The Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

Denomination: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (CC(DC))

Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, an ordained Baptist and Disciples of Christ minister, is Associate Professor and Academic Dean at Chicago Theological Seminary. Her latest book is When Momma Speaks: The Bible and Motherhood from a Womanist Perspective. Earlier she taught New Testament at Belmont University. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in Speech Pathology/Audiology from Howard University; a Master of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary, and Master of Arts and Ph.D. degrees in Religion from Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Crowder was a Fund for Theological Education Dissertation Fellow, Wabash Center for Teaching Fellow and Louisville Institute Summer Grant recipient. She has contributed to numerous publications including The Chalice Introduction to the New Testament, True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary, and The African American Lectionary. Her work on womanist maternal thought can be found in Semeia Studies: Biblical Mothers and Their Children.


Articles by The Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

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Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder - Ella Baker: A Name We All Should Know

Tuesday August 04, 2020
Ella Baker seized the opportunity and made a decision that would turn the tide of history. She chose to do what far exceeded herself. Although SNCC is no longer a viable entity, and Baked died in 1986, her name, her work, and her spirit thrive.

Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder: When Home Is Not Home

Tuesday July 14, 2020
In her article for Church Anew, Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder says there is a safety, security of home at least for most of us. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to pause and consider our relationship with the place and people associated with our homes. Sudden shifts to working remotely and ad nauseam Zoom meetings have exposed parts of our lives which had been selectively disclosed.

ON Scripture: Stephanie Crowder on Mark 1:9-11: The Pleasure Principle

Wednesday February 22, 2012
I am not a Janet Jackson aficionado, but her song, “The Pleasure Principle” from 1987 has a few lines that are still appealing almost 25 years later: “I’m not here to feed your insecurities. I wanted you to love me...It’s the pleasure principle.”

ON Scripture: Stephanie Crowder on Matt. 22, A Biblical Case of Class Warfare

Wednesday October 05, 2011
Much in this country’s political landscape from Populist ideology to New Deal praxis has centered on equal access and opportunity for all. Yet, almost two thousand years earlier than these movements, first century C.E. New Testament literature points to similar struggles.