Film and Life's Issues

In this episode, Darrell Bock, Claude Alexander, and Craig Detweiler discuss the collaboration between Windrider and the Sundance Film Festival and how films are a great way to engage the culture around us.

About the Contributors

Claude Alexander

Since May of 1981, Claude Alexander has sought to serve God and community. Having accepted the call to ministry at the age of 17, he endeavored to prepare himself by obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Morehouse College (1985), a Master of Divinity Degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (1988), and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2004). Bishop Alexander has served as the Senior Pastor of The Park Church in Charlotte, North Carolina for the past 29 years. Under his leadership, The Park Church has grown from one local congregation of 600 members to a global ministry of thousands with three locations and weekly international reach. Bishop Alexander is committed to his family above all else. He is married to Dr. Kimberly Nash Alexander and is the proud father of two daughters, Camryn Rene and Carsyn Richelle. 

Craig Detweiler

Craig Detweiler, PhD, is President of the Wedgwood Circle and Dean of the College of Arts and Media at Grand Canyon University. He wrote the screenplays forThe Duke, the comedic road trip,Extreme Daysand directed the award-winning documentaryRemand, narrated by Angela Bassett. His acclaimed books includeiGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives,Selfies: Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age, andDeep Focus: Film and Theology in Dialogue. He’s finishing his next book on “Honest Creativity” in the age of AI. Detweiler’s cultural commentary has been featured on CNN, Fox, NPR, and inThe New York Times.Varietyhonored Detweiler as their 2016Mentor of the Year.

Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) from 2000–2001, served as a consulting editor for Christianity Today, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College and Chosen People Ministries. His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.