Workshops and Colloquies Each summer Wabash launches a new set of workshops (for early career faculty) and colloquies (on specified topics, for mid-career faculty) that meet for a week during 2 successive summers. Read more Conferences by Invitation Although most of our programming is designed for smaller groups, we also have ...
Wabash Center Grant Program The Wabash Center provides funds for activities that enhance teaching and learning in the fields of religious and theological studies as taught in colleges, universities, and theological schools. We fund projects that focus on at least one of three areas: improving teaching and learning practices encouraging ...
Books, Articles, Syllabi, and Websites to Support Teachers of Theology and Religion New Resources in the Collection Teaching Justice Teaching Online Books Recommended Reading The Wabash Center's Journal On Teaching Read and Download the Latest Issue Anti-Racist Teaching Webinar Series These seven illuminating conversations between Nancy Lynne Westfield, Director of ...
Consultants for Faculty Conversations on Teaching and Learning Wabash Center Consultants are faculty and administrators drawn from colleges, universities, and theological schools who help faculty, departments, and deans identify and respond to issues such as: Engaging race, gender, and other student diversities Striving to become an anti-racist institution Designing more ...
List of Consultants
Consultants Available To Facilitate Faculty Conversations Wabash Center consultants are faculty and administrators drawn from a variety of colleges, universities, and theological schools. Our consultants have a depth of experience with issues of faculty development and ways to strengthen the classroom experience. We pair consultants with a school's written request ...
Weird Religion: A Podcast (Podcast Series)
Podcast Series. A podcast for people who know religion is weird, but love it anyway. Your hosts, Leah Payne and Brian Doak, are both professors, authors, and pop culture aficionados, whose interests range from archaeology and history and linguistics to LARPing and The Walking Dead. Episodes tackle some piece of ...
Teaching In Higher Ed (Podcast Series)
This podcast, hosted by Bonni Stachowiak, airs weekly. The podcast focuses on topics such as excellence in teaching, instructional design, open education, diversity and inclusion, productivity, creativity in teaching, educational technology, and blended learning.
What's the Difference between Assessment and Evaluation?
Handy 1-page summary of difference between grades and assessment, from the Duke University website.
Times Higher Education (Podcast Series)
Podcast Series. In each podcast the editors provide a review of the current issue of "Times Higher Education."
A Democratic Imagination
As a theological educator, I’m used to having to make a case for why studying the history of religious movements in the United States is exciting. It’s very common to hear students say at the beginning of a course that history is boring or tedious or not worth ...
How Can We Keep the Love of Teaching? Waking up and Positioning Ourselves
As we finish this semester, it might be a good exercise to look back and see what worked, what didn’t quite work, and what will never work. Student evaluations often convey needs or anger or unfocused frustrations; very little that can actually teach us, so we must ponder our ...
Get to Know Students with Creative Bravery: One Size Does Not Fit All
Have you ever asked a question in class for which you did not know the answer; a question for which you did not have THE one answer in mind? Have you ever planned an assignment or designed a learning activity that was so freewheeling that you did not know what ...
How Are We American? Expanding the Civil Religious Narrative in the Classroom and Beyond
In Interfaith Justice and Peacemaking, an integrative core class which explores the history of tolerance, intolerance, and interfaith efforts in the United States, one of the core texts we use is Eboo Patel’s Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Experience (2018). Central to Patel’s argument is ...
A Summer of Inspiration: Nature and Creativity
As a writer and a teacher I am always looking for ways to inspire my creativity. This summer I have committed to a practice of getting out in nature. I will be visiting national parks, state parks and doing some cabin stays. The goal is to incorporate the sounds ...
Around a Religious Text: The Bhagavadgītā
A 2020 course by Manasicha Akepiyapornchai at Cornell University "explores the Bhagavadgītā in different aspects to answer the question of how powerful a religious text can be. We will discuss how translations, commentaries, biographies, and scholarly sources shape the Bhagavadgītā and contribute to its popularity in the premodern and ...
Missional Church and Leadership
A 2021 course by Mark Lau Branson at Fuller Theological Seminary is a "practical theology course that engages biblical, theological, and practical matters in ecclesiology and leadership."
A 2020 course by Andrew Monteith at Elon University is "designed to familiarize students with Christian history, with the key topics which have been relevant to assorted Christians, and with the diversity that falls under the umbrella term 'Christianity.'"
Irreligious and Secular Religion
A 2020 course by Andrew Monteith at Elon University "investigates traditions that—in many cases—would not identify themselves as 'religion,' or which attempt to reject 'religion' as a concept. Examples of such traditions include New Atheism, Satanism, the veneration of social and political systems, Scientology, and even some religions ...
Religion and American Popular Culture
A 2019 course by Andrew Monteith at Elon University analyzes "the ways that movies, television, sports, novels, and other types of popular culture can shape, cultivate, interact with, and even serve as religion."
Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities
A curated collection of reusable resources for teaching and research. Organized by keyword, each annotated artifact (teaching strategy) can be saved, shared, and downloaded.
"Crossing the Threshold by Unlearning the “Truth” in Biblical Studies"
This short essay describes a teaching strategy that addresses two of the threshold concepts named by John Van Maaren in his essay “Transformative Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge: Toward a Threshold Concept Framework for Biblical Studies,” also published in this issue of the journal.
"All Interpretations Are Subjective"
This short essay describes a teaching strategy that addresses a key threshold concept in undergraduate biblical studies courses – how an interpreter’s location within a particular tradition influences that interpreter’s understanding of biblical texts about gender, sex, and sexuality. It is a companion essay to John Van Maaren’s “...
Eric, Kate & Roger Discuss Online Education
A conversation about the benefits, possibilities, and challenges of teaching online with Dr. Roger Nam of George Fox University, Dr. Eric Barreto of Luther Seminary, and Dr. Kate Blanchard of Alma College.
Eric, Kate & Roger Discuss Scholarship & Teaching
A conversation about scholarship and teaching with Dr. Roger Nam of George Fox University, Dr. Eric Barreto of Luther Seminary, and Dr. Kate Blanchard of Alma College.
The Wabash Center at AAR/SBL 2016 (part 1 of 2)
Teachers and scholars of theology and religion speak about what The Wabash Center has done to help them with their work. See you at AAR/SBL 2016!.
Eric, Kate & Roger Discuss How to Give Final Exams
As finals week draws near, Dr. Roger Nam of George Fox University, Dr. Eric Barreto of Luther Seminary, and Dr. Kate Blanchard of Alma College discuss how they, as teachers and educators of theology and religion, prepare to give final exams.
Eric, Kate & Roger Discuss How to Dress for the Front of the Classroom
A practical conversation about what to wear in front of the classroom with Dr. Roger Nam of George Fox University, Dr. Eric Barreto of Luther Seminary, and Dr. Kate Blanchard of Alma College.