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Donald "Don Michael" Hudson

Title:

Chair, Philosophy and Religion

School:

College of Arts and Sciences

Office Location:

Bristol Campus: Tadlock/Wallace 207

Office Phone:

423.652.4154

Email:




"Il n'y a pas de hors-texte'. "

Biography

Don Michael Hudson is a faculty member in the King College of Arts and Sciences where he is also the Chair of the Philosophy and Religion department. He specializes in the historical section (Former Prophets) of the Old Testament, and in particular, he is dedicated to understanding and reading the book of Judges in light of new Syro-Palestinian archaeological evidence in tandem with modern theory and methods (Academia.edu). Over the last ten years he has studied Iron Age 1 and 2 in Israel, Jordan, and Turkey. In Israel, he has directed King’s participation in the Lautenschlager Tel Azekah excavation led by Oded Lipschits and Yuval Gadot of Tel Aviv University and Manfred Oeming of Heidelberg University. Each summer he leads a team of undergraduate students to Palestine and Israel in pursuit of epistemological humility, excellence in scholarship, and nuanced thinking in regards to religion and geo-politics.  The King Azekah team spends two weeks digging at Tel Azekah and 8 days touring the important sites of Palestine and Israel.

As a biblical scholar and a student of the New Hermeneutic, Don Hudson's insistent goal has been to understand the development and function of the religious impulse in general, but more specifically, the religion of ancient “Israel.” In this vein he is currently completing a book entitled When Time Stumbled: Identity and Disintegration in Judges which profiles the most recent findings and artifacts from Syro-Palestinian archaeology in the Southern Levant and how these findings illuminate the book of Judges.  Though Judges is most definitely a post-exilic, Judahite work we can view some of the earliest religious impulses of the historic Israel community, and we can trace the evolution and development of this particular religion through Iron 1 and 2 and into the Persian period.

For three decades now Don has studied and emphasized the need for a fresh approach to reading and understanding the Christian Scriptures especially as we move into the 21st century. Global, modern Christianity suffers the stigma of anti-science and anti-reason (rightly deserved), but more importantly, it also faces the stark reality of irrelevance in an increasingly complex world. Can we read the Christian Scriptures in a way that addresses the human condition in a relevant, helpful manner? Can we answer the question, “So What?” in meaningful, intelligent ways? What do these texts and narratives have to say to people in the modern age?

With these issues and questions in mind, he co-founded the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in 1996. He crafted the original vision of the school, hired faculty and staff, recruited students, raised funds, and designed the curriculum for the MA in Theology and the MDiv. He and his team developed all the courses in an attempt to redesign graduate studies for the 21st century. The Seattle School continues to thrive with over 200 graduate students annually. After joining the Philosophy and Religion department at Appalachian State, Dr. Hudson developed innovative pedagogies to engage college students with the pressing issues related to religion in the modern age. At King he has developed an innovative class titled Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. As a central component to a liberal arts education it is important for students to understand and articulate the Judeo-Christian religion in the modern age. This class has been popular with students and has garnered national attention. This course is not only core to King University but also central to his teaching philosophy in regards to the relevance and limitations of religion. Each student must reflect critically upon his or her worldview, understand what an academic study of religion entails with a particular emphasis on determining the difference between moderate and militant religious expressions. As a final project, each student must produce an articulate, objective, informed presentation on the Judeo-Christian worldview as a foundation for global civilization. 

He has also served as visiting professor at universities in Perth; Australia (1999), Vienna, Austria (1997); Kiev, Ukraine (1998, 1999); Monterrey, Mexico (2002); St. Petersburg, Russia (1998); Manila, Philippines (1994); London; England (1991); and Beijing, China (1999, 2000). Dr. Hudson has advised approximately 30 undergraduate and graduate students who have presented research at regional, national, and international conferences.

As chair of the Philosophy and Religion, Dr. Hudson has been actively promoting undergraduate research and scholarly activities in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Hudson also promotes education in his community by speaking regularly at churches, local high schools, community colleges, student organizations, and with local news media about religious violence and extremism and Iron Age archaeology in Israel. Dr. Hudson also serves on the governing board of the King Institute of Faith and Culture. The King Institute is dedicated to conversation on the issues of faith and culture. In this capacity he guides the internationally known lecture series in major decisions and serves as speaker and essayist.

Don has authored, co-authored, or edited five books and written over 50 essays and articles in journals such as Imagiato et Ratio, Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, Mars Hill Review, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Inklings, The Everyday Study Bible, Sojourners, and Zeitschrift fur die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft. He also founded and co-directed the Mars Hill Review where he served as concept editor for nine years.  He has given more than 300 research and public scholarship presentations in 47 states and 11 countries. He has also been a consultant with international organizations managing refugee populations in Germany, Austria, and Turkey.

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Education

Westminster, PhD


Recent Publications and Presentations

Website: donmichaelhudson.com

E-Mail: dmhudson@king.edu  / donmichael.hudson@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Postdoctoral Studies in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology: 2012-2015. Syro-Palestinian Archaeology in the Southern Levant with Oded Lipschits, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel; Yuval Gadot, Tel Aviv University; and Manfred Oeming, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany; Al Quds University, Institute of Archaeology, excavator in Samaria and Matt Adams, Albright Institute of Archaeological Research.

Ph.D. Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature: 1999. Dissertation: “When Time Stumbled: Judges as Postmodern.” Westminster, Philadelphia, PA. Advisors: Peter Miscall, Tremper Longman, Allen Groves, and Carl Raschke. Scored highest score in the history of Westminster on PhD comprehensive exams.                    

Tutoring with Carl Raschke, University of Denver, Denver, CO: 1992-1999. Concentrated in the study of semiotics and postmodern philosophy with a focus on Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida, Deleuze, Kristeva, and Cixous.

Tutoring with Tamara Eskenazi, Hebrew Union, Los Angeles, CA:  1991, 1998. Concentrated in French feminist literature, Hebrew Literature, Rabbinic Literature, and Midrashic Studies.    

Tutoring with Peter Miscall, St. Thomas, Denver, CO: 1991-1994. Concentrated study in literary criticism of the Hebrew Bible, postmodern thought, feminist criticism, and new directions in philosophy.  Peter and I focused on the hermeneutics of Heidegger, Gadamer, Kristeva, Derrida, Foucault, and Lyotard.

Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO: 1992. “Feminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible” Tamara Eskenazi. Emphasis on feminist literary theory as applied to Hebrew narrative including methodologies for reading, plot analysis, characterization, Jewish and Christian reception history, and Rabbinic and Midrashic interpretations.

University of Denver, Denver, CO: 1991. “Religion, Sex, and Violence” Carl Raschke. Studied theory and method of the study of religion emerging from Continental thought, in particular, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Deleuze, Girard, and Kristeva.

St. Thomas Theological Seminary, Denver, CO: 1991. “Literary Approaches to the Hebrew Bible” Peter Miscall. Introduction to various methods of modernist, postmodernist, and post-colonial reading methods with a particular emphasis on the “new” literary criticism from the 1960’s on. Peter highlighted various theories of reading and applied them to Hebrew Bible texts. We analyzed the narratives of Samuel and Kings in depth.

Th.M.  Ancient Near Eastern Semitics: 1991. Thesis: “The Contribution of Characterization to Judges 19-21.” Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN. My time here focused on study of Hebrew Bible with a particular focus on languages (Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic), hermeneutics, and Ancient Near Eastern history. Scored highest in the history of the school on Greek entrance exam.

Postgraduate Work in Marriage and Family Therapy: 1991. Colorado Christian University, Denver, CO. I continued this course of study by taking 44 hours of postgraduate study in advanced therapy. I did this primarily to acquire the LPC in the state of Colorado and national board certification status. I achieved both of these in 1992. Also functioned as an intern working with 8 graduate students weekly under the supervision of psychologists/professors.

M.A.C. Therapy: 1990. Colorado Christian University, Denver, CO. Studied under Dr. Larry Crabb. Focused on existential psychodynamic therapy and adult victims of sexual abuse. I pursued this degree to study psychological methods of interpreting biblical texts. My study focused on psychological theory and method and its impact on hermeneutics. Awarded one-year internship with the Institute.

