Monday Missive – March 18, 2019

Celebrating the Connections between the English Department and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program — Beginning in 1987, March has been designated as Women’s History Month in the United States.  Since I am writing this Monday Missive in the middle of March, it seems like an appropriate time to write about the longstanding relationship between our English Department and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

UNC Charlotte’s Women’s...

How, Why, and When Was the Human Figure of Jesus Was Transformed into the Heavenly Christ

How did it happen that the way Jesus came into the world, and how he left—Christmas and Easter—came to define Christianity itself? I have spent my thirty-year career as a scholar of Christian Origins investigating the silence between two back-to-back statements of the Apostles’ Creed, namely that Jesus was: “Conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born [...]...


Fake Book Titles Extravaganza #2!

You may recall the big post I did back in December in which I shared a bunch of fake book titles that I had made and shared on twitter? Well, I’ve kept doing those fake titles regularly ever since then, and I thought it was a good time to do a second mega-post compiling everything new I’ve done to date! So, without further ado, here is Volume 2 of my Fake Book Titles Extravaganza!

Original title: A Collection of Stories. I’m quite proud of the work I put in to remove the...

A visit to Orchids by Hausermann

I haven’t written a blog post for over a month, so I thought I should stop in and do something!  I’ve had quite a few ups and downs in life over that month, as well as some travel and a lot of work to do — including reviewing the editor’s comments for my upcoming cat physics book! (I have mostly finished them now, thankfully!)

Two weekends ago, I ended up in Chicago for my sister’s 50th birthday party — oh, how time has flown! While I was there, I...

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