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Video: Another Way Home

Video: Another Way Home

November 2, 2012

Charles Long, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, delivered this presentation on November 2 as part of the series "Have Mercy: The Religious Dimensions of the Writings of Toni Morrison."

Bypassing the Bible

Bypassing the Bible

November 2, 2012

Decades later, plaintiff recalls cases limiting religious incursions in public schools.

Marker of Faith

Marker of Faith

October 30, 2012

If ministry is a call, Willie Bodrick II had a clear response for most of his life: No.

"People say you run to your calling, but I ran from mine," Bodrick says. "Everyone told me all my life, 'You ought to be a preacher.' I never really felt like I was able to sculpt my own personality; everyone was imposing something upon me. So I found ways to avoid ministry."

An irrepressible wordsmith and Southern charmer who knows how to engross you in a story, Bodrick was born to an educator mother and a Baptist pastor father and raised in Atlanta.

The Best of Bestowing

The Best of Bestowing

October 26, 2012

HDS professor Stephanie Paulsell reflects on the greatest gift she's ever received.