America Magazine: How modern technology helped me teach theology to uninterested college students
"As a new teacher, I am struggling to make something I find so obviously important (ahem, theology) matter to my students.
The spring of 2016—my first semester teaching—I realized quickly it would be an uphill battle to make the concerns in Augustine’s Confessions relatable to my students. Sophomores at my university are required to take my class (a great books seminar focused on the Catholic intellectual tradition), and although many were raised in a Catholic or Christian tradition, the abstract, ancient and seemingly impractical questions about God and religion addressed in my course did not readily compel or even interest them. When the semester ended, I did not feel my class had the impact I had wanted (to my surprise, no one dropped their finance major to take up theology!)."