First-year students Andrew Barnhill, 23, and John Dormois, 65, made headlines early in the new year.
The Huffington Post published Barnhill’s sermon “There Is No Rest” Jan. 11, 2011, in “Preachers of the Future.” Barnhill was among 130 participants at the second National Festival of Young Preachers, an ecumenical event sponsored by the Academy of Preachers Jan. 8–9 in Louisville, Ky. He is pursuing dual degrees with Duke’s schools of Divinity and Law and is a fellow of the Fund for Theological Education.
The Story with Dick Gordon, produced by N.C. Public Radio for NPR, follows cardiologist John Dormois’ change of plans after serving as a hospital chaplain.
“[Dormois] was heading toward an easy, comfortable retirement in Florida where he’d been practicing for 35 years. But last summer when he closed his practice, he didn’t head for the links. John is now a full-time student at Duke’s Divinity School.”
Dormois blogs at “Doins in Durham » ”