That’s not the name of the course Ken Chitwood will teach at the University of Florida next semester. But it’s close.
Chitwood is a religion scholar and Ph.D. student, studying Religion in the Americas and Global Islam (with the Center for Global Islamic Studies).
“I am also fascinated by the intersection of religion and popular culture and write and speak on this topic as both an academic and a journalist covering 'the Godbeat,’” said Chitwood, who characterizes himself on his personal website as a “forward-thinking Lutheran theologian.”
In a 5Q+1 interview with GetReligion, he discussed his plans for the “Religion and the News” course that he’s developing.