Inside the Scholar’s Studio with #SBLAAR14 Bingo

Like all conferences of the elite, the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature are theater. There’s a level of make-believe that goes ...


Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies: The #SBLAAR14 Syllabus

There are a lot of great teaching and pedagogy sessions happening at #SBLAAR14. As you build your schedule, make sure you check out what’s happening with the SBL Academic Teaching ...

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“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.

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Seminarium: The Elements of Great Teaching

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Forum for Theological Exploration

Occasional reflections on 21st century Religious Studies scholarship.

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Teaching Religion 101 –The Old School and the New School

On August 29, 2014, members of the Society of Biblical Literature¬†and the American Academy of Religion¬†shared tweets on what they had been taught as students and what they are teaching now as professors. Thanks to everybody who was a part of it. And a special thanks to the Forum for Theological Exploration, Seminarium, and the […]

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Racism–It’s not for Saturday Morning Cartoons or Sunday School Curricula Anymore!

Yesterday in my Bible and Race in the United States of America class, I asked students how differently they might read the Bible were it introduced with the following disclaimer:

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