Required Readings

Required Readings, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween, teachers and learners! I’ve got spine-tingling required readings for you today. In Michigan, school districts differ on how to handle Halloween, a “controversial” holiday. Well, other schools know exactly what to do with Halloween in school: ban it! The faith writer at the Washington Post advocates toning it …

The Atheist Academic

The Atheist Academic: My First Day of Teaching Bible Lit

I walk into the classroom, already defensive. A room packed with pious-looking students stare at me, holding their thick Bibles in their hands. Nervous, I stand in front of the room and stammer that I’m teaching the Bible… as literature. I tell them that we won’t be engaging in philosophical …