M.Div.     Biblical and Religious Studies, Christian Ministry: 1986. Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC. Traditional master of divinity study but began to focus earnestly on Hebrew Literature and New Testament Studies. During my studies I also functioned as a lecturer in Beginning biblical Greek and then Intermediate Greek teaching advanced grammar and translation. During this time, I also became proficient in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. By the time I finished I have translated approximately 20% of the Hebrew Bible and 75% of the Greek New Testament.

M.A.R. Classics and Religion: 1983. Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC. New Testament Studies and Greek Language.    55% of the Greek New Testament translated. Awarded Most Outstanding Master’s Student.

B.A. Biblical Studies and Ancient Languages: 1981. Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC. Majored in biblical studies and minored in Koine Greek. 45% of the Greek New Testament translated by graduation. Invited to lecture in Beginning Greek in exchange for room, board, and graduate tuition.

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Books

Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. 2nd Ed. (Bristol, TN: Pulp Press, July 2014).

Men of Courage: God’s Call to Move Beyond the Silence of Adam. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, May 2013).

Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. (Seattle: CAST Press, July 2011).

El Silencio de Adan. Spanish trans. The Silence of Adam. (Mexico City: Christian Literature Press, May 2003).

Adamovo mlceni. Hungarian trans. The Silence of Adam (Praha: Navrat domu, 1998).

Das Schweigen der Manner: Und was wirklich dahintersteckt. German trans. The Silence of Adam (Munich: Brunnen-Verlag, January, 1997).

Het Sterke geslacht?: Zin en Onzin over de Flinkheid van de Man. Dutch trans. The Silence of Adam (Driebergen, Netherlands: Navigator Boeken, Summer, 1996).

Be Strong, Be Courageous. (Hammersmith, London: Harper Collins, Summer, 1996).

The Silence of Adam. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Press, March, 1995). The paperback is in its 9th printing. Over 120,000 copies sold.

Articles

• Formal Invitation: Phyllis Trible and Rachel Magdalene, Eds. Chapter 12 in Feminist Influence on Biblical Methodology, article due Dec. 30, 2017. Proposed title: “Julia Kristeva and the Psychology of Religion.”

• Formal Invitation: Rachel Magdalene, Ed. Feminist Hermeneutics, Gender, and Biblical Law, article due Dec. 30, 2017. Proposed title: “Bad Boys Breaking the Law: Crossing the Moral Code.”

• “There, In the Shadows: The Grace of Art in a River Runs Through It,” in Imaginatio et Ratio. (September 2013)

• “Jennifer Phar Davis: Becoming Odyssa: An Analysis,” in Arts Array (February 2013). Invitation to join a consortium of scholars to reflect on this work previous to public lectures held for the Buechner Institute at King University in Bristol, TN (April 2013).

• “Eastertide: A Review of Lauren Winner’s Girl Finds God,” in Arts Array (December 2012). Invitation to join a consortium of scholars to reflect on this work previous to public lectures held for the Buechner Institute at King University in Bristol, TN (March 2013).

• “Dakota and Sacred Place,” in Arts Array (February 2012). Invitation to join a consortium of scholars to reflect on Norris’ work previous to public lectures held for the Buechner Institute at King University in Bristol, TN (April 2012).

• “And What of Beauty?” Compassionate Lifestyle, Vol. 3, Issue 8 (September 2003), pp. 18-22. Reprint from March 2003 “Reading the Wor(l)d: Art, Beauty and the Voice of God,” Sojourners Magazine, Vol. 32, No. 2 (March-April), pp. 42-46.

• “Reading the Wor(l)d: Art, Beauty and the Voice of God,” in Spirit of Fire: Faith, Art, and Action, (Washington, DC: Sojourners Press, 2003), pp. 32-36. March 2003 “Reading the Wor(l)d: Art, Beauty and the Voice of God,” Sojourners Magazine, Vol. 32, No. 2 (March-April), pp. 42-46.

• “Reading the Wor(l)d: Art, Beauty and the Voice of God,” Sojourners Magazine, Vol. 32, No. 2 (March-April), pp. 42-46.

• “Michelangelo’s Pieta,” Christianity and the Arts, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Fall 2001), p. 24. Formal invitation by the publisher of Christianity and the Arts to publish an article in a special edition of the adoration of Mary, mother of Jesus.

•  “The Glory of His Discontent: The Inconsolable Suffering Of God,” Leadership University/ www.leaderu.com/marshill/mhr06/glory1. (Summer 2000). Reprint “The Glory of His Discontent: The Inconsolable Suffering of God,” Mars Hill Review, Vol. 6 (Fall 1996), pp. 21-34.

•  “Love Language Lost: Martin Heidegger and the Fall of Language,” Mars Hill Review, vol. 15 (Fall 1999), pp. 47-55.

• General Editor, “The Dance of Truth,” Mars Hill Review, Vol. 12 (Winter/Spring 1999). Implemented and organized a special issue of the Mars Hill Review on Postmodernism and the American Evangelical. This included choosing and hiring authors and artists, conceptual design, editing, and final publication.

• “The Dance of Truth,” Mars Hill Review, Vol. 12 (Fall 1998), pp. 13-22.

• “Judges,” in The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, Ed. Leland Ryken (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1998), pp. 467-69.

• “Searching for Our Fathers,” Mars Hill Review, Vol. 10 (Winter/Spring 1998), pp. 37-37.

• “Forgetting to Remember: Running From our Stories,” Mars Hill Review, Vol. 8 (Summer 1997), pp. 40-65.

• “To Find a Place: Sacred Living in a Secular World,” Mars Hill Review, Vol. 7 (Winter/Spring 1997), pp. 38-52.

• “Living by Story—A Counselor’s Creed,” Career and Counselor, Vol. 7 No.1 (Winter 1997), pp. 37- 38. Reprint in Britain, “Come, Bring Your Story,” Mars Hill Review: Premier Issue, pp. 73-86.

• “The Glory of His Discontent: The Inconsolable Suffering of God,” Mars Hill Review, Vol. 6 (Fall 1996), pp. 21-34.

• “The Three Languages of Mentoring: Saul, Jonathan, and David,” Mars Hill Review, Vol. 5 (Summer 1996), pp. 23-31.

• Contributor to the Everyday Study Bible. Eds. Joel B Green, Tremper Longman, and Carl F.H. Henry (Nashville, TN: Nelson Bibles, 1996/2003).

• “Garden of Eden,” in Everyday Study Bible. Eds. Joel B Green, Tremper Longman, and Carl F.H. Henry (Nashville, TN: Nelson Bibles, 1996/2003), p. 29.

• “Adam,” in Everyday Study Bible. Eds. Joel B Green, Tremper Longman, and Carl F.H. Henry (Nashville, TN: Nelson Bibles, 1996/2003), p. 39.

• “Flood,” in Everyday Study Bible. Eds. Joel B Green, Tremper Longman, and Carl F.H. Henry (Nashville, TN: Nelson Bibles, 1996/2003), p. 90.

• “Deborah,” in Everyday Study Bible. Eds. Joel B Green, Tremper Longman, and Carl F.H. Henry (Nashville, TN: Nelson Bibles, 1996/2003), p. 179.

• “Vision,” in Everyday Study Bible. Eds. Joel B Green, Tremper Longman, and Carl F.H. Henry (Nashville, TN: Nelson Bibles, 1996/2003), pp. 309-10.

• March 1996 “From Chaos to Cosmos: Sacred Space in the Ancient Near East,” Zietschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 108 Bd. (March 1996), pp. 87-97.

•  “Is Art Necessary for the Christian?” Mars Hill Review, Vol. 2 (May 1995), pp. 31-40.

•  “Living by Story,” Inklings Magazine. Vol. 1, Issue 4 (Winter 1995), pp. 6-7. Reprint “Come, Bring Your Story,” Mars Hill Review: Premier Issue (1994), pp. 73-86.

•  “Afterword,” to Royer’s Round Top Café: A Relational Odyssey. (Nashville, TN: Favorite Recipes Press, 1995), p. 171.

•  “Come, Bring Your Story,” Mars Hill Review: Premier Issue (1994), pp. 73-86.

• “Living in a Land of Epithets: Anonymity in Judges 19-21,” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament. 62: 1994, pp. 49-66.

