March 23, 2005
Dr. Bruce David Forbes, professor and chair of religious studies at Morningside College, has been selected to participate in the 2005-2006 Colloquy on Teaching and Learning for Mid-Career Religion Faculty at Colleges and Universities. The colloquy is sponsored by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Forbes will attend three colloquy sessions, in June 2005, January 2006, and July 2006. Participants will be eligible for follow-up grants of $5,000 to initiate creative projects to advance teaching and learning in their particular faculties and guilds. The colloquy is designed to “help mid-career faculty identify possibilities, renew commitment, venture in new directions, and compose a more clarified sense of self and purpose.”
Forbes is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer on religion and popular culture. He has published several articles in journals such as Theology Today, Word and World, and Journal of the American Academy of Religion. He co-edited and was author of a chapter in the book "Rapture, Revelation, and The End Times: Exploring the Left Behind Series," published in June 2004 by Palgrave Macmillan. He also co-edited the book "Religion and Popular Culture in America," published in 2000 by the University of California Press.
Forbes has been on the faculty at Morningside since 1978 and is an adjunct professor at Augsburg College Weekend College in Minneapolis, Minn. He holds a bachelor’s degree in religion and philosophy from Morningside College, a master's of theology degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and a doctorate in history of American Christianity from Princeton (N.J.) Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister with the United Methodist Church.