Item Type: Journal Articles


"Luther’s “For the Sake of Investigating the Truth and Comforting Terrified Consciences”" Winter In Lutheran Forum. trans. Hinlicky-Wilson, Sarah vol. 44, no. 4, 2010

A translation of Luther‘s previously untranslated 1518 Theses on the remission of sins, with a brief introductory note.

"The Face of Jesus, Part II" In Lutheran Forum. vol. 42, no. 4, 2006 : 3-10

A multi-level essay exploring the theological meaning and spiritual impact of various racial depictions of Jesus.

"There‘s Something About Mary" Winter In Re:generation Quarterly. vol. 5, no. 4, 2000

A personal story of a young Lutheran woman making peace with Mary, the mother of God, and in the process finding her vocation to ministry.


"Peace, Peace, When There is No Peace" Spring In Lutheran Forum. vol. 41, no. 3, 2008 : 3-5

A reflection on the excising of military imagery from church, and reasons to maintain it.


"Saving ‘The Wretched of the Earth’" In Disability Studies Quarterly. vol. 26, no. 3, Online

Betcher considers biblical and theological representations of the physics of Spirit, including miracles, if also the politics of compassion, as related to bodies exhibiting disabilities. The essay suggests another way of reading the miracle texts so as to disturb the optics of modern realism, especially their social effects.


"Review: Isaiah, the Eighth-Century Prophet: His Times and Preaching" In Homiletic 13/2. 1998 : 20-21


"A Bloodthirsty Salvation: Behind the Popular Polarized Reaction to Gibson‘s ‘The Passion’" In Journal of Religion and Film. vol. 9, no. 1, 2005

This article analyzes viewer response to The Passion of the Christ, focusing on how viewers interpreted the film‘s dominant atonement images, in order to explore just how these images operate in popular culture, how they influence values, practices and beliefs, and to question the social impact of the discourse of violence and redemptive dynamics imbedded in the religious images themselves.

Sharon Betcher "Disabling ‘The Fall’" Disability and Health In Journal of Religion, Disability and Health. eds. Jonathan Campbell, Deathrice DeWitt and Hans S. Reinders. 2011

In this article, the author argues that modernity developed theological notions of ontological defect into scientific and medical pathology such that ‘The Fall’- now borne in cultural norms as well as scientific paradigms- marginalizes differing somatic capaciousness.

Sharon Betcher "Becoming Flesh of my Flesh: Feminist and Disability Theologies on the Edge of Posthumanist Discourse" In Roundtable honoring the work of disabilities theologian Nancy Eiesland, JFSR. vol. 26, no. 2, JFSR 2010

From the location of disablement, the author wonders whether the term “body” can itself be a term of totalization. Flesh is suggestively tried on as a locus that might bridge the feminist and disability agendas.

Sharon Betcher "Resurrecting Christianities: Critical Theories and Constructive Postcolonial, Postmodern Christianities" In Anglican Theological Review. vol. 87, no. 2, Spring 2005 : 319-328

The article focuses on critical theories and constructive postcolonial, postmodern Christianities. Where some apply deconstructive theory so as to simply purport a renewed Jesus agnosticism, Betcher suggests that Christology should be regarded as resurrection competency.