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Thanks for your interest in writing for Transpositions. This blog exists to create conversations between Christian theology and the arts, interacting with relevant ideas, trends and scholarship for popular and academic audiences, and we invite guest contributions that further this goal. Submissions of article abstracts (50-100 words) or full articles (500-600 words) can be emailed to transpositionstheblog[at]gmail[dot]com, along with brief biographical details. If you do submit an article or your abstract is accepted, please consider the following guidelines:

  • Purpose: The purpose of articles is not just to inform, but also to invite conversation. It is important, therefore, that articles should not only present a position or pose a question, but also  invite conversation or feedback on stated positions or questions.
  • Topic: We are open to considering any topic dealing with the intersection between theology, imagination, and the arts.
  • Language and Style: Since we desire to write to both a popular and academic audience, please avoid overly technical language and style, but if using technical terminology is necessary, make sure this terminology is adequately explained. All submissions will be proofread and small editorial changes may be made
  • Length: Articles should be between 500-600 words, although book reviews may be up to 1000 words. If articles exceed this word limit, they may be returned for rewriting.
  • Submission: Once your article is accepted and a publication date established, we expect the final article to be submitted to us no later than two days prior to the publication date.
  • Responsibility: If your article is published, you will be expected to respond to any comments and facilitate the conversation in a timely fashion.
  • Copyright and Permissions: Any article published on Transpositions is archived with the British Library, but copyright remains with the author. Reprints are permitted four weeks after initial publication here at Transpositions, and we ask that any reprints contain a line indicating the article was first published on Transpositions. We also reserve the right to rerun your article at a later date.
  • Remuneration. At this point, we are unable to provide any remuneration for articles, but your contributions are highly valuable and serve to promote valuable conversations.

We are grateful to the following people who have already submitted valuable contributions:

  • Dianna Anderson has a Master of Arts from Baylor University and a BA in Theology & Philosophy from the University of Sioux Falls. She currently lives in Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Shawn Bawulski is a PhD student in theology at the University of St Andrews. The Simpsons provides a diversion from his thesis on the doctrine of Hell.  He lives in St Andrews with Sara (wife), Kate (daughter), and Piper (a dog of superior intellect).
  • Katie Bradley, originally from Northern Ireland, is a PhD student at University of St. Andrews researching the theology of the musicals of Rogers and Hammerstein. She is also involved in the production of numerous plays in and around St. Andrews.
  • Travis Buchanan just completed his M.Litt. at the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts at the University of St Andrews and is beginning research for his PhD.
  • Cosette Cornelius-Bates (aka Cosy) is our current featured artist.  She is a fiber artist living in Pittsburgh, Pa.  She has a background in the fine arts, and she has an MCS from Regent College in Christianity and the Arts. She is the author of Knit One, Embillish Too, and you can purchase her work from her Etsy Shop.
  • Jon Coutts is currently studying forgiveness in Karl Barth’s ecclesiology at the University of Aberdeen, having moved from Canada where he did a Master’s thesis on G.K. Chesterton at Briercrest Seminary
  • Bob Covolo is a Ph.D. student at Fuller Theological Seminary working on a dissertation in theology and fashion.
  • Brandon Keith Craft is pursuing an MSc in Forestry from the University of Bangor, Wales. His research interests include sustainable development, aesthetics and the environment, and Christian engagement with place.
  • DJ Dycus is head of the English and Humanities department at Atlanta Christian College in Atlanta, Georgia. He teaches on a wide variety of topics, but his main research has been on graphic novels and comics as a art form.
  • Laurel Gasque is the Associate Editor of ArtWay and the author of Art and the Christian Mind: The Life and Work of H.R. Rookmaaker. She is also sessional lecturer in theology and the arts at Regent College, Vancouver, B.C. and adjunct professor of art history at Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C., Canada.
  • Christina Larsen was born in St Paul, Minnesota and has been performing the piano since age four. She is currently a PhD student at the University of St Andrews researching Christian experience and Divine revelation in the work of Karl Barth and Jonathan Edwards.
  • Reno Lauro has a PhD from the University of St. Andrews Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts, and recently spent the better part of two years working on Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life. He lives in Austin Texas with his wife Dana, two sons Dylan and Corbin, and faithful dog Chewbacca. You can read more of his musings at his blog Time Out of Joint: A notebook on Cinema and Culture.
  • Cole Matson is a Theology finalist at the University of Oxford. His BA thesis is on ‘C.S. Lewis on the Moral Responsibility of the Christian Artist.’ He blogs at The Unicorn Triumphant.
  • James McCullough is a PhD student at the University of St Andrews. His research explores the relationship between works of visual art and spiritual formation.  He lives on a farm near St Andrews with his wife and four children.
  • Ryan Mullins holds an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and is  a PhD student in Theology at the University of St Andrews.
  • Mark Porter grew up on the Isle of Wight but now lives in Oxford, where he studied. He completed his Masters at King’s College London, looking into themes of violence and suffering in the music of James MacMillan. He has a keen involvement with music within and outside the church and enjoys pushing boundaries of creativity and community.
  • Dave Reinhardt is a PhD Candidate at the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the University of St Andrews, researching in the area of theology and theatre.
  • Caleb Roberts is a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University and lives in Stillwater, Oklahoma with his wife Julie where he directs his moonlighting interest of embodied theology into either his blog genu(re)flection or a bright red cast iron pot.
  • Dr. James Romaine is a New York based art historian. He is the co-founder the Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art (ASCHA).  Dr. Romaine is an Associate Professor of art history and chair of the department of art history at Nyack College.
  • Somer Salomon is a PhD student at St. Andrews University, researching the relationship between beauty and eschatology.  She loves being near the sea in Scotland, but as she’s from Virginia, sometimes misses the warm sunshine.
  • Stephen Schuler holds a Ph.D. in English from Baylor University and is an assistant professor of English at the University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama. He is currently working on a book about the theology of W. H. Auden.
  • Elijah Wade Smith is a musician and visual artist pursuing his PhD at the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts at St Mary’s College, the University of St Andrews, as well as ordination as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Church of Scotland.  He contributes to the blog Lost in the Cloud.
  • Dr. E. John Walford is Professor of Art History at Wheaton College, Illinois, where he has taught since 1981. He is author of Jacob van Ruisdael and the Perception of Landscape (Yale University Press, 1991), and Great Themes in Art (Prentice-Hall, 2002).  In his most recent project, An Art Historian’s Sideways Glance (Piquant Editions, 2009), Walford explores the potential of bringing an art historian’s knowledge and eye to the practice of digital photography.
  • Tanya Walker is pursuing a PhD in Divinity from the University of St Andrews. Her research interests include the relationship between the church and the artist and the theological rationale for engagement with the arts.
  • Emily Watkins has a masters from Regent College in applied theology.  She is a homemaker and keeps a daily blog on the extra-ordinary of daily mothering and domestic arts.
  • Dr. Taylor Worley is Assistant Professor of Christian Thought and Tradition and Associate Dean for Spiritual Life at Union University.
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