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"I will have failed as a professor if students leave my classroom with the sense that faithful worship depends merely on human skill, even if theologically informed and pastorally sensitive.

...I strive to teach students in such a way that the critical thinking skills they develop serve to increase the sense of awe and wonder that lies at the heart of Christian worship."

-- from Philosophy of Teaching statement

"Debbie is an unusually good instructor. She brings an easy-going demeanor to class, which is disarming to students and lowers the level of trepidation they might have about contributing to discussions, but at the same time, she brings a passion and depth of knowledge about the material that is inspiring."
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