Posts tagged ‘Religion’

Dr. Sayers Completes Blog Series

Dr. Matthew R. Sayers, professor of religion, recently completed a series of blogs on Vocation Matters, a blog hosted by the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE). In the four-post series, he discusses the challenges of seeking truth and understanding in contemporary American culture by focusing on themes of history, diversity, truth, and empathy. 

Dr. Sayers’s Post Published on Vocation Matters

Dr. Sayers’s Post Published on Vocation Matters

Dr. Matthew Sayers, professor of religion, shared the “Twelve Ground Rules for Dialogue on Difference,” on the blog Vocation Matters. His piece reflects on dialogue across difference.  

Dr. Sayers Interviewed by ABC 27 Regarding Exorcisms

Dr. Matthew Sayers, associate professor of religion and director of religion and philosophy, was interviewed by Dennis Owens, ABC’s anchor, for a story about the Catholic Church and priests who serve as exorcists.

Dr. Robbins Co-Edits International Journal Issue

Dr. Jeff Robbins, professor of religion, co-edited a special issue of the Journal for Continental Philosophy of Religion with Dr. Jason Alvis of the University of Vienna in Austria. Alvis and Robbins also co-authored an editorial introduction for the issue.

Mary Auker-Endres ’10 Running for Office

Mary Auker-Endres ’10, religion and philosophy, recently announced that she will run against the incumbent in the next election for the legislative district that covers northwestern Lancaster County. She will run as a Democrat against eight-term seat hold Rep. David Hickernell, a Republican.

Rev. Carolyn Gillette’s ’82 Hymn about Texas Church Massacre Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Rev. Carolyn Gillette ’82, co-pastor of Overbrook Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, was interviewed after writing a hymn in honor of the 26 people killed at the First Baptist Church in Texas. The article, “From Texas shootings to hurricanes, Overbrook pastor turns news into hymns,” notes that Rev. Gillette, a religion major, has written more than 300 hymns in response to gun violence, natural disasters, and other topics, including a piece commissioned by Bishop Peggy Johnson ’75, and honorary LVC trustee and Bishop of the Philadelphia Area of the United Methodist Church.

Professor Robbins Quoted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dr. Jeff Robbins, professor of religion and faculty mentor for the Allwein Scholars Program, was interviewed regarding the opening of Washington, D.C.’s newest museum, the Museum of the Bible. Dr. Robbins expressed concerns, including that “They seem to be excluding a great deal of diversity that makes early history much more interesting than the mythologized version of history.”

Rev. Bruce Druckenmiller ’77 to Serve Trinity United

The Rev. Bruce R. Druckenmiller ’77, religion, recently was elected as the settled pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ (UCC) in Waynesboro. He previously served for 14 years as executive director of the Hartman Center, a camp, conference, and retreat center of the Penn Central Conference of the UCC in Milroy.