By Janet Lynn Kroeker
Have you ever been awakened in the middle of the night by someone banging on your door yelling loudly, “Are you okay, are you okay?” This was a first for me. My upstairs neighbor had probably heard me screaming for someone to help me through our poorly-insulated walls and been startled awake. After a brief apologetic explanation she returned to her home, assured that I was safe. I went back to bed and lay wide awake until I rose at morning light.
Dr. Julia Feder is an assistant professor of theology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Her research focuses on theological anthropology, suffering, and salvation. Her forthcoming book is called Trauma and Salvation: A Theology of Healing. Anna Groff and Julia Feder spoke on Oct. 18. This following Q&A comes out of their conversation: