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Faculty & Staff Notes

a United Methodist District Event in Lake Louise, Mich., and co-presented “The Beloved Community: Biblical and Theological Roots” with Willie Jennings at St. Luke’s UMC, Gethsemane Campus, in Houston, Texas.

Sam Wells published Living Without Enemies: Being Present in the Midst of Violence (InterVarsity Press) with Marcia A. Owen. He lectured at Tennessee Wesleyan College and Greenville College and gave the Cammack Lectures at Campbell University. He led the Springtide Retreat for the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina and preached three sermons at the Virginia UMC Conference. In England he preached at Ely Cathedral, lectured to the clergy of Worcester Diocese, preached at the Chichester Cathedral at the launch of the Chichester Arts Festival, and spoke at the Renewing Preaching conference of the United Reformed Church in Cambridge.

Norman Wirzba delivered the Parry Lectures at Plymouth Congregational Church in Fort Wayne, Ind., and spoke on “Life on God’s Farm” at the Faith and Rural Life: Down to Earth Ministry conference at Mount Olive College, N.C. His book Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating (Cambridge University Press) was released in June.

Luba Zakharov was a panelist in the session “Where Any Two Are Gathered: The Idea of Conferencing in Theological Librarianship” and participated in the planning of the session “Re-Envisioning the Theological Library: New Models of Service” for the Public Services Interest Group at the American Theological Library Association conference in Chicago, Ill. She also contributed an interview, “Lee Smith: A Lifetime of Paying Attention” (Feb. 1), to Faith & Leadership and presented “How Art Gives Theology a Voice” to the Adult Forum of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Hillsborough, N.C.