October 2009

Do not touch ANYTHING. No, No. Stop it. Put that down. It has germs. Wash your hands. Wash them really, really well. Scrub!

By Dr. Amy Laura Hall
Associate Professor of Christian Ethics
Duke Divinity School

Do not touch ANYTHING. No, No. Stop it. Put that down. It has germs. Wash your hands. Wash them really, really well. Scrub!

The NY Times ran a front page Sunday article recently that is well worth pausing over: “Even in Recession, Believers Invest in the Gospel of Getting Rich.”

Dr. J. Kameron Carter
Associate Professor of Theology and
Black Church Studies
Duke Divinity School

The NY Times ran a front page Sunday article recently that is well worth pausing over: “Even in Recession, Believers Invest in the Gospel of Getting Rich.” It was occasioned by the “Southwest Believers’ Convention” held in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX area this summer in August.

By Dr. Brian Bantum, Divinity '03
Assistant Professor of Theology
Seattle Pacific University


On Friday October 9, 2009 it was announced to much surprise and bewilderment that President Barack Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize. This announcement was met with a fury of support as well as disbelief.

"What if this is just like the Tawana Brawley case?” I asked. Syndi turned and looked at me, with obvious surprise, and appreciation. “Exactly! I bet this is going to be exactly like that.” She was staring at me like I had become, instantly, a different person. We had been friends for two years, but the recognition in her face was something I'd never seen.

By Dr. Amy Laura Hall
Associate Professor of Christian Ethics
Duke Divinity School

"What if this is just like the Tawana Brawley case?” I asked. Syndi turned and looked at me, with obvious surprise, and appreciation. “Exactly! I bet this is going to be exactly like that.” She was staring at me like I had become, instantly, a different person. We had been friends for two years, but the recognition in her face was something I'd never seen.