Broadcast Seeding brings you future food for thought on religion, culture, and teaching. If there’s something folks are afraid to bring up at the dinner table, Dr. Richard Newton discusses it here with today’s most provocative thinkers.
Broadcast Seeding Episode 11: Meredith Minister
Dr. Meredith Minister is Assistant Professor of Religion at Shenandoah University. In this episode we discuss the intellectual transition from theology to religious studies, graduate school to professorship and much more. She also helps us understand the role of the teacher-scholar in bringing theory to undergraduate students and using theory to understand our work in the classroom.
Broadcast Seeding Episode 10 Nyasha Junior
Dr. Nyasha Junior is Associate Professor of Religion at Temple University. A biblical studies scholar with interests in Hebrews Bible, cultural politics, and women and gender studies, Dr. Junior helps us think through how biblical studies scholars can engage their publics in a substantive way.
Broadcast Seeding Episode 9-An Historian's Tour of Lakewood Church-Phillip Luke Sinitiere
Dr. Phillip Luke Sinitiere introduces us to the story behind Lakewood Church, one of America's larges and most controversial congregations. Sinitiere is the author of Salvation with a Smile: Joel Osteen, Lakewood Church, and American Christianity (New York University Press: 2015).
Broadcast Seeding Episode 8 - The Color of Christ - Edward J. Blum
Historian of American Religion, Dr. Edward J. Blum helps us read Jesus iconography to better understand the role race and the Christian faith have had in shaping the meaning ascribed to American bodies. Blum co-authored (with Paul Harvey) the acclaimed book, The Color of Christ: The Saga of Race in America (UNC Press, 2012).
Broadcast Seeding Episode 7- Law and Order- Rita Shah
Dr. Rita Shah(Elizabethtown College)discusses "law and order," the nature of crime, and the emerging field known as critical criminology. Shah is winner of the 2016 Praxis Award from the ASC's Division on Critical Criminology.
Broadcast Seeding Episode 6- Permission Granted- Jennifer Grace Bird
Acclaimed writer and biblical scholar Dr. Jennifer Grace Bird considers the possibilities for reading the Bible in light of modern ethics and historical insights. Her book, Permission Granted: Take the Bible Into Your Own Hands (Westminster/John Knox Press, 2015)inquires what the text says about women, sex, sin and more.