REL 321 The Bible and Race in the USA

In the journey to become American, communities find themselves having to contend with the Bible and race. The manner of the intersections and negotiations may vary, but the connection is consistent part of the nation's history. This seminar examines the relationship between these two discourses in the American experiment, giving special attention to how the Bible has … Continue reading REL 321 The Bible and Race in the USA

REL 101 (WCH): Signifying Religion: An African American Worldview

What if the study of religion started with the African American experience? Instead of privileging a specific tradition, this course examines the history of a people who came to a new world compelled to quickly learn the significance of "religion" itself. We will follow along by plumbing the depths of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, listening to … Continue reading REL 101 (WCH): Signifying Religion: An African American Worldview

Wabash Center for Teaching & Learning in Religion & Theology

The Wabash Center is a premier space for professional development for educators in Religious Studies and Theology. Through workshops, consultations, a journal, and a number of social media projects, the center has played a substantial  part in the development of best practices and best practitioners. At the 2015 Reception for New Teachers, I was invited … Continue reading Wabash Center for Teaching & Learning in Religion & Theology

Watching The Central Park Five @Etowncollege

In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were arrested and charged with brutally attacking and raping a white female jogger in Central Park. News media swarmed the case, calling them a "wolfpack."  The five would spend years in prison for a crime they didn’t commit before the truth about what really happened became clear. With THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, this story … Continue reading Watching The Central Park Five @Etowncollege

#EtownEngage: #FergusonSyllabus Teach-In

LancasterOnline’s Tim Stuhldreher spoke to my colleagues and I about what the #FergusonSyllabus looks like at Elizabethtown College. Check out his article, “College events look at Post-Ferguson, Race, Justice Questions.”