Danielle Tumminio

Biography

The Rev. Danielle Tumminio lectures at Yale University and is the author of God and Harry Potter at Yale.  She currently serves as an interim associate at St. Anne in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

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December 12, 2012

Danielle Tumminio [Episcopal News Service] I heard Santa on the roof when I was five years old. Or, to be more accurate, I heard his reindeers on the roof, and I remember this as clearly as I remember my wedding day: There were jingling...

November 26, 2012

Danielle Tumminio [Episcopal News Service] Perhaps you know of the cake pop, that delectable treat composed of cake shaped like a donut hole, dipped in frosting and pierced with a lollipop stick to create a one-bite, calorie-dense, sugar-...

September 17, 2012

Danielle Tumminio [Episcopal News Service] “Are we safe?” I asked.  My husband and I were sitting in our cramped coach seats at 30,000 feet, the airplane fluttering.  He gazed out the window, undisturbed by the...

August 20, 2012

Danielle Tumminio [Episcopal News Service] This past month, Hulu released the second season of the British television show, “Rev.,” a kind of Vicar-of-Dibley-ten-years-later story about a male priest in inner-city London. But...

July 3, 2012

  Danielle Tumminio [Episcopal News Service] With General Convention upon us and the Church of England General Synod just around the corner, our communities are asking crucial, weighty, and imperative questions, like: How should we...

June 12, 2012

Danielle Tumminio [Episcopal News Service] There are few places where community is as rich and energized as on a college campus: Groups of students gather for passionate discussions about Plato and Aristotle, following their professors...

May 30, 2012

Danielle Tumminio [Episcopal News Service] The other day, someone asked me what a priest does. “Do you officiate weddings and funerals every day?” she asked. “Or pray all the time? What exactly is it that you do?”...

April 23, 2012

Danielle Tumminio [Episcopal News Service] There’s a lot to worry about as a scuba diver: decompression sickness, burst lungs, limited air supplies, and inhospitable sea creatures. But none of this compares to the question most...

April 2, 2012

Danielle Tumminio [Episcopal News Service] I recently read a sermon by Laurie Haller about a large Christmas pageant where four-year olds put on the manger scene. To help the toddler actors find their spots, the teacher covered the stage...

February 14, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] I was driving to a church meeting a few weeks ago, when I saw the car coming.  The driver was going the kind of fast that wouldn’t make a cop turn on the sirens but that was still over the speed limit....

January 16, 2012

Danielle Tumminio [Episcopal News Service] Last week, a clergy friend of mine introduced me to a video in which Baptist minister Gordon Atkinson undertook a communion bread taste test.  One by one, he slid expensive wafers and...

December 7, 2011

This article is from CNN’s Belief blog here. Danielle Elizabeth Tumminio is an ordained Episcopal Church priest and is author of “God and Harry Potter at Yale: Teaching Faith and Fantasy Fiction in an Ivy League Classroom....

July 8, 2011

I was 27 when I first taught at Yale, barely five years older than the 70-plus students who stood out in the cold to enroll in my seminar on Christian theology and Harry Potter. I'd been following Harry's adventures with interest...