Teaching Theology with Three Commitments

In this brief video, Dr. Jennifer W. Davidson talks about three commitments she brings to the classroom as a theology professor. First, theology is a matter of life and death. Second, seminary students enter the classroom as theologians already, so the classroom experience is about helping students grow more fully into that identity. Finally, whole-hearted…

As We Begin: Employing Feminist Pedagogy in Teaching Women’s Studies in Religion

In this inaugural Women's Studies in Religion Chair Lecture at the Graduate Theological Union, Dr. Jennifer W. Davidson discusses her approaches to teaching the advanced seminar course in Women's Studies in Religion using feminist, contemplative, and liberative approaches in course design and classroom practices.

Listening for God in Unlikely Places

With the words of the psalm still singing inside me, I marveled at this often unseen part of creation, moving so slowly and inefficiently (back-and-forth and side-to-side as it changed direction, sensing some tiny barrier of a stick or redwood cone in its way), going positively nowhere over the fifteen minutes I watched it moving. And I heard the most beautiful invitation from God in that slug’s anonymity, lack of progress, and blessedness.