W. Stephen Gunter, associate dean for Methodist studies and research professor of evangelism and Wesleyan studies at Duke Divinity School, has written a book that is the first direct translation of 16th century theologian Arminius' “Declaration of Sentiments” into English from the original Dutch.
The Methodist House of Studies and the Presbyterian/Reformed Student Association will host a lunch discussion with Sujin Pak, assistant research professor of the history of Christianity and the associate dean for academic programs at Duke Divinity School, and local pastors including the Rev. Roger Owens, pastor of Duke Memorial United Methodist Church in Durham, N.C., about the differences and similarities between the Wesleyan and Reformed traditions.
Deacons@Duke, a group of students at Duke Divinity School exploring or engaged in the United Methodist Deacon ordination track, will sponsor a panel discussion on "Exploring Our Identity." The panel will include current students, Lynn Benson and Daniel Collins, and a local ordained deacon, Carolyn Schults, who will answer questions about the call and vocation of a deacon.
A free lunch will be provided, but registration is required.
The Methodist House of Studies and Deacons@Duke at Duke Divinity School will host a "Relational Networking" event for all students, faculty, and staff in the Wesleyan traditions.
This event will include a lecture by Laura Fine Ledford, elder in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, on why building relationships with Divinity School colleagues is important for a life in ministry after graduation. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with others from their conference, as well as begin to network on a more global scale.
There will be boxed lunches and drinks available for $2 per person if attendees pre-order.
The Methodist House of Studies and Deacons@Duke will hold a luncheon discussion on "General Conference 2012: Where Do We Go From Here?" with responses from N.C. Bishop Hope Morgan Ward.
A $2 pizza lunch will be offered.
Office of Student Life (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Duke Divinity School Ministerial Formation and Student Life offices are sponsoring a free, informational lunch meeting for Methodist students and other students interested in Methodist theology, ministerial formation and ordination. The Methodist House provides ongoing opportunities for fellowship and discussion.
Cristina Comer at email@example.com or (919) 660-3515
Duke Divinity School, the Methodist House of Studies and the Baptist House of Studies will sponsor the "2012 Commissioning and Ministry Placement Workshop" for individuals on the ordination track.
The workshop is geared toward third-year M.Div. students, although interested second- and first-year students may attend.
During the workshop, participants will be guided through information sessions on preparing for the commissioning process in the Wesleyan traditions, and how to interview and network in the Free Church traditions.
Registration is required.
Callie Davis at (919) 660-3599 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Methodist House of Studies will hold a panel discussion on "The Nuts and Bolts of the Upcoming United Methodist Church General Conference." Topics will include what the conference means for United Methodists, the major issues of this year's conference, and how the conference affects your life and ministry in the church.
Register for $2 pizza lunch.
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Callie Davis at email@example.com 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.