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Faculty and Staff Notes

ESTHER ACOLATSE published “All in the Family: Recasting Religious Pluralism through African Contextuality” in Religion, Diversity and Conflict , edited by Ed Foley (Lit Verlag, 2011); and “Christian Divorce Counseling in West Africa: Seeking Wholeness through Reformed Theology and Jungian Dreamwork” in Journal of Pastoral Theology . She gave two lectures, “Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids in Diaspora” and “Rooted in Heritage: Expanding Horizons” at the February Lecture Series at Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church in Gaithersburg, Md. Her preaching engagements include “A Line in the Sand” at Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church on Feb. 11-12. As a co-instructor for the Duke Law course Customary Law, Statutory Law, and Spousal Property Rights in Ghana, she traveled to Ghana with students for field work in March.

ABDULLAH ANTEPLI moderated several sessions and gave talks on Islamophobia, Christian-Muslim relations, and religious peacemaking at the fourth annual United Nations Alliance of Civilizations forum, held Dec. 11-13 in Doha, Qatar.

DAVID ARCUS was a panelist and a performer for the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative Conference on Improvisation in November. On Jan. 16 he presented a workshop in  Raleigh, N.C., on service playing and improvisation to the Central Carolina Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

JEREMY BEGBIE delivered the Gray Lectures at the Divinity School’s annual Convocation & Pastors’ School, exploring the twin themes of joy and lament in Christ through a range of recorded and performed music. At Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City, he spoke on “A World Made New: The Art of Resurrection and the Resurrection of Art.” Begbie also took part in the Athens and Jerusalem Seminar at Indiana Wesleyan University, including a campus-wide interview discussion event on his 2007 book Resounding Truth (Baker Academic). In January, his essay “Confidence and Anxiety in Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius” was published in Music and Theology in Nineteenth-Century Britain , edited by Martin Clarke (Ashgate, 2012), and his article “The Holy Spirit at Work in the Arts: Learning from George Herbert” appeared in Interpretation. His other publications include the foreword to Restoring the Shamed by Robin Stockitt (Cascade, 2012) and a review of Earthly Visions: Theology and the Challenges of Art by Tim Gorringe, published in The Tablet .

CHARLES L. CAMPBELL was appointed Professor Extraordinary at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, lectured at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, and taught at the Course of Study for Central American pastors in Ahauchapan, El Salvador. He preached at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Ga.; Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, N.C.; Church of the Reconciliation in Chapel Hill, N.C.; the installation of the Presbyterian campus minister at Duke University; and the noon Good Friday service in Duke Chapel.

DOUGLAS CAMPBELL published “Beyond Justification in Paul: The Thesis of The Deliverance of God ” in Scottish Journal of Theology ; “An Attempt to Be Understood: A Response to the Concerns of Matlock and Macaskill with The Deliverance of God ” in Journal for the Study of the New Testament ; “What Is at Stake in the Reading of Romans 1-3? An Elliptical Response to the Concerns of Gorman and Tilling” in Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters ; and “Galatians 5:11: Evidence of an Early Law-Observant Mission by Paul?” in New Testament Studies . At the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting in November he presented two papers: “The Politics of Life and the Politics of Death” and “Interrogating Modes of Resistance.” Campbell also gave four papers at the “Beyond Old and New Perspectives on Paul” conference convened at King’s College London Dec. 16-17 to engage his book The Deliverance of God .

KENNETH CARDER wrote a review of four books on restorative justice for the January-March issue of Christian Reflection . He contributed a chapter entitled “Our United Methodist Heritage” to the 2012 United Methodist Women’s Mission Study on Poverty and the article “Recovering our Methodist Heritage in Prisons” to the Winter issue of UM Men Magazine . At the Appalachian Ministry Network meeting at Lake Junaluska, N.C., in October he delivered two keynote addresses on the theme “Rethink Appalachia.” He preached at Salem United Methodist Church in Irmo, S.C., Nov. 20.

STEPHEN CHAPMAN published “The Ban,” “Deuteronomistic History,” and “Holy War” in the Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (Baker Academic); “Why Are These Books in the Bible?” in The Eerdmans Companion to the Bible ; and “Canon: Old Testament” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible . He taught “Handel’s Messiah as Christian Exegesis” for the Divinity School’s Convocation & Pastors’ School