Thursday, May 07, 2009

Ongoing Writing Projects

One of my ongoing priorities over the next few months is meeting my deadlines for writing projects. For those who find value in my perspectives on issues relevant to this blog, my writing projects are as follows:
I recently finished my chapter, "Cybersociality: Connecting Digital Fun to the Play of God," as part of the collection of essays for the forthcoming Halos and Avatars: Playing (Video) Games with God! (Westminster John Knox).

I also recently completed an article for Sacred Tribes Journal titled "Burning Man Festival in Alternative Interpretive Analysis." By September 1 I need to submit my chapter on Burning Man and what it may say to the church in late modernity for part of a collection of essays from the October 2009 Conference on Post-Christendom Spiritualities at Trinity International University. These proceedings are going to be published by the printing arm of Morling College in Sydney, Australia.

Currently I am working on my paper titled "From 'Cults' to Cultures: Bridges as a Case Study in a New Evangelical Paradigm on New Religions" for the Center for the Study of New Religions international conference which meets in Salt Lake City in June.

Then I will turn my attention to two essays for the Christian Handbook of Religion to be published by Baker Academic Books in 2011. My contribution will be in the form of essays on Christianity and Neo-Paganism.

I have also been asked to submit a chapter on the "hyper-real" spirituality of Matrixism for the Handbook of Hyper-Real Religions as part of the Brill Handbooks on Contemporary Religions.

In addition to these professional articles I hope to submit a piece on slasher films as contemporary depictions of the ancient chaos monster myth that will appear (if accepted) in the Butcher Knives project on the horror slasher film through Dark Scribe Press.

All in all, I've got enough writing assignments to keep my busy. Now if only I had more time to pursue them, and others.

1 comment:

Matt Stone said...

Sound like interesting project John.