• “The Unbridled Imagination of Gabriel García Márquez,” Inklings Magazine. Vol. 1, Issue 2 (Fall 1994), pp. 5-6.

Currently working on: Dance of the White Crane: A Memoir;  “Morality and Holiness: Nietzsche at Daybreak,” to be presented to Zietschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft;  “Requiem for Blue,” to be presented to Image; multiple articles on Judges; analysis of Cain and the use of violence in the monotheistic tradition; a critique of Avraham Faust’s Ethnogenesis of Israel; and an article on Samaria.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor of Religious Studies, King University, Bristol, TN. Summer 2011-Present. Awarded professor of the year by students and faculty 2012.

Visiting Guest Lecturer, Adult Learner Lecture Series, Virginia Highlands Community College, Abingdon, VA. Fall 2016-Present.

Visiting Guest Lecturer, Adult Learner Lecture Series, Kingsport Alliance for Continued Learning, Kingsport, TN. Fall 2016-Present.

Adjunct Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. Spring 2004-2011. Offered courses in the Department of Philosophy and Religion: Old Testament Literature, New Testament Literature, World Religions, and History of Christianity 1500 to Present. Conrad Ostwalt, Chair. Also worked with the IT department at ASU to develop WEBCT courses for New Testament Literature, Old Testament Literature, and Religions of the World. Nominated for most outstanding professor in Arts and Sciences twice.

Visiting Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, King College, Bristol, TN     2004-2011.Taught courses in Old Testament Introduction, New Testament Introduction, Beginning Greek, Beginning Hebrew, and Old Testament Theology.

Adjunct Professor of Humanities, Northeast State, Blountville, TN. 2003-2004. Offering courses in the Department of Humanities, William Wilson, Chair, Humanities. Philosophy, English Literature, World Literature, and English Composition.

Associate Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature, The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, Seattle, WA. 1997-2002. As associate professor, I lectured to large and small classes focusing on Hebrew language and literature and developed a curriculum of Hebrew Bible study that incorporated literary approaches, postmodern thought and feminist approaches. I also developed and taught an innovative way to teach Hebrew and Greek incorporating the latest digital and Internet technology. At The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, we had students who studied Hebrew and Greek to use in a ministry setting, and we also had other students who studied Hebrew and Greek to carry on to advanced, professional degrees. I developed a two-track process to train our students in the best manner possible. Although I focused on the teaching of Hebrew language and literature and New Testament Studies, I also emphasized the interaction of other disciplines and the intertextuality of disparate texts with similar codes of signification. Since the beginning of my academic career, I have devoted my life to seeking connections between arenas of thinking. As a professor and lecturer, I focus on the intertextuality of art, literature, film, philosophy, psychology, and religion.

Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Washington, 1997-2005.

National Board Certified Counselor, 1992-1997.

Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Colorado #750. 1992-2002.

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Colorado Christian University, Denver, CO 1989-1996. I taught Hebrew Language and Literature and Hermeneutics emphasizing literary approaches, postmodern thought, and feminist theory. I also taught Hebrew Grammar, Syntax, and Exegesis with an emphasis on the interpretation of various books in the Hebrew Bible, Koine Greek, New Testament Literature, Advanced NT Exegesis, Romans in Greek, Mark in Greek, and Thessalonians in Greek.

Graduate Lecturer in New Testament Studies and Koine Greek, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC. 1981-1986. At the age of 20 I was hired to lecture in Koine Greek. I excelled in this position and was hired at the age of 21 to lecture in Advanced Koine Greek and Exegesis and specific books of the NT in Greek to undergraduate and graduate students.

VISITING PROFESSOR

Visiting Professor of Hermeneutics and NT Studies, Beijing, China. February 1999 and May 2000.

I was invited on two occasions to consult leaders of the underground church in Beijing and Tianjin and offer lectures on hermeneutics and New Testament studies. Also helped leaders develop the concept of a “nomadic” seminary based on the thinking of Gilles Deleuze. This work continues presently.  

Visiting Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Perth, Australia. April 1999.

As a result of my writing, speaking engagements, and referrals by former students, I was invited to guest lecture in Perth. While there, I presented two seminars, taught one class on Hebrew Literature, and consulted with business and education leaders in Western Australia.

Guest Lecturer of Hermeneutics and Cultural Awareness, Staadt, Austria. December 1998.

Lectured to and consulted with leaders of International Teams, an organization devoted to aiding refugees from Middle Eastern countries. Based in Vienna.

Visiting Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Kiev, Ukraine. November 1997 and December 1999.

I have visited this institute two times, and my duties included teaching three classes: Hebrew Literature, Hermeneutics, and The Contribution of Schevchenko to Ukrainian Literature. I also contributed to student advisement and consulted with head advisors in regards to the development of the school. I implemented a fund-raiser in America to purchase an entire library for the school.

Visiting Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Manila, Philippines. June 1994 and June 1995.

I visited the university in Manila two times and my duties included teaching three classes: Hermeneutics, Hebrew Literature, and the Contribution of Jose Rizal’s Writings to Filipino Culture. I contributed to student advisement, led a seminar with over 800 attendees, and consulted with business and education leaders.

Guest Lecturer of Hermeneutics and Counseling Studies, London, England. September 1991.

Lectured to and consulted with Christian leaders of a private institute devoted to the intersection of Christianity and counseling.

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Designer and Director, First Annual Archaeology of the Bible Conference, Hosted by King Philosophy and Religion Department and King University Institute of Faith and Culture, Bristol, TN. The conference was held for two days and had almost 600 attendees total. Lectures by Oded Lipschits, Yuval Gadot, and Manfred Oeming.  November 13-14, 2016.

Director, King Summer Institute of Global Studies, 2015-Present.

https://donmichaelhudson.com/2015/02/14/king-summer-institute-of-global-studies-june-14-21-2015/

Director, Formal Exchange Program with Al Quds University Institute of Archaeology, East Jerusalem 2015-Present

Director, King University Tel Azekah Consortium 2012-Present

Governing Board Member, King Institute for Faith and Culture (Formerly Buechner Institute), 2012-Present.

Chairman of Philosophy and Religion Department, King University, Bristol, TN 2011-Present

  1. Redesigned the Bible and Religion Department to the Philosophy and Religion 2011

  2. Introduced a Philosophy major and minor

  3. Hired a full-time philosophy professor 2012

  4. Redesigned the Bible and Religion degree to Religious Studies major and minor

  5. Added Biblical Studies major and minor

  6. Redesigned Intercultural Studies minor to reflect 21st century realities and concerns

  7. Redesigned the Old Testament Introduction and New Testament into a more accessible and relevant course for King students: Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice 2011. Foundations is a general education religion requirement at King University. King is a Presbyterian affiliated school, and understanding the Judeo-Christian tradition is a major component of the core curriculum. Foundations takes an academic approach to a critical, thoughtful overview of the Judeo-Christian tradition and an introduction to the critical research of religion in general. The end goal is to guide students through the analysis and articulation of a Judeo-Christian worldview. Essentially, the course is a lesson in critical thinking and an examination of how we as human beings construct values and meaning. Foundations grounds itself in the Jewish and Christian Scriptures and invites the students to base every assumption in the text and encourages students to critically reflect on their own worldviews. As the designer of this course (2010) and the professor, it is very important to me that my students comprehend the difference between theological suppositions grounded in conjecture, and the study of religion based on good analysis and criticism. King, as a confessional institution, places great stress on an historical Christian worldview; and yet, also wants to be a welcoming place to all students no matter what their particular faith or non-faith tradition. One of my major goals in this course is to teach the Judeo-Christian tradition in a non-threatening, non-coercive manner thus honoring King’s history and tradition on the one hand, and on the other I want this course to function as an essential component to a liberal arts education. I think this approach is also important for my confessional students to comprehend this hermeneutic in the hopes that they will execute more rigorous self-criticism and develop broader, more expansive worldviews. This summer class, taught online, relies mostly on reading and writing to accomplish the goals of this course. The online course utilizes numerous multi-media approaches.

Key Pedagogical strategies:

Students write 8 reflective critiques during the course. Each critique is based on an activity or reading centered around one of the twelve major themes presented in the course. Students reflect on the theme for that module, how it is grounded in the Jewish-Christian Scriptures, what that means in relation to Judeo-Christianity, and how it relates to pressing issues in the 21st century. Students are asked to make meaningful reflections rooted in the text being studied.

