The Tenure of Scriptures: Interpreting Wheaton College (Illinois)

Do Christians and Muslims worship the same god? The answer matters at Wheaton, but why does the question?

Calling All Students and Scholars

This October, we began our soft launch of Sowing the Seed: Fruitful Conversations on Religion, Culture, and Teaching. You’ve encouraged our team to keep this thing going. We’re with you! We hope you’ll stay with us for our grand launch in January. Thanks to a grant from Elizabethtown College, we are able to hire a … Continue reading Calling All Students and Scholars

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

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!

Tell me, Doc! “What do I have to do to learn this?”

One pedagogical bandwagon that I've been happy to board is the move to rethink assessment. How do we teach in such a way that evaluation is a means rather than an ends in the learning process? Educator Robert Talbert has been moving from traditional grading to specifications grading in his STEM courses at Grand Valley State University. … Continue reading Tell me, Doc! “What do I have to do to learn this?”