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How I use Mobile Technology in the Classroom

If you follow me on Twitter, I may have blown up your feed with dispatches from #LancLearns. Lancaster Learns is a seven-college collaborative conference “to promote quality teaching and learning ...

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Watching The Central Park Five @Etowncollege

In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were arrested and charged with brutally attacking and raping a white female jogger in Central Park. News media swarmed the case, calling them a “wolfpack.”  The five ...

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Talking Malcolm, Haley, and Bible at Hamilton College

On February 16, I had the pleasure of thinking aloud at Hamilton College. And a what great place to be! In the morning I guest taught in Brent Rodriguez-Plate’s course, ...

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Practicum’s Syllabus Project–Signifying Religion

The editors of The Practicum Blog asked me to share my take ...
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#EtownEngage: #FergusonSyllabus Teach-In

LancasterOnline’s Tim Stuhldreher spoke to my colleagues and I about what the #FergusonSyllabus ...
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Film Review of Exodus: God and Kings

My take on Sir Ridley Scott's Exodus story. Featured in LancasterOnline's Faith ...

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Identity Cards & Identity Cost–Is it worth it?

Last June was a pretty raucous time for me. I was finishing up my dissertation on the politics of scriptures. I was packing boxes to move from LA to PA. And I was doing a lot of dreaming, not just about what was coming next, but also about what I would be leaving behind. It […]

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Lessons Learned While Blogging the Future

The Back to the Future trilogy is part of my personal canon. I mean who doesn’t love hover boards and Huey Lewis & the News? But for all of its whimsy, it makes a profound statement about human fathoming. The films are a meditation on the paradox that, although “the grass is always greener on […]

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Religious Studies…It’s Complicating!

To work in religious studies is to constantly ask, “What are we talking about again?..Who’s doing what?…How does that work?” There’s been a lot of cool stuff in the news showcasing what many of us think the discipline is about. Kate Blanchard of Alma College shares the type of issues that keep us up at […]

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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. […]

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“Are We Really Just One Human Race?”– #EtownEngage

On January 12-13, Elizabethtown College hosted a teach-in called #EtownEngage. Over 20 faculty from across the disciplines opened their classrooms to the community and hosted discussions on issues related to recent events in Ferguson, MO, Staten Island, NY and elsewhere–a conversation pointed to by the hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter. In REL 370: Ethnicity, Gender, and Religion, I gave a talk […]

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