When Texts Sell

When Texts Sell

I have never really felt comfortable with the presumed division between teaching and scholarship. The challenges and insights of my students inspire me to research. In fact, I do my ...


Featured in CGU’s The Flame

Recently my research was featured in Claremont Graduate University's magazine.

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Glimpses of Alex Haley’s Scriptural ROOTS

During the nation’s bicentennial, a media phenomena captivated the attention of American reading and television audiences. Alex Haley’s award-winning work broached the contested role of black people in the United ...

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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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Biblical Disproportion, or How Not to Share Your Views on Facebook

For a moment can we put aside images of a god who would sacrifice a child to save the world or destroy the world save for one family? Whatever one makes of such images, we cease to be human if their imagery fails to haunt us.

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To Exclude or Not To Exclude: The Politics of the World’s Religions Syllabus

There’s no way of getting around it. Some student will ask me why I don’t cover “X” religion in my survey course. It happens all the time. And I usually tell them how, given our limited time together, we can only cover so many traditions. Unfortunately that will appease most students. But I hope by […]

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