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Faculty & Staff Notes

of the Society of Biblical Literature in Atlanta and read the paper “Blood, Life, and Purification: Reassessing Hebrews’ Christological Appropriation of Yom Kippur,” for which he won one of two 2010 SBL Regional Scholars awards.

Joy J. Moore was a delegate to the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelism, Cape Town, South Africa, Oct. 17–24. This summer, she preached for the 2010 General Conference of the Brethren in Christ at Messiah College, Grantham, Pa.; and lectured to the D.Min. students at United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio. In September, she preached a revival service for Union Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C. Moore has joined the advisory board for the Divinity School’s Center for Reconciliation.

G. Sujin Pak taught a joint adult study this fall for Reconciliation UMC and Asbury Temple UMC entitled “Thinking about Marriage Theologically.”

Richard Payne presented “Relieving Suffering—By Whose Authority?” at the Symposium at the 13th World Congress on Pain, Montreal, Canada, Sept. 1–3; and “Spirituality and Aging” at the 2010 Kaiser Permanente National Geriatrics and Palliative Care Conference, San Diego, Calif., Sept. 24–26. He attended the Health Sector Assembly in Sundance, Utah, Oct. 14–16; and participated in the “Easeful Death: 21st Century Perspectives on Assisted Suicide” conference at the Banbury Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, N.Y., Nov. 3–5. Payne has been invited to serve as a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care, and Education.

Anathea Portier-Young published Apocalypse Against Empire: Theologies of Resistance in Early Judaism (Eerdmans). Her article “Daniel: ‘Apocalypse Then and Now’” appeared in the January issue of Sojourners. She posted four lectionary commentaries for Advent at, on the following texts: First Sunday, Isaiah 2:1–5; Second Sunday, Isaiah 11:1–10; Third Sunday, Isaiah 35:1–10; Fourth Sunday, Isaiah 7:10–16. This fall, she taught a five-part lecture series, “Creative Womb and Word,” at Holy Family Catholic Church, Hillsborough, N.C. In November, she attended the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Atlanta, where she also met with the Catholic Biblical Association Strategic Planning Committee, of which she is a part. She preached the sermon “My Spirit Stands,” on Haggai 1:15b–2:9, in Goodson Chapel, Duke Divinity School, Nov. 10.

Charles Michael Smith T’62, D’65 , pastor-in-residence since retiring from the N.C. Conference in 2008, is now working part time with Duke Divinity School development following stints as instructor in worship and mentor to several students. Dean Richard Hays has requested that he also participate in the school’s new emphasis on theology and the arts. Smith became a Duke University trustee emeritus July 1 following 12 years of service on that board, for which he was honored with a farewell dinner led by President Richard Brodhead, Vice President and Vice Provost L. Gregory Jones, and Coach Mike Krzyzewski. Smith was guest soloist at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh Nov. 27, and for the annual Weekend Meeting of Associates of Lake Junaluska in August. He and his wife, Barbara, live in their hometown, Washington, N.C., where this summer they will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Moody Smith , George Washington Ivey Professor Emeritus of New Testament, was the Peter Rhea and Ellen Jones Lecturer at McAfee School of Theology, Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 17–19. Dean Alan Culpepper G’74 organized a symposium on the Epistles of John around the lectures, which were entitled “Jesus Is God” (the Gospel of John) and “Jesus Was Man” (the Epistles of John). Other participants included both Culpepper, who has published widely on the Johannine literature, and Peter Rhea Jones himself.

Geoffrey Wainwright traveled to Fulda, Germany, this fall to chair the final session in the current round of the international dialogue between the World Methodist Council and the Roman Catholic Church. The report “Encountering Christ the Savior: Church and Sacraments” will be presented to the WMC next year in Durban, South Africa, and to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Laceye Warner published, with co-author Kenneth Carder, Grace to Lead: Practicing Leadership in the Wesleyan Tradition (United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry).

Audrey Ward has joined the Divinity School as executive director of communications. She worked previously at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she was assistant vice chancellor of communications for Information Technology Services and director of communications for the UNC School of Law.

Jo Bailey Wells preached and led the Rector’s Forum, “Aspects of Enduring Influence: Developing Greats in the Church of the 21st century,” at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Dallas, Texas, Oct. 31. She was keynote speaker for