The final assessment for this course is a five to seven page Judeo-Christian worldview. Most students choose 2-3 themes essential to the Judeo-Christian tradition, and then explain how these themes inform this worldview. Students are graded on a rubric, which analyzes for organization, clear and competent ideas, conventions and grammar, comparison and contrast to other world religions and the analysis of biblical texts.

  1. Hired new adjunct faculty: PhD Hebrew Bible, PhD New Testament, and PhD Cultural Anthropology.

  2. Instituted formal agreement with Tel Azekah consortium March 2012. Established a partnership with Lautenschläger Azekah Expedition, an Israeli-German led archaeological expedition of the biblical site of Tel Azekah in Israel, and each year leads undergraduate students to Israel in pursuit of epistemological humility, excellence in scholarship, and nuanced thinking regards to religion and geo-politics.  The Tel Azekah Expedition focuses on the background and history of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures and the history of Judeo-Christianity by visiting the most important and relevant sites in Israel. King University is one of only two American universities affiliated with the Tel Azekah Expedition and a part of a prestigious international consortium of schools already invited to participate including the Heidelberg University and Tel Aviv University. In addition to being able to participate in the Tel Azekah dig, King students have opportunities for graduate studies at Tel Aviv University. https://azekah.org/.

  3. Designed and coordinated a B.S. Religious Studies major for online students. We are now in our second iteration and have garnered 12 new majors. We will continue to expand our offerings in this area. Lately, we designed a course on Introduction to Islam.

  4. Coordinate meetings with Abingdon Presbytery of SW Virginia and Holston Presbytery of East Tennessee. Currently consulting with leaders to develop a CEP offering for their elders.

  5. Recruited faculty member to teach Arabic.

  6. Added Hebrew to the General Core

  7. Added Biblical Greek to the General Core

  8. Designed and executed new promotional materials for the P and R department including a new and extensive website. Also developed a Facebook page for P and R and a twitter account. http://www.kingpandr.com/.

  9. Launched annual Archaeology of the Bible Conference with over 500 in attendance for the first iteration. http://www.king.edu/news/biblical_archaeology_conf_nov2016.aspx.

  10. Initiated exchange program with Prof. Hani Nur el-Din of Al Quds University in East Jerusalem. Hani excavates Samaria, Palestine, and King is joining him March 2017

  11. Lead tours of Israel and Palestine in conjunction with the Azekah expedition. Summer 2012, 2015, and coming Summer 2018.

  12. Lead tours of West Bank in Palestine with a focus on sites in Ancient Israel and attempting to better understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  13. Coordinate Syrian refugee relief in Jordan and Lebanon.

  14. Direct education of King faculty and staff integrating faith and learning.

Director of CAST: Center for Art, Social Justice, and Theology, Seattle, WA 2003-Present. Duties include vision casting, establishing the organization as a non-profit, fundraising, working with board members, curriculum development, and international projects, for example promoting the production of documentaries on indigenous worship in Sudan and Nepal.

Chairman of Religion Department, The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, Seattle, WA 1997-2002

As chairman, I developed and implemented departmental policies and philosophies, coordinated and managed the full-time and adjunct faculty, advised students and faculty, implemented curriculum development, maintained communication with diverse populations and vocations to strengthen the department, and conducted extensive work and research with administrators outside of the department. In an attempt to provide an excellent and well-rounded education for our students, I hired adjunct and full-time faculty who were not only leaders in their chosen interests, but who would also provide an ever-increasing worldview to our students. Thus, as a few examples, I invited Jewish Rabbis, feminist literary critics and psychotherapists, postmodern philosophers, Buddhist thinkers, and so forth, to teach our students. http://theseattleschool.edu/.

Editor, Special Issue, Mars Hill Review, “Postmodernism and the Evangelical” 1999.

I envisioned and developed an issue of this journal to approach a radical critique of Christianity based on postmodern thinking.  I solicited numerous authors, experts, and artists from diverse fields to contribute to this issue.

Contributing Editor, Mars Hill Review 1994-2002. As contributing editor, I developed and managed author and artist contributions. I also presented written contributions and coordinated meetings and fund-raising events on behalf of the journal. For each issue, I functioned as a concept editor and line editor for selected pieces.

Personal and Professional Consultant for Leaders in Business and Education, 1991-2005. Conducted consultations nationally and internationally.

International Consultant for Refugee Teams, 1994-Present. (Russia, Philippines, Great Britain, Turkey, Mexico, Greece, Austria, Ukraine, and Germany)

International Lecturing on Biblical Studies, 1990-Present. (Russia, Ukraine, Austria, Great Britain, and Australia)

Consultant on Adult Education for International Students, 1992-Present.

• Founding Director of CAST: Center for Art, Social Justice, and Theology, Seattle, WA 2003-Present. www.untamed.be/cast

Developed new curriculum and produced catalogue for The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Seattle, WA 2000-2001. Envisioned, designed, and produced a new model of seminary education and produced the catalogue for The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.

Founding Principal of The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, Seattle, WA 1995-1997.

As a founding principal, I contributed to the vision and direction of the school, coordinated and participated in numerous fund-raising events both nationally and internationally, worked extensively with business and education leaders, recruited faculty and students on a local, national, and international level, and developed the core and adjunct curriculum for three graduate degrees. I also functioned as the assistant director of marketing, which included writing and creating brochures, producing, writing, and directing the school catalogue, producing and writing radio and television spots and DVD programs, and helped direct national and international events to promote the school. My team and I were responsible for raising $750,000 for an annual $1.9 million budget. I also functioned as the editor of every promotional piece that left the school and helped coordinate a 60,000-member mailing list. www.mhgs.edu

Co-founder of Mars Hill Review 1992-1994.

As a co-founder, I developed a new cross-cultural, interdisciplinary journal devoted to the intersection of art and human concerns. My duties included fund-raising, vision casting, writing and editing, and promotion of authors and artists. I worked with nationals and internationals to develop the journal. The journal had a regular printing of 8,000 and was distributed by Spring Arbor. Recently, the journal was presented with an award for the most outstanding journal for literature. www.marshillforum.org

Co-founder of Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory 1992-1994.

As one among numerous co-founders, I developed and managed a cutting edge online journal slated for scholars and readers interested in the thoughtful interaction of philosophy, religion, and cultural issues.  www.jcrt.org

Co-founder of “The Stories Men Tell,” an international seminar for men’s issues. 1991-2002.

I directed this seminar to men and sought to provide thoughtful consideration of men’s issues for personal growth and development, personal change, discovering healing with regards to relationships, and how to live lovingly and sincerely in our day-to-day lives. I developed the presentation, developed the marketing, produced the written brochures, radio and television spots, and helped coordinate the events throughout America and various foreign countries. This also included numerous smaller events for a focused population in Breckenridge, CO, Sandy Cove, MD, and Key West, FL.

Founder of “Romancing the Heart,” an international seminar 1994-2002. I directed this seminar to people of all ages and populations in order to provide a catalyst for a new way of thinking about faith and activism in the world-at-large. I developed the presentation, conceptualized the marketing, produced the written brochures, radio and television spots, and helped coordinate the events throughout America and various foreign countries. This also included numerous smaller events for a focused population both nationally and internationally.

