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Teresa Blythe

5100 S. Renewal Lane
Tucson, Arizona, United States


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Teresa Blythe is a freelance writer, spiritual director and media literacy advocate who became interested in the theological analysis of television while a student at San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS), where she graduated with a Master of Divinity and Diploma in the Art of Spiritual direction in 2000. Prior to and during seminary, Teresa worked as a broadcast journalist for radio stations in Baltimore, Tucson and San Francisco. She is the co-author of two books, "Watching What We Watch: Prime-Time Television Through the Lens of Faith" from Geneva Press and "Meeting God in Virtual Reality: Using Spiritual Practices with Media" from Abingdon Press (2004). She is also the media review editor for Presbyterians Today magazine and writes reviews of religion books for Publishers Weekly and numerous other publications. Teresa's new book, "50 Ways to Pray: Practices from Many Traditions and Times" comes out in April of 2006.

As a spiritual director, Teresa works with individuals and groups to assist them in discovering God’s purpose and desire in their lives. She currently serves as Coordinator of the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson. She is a spiritual director and facilitator for the Volunteers Exploring Vocation pilot project for the Fund for Theological Education and has served as a staff spiritual director for SFTS’s Youth Ministry and Spirituality Project, a Lilly foundation project designed to revitalize youth ministry through the education and practice of Christian spiritual disciplines.

Teresa lives and works out of Tucson, Arizona and can be reached at

Interests: Religion, spirituality and media

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Watching What We Watch: Prime-Time Television Through the Lens of Faith
  • "The God of Prime-time Television" essay in Religion as Entertainment
  • Meeting God in Virtual Reality: Using Spiritual Practices with Media