|2008 ‐ Present||Associate Professor, University of Dayton ‐ Department of Religious Studies|
|2005||PhD, Duke University|
|1998||BA, Colorado College|
Spiritual But Not Religious: What Faith Formation Means in the Age of ‘Nones’ Liturgy (2015)
In my experience, being “spiritual but not religious” (SBNR) is generally treated with derision among clergy and scholars. The many difficulties include the sense that to eschew religious community and doctrine while at the same ...
We Do Not Know How to Love: Observations on Theology, Technology and Disability Journal of Moral Theology (2015)
Does technology enable those who are disabled to be fuller members of society, or does it ultimately seek to eradicate disability and so promote a kind of eugenics against those who are disabled? In the ...
Imposter Happiness or the Real Thing? Marriage, Singleness and the Beatitudes in the 21st Century Ex Auditu (2012)
When I, as a single woman, first began thinking about singleness, I was thinking largely about the fact that marriage is so much the focus at many churches that singleness hardly ever enters the conversation. ...
Stanley Hauerwas’s Influence on Catholic Moral Theology Journal of Moral Theology (2012)
One might begin considering the reception of Stanley Hauerwas’s work in Catholic moral theology by asking: why did both Commonweal and First Things opt to publish reviews of Hauerwas’s memoir Hannah’s Child? What is it ...
Book chapters (4)
Not So Private: A Political Theology of Church and Family Christian Political Witness (2014)
The words used to describe that relationship are public and private, words that frequently appear in both secular and Christian conversations about marriage and family. We name "family" and "church" as private matters, parts of ...
What Kind of Family is Needed for ‘Domestic Church’? A Mystagogy of the Family The Household of God and Local Households (2013)
Is there an ideal Christian family, or indeed, is the term "family" even the best way to think about Christian life together, especially in relation to the term "domestic church"? When it comes to marriage ...
Singular Christianity: Marriage and Singleness as Discipleship Leaving and Coming Home: New Wineskins for Catholic Sexual Ethics (2010)
If only Paul had not written chapter seven of his first letter to the Corinthians. Christians can fairly easily avoid questions about whether to be married or single when they stick to the Gospels, for ...