The undergraduate Bible courses I teach have a distinct cultural twist in approach and content; because my section is designated for international students, we typically have 8-12 countries represented in a class of 20 students (both international and third-culture students). Significant time is given in class to explore the relationship between biblical cultures and the various social locations of today's students and communities.
I’ve been teaching hermeneutics from an inductive Bible study method for 8 years; my philosophy of teaching this course includes a variety of approaches, including the use of color, fishbowl activities, competitions and games, observation and analysis of TV programs, music, sensory experiences of Scripture, journaling, Lectio Divina, and various modes of technology.
I completed a master’s in vocal performance at USC; I also studied posture and body technique under the Alexander method; my specialty is French mélodies, particularly those of Claude Debussy.
Taizé style of worship brings the ancient to the contemporary. I have directed several ensembles in this form of worship for the non-liturgical church setting. When conducting the ensembles, I typically provide history, philosophy of worship, and benefits of this form of contemplative worship.
Courses TaughtGMIN 546 – Seminar in Educational Ministry
GMIN 578 – Worship Leadership
GMIN 618 – Philosophy of Ministry
UBBL 100 – Introduction to Biblical Literature: Exodus/Deuteronomy
UBBL 230 – Luke/Acts
GBBL 511 – Seminar in Biblical Interpretation