I help Christian leaders relate the Bible (especially the prophets)
to today's media through my speaking and writing.
Tony Watkins is a speaker and writer on media, culture and Christian faith, and on the Old Testament prophets. He works both independently and in partnership with a number of organisations. These include Damaris Norway; the Lausanne Movement‘s Media Engagement Network (as Network Co-ordinator); Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo; and Gimlekollen School of Journalism and Communication, Norway, where he is an adjunct lecturer.
For eighteen years (until July 2014), he was part of the core team of Damaris UK. He was the project co-ordinator for the initial Damaris Project (1996–2000), which merged with Solent Christian Trust in 2000 to make Damaris Trust. During this time he was, among many other things, responsible for establishing, editing, and writing for Culturewatch, which became the Film & Bible Blog and Damaris Film Blog in 2013.
Tony has written, or co-written, several books including Focus: The Art and Soul of Cinema (2007) and Dark Matter: A Thinking Fan’s Guide to Philip Pullman (2004).
Tony is married to Jane and they have three sons. They are very involved in Above Bar Church, Southampton, where Tony is on the leadership team and preaches regularly, and Jane is the Head of Children’s Work.
Back in Time: A Thinking Fan's Guide to Doctor Who, with Steve Couch and Peter S. Williams
Matrix Revelations: A Thinking Fan’s Guide to the Matrix Trilogy, ed. Steve Couch
Playing God: Talking About Ethics in Medicine and Technology, ed. Tony Watkins
Spooked: Talking About the Supernatural, ed. Tony Watkins
Sex and the Cynics: Talking About the Search for Love, ed. Tony Watkins
Truth Wars: Talking About Tolerance, ed. Tony Watkins
Beyond the Fringe, with Nick Pollard, Paul Harris and Phil Wall
I have written articles for a wide variety of online and print publications. Some are republished here. You will find more on EngagingMedia.info.
I wrote many articles and discussion guides for Culturewatch (later the Film & Bible Blog) while working with Damaris. At present, most of these are not available, but you'll find some on this site, mostly under film and literature.
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