Ryan Claassen

Ryan Claassen is a professor of political science at Kent State University. He is the author of Godless Democrats and Pious Republicans? Party Activists, Party Capture and the “God Gap.”

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Doris Donnelly

Doris Donnelly is a theology professor at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. She leads the school’s effort to expand the role science plays in Roman Catholic seminary curriculums.

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Mary Doria Russell

Mary Doria Russell is a novelist whose 1997 book The Sparrow is about first contact with intelligent aliens and the Jesuit priest who is part of an expedition to their planet. The book and its sequel, Children of God, deals with how the contact changes theology. She lives near Cleveland.

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Bradley Onishi

Bradley Onishi is an associate professor of religion at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, who studies Christian mysticism and atheism, as well as religions and dying. He is co-host of the podcast “Straight White American Jesus.”

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Steve Pinkerton

Steve Pinkerton is a lecturer in the English department at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He is a scholar of 20th-century literature, especially how blasphemy has impacted modernist writers. He is the author of  Blasphemous Modernism: The 20th-Century Word Made Flesh. He also wrote an article for The Conversation titled “Blasphemy isn’t just a problem […]

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Peter W. Williams

Peter W. Williams is professor emeritus of religion at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is the author of Religion, Art and Money: Episcopalians and American Culture from the Civil War to the Great Depression, a look at how Episcopalians influenced the visual arts during that time.

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Franciscan Earth Literacy Center

The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center is an organization committed to promoting sustainability and a healthy relationship with the environment. It is a mission of the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Charity and is based in Tiffin, Ohio.

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Valerie Bridgeman

Valerie Bridgeman is a poet, dancer, and performer, and she serves as a visiting associate professor of Homiletics and Hebrew Bible at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. She also founded the WomanPreach! ministry. She contributed a “preaching reflection” about the death of Michael Brown to Odyssey Networks.  

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