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Rev. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, Ph.D.


Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, an ordained Baptist and Disciples of Christ minister, teaches 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. She is on the Editorial Board of Feasting on the Gospels.

Dr. Crowder is married and has two sons.

Blog Posts by Rev. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, Ph.D.

Posted by Rev. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, Ph.D. 9 weeks 3 days ago
“I knew from the beginning that as a woman, an older woman, in a group of ministers who are accustomed to having women largely as supporters, there was no place for me to come into a leadership role...
Posted by Rev. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, Ph.D. 26 weeks 3 days ago
As the proliferation of pink points to October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, shades of purple warn us not to forget Domestic Violence Awareness. The story in the Gospel of Luke sheds...
Posted by Rev. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, Ph.D. 41 weeks 1 day ago
“If you love somebody, set them free. Free. Free. Set them free.” Of all the songs to come to mind during this Independence Day weekend, this one rings in my head. Sting, the artist, did...
Posted by Rev. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, Ph.D. 1 year 8 weeks ago
"The old avocations by which colored men obtained a livelihood are rapidly, unceasingly and inevitably passing into other hands; every hour sees the black man elbowed out of employment by some newly...