Using Design Thinking in the Theological Classroom

What does a business concept have to do with teaching theology? Tom Kelly writes that a “Hands-on, user-centric approach to problem solving can lead to innovation, and innovation can lead to differentiation and competitive advantage.” As theological educators, our work is not inclined toward competitive advantage. Our work is to be present, embodied, and full Read More …

Contemporary Cultural Item with Jesus and John Wayne

Associate Professor of American Religious History, Alison Greene, teaches a course called “History of Christianity in America.” In her course, she assigns a cultural analysis project through the lens of Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation by Kristen Kobes Du Mez. In this text, Du Mez provides Read More …

Practical Papers for Practical Theology

In her course, “Introduction to Practical Theology,” Susan Reynolds invites her students to explore what it means to “do theology in context.” She says, “As they negotiate the fluid, shifting boundary between theology and practice, they encounter a wide and interdisciplinary variety of texts.” In place of the weekly “one-pager” response or reflection of the Read More …

Skill Building for Social Change

Are you interested in political organizing? How do your studies at Candler prepare you for a life of activism and public engagement? These are main objectives of Kyle Lambelet’s “Political Theology and Community Organizing” course: to develop a working theological vocabulary in the realms of political and justice organizing and to utilize this language as Read More …

ScholarBlogs: A Public Scholarship Blog

Ellen Ott Marshall and her doctoral seminar students have recently embraced practice of public scholarship with their class blog. If you weren’t aware of Emory’s ScholarBlog platform, now is the time to check out this Emory-specific instance of WordPress. Any Emory user (student or faculty) can request a ScholarBlog at not cost, which can then Read More …