In a joint appointment with Duke, Dr. Payne has been named the John B. Francis Chair at the Center for Practical Bioethics.

The Office of Black Church Studies will sponsor the 2013 MLK Jr. Lecture Series featuring Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Jr., Senior Minister Emeritus at the Riverside Church and President of the Healing of the Nations Foundation in New York City.

Brittany Wilson and Jennie Barbour have been appointed assistant professors, effective July 1.

At Clemson UMC, a Duke Divinity School M.A.C.P. student has helped change its approach to youth ministry, adopting a richer, deeper model aimed at forming young people into devoted disciples.

March 4 "Black Church and Black Mosque" event will honor the renowned Duke religious scholar.

Clergy and practitioners from U.S. and Africa met in Jan. for a week of study, reflection, and worship.

Dr. James K.A. Smith, Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College, will lecture on "Beyond 'Creativity': Expanding the Intersection of Theology and the Imagination." He will draw from the work of his acclaimed Cultural Liturgies project.

Dean Richard Hays, Ellen Davis, and Stanley Hauerwas discuss the formation of scriptural imagination and its importance in the renewal of the church.

Women in Ministry Day Feb. 27-28 and Students of Color Day Mar 6-7 offer unique opportunities.

James K. A. Smith will deliver the 2013 Distinguished Lecture in Theology and the Arts on Mar. 5.