Listen to “Thin Moments: Telling Faith Stories in the Mainstream Media”

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cathleen FalsaniAudio is now available from the March 31 talk at Duke Divinity School by award-winning religion journalist, author and blogger Cathleen Falsani. Her presentation was titled “Thin Moments: Telling Faith Stories in the Mainstream Media."

Falsani, the popular religion columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, is the Divinity School’s spring media fellow.

She is the author of “The God Factor: Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People” (2006), a spiritual profile of celebrities ranging from musicians Bono and Melissa Etheridge to basketball star Hakeem Olajuwon to the Rev. Al Sharpton.

In 2008 she published “Sin Boldly: A Field Guide for Grace,” a spiritual memoir, and in September 2009 she releases “The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers,” a quirky look inside the moral universes of filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen.

Falsani, who was named Religion Writer of the Year in 2005 by the Religion Newswriters Association, is also the author of the blog “The Dude Abides,” which focuses on the intersection of spirituality and pop culture.

She is a graduate of Wheaton College, and she earned master's degrees in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and in theological studies from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

Listen to or download Thin Moments:Telling Faith Stories in the Mainstream Media in iTunes U.