Kate Ott, Director of the Stead Center is part of the new eBook “Thinking Tools in #AI, #Religion and #Culture” edited by Dr. Heidi A […]
At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, #stayathome spread on social media. However, it entails privilege. The hashtag assumes the widespread availability of housing for […]
On March 14, 2023, The Stead Center of Ethics and Values welcomed faith leaders Chaplain Tahera Ahmad, Dr. Kate Ott, Rev. Julie Windsor Mitchell, and […]
Foreboding headlines describe a dystopian future where ChatGPT replaces human jobs, entices students into pervasive cheating, and finally offers a strong competitor to Google search. […]
Common Callings and Ordinary Virtues focuses on the ordinary, the quotidian, and the mundane. Why write about such a humdrum topic? In my training as […]
DeFranza critiques traditionalist interpretations of the Bible that have harmed women, LGBTQIA+, cis-gender and straight people; advancing more inclusive, faithful, healthy, and ethical biblical interpretations.
Photo by Jack Moreh from Freerange Stock Stress is a prevalent form of emotional, psychological, and affective tension when we cannot control exterior situations or pressure. Because it […]
In spaces like seminaries, there is a tangible and growing desire to step out of our theological and pedagogical conformity. But we fail to capitalize […]
Attempting to teach an Indigenous pedagogy in the current Western seminary approach, content differences aside, is the proverbial attempt to fit a square peg in to a round hole. There are some things that Western educators can be made aware of to help with the fit, but it will never substitute ground-level Indigenous education via decolonized and Indigenized Indigenous mentors.
Extreme weather in Texas for about a week in February saw snow in places where the existence of the white stuff had hitherto been only […]