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Faculty & Staff Notes

Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He produced and edited the DVD set “Methodist Identity, Part 2: Our Beliefs,” which will be published fall 2012.

Warren Kinghorn presented at a Veritas Forum event at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., April 12–13, and delivered two presentations, “Is Medicine a Spiritual Vocation?” and “‘God’s Was the Body’: Early Christian Debates and Modern Psychiatric Dualism,” at the National Conference on Medicine and Religion held May 23–25 in Chicago, Ill. He was also named by the Duke psychiatry residents as the 2011–2012 “Teacher of the Year” in the Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Richard Lischer was named a Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology for 2012–2013. He will devote his sabbatical year to research on Christian autobiography and memoir. He preached during Lent at Main Street UMC in Kernersville, N.C., as a part of the congregation’s centennial year of celebration. In connection with the publication of The Preacher King in Japanese, he wrote “A Look Back at the Preacher, Martin Luther King Jr.” for the Japanese journal Alethia. He published a Lenten essay, “Stripped Bare,” in The Christian Century (March 16, 2012). In late spring he served as an evaluative consultant at the Boston University School of Theology, and during the summer he participated in the biennial conference of Societas Homiletica, in Wittenberg, Germany.

Randy Maddox published an article on the “Wesleyan Quadrilateral” titled “Honoring Conference: Wesleyan Reflection on the Dynamics of Theological Reflection” in The Renewal of United Methodism: Mission, Ministry, and Connectionalism , edited by Rex D. Matthews (United Methodist General Board of Higher Education). He also published, with Richard Heitzenrater , a short piece on a newly discovered letter of John Wesley to his brother Charles, “New John Wesley Letter to Charles Wesley,” in Methodist History (50.3, 2012). This spring also marked the completion of the online publication of a full set of Charles Wesley’s poetry and the posting of a register listing every known instance of Charles Wesley’s preaching, both at the Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition website. Maddox led teaching sessions and preached at First United Methodist Church in Boone, N.C., and in May concluded his term on The Committee on Faith and Order of The United Methodist Church.

Benjamin McNutt co-wrote, with Greg Jones , “Seeking leaders who persevere,” posted at Faith & Leadership on April 12.

Joy Moore was the keynote speaker at the United Methodist Association of Annual Conference Lay Leaders in Tampa, Fla., April 21–23. She served as Bible study leader for the United Methodist Greater New Jersey Annual Conference June 1–2 ; for Camp Findley Bible Camp in Findley Lake, N.Y., July 22–28; and for the 122nd Wilmore Holiness Camp Meeting in Wilmore, Ky., July 15–20. She spoke on “The Hunger Games: An Unauthorized Guide to the Gospel” at the 10th Annual Preaching Retreat at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 14–16, and she gave two lectures: “A Psalm, a Story, and a Sermon: What the Usual Suspects Taught Me About Exegesis” at Fuller Theological Seminary April 4 and “It’s Academic” at Mt. Jezreel Baptist Church in Silver Springs, Md., March 15–18. Her preaching engagements include the preaching lectures for the Cape Atlantic District (UMC) on March 8, the chapel of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., on March 13, the United Methodist Central Texas Annual Conference June 3–5, First UMC in Jackson, Mich., on June 10, and the Summer Worship Series at Lake Junalaska, N.C., July 15.

G. Sujin Pak presented a plenary session on vocation for the Duke Youth Academy on June 28. On July 8 and 15, she led the adult Sunday school session at Millbrook Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C., for their Summer Scholars Series, in which she spoke about her current research on the interpretation and uses of prophecy in the Reformation era. She also preached at Millbrook Baptist Church on July 15.

Anathea Portier-Young published “Drinking the Cup of Horror and Gnawing on Its Shards: Biblical Theology Through Biblical Violence, Not Around It” in Beyond Biblical Theologies , ed. Stefan Beyerle, Heinrich Assel, and Christfried Boettrich (WUNT, Mohr Siebeck). She presented two papers: “Politics and Poetics of Space, Place, and Mobility in Daniel: Monotheism, Apocalypticism, and Spatial Imagination” at the conference “Monotheism in Late Prophecy and Early Apocalyptic Literature” at the University of Goettingen (Germany) on June 20; and “Apocalyptic Worldviews—What They Are and How They Spread: Insights from the Social Sciences” at the First Nangeroni Enoch Seminar on “The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and Apocalyptic