Editors

Tyler Glodjo - 27 posts

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 and adjuncts at nearby Union University.

Jason Morehead - 260 posts

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 pays for new music, movies, and books.

Alan Noble - 285 posts

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 Shawnee Pres in Shawnee, OK. He is also author of the book, Disruptive Witness.

Joy Beth Smith - 1 post

Joy Beth Smith is a writer and editor, often overheard discussing singleness and sexuality, and her first book, Party of One: Truth, Longing, and the Subtle Art of Singleness, released in February 2018 with Thomas Nelson. Follow her at @JBsTwoCents.

Erin Straza - 263 posts

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.

Wade Bearden - 40 posts

Wade Bearden is an editor at Christ and Pop Culture, as well as 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. His first book, Failing Faith, is available now. Wade lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife and two sons. You can catch his blog at www.wadebearden.com or follow him on Twitter (@WadeHance).

Jonathan Clauson - 441 posts

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, Christianity Today, and Love Thy Nerd and the host of #The25 for CaPC.

Marybeth Davis Baggett - 24 posts

Marybeth Baggett (associate editor) is professor of English at Liberty University and serves as associate editor for MoralApologetics.com. She earned her PhD in Literature and Criticism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and — along with her husband— recently has published The Morals of the Story: Good News about a Good God (IVP Academic, 2018).

Seth T. Hahne - 17 posts

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 - 148 posts

Luke T. Harrington is the only boy who could ever reach you. He's the son of a preacher man. He's also a humorist, podcaster, and award-winning novelist. His debut novel, Ophelia, Alive: A Ghost Story, won an Independent Publisher Book Award and three Literary Classics awards. His nonfiction debut, Murder-Bears, Moonshine, and Mayhem: Strange Stories From the Bible to Leave You Confused and Uncomfortable, will be out from HarperCollins in August of 2020. His other projects include Changed My Mind with Luke T. Harrington, his podcast where he interviews people who have changed their minds about big things, and Project CoNarrative, his ongoing experiment in collaborative storytelling with bestselling author K.B. Hoyle. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife, two kiddos, and a yappy doggo.

Adam Marshall - 13 posts

Adam Marshall (Associate Editor) is a freelance writer, editor, and content developer. He lives in Canton, OH with his wife Brittany and two cats, Gwen and Aelfred.

Geoffrey Reiter - 105 posts

Geoffrey Reiter (Associate Editor) is Professor and Coordinator of Literature at Lancaster Bible College. 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. He is the author of several academic articles on genre fiction and philosophy and has also written for Christianity Today online.

Rachel Reon - 5 posts

Rachel Reon earned her BA in communication at Baylor University and more recently her MA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she focused on rhetoric and public address. In her free time, she enjoys baking and crafting. She and her husband live in Urbana, Illinois, where they spend much of their time corralling their beloved rabbit, Tallulah.

Mel Stubbins - 2 posts

Mel Jones is a creative writer, poet, and freelance journalist. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic and The Washington Monthly, in addition to others. She holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College and an MA in journalism from American University. She can usually be found looking for her keys.

Staff Writers

Hannah Anderson - 12 posts

Hannah Anderson is a freelance writer and author of Made for More: An Invitation to Live in God’s Image, Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul, and All That's Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment. 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. She co-hosts the Christ and Pop Culture podcast Persuasion with Erin Straza.

Tyler Burns - 3 posts

Tyler Burns is a pastor, writer, and TV show host. He loves the Gospel, good hip hop, and strong coffee. He co-hosts the Christ and Pop Culture podcast The Digest with Drew Dixon and the Pass the Mic podcast for the Witness with Jemar Tisby. Follow him on Twitter @Burns23.

Gina Dalfonzo - 39 posts

Gina Dalfonzo is the author of One by One: Welcoming the Singles in Your Church. Her work has been published in The Atlantic, Christianity Today, First Things, Aleteia, and elsewhere.

Drew Dixon - 163 posts

Drew Dixon is editor in chief of Game Church. He also writes about videogames for Paste Magazine, Relevant Magazine, Bit Creature, and Think Christian. He hosts the Christ and Pop Culture podcast The Digest with Tyler Burns.

