Whither the Study of Religion and Culture?

By definition, students are committed to forming an awareness of these constructions. Do they have to abandon using the term? No. But they should think carefully about what they intend by doing so, especially when trying to convey their observations, questions, and arguments to others.

Looking in Vain for the Temple Prostitute

Our series on the power of words features a reflexive research essay by Abby Sanders. Her exegesis of “the temple prostitute” of Genesis 38 turned into an odyssey through the languages and desires of readers past. With the mentorship of Elizabethtown College professor Dr. Christina Bucher, an undergraduate student visits whom this character is written … Continue reading Looking in Vain for the Temple Prostitute

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

Teaching the Bible with Technology #AARSBL15

Richard Newton moderates a panel on "Teaching the Bible with Technology," a joint session of the Academic Teaching & Biblical Studies and Global Educational & Research Technology Program Units of the Society of Biblical Literature at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. We bring you a round-up of abstracts and related dynamic … Continue reading Teaching the Bible with Technology #AARSBL15