Thursday, May 24, 2018

"Jesus and the Essenes" at Christ Church!






I’ll be giving a public presentation on my new book, Jesus, the Essenes, and Christian Origins, at the Christ Church Forum in Ontario, CA on June 3, 2018. Many thanks to the Rev. Dr. Gianluigi Gugliermetto for the invitation! If you're in the area, come on by! 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

"Yuwipi" - in JAAR





The word Yuwipi refers to a healing and curing ritual, as well to as the ritual specialist, the “Yuwipi man,” among the Lakota (Sioux). My new article, "Yuwipi: A Postcolonial Approach to Lakota Ritual Specialization and Religious Revitalization," published in the Journal of the American Academy of Religiontakes a critical look at how Yuwipi has been understood within Western academic, anthropological, and religious frameworks.