Craig Detweiler, PhD


Craig Detweiler’s academic training merges theology, arts, and culture with a B.A. in English from Davidson College, an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, and an M.Div. and PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary.  Dr. Detweiler wrote the screenplays for The Duke, the comedic road trip, Extreme Days and directed the award-winning documentary Remand, narrated by Angela Bassett. His acclaimed books include iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives, Selfies: Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age, and Deep Focus: Film and Theology in Dialogue, co-written with Robert Johnston and Kutter Callaway. Detweiler’s cultural commentary has been featured on ABC’s Nightline, CNN, Fox, NPR, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.  Prior to his role at GCU, he served as a professor at Biola University, Fuller Seminary, and Pepperdine University. Variety honored Detweiler as their 2016 Mentor of the Year.