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Sarah Morice Brubaker, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Theology
denominationUnited Methodist Church


  • Social media in the life of the church
  • The doctrine of the Trinity
  • Body image and churches’ response
  • Christianity and reproductive health


  • BA, Yale University, 1999
  • MTS, Duke University Divinity School, 2003
  • PhD, University of Notre Dame, 2011 

Key Facts

  • Joined PTS in 2009
  • Board member Tulsa Interfaith Alliance
  • Member of steering committee for Liberal Theologies Consultation of the American Academy of Religion
  • Participant in Center for American Progress Faith & Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute
  • Associate editor & blogger for religiondispatches.org

Recent Publications

  • The Place of the Spirit,  (Wipf and Stock, 2013)
  • Chapter contribution to Placing Nature on the Borders of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, Forrest Clingerman and Mark Dixon, eds., (Ashgate, 2011)
  • Contributions to The Christian Century and Geez magazines  

Current Projects

  • Glory Days: The Power and Danger of Christian Nostalgia.
  • Essay contribution to Feasting on the Gospels commentary series

Personal Message

I try whenever possible to set students loose on compelling problems that require theological concepts to solve, supplying the concepts only after they prove useful.  I very much like how Allen Callahan puts it: "[I]t is... students who supply the pearls. And I, the irritants."

Since coming to PTS in 2009 I have been so impressed by the quality and dedication of the students, and the collegiality and expertise of faculty and staff. I admire the PTS community for trying to stay ahead of emerging technologies and the changing religious landscape, while also taking seriously its call to remember.  I have a homepage that serves as a virtual office. My personal blog is The Seedbed. (PTS is not responsible for either site.) You can also click the button to follow me on Twitter.

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