a writer, pastor, and adjunct instructor at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Wade lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife and son. You can catch his blog at www.wadebearden.com or follow him on Twitter (@WadeHance).

E. Stephen Burnett

E. Stephen Burnett explores biblical truth and fantastical stories at Christianity Today, Christ and Pop Culture, and Speculative Faith. He and his wife, Lacy, live in the Austin area.

Tyler Burns

Tyler Burns is a pastor, writer, and TV show host. He loves the Gospel, good hip hop, and strong coffee. Follow him on Twitter @Burns23.

Nate Claiborne

Nate Claiborne teaches high school Bible, as well as guitar, piano, and drum to a growing number of students. Though a native Tennessean, he now gladly lives in central Florida, with his wife, where reading outdoors can be a year round activity.

Gina Dalfonzo

Gina Dalfonzo is editor of BreakPoint.org and Dickensblog, and the author of One by One: Welcoming the Singles in Your Church, to be released summer 2017. Her work has been published in The Atlantic, Christianity Today, First Things, The Weekly Standard, and elsewhere.

Drew Dixon

Drew Dixon is editor-in-chief of Game Church. He also writes about videogames for Paste Magazine, Relevant Magazine, Bit Creature, and Think Christian.

Nana Dolce

Nana Dolce was born in Ghana, West Africa. She lives today in Washington, D.C. with her husband Eric and two home-schooled daughters. She has a Master of Arts in Theological Studies (Palmer Theological Seminary) and blogs at motherhoodandsanctity.com.

Valerie Dunham

Val Dunham graduated from Liberty University in 2011 with a B.A in English. Though she's originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, she currently lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, with her husband, Matt, and son, Declan. In her free time, Val enjoys writing, watching any and every Boston sporting event, and volunteering at Cambria Baptist Church.

Jessica Gibson

Jessica Gibson is a writer and filmmaker living in New York City. She's working on graduate studies in film producing at Columbia University, and tweets only to gripe or fangirl at @GibbyTOD.

Blaine Grimes

Blaine Grimes is a teacher, writer, husband, and professionally licensed introvert. He received his M.A. in English from Texas Tech University. Blaine also writes at Reel World Theology , and he co-hosts Home One Radio, a weekly Star Wars podcast.

James Hoskins

James Hoskins is a teacher, freelance writer, and musician. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a M.A. in Science & Religion from Biola University. James teaches philosophy and science classes at a college-prep high school. He writes about reason, faith, and culture at his blog PhiloLogos.

Matthew Loftus

Matthew Loftus lives in South Sudan, where he teaches and practices Family Medicine. He is also a columnist for Christianity Today and a regular contributor at Mere Orthodoxy. Visit his family's website at MatthewAndMaggie.org to learn more about his work.

D.L. Mayfield

D. L. Mayfield has written for Christianity Today, McSweeneys, and Image Journal, among others. Her book of essays, Assimilate or Go Home, from HarperOne released in 2016. You can read more of her writing at http://dlmayfield.com and follow her on Twitter @d_l_mayfield.

Cameron McAllister

Cameron McAllister is a speaker and writer with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM). He lives in the Atlanta area with his wife, Heather. You can find him online @cammcallister7 on Twitter, and listen to him talk about signs of life in today's culture on the Vital Signs podcast.

Ethan McCarthy

Ethan McCarthy is Assistant Project Editor at InterVarsity Press. He earned an M.Div at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and lives in the Chicago area with his wife and three children.

Kevin McLenithan

Kevin McLenithan has contributed writing to ThinkChristian and to the Chicago International Film Festival, and he currently co-hosts the film and television podcast Seeing and Believing. He works as a writer and editor in the Chicago area.

Amy Peterson

Amy is a freelance writer and an ESL instructor. She works with the Honors Program at Taylor University. Her first book is forthcoming from Discovery House (2017). Follow her on twitter @amylpeterson.

Jeffery Porter

Jeffery Porter studied philosophy in Oregon, ethics in California, and theology in Scotland. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, where he serves as a university chaplain and teaches 9th grade English at a public charter school.

Nick Rynerson

Nick Rynerson lives in the Chicago suburbs with his wife Jenna. He received his B.A. from Illinois State University and works for Crossway in the marketing department.

Kaitlyn Schiess

Kaitlyn Schiess is a freelance writer and blogger and is currently pursuing a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. She writes regularly at her blog, Letters from the Exile (lettersfromtheexile.com).

Nathaniel Valle

Nathan Valle lives in Lynchburg, VA, with his wife, baby, and their dog. He teaches English for Liberty University, and he knows that Marvel is infinitely better than DC.

Brad Vermurlen

Brad Vermurlen earned his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Notre Dame in 2016. He now writes and drinks coffee in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he lives with his wife, Alex. His website is www.bradvermurlen.com.

Andrew Whitworth

Andrew recently completed a year at the Trinity Fellows Academy and lives in the Washington, D.C. area. He is a graduate of Taylor University where he studied Political Science and English. You can follow him on Twitter @ac_whit.

Brad Williams

Brad Williams lives in Alabama where he pastors a church and lives with his long-suffering wife and two awesome children. He is proud that he served six years in the Army National Guard, managed to graduate college with an English Lit. degree, graduate seminary, and finish the original Bard’s Tale as a youngster by making maps on graph paper.

Amanda Wortham

Amanda Wortham teaches literature to a fantastic group of teenagers at a classical Christian high school. She lives a little south of Birmingham with her husband, Ben, and their two splendid girls.

Jeremy Writebol

Jeremy Writebol is the husband of Stephanie and father of Allison and Ethan. He serves as the lead campus pastor of Woodside Bible Church in Plymouth, MI. He is also the author of everPresent from GCD Books and writes at jwritebol.net. You can follow him on Twitter at @jwritebol.

Erin Wyble Newcomb

Erin Wyble Newcomb earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and Women's Studies from Penn State University. In addition to parenting her daughters, running marathons, and making things with glitter, she teaches in the English Department at SUNY New Paltz.