An engaging scholar with a deep commitment to ecumenism and to theological dialogue within the whole church, Sarah Morice-Brubaker joined the PTS faculty July 1, 2009. Her special teaching and research interests include theology and culture, philosophical theology, gender and sexuality, religion and politics, and postmodern thought.
Dr. Morice-Brubaker’s dissertation, The Place of the Spirit, is forthcoming from Wipf and Stock, and she recently contributed a chapter to Forrest Clingerman and Mark Dixon, ed., Placing Nature on the Borders of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics (Ashgate, 2011). Dr. Morice-Brubaker also enjoys writing for nonacademic audiences. She blogs regularly for the online magazine Religion Dispatches (www.religiondispatches.org) and has served as an associate editor there since June 2011. Her writing has also been published in The Christian Century and Geez magazines, and she is contributing three essays to the forthcoming Feasting on the Gospels commentary series.
Dr. Morice-Brubaker serves on the steering committee for the Liberal Theologies Consultation of the American Academy of Religion, is on the board of the Tulsa Interfaith Alliance, and was selected to take part in the Center for American Progress Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute. She is proud of, and grateful for, the formation she received growing up in a congregation of the United Church of Christ. In Tulsa, she and her family have found their place in a wonderful United Methodist community.
She is currently working on a book tentatively titled Glory Days: The Power and Danger of Christian Nostalgia.
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.