Christopher Rodkey

Journal Articles:

  • "The Practice of Music in Youth Ministry and the Mystery of the Divine," Journal of Youth and Theology 5.2 (2006): 47-62.
  • "Reconsidering Noise in Theology and in Praxis," Doxology: A Journal of Worship 21 (2004): 72-91.

Articles in Other Periodicals and Serials:

  • "Going Home by a Different Road: Practicing the Faith in Graduate School." American Academy of Religion Student News (Oct. 2008) [electronic publication].
  • "Digital Projection as Stained Glass?" Sacramental Life 20.3 (2008): 9-12.
  • "Let this Aletheiometer Pass From Me." Sacramental Life 20.2 (2008): 30-34.
  • "Reality Check: Confirmation is Graduation." The Education Connection (Winter 2008): 4+.
  • "Teach to Provoke!" YouthWorker Journal 22.6 (July/Aug. 2006): 48-49.
  • "'Woman, You Must Submit!', or Rather: We Must Hold Pastors Accountable!" Progressive Voices 9.2 (Summer 2006): 5-6.
  • "Turning away from Our Dead: A Candlelight Ritual for All Saint's Sunday." Sacramental Life 17.2 (Summer 2005): 7-9.
  • "A Polemic against 'The Festival of the Christian Home.'" Sacramental Life 17.2 (Summer 2005): 18-23.
  • "Is Bad Theology Good Philosophy?: Revisiting Paul Tillich's Problem of Philosophy and Theology." Bulletin of the North American Paul Tillich Society 31.2 (Spring 2005): 18-23.
  • "Hymnody as Public Theology: The Case of The Faith We Sing." Sacramental Life 15.1 (Winter 2002/2003): 451-458.
  • "Popular Music and Theology: A Discussion." Sacramental Life 14.1 (Winter 2002).
  • "The Existential Notion that 'God is Dead' in Industrial Music." Exordium 8 (1999): 17-27.

Chapters in Edited Collections:

  • "The Swan as Sado-Ritual Syndrome?" In Rate Me, ed. Judith Lancioni, forthcoming.
  • "Beating 'God' to Death: Radical Theology and the New Atheism" (with Jeffrey Robbins), In Religion and the New Atheism, ed. Amarnath Amarasingam, forthcoming.
  • "Nietzschean Christology," In The Fractal Self, ed. Douglas Shrader. New York: Oneonta Philosophical Studies, 2000. 155-174.

Short Articles in Books or Reference Volumes:

  • "Kenosis." In The Dictionary of Bible and Western Culture, ed. Mary Ann Beavis and Michael Gilmour, forthcoming.
  • "Thomas Altizer." In The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature, forthcoming.
  • "The Slaughter of the Holy Innocents" (with John Vest). In Encyclopedia of Infanticide, ed. Brigitte Bechtold, forthcoming.
  • "Christian Existentialism" and "Thomas Altizer." In Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, forthcoming.
  • "Brother Roger of Taize." In For All The Saints, 2nd ed. (OSL Press), forthcoming.
  • "Rap Music" and "Third Parties." In Encyclopedia of the Culture Wars (Sharpe, 2008).
  • "Fraternal Organizations" and "War Profiteering." In Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War (Gale Cenegage, 2008).


  • "Review of The Heidelberg Catechism: A New Translation for the 21st Century, trans. By Lee Barrett, III." Everyday Liturgy 1.3 (Aug. 2008).
  • "Profile of Chosen by Mark Millar." Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory 9.2 (Summer 2008): 84-87.
  • "Review of Practicing Discernment with Youth by David White." The Education Connection (Winter 2008): 1-2.
  • "Review of Illustrations from the Bible by Simon Bisley." Sacramental Life 18.4 (Fall 2006).
  • "Reviews of The New Gospel of Christian Atheism and Godhead and the Nothing by Thomas Altizer." Bulletin of the North American Paul Tillich Society 32.4 (Fall 2006): 7-9.
  • "Review of Human Experience by John Russon." Philosophical Practice 2.1 (2006): 61-63.
  • "Review essay on Thinking Through the Death of God, ed. by Lissa McCullough and Brian Schroder." Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory 6.3 (Fall 2005): 109-115.
  • "Reviews of Get up off Your Knees by Raewynne Whiteley and Beth Maynard and Tangled up in The Bible by Michael Gilmour." Sacramental Life 17.3 (2005): 38- 39.
  • "Profile of Approaches to Auschwitz, revised ed., by Richard Rubenstein and John Roth." Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory 5.3 (August 2004): 147-149.
  • "Profile of Shopping Malls and Other Sacred Spaces by John Pahl." Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory 5.2 (April 2004): 147-149.
  • "Review of What Happens in Holy Communion? by Michael Welker." Sacramental Life 14.2 (Spring 2002): 331-334.

Conference Papers:

  • "Is Medical Experimentation on Prisoners Ethical?"
    AAR Annual Meeting, Bioethics section, Washington, DC. (November 2005).
  • "Transcendence and Immanence in Youth Culture."
    Adventures in Philosophy Conference, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ (November 2006).
  • Response to Wilson Dickinson's "Kenotic Subjectivity."
    Apophatic Bodies Conference, Drew University, Madison, NJ, (October 2006).
  • "Atheist Father? Gregory of Nyssa and the Death of God."
    AAR Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, Contemporary Perspectives of Early Christian Thought panel, New Brunswick, NJ, (March 2005).
  • "Is Bad Philosophy Good Theology?: Paul Tillich's Distinction Between Philosophy and Theology."
    AAR/North American Paul Tillich Society meeting, San Antonio, TX, (November 2004).
  • "What’s Right With Islam."
    Panel discussion with Feisal Abdul Rauf, Mountain Lakes, NJ, (October 2004).
  • "Insights into Youth Today."
    Panel discussion with Dori Baker, Gary Donhardt, and Joyce Mercer. New Visions of Youth Ministry Conference, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, (September 2004).
  • "A Theological Interpretation of the Literary Space of the Comic Book Genre."
    Religion and The Culture of Print in America Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, (September 2004).
  • "Is Community Possible in the Phenomenology of Edmond Husserl and Edith Stein?"
    SUNY-Oneonta Philosophy Conference, Oneonta, NY, (April 2004).
  • "Reconsidering Noise in Theology and in Praxis."
    AAR Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, Baltimore, MD, (March 2004)
  • "Incarnational Theology and Sexuality: Reconsidering Old Wounds."
    St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA, (March 2002).
  • "Karl Rahner's Philosophy and Theology of Death."
    Society of Christian Philosophers Central Division Meeting, Bethel College, Minneapolis, MN, (March 2002).
  • "Helping Students Make Healthy Religious Choices."
    Illinois Residence Hall Association Conference, Chicago, IL, (February 2002).
  • "Nietzschean Christology."
    SUNY-Oneonta Philosophy Conference, (April 1999).

Sermons at Universities and Commencement Addresses:

  • "The New Within Ourselves." Commencement Address, Drew University, 24. October, 2008.
  • "The Greatest Weight." Drew University Chapel, Madison, NJ, 1. November 2006.
  • "You Should Be Afraid!" University of Chicago, Bond Chapel, Chicago, IL, 20. February 2002.