Rachel B. Griffis

Rachel B. Griffis
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.

Recent Essays

Returning to the Love of the Book

Hooten Wilson draws on theological as well as literary works to demonstrate various approaches to a text, leading to the contemplative mode, which she asserts should be “the end of all our reading.”

Ishiguro’s New Novel Contemplates the Relationship between Humans, Machines, and the Natural World

Sterling, KS. In Kazuo Ishiguro’s eighth novel, Klara and the Sun (2021), the humans believe in science. The titular character, however, believes in the Sun....

Why I’m Fasting From Analogies

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.