Dr. Curt N. Wanner


  • Ph.D. – University of Georgia
  • Th.M. – Gordon-­Conwell Theological Seminary
  • M.Div. – Gordon-­Conwell Theological Seminary
  • M.A. – Regent University
  • B.A. – Wheaton College


  • 2014 Vulcan Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Toccoa Falls College
  • 2014 SGA (Student Government Association) Faculty of Impact, Toccoa Falls College
  • 2010 Wade Distinguished Scholar of the Year, Toccoa Falls College

When I’m away from the classroom, I enjoy:

  • Being with my family
  • Traveling
  • Watching movies

Research Interests:

  • Religion and Media
  • Theology of Culture and Communication

Scholarly Work and Publications:

  • Left Behind: The Loss of the Sacred in Apocalyptic Media Jeremiads
  • Media Ecology Association Journal, Winter 2009
  • Contributing Writer – Archaeology Study Bible, Zondervan, 2006
  • “A Troublesome Triad: The Uneasy Relationship Between Structuralism and Cultural Studies in the Christian Classroom.” CCCU Cinema Studies Conference: Los Angeles, CA 2013
  • “Cultural Revolutions as Discursive Experience: Evangelicals and the Right Revolution.” Cultural Studies Association Conference: University of California, San Diego, CA 2012
  • “Light and Dark and a Culture of Dualism: Finding Space in Evangelical Cinema” CCCU Cinema Studies Conference: Los Angeles, CA 2011
  • “Disappearance of Seniorhood: Multiculturalism in Children’s Programming” Media Ecology Association: St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO 2009
  • “Pseudo­-Eschatology: Media and the Kingdom of God” Evangelicalism: Now and Then: Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa Falls, GA 2009
  • LOST: Convergence of Gospel and Media Narratives in Evangelical Homiletics In Medias Religiones: Duke University, Durham, NC  2008
  • Contemporary Techno/Theology: Communication Technology and Media Ecology Association: Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, 2008 (Selected as Featured “Historical Materialism and the Kingdom of God”  National Communication Association, Religious Communication Association San Diego, CA 2008

What courses do you teach at TFC?

  • Introduction to Communication
  • Media and Society
  • Film Genres
  • Persuasion
  • Introduction to Media Production
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Introduction to Communication Theory
  • New Media
  • Narrative and Image
  • Communication Ethics
  • Christ, Communication and Culture
  • Rhetoric of Media
  • Study Abroad ­ Europe
  • Western Thought and Culture
  • Rock ‘n Roll and Culture
  • Theology and Popular Culture
  • Media Production

When did you begin teaching at TFC?

  • 2006

What is your favorite aspect of teaching at TFC?

  • Teaching at TFC allows me to investigate the theological character of human communication.

What might people be interested to know?

  • I went to high school in Hawaii. I have two boys and two girls. I enjoy traveling, going to the movies, golfing, and skiing. I also lived in 10 states by the time I was 18.

Favorite verse/quote:

  • “The truth is a snare: you cannot have it, without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you.” -Soren Kierkegaard

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