Rachel B. Griffis is an Associate Professor of English at Spring Arbor University. She teaches writing and literature courses. She also serves as a reviews editor at International Journal of Christianity and Education. Her writing has appeared in Christianity & Literature, Literature & Theology, The Cormac McCarthy Journal, Studies in American Indian Literatures, Christian Scholar’s Review, Religions, Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Teaching American Literature, and elsewhere. She lives with her husband and daughter in Michigan.
Education in the age of COVID is an opportunity for teachers and students to investigate the role of language in an intense real-world situation. Rachel Griffis considers the prevalence of analogies and the deeply troubling ways that irresponsible and unethical language is destroying civic life and communal bonds.