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
Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder: A Prayer for Back to School
Tuesday September 07, 2021
Going back to school is always accompanied by a swirl of emotions. This is especially true in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Stephanie Crowder offers this Spirit-inspired prayer to bless the fall season and the return to school.
Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder: Choose Yourself... Sometimes.
Saturday July 31, 2021
Rest is a privilege. It is the privilege of thinking about what one wants to think about whenever and for whatever length of time. Rest is the gift of doing or not doing because one has carved out of space to let idleness rule the day.
Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder: Pondering Black Women’s Bodies
Wednesday January 20, 2021
As a Black woman prepares to become the first Black, first woman, first South Asian to occupy the U.S. vice presidency, Black women’s bodies have been on my mind. My own body has been on my mind. I have been thinking about self-care, wellness, and the importance of never negotiating boundaries.
Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder: The Imposition of Imposter Syndrome
Friday September 18, 2020
The imposition of imposter syndrome is imposters who dwell in the mendacious abyss of professional facade make life harder for others. The imposition of imposter syndrome is we suffer, society is compromised, our giftedness does not illuminate a dark, dank world when we doubt and dare not show up fully.
Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder: The “Light” of Ella Baker
Tuesday August 25, 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.
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.