Kevin C. Neece

Kevin C. Neece is the author of the Gospel According to Star Trek series (Cascade Books) and a speaker on media, the arts and pop culture from a Christian worldview perspective. He is also the founder and curator of The Undiscovered Country Project.

He served as a contributing editor for Imaginatio et Ratio: A Journal of Theology and the Arts and is the editor or co-editor of works on Spock and Leonard Nimoy, and science fiction and C. S. Lewis. His writing has appeared in a number of books and periodicals, including Light Shining in a Dark Place: Discovering Theology Through Film, New Identity Magazine, and Patheos, among others.

A former professor, Kevin holds a BAS in Communication and Philosophy and an MLA in Fine Arts. He lives with his wife and son in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

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THU Noon: Matter Stream: Star Trek and the Soul (45 mins.)

Room: LALIQUE I [Ballroom Level] Rated: Everyone


When Scotty beams you up, where does your spirit go? What happens to Vulcans' katras when they die? And what do these things say about Star Trek's view of humanity? Kevin C. Neece, author of the Gospel According to Star Trek series, discusses the depiction of the spirit, soul, and afterlife in Star Trek and asks whether human beings are more than the sum of our DNA.


Speaking: Kevin C. Neece

Category: Discussion Panel

 



FRI 2:00p.m.: The Gospel According to Star Trek (45 mins.)

Room: BEL-AIR 1 [Lobby Level] Rated: Everyone


What's Christian about Star Trek? Nothing. That's the way most people see it and that certainly seems to be the way the franchise is intended. There's no question that the Trek universe is based on a doggedly humanistic worldview and is set in a future time when religion has essentially vanished from Earth. If that's the case, how can there even be a ''Gospel According to Star Trek''? In this presentation, author and speaker Kevin C. Neece shares the voyage of discovery that led him to embark upon his Gospel According to Star Trek book series, putting Star Trek into conversation with a Christian worldview perspective and learning how a science fiction television series can help us become better humans.


Speaking: Kevin C. Neece

Category: Discussion Panel

 



FRI 7:00p.m.: Star Trek and the Theology of Gene Roddenberry (45 mins.)

Room: BEL-AIR 2/3 [Lobby Level] Rated: Everyone


Atheist. It's one of the most fundamental labels people think they can apply to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. It's also one of the most fundamental errors people make when discussing him. Surprised? So was author and speaker Kevin C. Neece when he spent more than a year researching Roddenberry for his Gospel According to Star Trek book series. In this talk, Kevin will share what he has learned about Roddenberry's spiritual quest and how it has informed the Star Trek franchise. He'll also discuss how and why people of faith should (ahem) engage with Star Trek, atheist creator or not.


Speaking: Kevin C. Neece

Category: Discussion Panel

 



SAT Noon: Matter Stream: Star Trek and the Soul (45 mins.)

Room: BEL-AIR 5 [Lobby Level] Rated: Everyone


When Scotty beams you up, where does your spirit go? What happens to Vulcans' katras when they die? And what do these things say about Star Trek's view of humanity? Kevin C. Neece, author of the Gospel According to Star Trek series, discusses the depiction of the spirit, soul, and afterlife in Star Trek and asks whether human beings are more than the sum of our DNA.


Speaking: Kevin C. Neece

Category: Discussion Panel

 



SAT 8:00p.m.: Star Trek and the Theology of Gene Roddenberry (45 mins.)

Room: BEL-AIR 4 [Lobby Level] Rated: Everyone


Atheist. It's one of the most fundamental labels people think they can apply to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. It's also one of the most fundamental errors people make when discussing him. Surprised? So was author and speaker Kevin C. Neece when he spent more than a year researching Roddenberry for his Gospel According to Star Trek book series. In this talk, Kevin will share what he has learned about Roddenberry's spiritual quest and how it has informed the Star Trek franchise. He'll also discuss how and why people of faith should (ahem) engage with Star Trek, atheist creator or not.


Speaking: Kevin C. Neece

Category: Discussion Panel

 



SUN 10:00a.m.: Vulcan Messiah: Spock as a Christ Figure (45 mins.)

Room: BEL-AIR 2/3 [Lobby Level] Rated: Everyone


No one intended for Spock's story to be a metaphor for the story of Jesus. No one intended the character of Spock to reflect Christ. Amazingly, though, a surprisingly rich symbolic portrayal of the gospel can be found in Spock, especially in Star Trek II, III, and IV. Yes, even the funny one with the whales! Drawing on three chapters from his book, The Gospel According to Star Trek: The Original Crew, author and speaker Kevin C. Neece shares the incredible imagery upon which he stumbled while researching Star Trek. Spoilers abound, but the discussion will be, well, fascinating!


Speaking: Kevin C. Neece

Category: Discussion Panel