INVITED LECTURES

• Pulpit Supply, First Presbyterian Church in Gate City, VA: December 11, 2016

• Guest Lecture, Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville, TN: December 7, 2016

• Fly fishing lectures and demonstrations, director and lecturer, Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport, TN: December 5-6, 2016

• Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice workshop. Assessment and future planning. Bristol, TN: December 4, 2016

• Pulpit Supply, Dinwiddie Presbyterian Church in Hillsville, VA: December 4, 2016

• Pulpit Supply, Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: November 27, 2016

• Pulpit Supply, First Presbyterian Church in Gate City, VA: November 13, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: What is Christianity?: Christ Will Return and Restore at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: November 6, 2016

• Pulpit Supply, Dinwiddie Presbyterian Church in Hillsville, VA: November 6, 2016

• Wednesday evening lecture on What is Christianity?: Paul, Founder of Christianity at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, VA: November 2 , 2016

• Wednesday evening lecture on What is Christianity?: Jesus is God at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, VA: October 26, 2016

• Wednesday evening lecture on What is Christianity?: Jesus is the Messiah at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, VA: October 19, 2016

• Wednesday evening lecture on What is Christianity?: Poets and Prophets at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, VA: October 12, 2016

• Wednesday evening lecture on What is Christianity?: God Creates by Speaking Into the Chaos at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, VA: October 5, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: What is Christianity?: Paul, Founder of Christianity at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: October 30, 2016

• Pulpit Supply, Dinwiddie Presbyterian Church in Hillsville, VA: October 30, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: What is Christianity?: Jesus is the Messiah at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: October 23, 2016

• Pulpit supply at First Presbyterian Church in Gate City, VA October 23, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: What is Christianity?: Poets and Prophets at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: October 16, 2016

• Pulpit supply at Dinwiddie Presbyterian Church in Hillsville, VA: October 16, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: What is Christianity?: Living the Good Life at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: October 2, 2016

• Pulpit Supply at First Presbyterian Church in Pound, VA: October 2, 2016

• Pulpit Supply at Gladeville Presbyterian Church in Wise, VA: October 2, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: What is Christianity?: God is One and Incomprehensible at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: September 25, 2016

• Pulpit supply at First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, TN: September 25, 2016

• Lecture Series for Mountain Top Presbyterian, Education Committee, “The Presbyterian Church in the 21st Century” in Marion, VA: September 24, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: What is Christianity?: Faith is Seizing Your Destiny at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: September 18, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: What is Christianity?: God Creates by Speaking Into the Chaos at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: September 11, 2016

• Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice workshop. Assessment and future planning. Bristol, TN: August 28, 2016

• Pulpit supply at First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, TN: August 28, 2016

• Pulpit supply at First Presbyterian Church in Gate City, VA: August 21, 2016

• Pulpit supply at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: August 7, 2016

• Pulpit supply at First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, TN: July 24, 2016

• Pulpit supply at First Presbyterian Church in Gate City, VA: July 17, 2016

• Pulpit supply at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: July 10, 2016

• Pulpit supply at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: July 3, 2016

• Pulpit supply at First Presbyterian Church in Gate City, VA: June 26, 2016

• Pulpit supply at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: June 19, 2016

• Pulpit supply at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: June 11, 2016

• Pulpit supply at First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, TN: June 5, 2016

• Pulpit supply at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: May 22, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: Religions of the World at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: May 15, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: Religions of the World at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: May 8, 2016

• Fly fishing lectures and demonstrations, director and lecturer, Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport, TN: May 2-3, 2016

• Pulpit Supply at First Presbyterian Church in Pound, VA: May 1, 2016

• Pulpit supply at Gladeville Presbyterian Church in Wise, VA: May 1, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: Religions of the World “Christianity” at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: May 1, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: Religions of the World “Judaism” at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: April 24, 2016

• Pulpit supply at First Presbyterian Church in Gate City, VA: April 24, 2016

• Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice workshop. Assessment and future planning. Bristol, TN: April 22, 2016

• Pulpit supply at First Presbyterian Church in Gate City, VA: April 17, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: Religions of the World “Islam 2” at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: April 17, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: Religions of the World “Islam 1” at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: April 10, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: Religions of the World at Tazewell “Taoism” Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: April 3, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: Religions of the World “Buddhism” at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: March 20, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: Religions of the World “Hinduism” at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: March 13, 2016

• Pulpit supply at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: March, 6 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: Religions of the World “Introduction to the Study of Religion 2” at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: February 28, 2016

• Pulpit supply at First Presbyterian Church in Gate City, VA: February 28, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: Religions of the World “Introduction to the Study of Religion” at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: February 21, 2016

• Pulpit supply at Gate City Presbyterian Church in Gate City, VA: February 21, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: Religions of the World “Looking at Religion” at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: February 14, 2016

• Pulpit supply at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA February 14, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: “Ancient Israel” at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: February 7, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: “Ancient Israel” at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: January 31, 2016

• Sunday evening lecture: “Ancient Israel” at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: January 24, 2016

• Wednesday evening lecture on History of Ancient Israel at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, VA: March 23, 2016

• Wednesday evening lecture on History of Ancient Israel at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, VA: March 16, 2016

• Wednesday evening lecture on History of Ancient Israel at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, VA: March 2, 2016

• Wednesday evening lecture on History of Ancient Israel at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in                      Abingdon, VA: February 24, 2016

• Wednesday evening lecture on History of Ancient Israel at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, VA: February 17, 2016

• Wednesday evening lecture on History of Ancient Israel at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, VA: February 10, 2016

• Pulpit supply at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA: January 10, 2016

• Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice workshop. Assessment and future planning. Bristol, TN: January 10, 2016

• Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice workshop. Assessment and future planning. Bristol, TN: December 3, 2015

• Fly fishing lectures and demonstrations, director and lecturer, Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport, TN: November 23-24, 2015

• Pulpit supply at First Presbyterian Church in Gate City, VA: November 15, 2015

• Pulpit supply at First Presbyterian Church in Gate City, VA: November 8, 2015

• Pulpit supply at Windsor Presbyterian Church in Bristol, TN: November 1, 2015

• Pulpit supply at Buchanan First Presbyterian Church in Grundy, VA: October 11, 2015

• Pulpit supply at Buchanan First Presbyterian Church in Grundy, VA: October 4, 2015

• Pulpit supply at Gate City Presbyterian Church in Gate City, VA: September 20, 2015

Pulpit Supply at First Presbyterian Church in Pound, VA: September 16, 2015

• Pulpit supply at Gladeville Presbyterian Church in Wise, VA: September 16, 2015. Lunch with church leaders in Wise, VA: September 16, 2015

• Pulpit supply at First Presbyterian Church in Pound, VA: September 16, 2015

• Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice workshop. Assessment and future planning. Bristol, TN: August 24, 2015

Guest Lecture for Tri-Cities Christian School Honors Program, “Charlie Hebdo”  in Blountville, TN: August 26, 2015

• Lecture series on Integrating Faith and Learning for King University faculty, Knoxville, TN: August 14, 2015

• Lecture series on Integrating Faith and Learning for King University faculty, Bristol, TN: August 10-12, 2015

• Fly fishing lectures and demonstrations, director and lecturer, Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport, TN: May 4-5, 2015

• Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice workshop. Assessment and future planning. Bristol, TN: May  3, 2015

• SECSOR, students presented a presentation, “Teaching Religion to Undergraduates,” Nashville, TN. https://donmichaelhudson.com/2015/05/03/king-senior-erin-graybeal-presents-research-on-teaching-religion-secsor/. March 3-4, 2015

• Lecture series “What Do Muslims Want?” for King University access day, Bristol, TN: January 19, 2015

• Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice workshop. Assessment and future planning. Bristol, TN: January 12, 2015

• Lecture series on Integrating Faith and Learning for King University faculty, Knoxville, TN: January 9, 2015

• Lecture series on Integrating Faith and Learning for King University faculty, Bristol, TN: January 5-7, 2015

• Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice workshop. Assessment and future planning. Bristol, TN: December 3, 2014

• Fly fishing lectures and demonstrations, director and lecturer, Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport, TN: November 24-25, 2014

• Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice workshop. Assessment and future planning. Bristol, TN: August 26, 2014

• Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice workshop. Assessment and future planning. Bristol, TN: April 28, 2014

• Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice workshop. Assessment and future planning. Bristol, TN: January 4, 2014

• Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice workshop. Assessment and future planning. Bristol, TN: December 8, 2013

• Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice workshop. Assessment and future planning. Bristol, TN: August 27, 2013

• Symposium on Marriage and Family, Whidbey Island, WA (September 2003)

• “The Stories Men Tell” Conference, Appleton, WI (September 2002) 300 attendance

• Conference on Postmodern Interpretation, “Reading the Wor(l)d,” Houston, TX (January 2002). Hosted by Brian McLaren and Emergent.

• September 2001 “The Stories Men Tell,” Sandy Cove, MD. This small, 7-day conference of 10-12 men from all over America focused on understanding men’s issues related to marriage, trauma, fatherhood, and identity. The week included individual and group therapy, storytelling, daily lectures, discussions, ropes course, and outdoor activities.

