This summer has been one of the hardest on record. What a gift to have the wisdom, insights, and pastoral presence of Rev. Dr. Stephanie Crumpton to guide and inspire us! This week, Dr. Crumpton, who is associate professor at …Read More
Each year for the last few, I’ve taken time, with inspiration from my friends and writing pals Duane Bidwell and Frank Thomas, to compile a Gratitude List of Important Things that I have invested myself in during the past year.…Read More
The 29th Annual Southern Festival of Books charmed me in ways I did not expect. I met amazing people and had some great conversations. Before I got away, River Jordan interviewed me about Anatomy of a Schism for ClearStory Radio.…Read More
A Turn to Lived Experience
The study, practice, and knowledge of big ideas in psychology and religion are shifting and changing in the twenty-first century. One of the most substantial changes is that deep thinking about big ideas demands an engagement with the lived experience of real people and situations.
Improvising Tradition Just now as I sit down to write, I’ve come from singing my daughter to sleep. It is one the best parts of my day. Even if other things are aggravating, or exhausting or dull or depressing, singing…Read More
Upcoming Engagements April 1, 2016 Scholastica Luncheon for Women in Ministry Report from the Thailand Pilgrimage Scarritt-Bennett Center Nashville, Tennessee 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.Register Here April 7, 2016 Festival of Young (Women) Preachers Sponsored by the Alliance of…Read More
A Brief History of Reading Part II(a story continued) So what happened? Why has fiction reading ebbed away? No single reason presents itself, but like certain public events, credit and blame can be spread around in a number of directions.…Read More
Order on Amazon Anatomy of a Schism: How Clergywomen’s Narratives Reinterpret the Fracturing of the Southern Baptist Convention (April 2016, University of Tennessee Press) by Eileen R. Campbell-Reed New! Anatomy of a Schism is now available on Kindle. Academic reviews…Read More
Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter:
whoever finds one has found a treasure.
Faithful friends are beyond price;
no amount can balance their worth.