The Devil’s Gateway

I’m not enthusiastic about the early Christian councils or related heresies, so I decided to write my recently-assigned Christian history essay on a text that is firmly within my wheelhouse: a tract where a Christian man tells women about the sinfulness of their bodies and clothing. Tertullian’s On the Apparel of Women, written during the…

Strawberries and Resurrection

In our last house, we had a large garden with eight raised garden beds. We experimented with lots of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, but not everything we planted could survive the brutal desert summers. We probably planted about 150 strawberry plants during the 8.5 years we lived in that house. Strawberries were almost successful indoors,…

Ministry in Media Culture

One of my classes at Luther Seminary this semester has been Proactive Ministry in Media Culture. Our assignments have included a social media map, a social context assignment, a media awareness assignment, a church website reflection, and a media info journal entry. More recently, we had to make some inspirational memes using photos from our…

About Me

Nancy Ross is a faculty member in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Department at Dixie State University, where she has been teaching for 13 years. Her degrees are in art history but she moonlights as a sociologist of religion. She recently co-edited a book with Sara K.S. Hanks titled Where We Must Stand: Ten Years…