Elizabeth Drescher

Scholar, educator, writer, speaker on religion in everyday life.

Elizabeth Drescher, PhD is Adjunct Associate Professor of Religion & Pastoral Ministry at Santa Clara University. She holds a PhD in Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union and an MA in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University. She is the author of Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of American Nones (Oxford University Press, 2016), Tweet If You ♥ Jesus: Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation (Morehouse, 2011) and, with Keith Anderson, Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible (Morehouse, 2012). Dr. Drescher's commentary on religion in American life has appeared in The Atlantic, Salon, The Huffington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury News, The Washington Post, The Deseret News, The Los Angeles Times, Christianity Today, Sojourners, CrossCurrents, On Faith, AlterNet, and Religion Dispatches as well as other popular and academic publications. As editor of The BTS Center Bearings blog, she has earned a 2016 DeRose-Hinkhouse award from the Religion Communicators’ Council and a 2015 Polly Bond Award of Excellence from the Episcopal Communicators. She is the recipient of many grants and awards for her research and writing, including from the Social Science Research Council, the Wabash Center for the Study of Teaching in Theology and Religion, and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.