Courtney Wilder is Professor of Religion at Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska. Her areas of research include theology of disability and Christianity and popular culture. Her book This is My Body? Disability, Christianity and Popular Culture is forthcoming from Baylor University Press. She and her daughter Grace Klinefelter, a student at St. Olaf College, have co-authored a chapter in the volume Still Living the Edges: A Disabled Women’s Reader. She lives with her family in Omaha, Nebraska and is a member of Augustana Lutheran Church in Omaha.
 In Spring 2021, I taught a course on Lutheranism for the first time in a few years. As with probably every single other institution of higher education, Midland University, where I have taught since 2008, was responding to the COVID-19 epidemic and to the challenges it presented to our students, staff, and faculty. We […]