Monthly Archives: January 2011

Asking Good Questions about Alchemy

One of my goals as a teacher is to show my students how to look into the material themselves, rather than just spout information at them. So I tend to focus on disputed points in the scholarship, especially stuff like … Continue reading

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Where are all the women?

My class was held at the most progressive school in a consortium of left coast seminaries. I was supposed to sell it as scholarship with a social-activist edge. So I was trying to ask questions to provoke my students into … Continue reading

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