• July 2001 “The Stories Men Tell,” Breckenridge, CO. This small, 7-day conference of 10-12 men from all over America focused on understanding men’s issues related to marriage, trauma, fatherhood, and identity. The week included individual and group therapy, storytelling, daily lectures, discussions, ropes course, and outdoor activities.

• May 2001 Conference on Contemporary Philosophy, Shoreline, WA. “Hermeneutics ála Harry Middleton’s The Earth is Enough,” and “Jesus Did Not Evangelize—Ever”.

• May 2001 Soularize Conference, Seattle, WA. “Postmodern Approaches to Film”; “The Spiritual in Film,” a symposium with Stephen Simon, producer of the film, What Dreams May Come.

• April 2001 Damah Film Festival, Seattle, WA. “Envisioning the Yearning: The Films of Terrence

Malik” and “A Semiotic Approach to Film”

• April 2001  “Out of the Christian Ghetto,” Washington, DC.  “Reading the Wor(l)d,” 200 attendance

• Fall 2000  “The Stories Men Tell,” Sandy Cove, MD. This small, 7-day conference of 10-12 men from all over America focused on understanding men’s issues related to marriage, trauma, fatherhood, and identity. The week included individual and group therapy, storytelling, daily lectures, discussions, ropes course, and outdoor activities.

• October 2000  “Romancing the Heart: Bringing Stories Back to Our Lives,“ Hansville, WA

• October 2000 “The Stories Men Tell,” Portland, OR. 300 attendance.

• July 2000 “The Stories Men Tell,” Breckenridge, CO. This small, 7-day conference of 10-12 men from all over America focused on understanding men’s issues related to marriage, trauma, fatherhood, and identity. The week included individual and group therapy, storytelling, daily lectures, discussions, ropes course, and outdoor activities.

• July 2000  “Out of the Christian Ghetto,” Seattle, WA. 450 attendance “I am the Other”

• July 2000 Symposium on Postmodern Thought and Modern Christianity, Seattle, WA

• March 2000 Marriage and Family Retreat, St. Petersburg, FL.

• March 2000 Marriage and Family Conference, Portland, OR. 800 attendance

• February 2000 Marriage and Family Conference, Hollywood, CA. 1200 attendance

• January 2000 Marriage and Family Retreat, St. Petersburg, FL.

• October 1999  “The Stories Men Tell,” Portland, OR. 200 attendance

• October 1999  “The Stories Men Tell,” Bainbridge Island, WA.

• Fall 1999  “The Stories Men Tell,” Sandy Cove, MD. This small, 7-day conference of 10-12 men from all over America focused on understanding men’s issues related to marriage, trauma, fatherhood, and identity. The week included individual and group therapy, storytelling, daily lectures, discussions, ropes course, and outdoor activities.

• July 1999  “The Stories Men Tell,” with Al Andrews. Breckenridge, CO. This small, 7-day conference of 10-12 men from all over America focused on understanding men’s issues related to marriage, trauma, fatherhood, and identity. The week included individual and group therapy, storytelling, daily lectures, discussions, ropes course, and outdoor activities.

• May 1999 “Out of the Christian Ghetto,” New York, NY. 450 attendance

• April 1999 “The Stories Men Tell,” Perth, Australia. 200 attendance

• February 1999 Marriage and Family Conference, Cleveland, OH. 600 attendance

• February 1999 Marriage and Family Conference, Akron, OH. 450 attendance

• February 1999  “The Stories Men Tell,” with Steven Curtis Chapman and Wes King. Denver, CO. 450 attendance

• January 1999 Marriage and Family Retreat, St. Petersburg, FL.

• November 1998 Marriage and Family Conference, Chicago, IL. 1600 attendance

• November 1998 Marriage and Family Conference, Sioux Falls, SD. 600 attendance

• October 1998 Marriage and Family Conference, Boston, MA. 350 attendance

• October 1998 Marriage and Family Conference, Baltimore, MD. 600 attendance

• October 1998 Marriage and Family Seminar, Brainerd, MN. 200 attendance

• September 1998  “Romancing the Heart: Bringing Stories Back to Our Lives,” Seattle, WA.

• Fall 1998  “The Stories Men Tell,” Sandy Cove, MD. This small, 7-day conference of 10-12 men from all over America focused on understanding men’s issues related to marriage, trauma, fatherhood, and identity. The week included individual and group therapy, storytelling, daily lectures, discussions, ropes course, and outdoor activities.

• July 1998  “The Stories Men Tell,” with Al Andrews. Breckenridge, CO. This small, 7-day conference of 10-12 men from all over America focused on understanding men’s issues related to marriage, trauma, fatherhood, and identity. The week included individual and group therapy, storytelling, daily lectures, discussions, ropes course, and outdoor activities.

• April 1998 Marriage and Family Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 400 attendance

• April 1998 Marriage and Family Conference, Louisville, KY. 600 attendance

• March 1998 “Romancing the Heart,“ Philadelphia, PA.

• March 1998  “The Stories Men Tell,“ with Al Andrews. Nashville, TN. 200 attendance

• March 1998 Marriage and Family Conference, Seattle, WA. 800 attendance

• February 1998 Marriage and Family Conference, Seattle, WA. 1000 attendance

• February 1998 Marriage and Family Conference, Knoxville, TN. 800 attendance

• January 1998 Marriage and Family Retreat, St. Petersburg, FL.

• October 1997 Marriage and Family Conference, Spokane, WA. 800 attendance

• August 1997 The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology: Judges and Postmodern Philosophy

• Fall 1997 “The Stories Men Tell,” Sandy Cove, MD. This small, 7-day conference of 10-12 men from all over America focused on understanding men’s issues related to marriage, trauma, fatherhood, and identity. The week included individual and group therapy, storytelling, daily lectures, discussions, ropes course, and outdoor activities.

• July 1997  “The Stories Men Tell,” with Al Andrews. Breckenridge, CO. This small, 7-day conference of 10-12 men from all over America focused on understanding men’s issues related to marriage, trauma, fatherhood, and identity. The week included individual and group therapy, storytelling, daily lectures, discussions, ropes course, and outdoor activities.

• May 1997 The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology: Solzhenitsyn’s Anthropology

• May 1997 “Romancing the Heart,” Honolulu, HI.

• May 1997 “Faith, Hope, and Love,” with Dan Allender, Lynnwood, WA. 200 attendance

• April 1997 Marriage and Family Conference, Boston, MA. 450 attendance

• April 1997 Marriage and Family Conference, Lake Tahoe, NV. 600 attendance

• March 1997 “Faith, Hope, and Love,” with Dan Allender Renton, WA. 150 attendance

• March 1997 “The Stories Men Tell,” with Al Andrews. Greenville, SC. 45 attendance

• January 1997 “Faith, Hope, and Love,” with Dan Allender Appleton, WI. 300 attendance

• January 1997 Marriage and Family Retreat, St. Petersburg, FL.

• Fall 1996 “The Stories Men Tell,” with Al Andrews. Sandy Cove, MD. This small, 7-day conference of 10-12 men from all over America focused on understanding men’s issues related to marriage, trauma, fatherhood, and identity. The week included individual and group therapy, storytelling, daily lectures, discussions, ropes course, and outdoor activities.

• July 1996  “The Stories Men Tell,” with Al Andrews. Breckenridge, CO. This small, 7-day conference of 10-12 men from all over America focused on understanding men’s issues related to marriage, trauma, fatherhood, and identity. The week included individual and group therapy, storytelling, daily lectures, discussions, ropes course, and outdoor activities.

• Executive Fly Fishing Retreat with Al Andrews and Dan Allender. Breckenridge, CO. This small, 7-day conference of 10 men from all over America focused on understanding men’s issues related to marriage, trauma, fatherhood, and identity. The week included individual and group therapy, storytelling, daily lectures, discussions, ropes course, and outdoor activities. However, the week focused on fly fishing the high country including the Blue River, San Juan, Frying Pan, and the Roaring Fork.

• April 1996 “Romancing the Heart,” Anchorage, AK.

• January 1995 Marriage and Family Retreat, St. Petersburg, FL.

