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Faculty & Staff Notes

Jeremy Begbie published “The Sense of an Ending,” in A Place for Truth , edited by Dallas Willard (InterVarsity). His book Resonant Witness: Conversations between Music and Theology , arising out of the Theology and Music Colloquium established by Begbie in 2001 and co-edited with Steven Guthrie, was released in January. His review of Christopher Page’s The Christian West and Its Singers appeared in Books and Culture (September/October 2010). During the fall semester, Begbie delivered the New College Lecture Series in Sydney, Australia, addressing the theme “Music, Modernity, and God.” Each of the three lectures attended to a major theme pertinent to the modern age—creativity, freedom, and language. Further speaking engagements included the Craigie Lecture in Calgary, Alberta; the Hoon/Bullock Lecture Series in San Antonio, Texas; and the Legge Lectures at Union Church, Hong Kong. In November, he presented “Music and Emotion in Worship: Have We Anything to Fear?” at the third annual colloquium of the Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission, Berkeley, Calif.

Catherine Bowler wrote “The Spaces in Between” for Christianity Today ’s Kyria Digizine (October 2010). She gave a talk entitled “Urban Renewal: The Prosperity Gospel in the City” at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 30.

Jason Byassee  contributed the entries “Allegory” and “Typology” to the Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology , edited by Ian McFarland, David Fergusson, Karen Kilby, and Iain Torrance, forthcoming in early 2011. He posted “Surprises in Sudan: Reading the Bible with Southern Sudanese Christians” on the website of Christianity Today . Byassee spoke to the board of the Elon Homes in Charlotte, N.C., in November; and to the gathering of A Foundation for Theological Education at Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, Ga., in January. He preached at Goodson Chapel, Duke Divinity School, Oct. 18; and taught Sunday school as a part of “Semester @ Centenary” at Centenary United Methodist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C., Nov. 7.

Kenneth L. Carder co-authored, with Laceye Warner, Grace to Lead: Practicing Leadership in the Wesleyan Tradition (United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry). In October, he delivered a keynote address and preached for the closing conference of Memphis Theological Seminary’s Sustaining Pastoral Excellence program. This six-year program of peer-group learning and formation for Memphis-area pastors was one of 60 SPE projects across the country funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. Also in October, he presented the concluding lecture, “Conflict as Threat and Opportunity,” at the Transforming Conflict as Ministry Conference at Candler School of Theology. Carder has been selected to co-chair the planning committee for the 2011 interfaith and ecumenical Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska, N.C., which will focus on the theme “Poverty, Abundance, and Peace: Seeking Economic Justice for All God’s Children.”

Mark Chaves gave the Alan Keith-Lucas Lecture, “Religious Trends in America,” at the annual meeting of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work, Durham, N.C., Nov. 12. His research project on congregational decision making about clergy compensation has received a $600,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

Susan Eastman published “Philippians 2:6–11: Incarnation as Mimetic Participation,” in the inaugural issue of the Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters (Fall 2010). At the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Ga., she participated in a panel review of The Eucharist and Ecumenism , by George Hunsinger, for the Karl Barth Society of North America; and presented “‘The Evil I Do Not Want Is What I Do’: Sin and Evil in Romans” for a session on evil and biblical hermeneutics.

Mary McClintock Fulkerson published “Womyn and the Theological Perspective,” in Womyn: The Queer Experience (Fall 2010). She spoke about the Durham Pauli Murray Project at the Durham Congregations in Action meeting at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Durham, N.C., Oct. 9. At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, Ga., she presented “Response to Practices of Reconciliation and Forgiveness” at the Practical Theology & Liberal Theology Joint Session, and “Liberal Theology and Spirituality” at the Unitarian Universalist Scholars & Friends Discussion

Paul J. Griffiths published “Gaudium et Spes, Luctus et Angor: The Dramatic Character of the Human Condition,” in Nova et Vetera (English edition; 8/2, 2010). In August, he was a guest on WUNC-FM’s The State of Things to discuss ideas about the afterlife; led an intensive five-day doctoral seminar on Augustine for the Lumen Christi Institute at Mundelein Seminary in the Archdiocese of Chicago; and spoke to the young adults of the Archdiocese of Chicago under the title “Arguing with