The creationism versus evolution debate when discussed in an educational setting does not occur exclusively in the United States. On June 12, 2012, the science journal Nature reported the “successful” petition by the Society for Textbook Revise (STR) to remove references to evolution from high school textbooks in South Korea. More >
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Technology is most often referred to as a “tool” for teaching. However, in a recent bi-locational, virtual class, I experienced technology as meaning maker which transformed pedagogical style, power relationships, and the overall learning experience. Here I reflect on the various technologies used and how I understand them to contribute to the shaping of the class community. The course was a January Term one week intensive taught by myself at Drew Theological School and Dr. Kristen Leslie at Eden Seminary in St. Louis. More >
FiR is pleased to present the following call for papers for a special issue on religion, disability and the environment (Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology; fall 2014). If interested, please consult the official posting and contact information below. More >
I’ve been thinking about and living through significant change these last few months. I prefer to think of it more as “transition” because change always seems to be such a mammoth undertaking. Change signals, for me, a willingness to pull up roots, move on to the largely unknown, try not to stumble in the process, and now, do so with my spouse. However, this past Sunday, as I listened to my spouse preach a brilliant sermon on change and marriage equality—refusing to take the easy way out by caricaturing those who are against equality and those who are for it—I reali More >
I always straddle a line in presidential elections. Voting democrat usually feels like endorsing a failed, corrupt two-party system. So I’ve voted Green Party more than once. But I never did it when I lived in a swing state and knew the election would be close. I abhor Obama’s complicity in the killing of innocents in Pakistan. But not voting for him and potentially sending Iowa into Romney’s column didn’t seem like a better option. More >
Guest Blog written by Sylvia Macros, Director of the Center for Psychoethnological Research in Cuernavaca, Mexico and International Board member of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. More >
Patriarchy will get unimaginable amounts of free publicity for the next month as the Roman Catholic Church reshuffles the papal deck. Media commentators will fawn over the proceedings triggered by the unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Unrivaled displays of kyriarchy will be beamed into our homes as reporters explain piously the ancient rituals of a men’s club cloning its own head. It will be hard to ignore and difficult to make sense of, even though the outcome is clear. When the smoke subsides after the Conclave, there will still be a single man at the helm. More >