David Dark is an American writer, the author of We Become What We Normalize: What We Owe Each Other In Worlds That Demand Our Silence, Life's Too Short To Pretend You're Not Religious, The Sacredness of Questioning Everything, Everyday Apocalypse: The Sacred Revealed in Radiohead, The Simpsons, and Other Pop Culture Icons and The Possibility of America: A Meditation on a God-blessed, Christ-haunted Idea, which was included in Publishers’ Weekly’s top religious books of 2005. He also contributed a chapter to the book Radiohead and Philosophy: Fitter Happier More Deductive (Chicago: Open Court, 2009). Following years of teaching high school English, he received his doctorate in 2011 and now teaches at the Tennessee Prison for Women, Charles Bass Correctional Facility, and Belmont University where he is associate professor of Religion and the Arts. A resident of Nashville, Tennessee, he is married to singer/songwriter Sarah Masen.
David Dark has four times presented at the Festival of Faith and Music at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was a workshop speaker in 2003 and 2009, and the keynote speaker at the 2005 and 2007 events. He is in the 2013 documentary "American Jesus" in which he tells the story of 'Uncle Ben' to explain the relationship Christians have with their faith.
- Dark, David (2002). Everyday Apocalypse: The Sacred Revealed in Radiohead, The Simpsons, and Other Pop Culture Icons. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press.
- ——— (2005). The Gospel According To America: A Meditation on a God-blessed, Christ-haunted Idea. ISBN 9780664227692.
- ——— (2009). The Sacredness of Questioning Everything. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. ISBN 9780310286189.
- ——— (2016). Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious. Downer's Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
- David Dark's Substack
- Dark Interviewed by Ray Waddle
- Coverage in Publishers' Weekly
- Review of The Sacredness of Questioning Everything