Dean’s Office

Faculty and Staff Welcome Reception for New Professor and Duke Chapel Dean Luke Powery

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
ssmith@div.duke.edu

The Dean's Office of Duke Divinity School will host a reception for faculty and staff to welcome Luke Powery, the new dean of Duke Chapel and associate professor of the practice of homiletics at the school.

There will be refreshments.

Register to attend by Wed., Oct 10.

Farewell Events Set for Jo Bailey and Sam Wells

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Divinity School and Duke Chapel to celebrate couple’s contributions.

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Duke Divinity School and Duke Chapel will hold separate farewell celebrations for Professors Jo Bailey and Sam Wells, also dean of Duke Chapel, in appreciation for their many contributions to the Divinity School, Duke, and Durham communities.

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Duke Divinity School Farewell Celebration for Jo Bailey and Sam Wells

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
(919) 660-3434 or maandrus@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School faculty, staff, and students are invited to a farewell reception for Professors Jo Bailey and Sam Wells in appreciation for the many contributions they have made to the life of the Divinity School community.

Dean Richard Hays and Dr. Judith C. Hays will host the reception for the couple, who will return to England after being at Duke since 2005 for Sam Wells to become the vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London.

Jo Bailey Wells, associate professor of the practice of Christian ministry and bible and also director of Anglican Studies at the Divinity School, founded the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies. She will continue in priestly ministry and seek a new post in London. Sam Wells is the dean of Duke Chapel and a research professor of Christian ethics at the Divinity School.

Duke Chapel also will hold a public sendoff celebration for the Wells’ family May 6 from noon to 2 p.m. at the chapel. That event will begin immediately after the regular Sunday worship service. It will feature food, beverages, and a program in the chapel nave.

“Still in Saigon?: Movies, Ministry and Moving On” with Justin Lewis-Anthony, AEHS Director Candidate

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0012 Westbrook
jnorris@div.duke.edu

Justin Lewis-Anthony, a candidate for the position of director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke Divinity School, will present a public lecture, “Still in Saigon?: Movies, Ministry and Moving On.”

Lewis-Anthony is the rector of St Stephen’s Church, Canterbury, U.K., and the former precentor of Christ Church, Oxford, U.K. He is the author of "If You Meet George Herbert on the Road, Kill Him: Radically Re-thinking Priestly Ministry" published by Continuum International.

Educated at the London School of Economics and Oxford University, Lewis-Anthony has been ordained for 20 years.

“The World Could Not Contain the Books: A Theology of Theological Librarianship” with Beth Sheppard

Friday, March 23, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0012 Westbrook
jnorris@div.duke.edu

Beth Sheppard, a candidate for the position of director of the Duke Divinity School Library and the director of the United Library at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, will present a public lecture on “The World Could Not Contain the Books: A Theology of Theological Librarianship.”

A Ph.D. graduate of the University of Sheffield where she focused on the Gospel of John, Sheppard also holds a library science degree from Emporia State. She continues to research in both fields and her work frequently appears in Theological Librarianship. Her forthcoming book, The Craft of History and the Study of the New Testament, will be available from Scholars Press in November 2012.  

South Carolina UMC Conference Visit

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 12:15pm to 2:00pm
Alumni Memorial Commons Room - 152 Langford`
dwoodell@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3481

Representatives from the South Carolina UMC Conference will sponsor a lunch for students interested in learning more about the conference.

Register to Debra Woodell.

“The Promises and Perils of Christianity in China: A Historical Perspective” with Faculty Candidate Xi Lian

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0012 Westbrook
jnorris@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3529

Xi Lian, a candidate for the open faculty position in world Christianity at Duke Divinity School, will present a public lecture on “The Promises and Perils of Christianity in China: A Historical Perspective.”

Lian is a professor of history at Hanover College in Indiana and also an associate in research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. He teaches East Asian History and specializes in Modern China.

The author of Redeemed by Fire: The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China published in 2010, Lian is the recipient of the “Christianity Today 2011 Book Award” and the Chinese Historians in the United States “Award for Academic Excellence." His other works include The Conversion of Missionaries: Liberalism in American Protestant Missions in China, 1907-1932.

2012 Wallace Chappell Lecture Series Featuring Dana Robert

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 (All day)
0014 Westbrook and 0016 Westbrook
Callie Davis at cdavis@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3599

Duke Divinity School will hold the 2012 Wallace Chappell Lecture Series featuring Dana L. Robert, Truman College Professor of World Christianity and History in Mission at the Boston University School of Theology and director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission.

She will give two public lectures March 13: "Witness Unity and World Christianity: 1910-2011" at 12:20 p.m. in 0014 Westbrook and "Christian Presence and Proclamation Reunited"at 4 p.m. in 0016 Westbrook.

Robert is a world renowned missiologist who has published more than 10 books and numerous articles, as well as has directed over 60 doctoral dissertations related to evangelism and mission.

She delivered the keynote address at the historic centennial conference of the World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2010 and the 2nd Global Christian Forum in Indonesia in 2011 on the subject of witness and unity in 21st century world Christianity. The forum is the most representative gathering of Christian churches in modern history, including representatives from Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Indigenous traditions.

“`Singing the Song of the Lord on Foreign Soil’: What the Early Centuries Tell Us about the Migrant Factor in the Making of Global Christianity” with Faculty Candidate Jehu Hanciles

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0012 Westbrook
jnorris@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3529

Jehu J. Hanciles, a candidate for the open faculty position in world Christianity at Duke Divinity School, will present a public lecture, “`Singing the Song of the Lord on Foreign Soil’: What the Early Centuries Tell Us about the Migrant Factor in the Making of Global Christianity.”

Hanciles is an associate professor of the history of Christianity and globalization, and director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies in  Pasadena, Calif.

His most recent book, Beyond Christendom: Globalization, African Migration and the Transformation of the West, explores the critical role of human migration in the process of globalization and religious expansion. Hanciles' current research aims to survey the history of global Christian expansion through the lens of migration.

Iowa UMC Conference Visit

Friday, March 2, 2012 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
145 Langford
dwoodell@div.duke.edu or (919)660-3481

The Rev. Brian K. Milford, conference superintendent from the Iowa Annual Conference, will be at the Divinity School to talk with students interested in the conference. He will be available in 145 Langford to answer questions. Iowa students and friends also are invited to dinner with Milford that night.

Register for a meeting or to attend dinner by contacting Debra Woodell.

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