Suffering in, for, and with Christ: Faithful CrossFit Bodies. 30 Sept 2015 @ Université de Strasbourg

CrossFit is a fitness regime that has attracted a number of Christian athletes over the past few years. Some of these athletes bear witness to their faith with and through their bodies. Rich Froning, the four time winner of the annual CrossFit Games, for example, has “Galatians 6:14” (“May I never boast except in the Read more about Suffering in, for, and with Christ: Faithful CrossFit Bodies. 30 Sept 2015 @ Université de Strasbourg[…]

Fit Enough for Faith? 26 Feb 2104 @ Univ of Hull

Fit Enough for Faith? Sports, Religion, and Values in the CrossFit Community CrossFit is a strength routine with the aim to develop a ‘broad, general and inclusive fitness’. While the workouts can be done alone, CrossFit emphasizes community and encourages working out together. In fact, this spirit of ‘togetherness’ and encouraging each other to complete Read more about Fit Enough for Faith? 26 Feb 2104 @ Univ of Hull[…]

Machinic Bodies, 21 March 2013 @ IISC

Machinic Bodies as Boundary Bodies: Reflections on the Impact of Body-Machine Images on Human Self-Understanding. Invited presentation at the The Centre for Contemporary Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 21 March 2013. Abstract: “Man as Industrial Palace” (1926) is the title of probably the most famous of Fritz Kahn’s, a German gynecologist, body illustrations. It was Read more about Machinic Bodies, 21 March 2013 @ IISC[…]

Some Popcorn and a Movie, 12 Dec 2012 @ University of Hull

In Western Europe, church attendence is in decline, while people flock to the movie theatre to experience grand narratives of good and evil in blockbusters like The Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter.This lecture will look at popular Hollywood films and argue that going to the movies is not just fun but that engaging Read more about Some Popcorn and a Movie, 12 Dec 2012 @ University of Hull[…]

Imagining Technology – Imagining the Human Condition, 5-7 Sept 2012 @ Heythrop College London

Presentation for the “Religious Imaginaries” seminar at Heythrop College London, 5-7 Sept 2012. Abstract Technology does not simply exist – or is used – in a social or cultural vacuum, but technology becomes part of our symbolic universe. Envisioning and imagining past, present, and future technologies, we naturalize the human-machine relationship or express our fears Read more about Imagining Technology – Imagining the Human Condition, 5-7 Sept 2012 @ Heythrop College London[…]