Jesus paired these two—peacemakers and Children of God—because children have a way of reminding adults that moral formation is an active, creative process, not simply a list of unchanging rules. Peacemaking takes creativity, collaboration, and compromise; three things children are doing all the time. We explain it this way in the Art of Ethics project at the Stead Center.
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 […]
As we taste the world, we perceive it. Hence losing taste, which is one of the symptoms of Covid-19, entails losing a primary connection to the […]
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.
Shortly after John Webster passed away unexpectedly on May 25, 2016, a friend and I found ourselves reminiscing about our late mentor. “The thing I […]