Locating Value in the Study of Religion

Sowing the Seed is going on break for summer vacation. We have lots of projects in the works to hit the ground running in September. I do have some publications that will be coming out in the next few months which I'll share here. My latest journal article, "Locating Value in the Study of Religion," is … Continue reading Locating Value in the Study of Religion

#SyrRelBodies: US Religions and the Regulation of Bodies of Color

Learn more about Dr. Goodwin's amazing class here and follow the hashtag #SyrRelBodies on Twitter for a well-curated discussion of US religions and the regulation of bodies of color. 1. Tell us about #SyrRelBodies. Describe the project. #SyrRelBodies is the hashtag for “Black+Blue,” my honors course on American religion and the regulation of bodies of … Continue reading #SyrRelBodies: US Religions and the Regulation of Bodies of Color

#CLUsexeth – Teaching Sexual Ethics Through Twitter

  In this interview, Kirsten Gerdes tells us about how she uses Netflix's Orange is the New Black and Twitter as a way of engaging students about sexual ethics and religion. 1. Tell us about the hashtag. Describe the project.  At California Lutheran University (CLU), I teach a class on sexual ethics for the religion department, and … Continue reading #CLUsexeth – Teaching Sexual Ethics Through Twitter

Reading “The African American Bible” on Paper and in Class

The Journal of Biblical Literature recently published a series on ways that biblical scholars have engaged with #BlackLivesMatter in their work. Adele Reinhartz, the journal's general editor, introduces the essays in this way: In this Forum, six scholars reflect on how racial violence and the movements that attempt to eradicate such violence intersect with the field of biblical studies, both … Continue reading Reading “The African American Bible” on Paper and in Class

Teaching Starter: Milking Classification

NPR and WBUR's Here and Now featured a fascinating example of the power of classification. Dairy farmers say makers of plant-based milks — like almond milk and soy milk — are stealing away their customers. As Harvest Public Media's Luke Runyon (@LukeRunyon) reports, the fight boils down to the definition of a single word. If … Continue reading Teaching Starter: Milking Classification