• Fall 1995 “The Stories Men Tell,” Sandy Cove, MD. This small, 7-day conference of 10-12 men from all over America focused on understanding men’s issues related to marriage, trauma, fatherhood, and identity. The week included individual and group therapy, storytelling, daily lectures, discussions, ropes course, and outdoor activities.

• July 1995  “The Stories Men Tell,” with Al Andrews. Breckenridge, CO. This small, 7-day conference of 10-12 men from all over America focused on understanding men’s issues related to marriage, trauma, fatherhood, and identity. The week included individual and group therapy, storytelling, daily lectures, discussions, ropes course, and outdoor activities.

• January 1995 Marriage and Family Retreat, St. Petersburg, FL.

• July 1994  “The Stories Men Tell,” with Al Andrews. Breckenridge, CO. This small, 7-day conference of 10-12 men from all over America focused on understanding men’s issues related to marriage, trauma, fatherhood, and identity. The week included individual and group therapy, storytelling, daily lectures, discussions, ropes course, and outdoor activities.

• October 1994 “The Stories Men Tell,” with Larry Crabb. Manhattan, NY. 450 attendance

• March 1994 “The Stories Men Tell,” with Larry Crabb. Colorado Springs, CO. 250 attendance

• May 1992 “The Stories Men Tell,” with Al Andrews. Islamorada, FL. This small, 7-day conference of 10-12 men from all over America focused on understanding men’s issues related to marriage, trauma, fatherhood, and identity. The week included individual and group therapy, storytelling, daily lectures, discussions, ropes course, and outdoor activities.

• October 1991 “The Stories Men Tell,” with Al Andrews. South Beach Miami, FL. This small, 7-day conference of 10-12 men from all over America focused on understanding men’s issues related to marriage, trauma, fatherhood, and identity. The week included individual and group therapy, storytelling, daily lectures, discussions, ropes course, and outdoor activities.

• Spring 1991 “The Stories Men Tell,” with Al Andrews. Miami, FL.

MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

• Pulpit Supply for Abingdon Presbytery October 2015-Present

• Pulpit Supply for Holston Presbytery November 2015-Present

• Assistant Pastor, Part-Time, Boones Creek Bible Church, Johnson City, TN 1981-1986

• Assistant Pastor, Part-Time, Children’s Ministry, Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church, Gray, TN 1979-1981

• May 26-June 10, 1983 Vacation Bible School Training, Boulder, CO

• June 11-17 1983, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Tigard Christian Church, Tigard, OR

• June 18-24 1983, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Portland Bible Church, Portland, OR

• June 25-July 1 1983, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Memorial Bible Church, Yakima, WA

• July 2-8 1983 Vacation Bible School Training, Boulder, CO

• July 9-15 1983, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Faith Community Church, Berlin, WI

• July 16-22 1983, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Mishawaka Bible Church, Mishawaka, WI

• July 23-29 1983, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Stoughton Baptist Church, Stoughton, WI

• July 30-August 5 1983, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Watertown Baptist Church, Watertown, WI

• August 6-12 1983, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Faith Community Church, Ft. Atkinson, WI

• May 25-June 11 1982 Vacation Bible School Training, Boulder, CO

• June 12-18 1982, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Sacramento Bible Church, Sacramento, CA

• June 19-25 1982, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Woodland Bible Church, Woodland, CA

• June 26-July 2 1982, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Grace Baptist Church, Twin Falls, ID

• July 3-June 9, 1982 Vacation Bible School Training, Boulder, CO

• July 10-16 1982, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Wellsboro Baptist Church, Wellsboro, PA

• July 17-23 1982, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Noxen Bible Baptist Church, Noxen, PA

• July 24-30 1982, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Grace Baptist Church, Binghamton, NY

• July 31-August 6 1982, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Palmyra Grace Church, Palmyra, PA

• August 7-13 1982, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Grace Community Church, Buffalo, NY

• June 7-13 1981, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Upton Church, Upton, WY

• May 25-June 13, 1981 Vacation Bible School Training, Boulder, CO

• June 14-20 1981, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Arlington Bible Church, Arlington, TX

• June 21-27 1981, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Midlothian Bible Church, Midlothian, TX

• June 28-July 4, 1981 Vacation Bible School Training, Boulder, CO

• July 5-11 1981, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Amistad Baptist Church, Waco, TX

• July 12-18 1981, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Heritage Baptist Church, Prattville, AL

• July 19-25 1981, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, Faith Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL

• July 26-August 1 1981, Leader of Vacation Bible School. Preaching, Teaching, Coordination with Pastors, Staff and Volunteers, First Baptist Church, Foley, AL

MEDIA

• Profile in Bristol Herald Courier, November 12, 2016. “Digging History: Biblical Archaeology Conference Brings Adventure to Sacred History,” pp. A9-10. http://www.heraldcourier.com/community/biblical-archaeology-conference-to-be-held-in-bristol/article_0594c96e-a299-11e6-a6e0-c38098ab953a.html

• Interview with Dr. Conrad Ostwalt, APP TV “Religion in Life” Episode 7, November 8, 2016, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

• Profile in Kaysean, “Archaeological Dig Leads to Mideast Hotbed,” October 2015. https://issuu.com/kingcollege/docs/kayseean_oct2015/4?e=1807996/30422006.

• Radio Interview, WJCW Radio, Johnson City, TN. “Faith and Life: Kim Davis,” September 22, 2015. https://donmichaelhudson.com/2015/09/22/wjcw-morning-show-faith-and-society-kim-davis/.

• Profile in Bristol Herald Courier, “Dobyns-Bennett Students Get Hooked on Fly Fishing King Style,” June 18, 2015. http://www.heraldcourier.com/workittricities/learn/dobyns-bennett-students-get-hooked-on-fly-fishing-king-style/article_cd6ca93c-146c-11e5-9276-43490c0f9b25.html.

• Radio Interview, WJCW Radio, Johnson City, TN. “Interview on Science and Religion,” June 10, 2015. https://donmichaelhudson.com/2015/06/10/wjcw-interview-on-science-and-religion-june-8-2015/.

• Profile in Bristol Herald Courier, “King University Fly Fishing,” November 7, 2014. http://www.heraldcourier.com/king-university-fly-fishing-class/image_208f137a-66c6-11e4-94c6-001a4bcf6878.html.

• Profile in Bristol Herald Courier, April 2015, “Professors Tell How Easter Symbols ‘Connect, Make Meaning of Life,” April 4, 2015, http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/professors-tell-how-easter-symbols-connect-make-meaning-of-life/article_5506b422-db3e-11e4-9bfc-f76b3cf389be.html.

• Profile in King’s Herald, “King Joins Lautenschlager Expedition in Israel,” Winter 2014. https://issuu.com/kingcollege/docs/king_finalherald.

• Profile in Bristol Herald Courier, “King Professor Part of Israeli-German Dig,” March 19, 2013. http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/local/king-professor-part-of-israeli-german-dig/article_26392e9c-90f7-11e2-9ccd-001a4bcf6878.html.

• TV Interview, WSMV Morning Show Interview, Nashville, TN “The Stories Men Tell,” March 1998.