Val Dunham - 50 posts

Val Dunham lives in southwest Virginia with her husband, Matt; son, Declan; and daughter, Jemma. She enjoys sports, music, reading and writing fiction, and reminding everyone that she is originally from New England.

Kathryn Freeman - 8 posts

Kathryn Freeman is the director of public policy of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission. She’s interested in helping Christians faithfully steward their public witness when it comes to policy, advocacy, and the pursuit of the common good. She loves a good book, a good cup of coffee, and singing along to Beyoncé. She lives in Austin, Texas, the promised land for breakfast taco and queso lovers.

Elizabeth Garn - 12 posts

Elizabeth Garn is a writer, speaker, wife, mother, and a total geek. When she's not picking Legos off the family room floor, she's writing about everyday theology, talking about what it means to be made in the image of God, and counting down the days until the next D&D night. She has her MA in theological studies from RTS, has written for The Gospel Coalition, and blogs at www.ElizabethGarn.com. You can follow her on twitter @GarnElizabeth.

K. B. Hoyle - 65 posts

K. B. Hoyle is an award-winning author, a public speaker, and a former classical educator. She and her husband have four sons who test their sanity on a daily basis. Learn more about her and her books at kbhoyle.com.

D.L. Mayfield - 45 posts

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.

Kevin McLenithan - 17 posts

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

Josh Novalis - 1 post

Joshua Novalis is a writer, editor, teacher, instructional designer, and probably some other stuff, who lives in Lancaster, PA, with his wife Ashley. Joshua holds a B.A. and M.A. in English and writes about pop culture, literature, divine mystery, and dialogic thought. He’s learning to care and not to care and learning to sit still—but mostly on weekends. His work can be found in Mere Orthodoxy, LAMP Magazine, and Z Publishing’s Emerging Poets series. You can follow him on Twitter @joshnovalis.

Dennis Oh - 2 posts

Dennis Oh (Th.D. Yonsei University) is a professor of theology and culture in South Korea. He is on staff at Gospel City Church in Seoul and is the author of I Will Repay: A Cinematic Theology of Atonement.

Matt Poppe - 13 posts

Matt Poppe writes from sunny Phoenix, Arizona, where he lives with his wife and their three sons. He studied journalism at UMass Amherst. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattPoppe.

CJ Quartlbaum - 8 posts

CJ Quartlbaum is a Brooklyn native and currently serves at Apostles Church Brooklyn. He has an MA in Biblical Studies from Western Seminary. CJ is a writer, speaker, urban missionary, and avid reader. He is married to his lovely wife, Meredith, and the father to one precious baby girl. You can read his obnoxious tweets about everything from Jesus to basketball @CJ_Quartlbaum.

Alisa Ruddell - 2 posts

Alisa Ruddell is a homeschooling mother of four who lives in Charlottesville, VA, with her husband Steve. She loves classic literature, reading aloud to her children on the couch, and listening to Charles Dickens novels while going about her household chores. Writing helps her to connect the dots between everything she reads and her day-to-day life.  She has previously published at Salt and Iron.

Kaitlyn Schiess - 30 posts

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

Rachel Seo - 1 post

Rachel Seo is a rising sophomore at UC San Diego, where she is majoring in literature and writing. She loves reading children's fiction and making YouTube videos. Learn more about her at rachelseo.com.

Timothy Thomas - 26 posts

Timothy Thomas is a full-time public school teacher and coach, and a part-time blogger and writer. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas, and attends the Village Church in Southlake. He and his wife, Angela, are devoted to encouraging, informing, and challenging Christians to engage the culture with a gospel-centered focus.

Kendall Vanderslice - 6 posts

Kendall Vanderslice is a baker and writer on the intersection of food and faith. She is a graduate of Wheaton College (BA Anthropology) and Boston University (MLA Gastronomy) and a student at Duke Divinity School. Her first book, We Will Feast: Rethinking Dinner, Worship, and the Community of God, comes out May 2019 with Eerdman's Press. Find her on Twitter @kvslice.

Amanda Wortham - 31 posts

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 children—two splendid girls and a charming newborn son.