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Faculty and Staff Notes

Colleges and Universities at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Ill. In October he gave the Christian Moral Formation Lectures at Wheaton College (Wheaton, Ill.) on the themes “Mission, Justice, and Holiness: A Crossroads in Christian History” and “The Pilgrimage to Transformation.” He traveled to Romania, Poland, and North Korea as part of the Center for Reconciliation’s expanding international vision for reconciliation. In December he graduated from the year-long Duke Leadership Academy.

DAVID STEINMETZ , since retiring from Duke in 2009, has held the MacDonald Chair in History at Emory University and received the Distinguished Career Award from the American Society of Church History (2010). He has also revised and added five new chapters to Calvin in Context (Oxford, 2010) and published a new volume of essays, Taking the Long View (Oxford, 2011).

ALLEN VERHEY published The Christian Art of Dying: Learning from Jesus (Eerdmans, 2011) and served as associate editor for Dictionary of Scripture and Ethic s (Baker Academic, 2011). In November he presented an invited paper on the Ars Moriendi at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theology Society in San Francisco. At the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting he chaired a session on Scripture and ethics and contributed to a panel discussion of the Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics . He presented again on the Ars Moriendi to the Interest Group on Bioethics at the annual meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics in January, where he was also elected vice president of the Society. In March he delivered “Would Jesus Get Tenure?” at the Davidson College Conference on Reformed Theology and Education, and “Remembering Jesus: Scripture, Christian Community, and the Moral Life” at the Christian Life Commission Meeting in Dallas, Texas.

GEOFFREY WAINWRIGHT’s book Embracing Purpose: Essays on God, the World and the Church, first issued in a British edition by Epworth Press, was released by Wipf and Stock in a U.S. edition in April. In July and August 2011 he traveled to South Africa, where he taught at Stellenbosch University and participated in the meetings of the World Methodist Council and Conference in Durban. He also attended the congress of the international Societas Liturgica in Reims, France.

LACEYE WARNER preached “Advent Jubilee” at The Village Chapel of Bald Head Island, N.C., on Dec. 11, and served as Bible study leader for the 2012 Perkins School of Youth Ministry, held Jan. 9-12 at First UMC Richardson, Texas.

SAMUEL WELLS published What Episcopalians Believe: An Introduction (Church Publishing) and its English twin, What Anglicans Believe: An Introduction (SCM/Canterbury Press), in October, and Be Not Afraid (Brazos) in November. His book God’s Companions: Reimagining Christian Ethics was published in Mandarin (trans. Chen Choi; Christopher Publishing House, 2011). He gave four addresses on “Living Leadership” at the Ely diocesan clergy conference in Swanwick, England, in October. In November, Wells keynoted the “Bonhoeffer for the Coming Generations” conference at Union Seminary, New York City, and the Anglican 1000 worship conference in Durham, N.C., and served as theologian-in-residence at First Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, Texas. He preached in January at the Memorial Church, Harvard University, and in March at Washington National Cathedral and the Convention of Endowed Episcopal Parishes in Charlotte. Wells gave invited lectures at Vanderbilt University (Veritas Forum) in February, and at Ferrum College (Va.) and the Seminary of the Southwest (Austin, Texas) in March.

BRITTANY WILSON was named a 2012 Regional Scholar by the Society of Biblical Literature for her paper “An Incapacitating Encounter: The Blinding of Paul and the Power of God in Acts 9.” She also delivered a paper, “Neither Male nor Female: The Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8:25-40) and the Intersection of Greco-Roman Masculinity,” at the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting in San Francisco.

NORMAN WIRZBA published “A Priestly Approach to Environmental Theology: Learning to Receive and Give Again the Gifts of Creation” in Dialog: A Journal of Theology ; and “Preaching and Teaching ‘Good News’ in the Time of Climate Change” in Sacred Acts: How Churches are Working to Protect Earth’s Climate , edited by Mallory McDuff (New Society Publishers, 2012). His book Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating (Cambridge University Press, 2011) was voted “Book of the Year” by the Englewood Review of Books. He presented “Sabbath Keeping: A Matter of Life or Death?” at Bluffton University, Ohio (Nov. 1); the annual Scholar-in-Residence lectures on “Reconciliation with Creation” at Union University, Jackson, Tenn. (Feb. 14-17); the lectures “Living in God’s Garden World” at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, Va. (Feb. 21); “Eating