PROFESSIONAL VIDEO PRODUCTION

• Video Recorded in Israel: Theme 1: God Creates by Speaking Into the Chaos for biblical exegesis of Genesis 1 and Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. Summer 2015. https://donmichaelhudson.com/2016/07/22/god-creates-by-speaking-into-the-chaos-2/

• Video Recorded in Israel: Theme 2: Faith is Seizing Your Destiny for biblical exegesis of Genesis 3 and Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. Summer 2015. https://donmichaelhudson.com/2016/07/22/faith-is-seizing-your-own-destiny/

• Video Recorded in Israel: Theme 3: God is One and Incomprehensible for biblical exegesis of Exodus 3 and Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. Summer 2015

• Video Recorded in Israel: Theme 4: Living the Good Life for biblical exegesis of Wisdom Literature and Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. Summer 2015

• Video Recorded in Azekah, Israel: History of Ancient Israel and Judah Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. Summer 2015

Video Recorded in Beersheba, Israel: History of Ancient Israel and Judah Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. Summer 2015

Video Recorded in Masada, Israel: History of Ancient Israel and Judah Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. Summer 2015

Video Recorded in Jerusalem, Israel: History of Ancient Israel and Judah Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. Summer 2015

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Theme 1: God Creates by Speaking Into the Chaos for Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. Summer 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Theme 2: Faith is Seizing Your Destiny for Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. Summer 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Theme 3: God is One and Incomprehensible for Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. Summer 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Theme 4: Living the Good Life for Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. Summer 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Theme 5: God Cares for the Oppressed for Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. Summer 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Theme 6: God is not Santa Claus for Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. Summer 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Theme 7: Jesus is the Messiah for Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. Summer 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Theme 8: Jesus is God for Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. Summer 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Theme 9: God is a Blessing to All Nations for Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. Summer 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Theme 10: Humans are Hopeless for Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. Summer 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Theme 11: Christ is All Hope for Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. Summer 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Theme 12: Christ Will Return and Restore for Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice. Summer 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Introduction to the Study of Religion for Politics and Religion in a Global Context. Summer 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Radical Religion: Sunni Islam for Politics and Religion in a Global Context. Summer 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Radical Religion: Shia Islam for Politics and Religion in a Global Context. Spring 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Radical Religion: ISIL for Politics and Religion in a Global Context. Spring 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Radical Christianity for Politics and Religion in a Global Context. Spring 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Introduction to the Study of Religion for Religions of the World Spring 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Hinduism for Religions of the World Spring 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Buddhism for Religions of the World Spring 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Taoism for Religions of the World Spring 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Islam for Religions of the World Spring 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Judaism for Religions of the World Spring 2014

• Video Recorded in The Learning Center: Genesis 1:1 Winter 2014

GRANTS AND AWARDS

• November 2016 awarded $1000 from Abingdon Presbytery of Wytheville, VA for travel to support the Presbyterian Synod of Lebanon and Syria.

• November 2016 awarded $3000 from Emergency Mission Fund of First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, TN for travel to support the Presbyterian Synod of Lebanon and Syria.

• October 2016 awarded faculty development grant from King University for funding to SBL/AAR/ASOR for the November meetings.

• Grant from Bethany Presbyterian Church, Abingdon, VA. $750

• October 2015 awarded faculty development grant from King University for funding to SBL/AAR/ASOR for the November meetings.

• October 2014 awarded faculty development grant from King University for funding to SBL/AAR/ASOR for the November meetings.

• October 2013 awarded faculty development grant from King University for funding to SBL/AAR/ASOR for the November meetings.

• October 2012 awarded faculty development grant from King University for funding to SBL/AAR/ASOR for the November meetings.

• October 2012 Awarded $8,000 from Presbyterian Teaching the Bible Grant, Louisville, KY. http://www.king.edu/news/archivednews/king-university-awarded-8000-grant-from-the-presbyterian-church-usa.aspx

• October 2011 awarded faculty development grant from King University for funding to SBL/AAR/ASOR for the November meetings.

• Awarded an American Theological Schools grant funding the library at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, Seattle, WA. 2003 ($144,000)

•Political Fundraiser, Judy Nicastro, Seattle City Council 2002. Co-planned and directed fund-raising events for Judy Nicastro, Democratic candidate, throughout the Seattle area. This included selection of key figures, coordinating the events, and working with numerous individuals and institutions (Intiman Theater, Seattle Opera, etc.) within the Seattle area to market Judy’s campaign marketing goals.

• Fundraising for The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, 1996-2002. $750,000 annually

• Raised funds to establish a library at an institute in Kiev, Ukraine 1999. $7,000

• Executive fly fishing retreats, Breckenridge, CO. Summers 1996/1997.

Envisioned, planned, marketed, and executed a fly fishing retreat for executives as a means to raise money for The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. At the time, I was a professional guide in the states of Colorado and Montana. These two retreats were very successful for fundraising for The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.

• King University Faculty Lecturer. Fall 2013

• Most Outstanding Master’s Student, Highest GPA, Bob Jones University. May 1983.

• Who’s Who for Universities and Colleges, Bob Jones University. May 1981.

• Christian Leadership, Bob Jones University. Fall 1980.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (2015-2016)

• Faculty workshops (August 2016)

• Trip to Vienna, Austria; Prague; Krakow; Budapest

• Visited tel Jezreel to study the site (December 2015)

• Visited tel Jezreel to study the site (December 2015)

• Special viewing of artifacts from Tel Rehov in the Israel Museum (December 2015)

• Visited Tel Aphek to study the site (December 2015)

• Visited Nazareth for 2 days to research for Israel trip (December 2015)

• Spent 2 days with studying Jezreel Valley (December 2015)

• Visited Hebron for work on geopolitical issues and coming Israel trip (December 2015)

• Visited Jaffa for 2 days to research for Israel trip (December 2015)

• Spent 3 days researching the book of Judges at Tel Aviv University (December 2015)

• Spent 2 days networking with Yuval Gadot and Oded Lipschits (December 2015)

• Spent 1 day networking with the Albright Institute in East Jerusalem (December 2015)

• Spent 1 day networking with Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem (December 2015)

• Spent 3 days meeting with Tamer Halasseh for research in the West Bank (December 2015)

• Spent 2 days with Elena Khoury researching for West Bank (December 2015)

• Spent 3 days at Sebastiya (Ancient Samaria) researching the Tel (December 2015)

• Networked with Palestinians at Mosaic Guesthouse for West Bank tour (December 2015)

• Met with Matt Adams to network with King P and R (December 2015)

• Met with Hani Nur el Din, field archaeologist at Sebastiya for potential partnership (December 2015)

• Visited Tel Tanaach to study the site (December 2015)

• Visited Tel Dothan to study the site (December 2015)

• Visited Tel Shechem to study the site (December 2015)

• Visited the Bible Museum in Jerusalem (December 2015)

• Spent 5 days in Jerusalem researching for upcoming trips (January 2016)

Attended Intro to Field Archaeology course in Israel: July 12, 2015

Attended History and Archaeology of Judean Lowland in Israel: July 13, 2015

Attended History and Archaeology of Judean Lowland in Israel: July 14, 2015

Attended Intro to Field Archaeology course in Israel: July 19, 2015

Attended History and Archaeology of Judean Lowland in Israel: July 20, 2015

Attended History and Archaeology of Judean Lowland in Israel: July 21, 2015

THERAPIST EXPERIENCE

Therapist and Supervisor, Private Practice, Washington and Colorado, 1991-2002. Specialized in interpersonal relationships and issues with fathers and men.     Also focused in the area of adult victims of sexual abuse. Supervised interns and students and coordinated with various leaders within the community.

Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Washington, 1997-2005

National Board Certified Professional Counselor, 1997-2004

Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Colorado, 1992-2005

International Speaker on Issues for Women and Children, 1990-Present. (Russia, Philippines, Australia, Great Britain, Turkey, Greece, Austria, Ukraine, and Germany)

National Speaker on Issues for Women and Children, 1990-Present. (36 States)

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

• Proficient in Greek (classical and Koine), Latin (classical), Ugaritic, Moabitic, Akkadian, Aramaic, and Hebrew (biblical).

• Working knowledge for research purposes of Qur’ānic Arabic, Christian Arabic (Middle Arabic), Coptic, Ethiopic.

• Fluent in English.

• Proficient in Spanish.

• Working knowledge of French, German, Modern Arabic, and Modern Hebrew.

LIST OF REFERENCES

• Conrad Ostwalt, Chair of Philosophy and Religion, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

• Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Professor of Bible, Hebrew Union College,  Los Angeles, CA

• Peter Miscall, Professor of Bible, St. Thomas Theological Seminary, Denver, CO

• Oded Lipschits, Professor of, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

• Yuval Gadot, Lecturer, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

• Manfred Oeming, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany

• Matthew Roberts, Dean of Academic Affairs, King University, Bristol, TN

• Atta Dawahare, Therapist, Seattle Mental Health. Seattle, WA  

 

                                

 

 


Courses recently taught

BIBL 2250 LECT Bible Study That Matters
BIBL 3520 LECT The Historical Geography and Archeology of Israel
RELG 1001 LECT Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice
RELG 1002 LECT Foundations of Christian Thought & Practice—Narrative & Poet
RELG 2430 LECT Encountering the World's Religions
RELG 3292 LECT Religion and Politics in the Global Context
RELG 3460 LECT Rendering the Sacred in Film