2018 Continuing Education Institute

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Preston Taylor Institute

Wednesday, March 7th  and Thursday, March 8th
9:00am- 10:30am

Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

Rev. Dr. Crowder is an author, noted speaker, and Bible and pop culture educator. She serves as Associate Professor of Theological Field Education and New Testament and Director of the ACTS DMin in Preaching Program at Chicago Theological Seminary. Dr. Crowder earned a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in Speech Pathology/Audiology from Howard University. She was the Student Commencement Speaker for her college graduation. She received a Master of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary. She earned its Anderson Theology Award and was recognized for her honors work in preaching and Greek. Dr. Crowder received Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in New Testament from Vanderbilt University. She was a Fund for Theological Education Dissertation Fellow, a Wabash Center for Teaching Fellow and a Louisville Institute Summer Grant recipient. Her many publications include essays in True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary and The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. She ponders social media and theology in Thinking Theologically. Her article on yoga and spirituality can be found in the Disciples Women magazine.

Dr. Crowder frequently blogs for The Huffington Post and Inside Higher Education. She served on the Editorial Boards of ON Scripture and Feasting on the Gospels and recently published an article on New Testament themes in R and B music. Her latest book is When Momma Speaks: The Bible and Motherhood from a Womanist Perspective.

Some of Dr. Crowder’s additional ministry highlights include:

  • -Lecturer—2017 Hampton University Ministers’ Conference
  • -Inductee—Morehouse College Collegium of Scholars (2017)
  • -Interlocutor—Reza Aslan’s CNN Believer Series Advanced Screening (2017)
  • -2016 Judith Sanderson Women in Leadership Award–Chicago Theological Seminary
  • -Keynote Speaker—2015 Festival of Faiths Opening Worship Service
  • -Study Leader–Covenant Bible Study and Video Series (Abingdon Press)
  • -Member—Board of Directors, Division of Overseas Ministries (Disciples of Christ)
  • -Program Speaker–Inaugural Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Dorothy Brown Breakfast
  • -Program Director–MICTAN HIV/AIDS Training Network
  • -Program Minister–Regional Meeting and Boule of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Dr. Crowder, a Baptist and Disciples of Christ minister, is married to Rev. Dr. William E. Crowder, Jr., Pastor of Park Manor Christian Church, in Chicago, IL. Their two very active sons keep this #WomanistMomma and #SportsMomma on the move!


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