REL 226 (WCH): The New Testament

The New Testament is a collection of first-century Mediterranean notes between people interested in the burgeoning Jesus movement. Translated, edited, and collated, these writings have since become a touchstone in the cultural heritage of the West. We will attempt to situate New Testament texts in light of the artifacts and social drama of the period … Continue reading REL 226 (WCH): The New Testament

Technology Won’t Make You a Better Teacher! and other professional development insights

Few teachers want to spend their much deserved summer breaks in a professional development workshop. But the faculty at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are hardcore. Their team invited me to lead a session on using third screen (or mobile devices) in the college classroom.
And we had a blast!

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

“Gradating” Understanding in the Religious Studies Classroom

The idea is to create an environment where students are encouraged to learn from their mistakes and to get help when they can't figure something out on their own.

What (Not) To Do @SBL/AAR

In 2011, I had the pleasure of serving as Claremont Graduate University's On-Site Representative for the Society of Biblical Literature. I was the liaison between the university's members and the guild. For one of our professional development events, we had a pre-Annual Meeting gathering called "What (Not) To Do @SBL/AAR. Dean Tammi Schneider lead us … Continue reading What (Not) To Do @SBL/AAR