Abdullah T. Antepli delivered the opening prayer for the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., March 3. Antepli served as guest chaplain at the invitation of Congressman David Price, D-N.C. View video of the event .
Tonya D. Armstrong published “Moving the Church to Social Action: Introduction to the Special Issue” and “Radical Hospitality: Welcoming the Stranger” (co-authored with Amelia Roberts-Lewis and Amanda Sackreiter, respectively) in Social Work and Christianity (37.2, Summer 2010). She presented “Embodying Effective Leadership of, for, and with Women” for the AME Supervisors Retreat, Cary, N.C., Jan. 14; delivered the keynote address, “Relationship with God across the Life Span,” for Reid Temple AME’s “Strengthening the Black Family” conference, Glenn Dale, Md., Jan. 14–16; and presented “Spiritually- Centered Holistic Hospice Care of the Elderly with Advanced Illness” for the Community Home Care and Hospice Medical Directors Conference, Myrtle Beach, S.C., March 12.
Jason Byassee published the book Gifts of the Small Church  and “Prisons and the Body of Christ: Justice and Grace,” in Books & Culture (Jan./Feb. 2010). He presented “Leadership as Prophetic Listening” at the Mission to Ministers conference, sponsored by the Finch-Hunt Institute for Homiletical Studies, Charlotte, N.C., Feb. 2; and delivered the lecture “Augustine and the Virtues” at The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., Feb. 10. He preached at Andrews Chapel UMC, Durham, N.C., Feb. 7; and at Aldersgate UMC, Durham, for a Lenten service Feb. 24. He preached and spoke at Mount Olive College March 8–9; and led a daylong retreat on the theme “Praying the Psalms with Jesus: How to Praise and Lament like God” for the deacons of Watts Street Baptist Church, Durham, N.C., Feb. 27.
Kenneth L. Carder taught on the topic “Punishment and Grace” at Union UMC, Irmo, S.C., Feb. 28; and preached at a Lenten celebration for a cluster of United Methodist churches in the Columbia District of the South Carolina Conference that evening. He preached at Munsey Memorial UMC, Johnson City, Tenn., March 14; at Amity UMC, Chapel Hill, where he also led a seminar on the church and prison ministry, March 21; and for the “Festival of God’s Creation” at Duke Memorial UMC, Durham, where he also shared in the discussion of the Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on God’s Renewed Creation, April 25. Carder spoke to the Southeastern Jurisdiction directors of United Methodist Foundations on the topic “Prophetic Stewardship: Investing in God’s Justice” at Duke Divinity School March 18. He preached the sermon for the Divinity School’s April 22 Closing Convocation.
James L. Crenshaw published Dust & Ashes: Poems  (Cascade). The volume, edited by Katherine Lee, is from the series Art for Faith’s Sake. Crenshaw, the Robert L. Flowers professor emeritus of Old Testament, is currently writing a commentary on the book of Job. Ellen F. Davis gave the keynote address at a University of Chicago conference, “The Prophetic Interpreter,” Feb. 19. She led the Clergy Study Day for the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies March 11, on the topic “Prophets and Prophetic Ministry: Biblical and Contemporary Perspectives.” She preached for the Evensong service at King’s College, Cambridge, April 1 (Maundy Thursday); and at Duke Chapel April 11.
Mary McClintock Fulkerson published the chapter “Feminist Theology” in Liberation Theologies in the United States: An Introduction, edited by Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas and Anthony B. Pinn (New York University Press). She participated on a panel celebrating the work of feminist theologian Mary Daly at the Mary Daly Fest, Duke University, Feb. 18. She presented “Redemptive Disruptions and the Potential Power of Domestic Difference” at the conference “The Household of God and Local Households: Revisiting the Domestic Church,” organized by the Ecclesiological Investigations Research Network, at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, March 10–13; and was a panel responder at the American Theological Society meeting on Christology, Princeton Theological Seminary, March 27. She continues to co-lead the Pauli Murray Project reading group at Asbury Temple UMC, Durham, with Leoneda Inge.
Paul J. Griffiths published “The Nature of Desire” in First Things (December 2009); “Pray without Ceasing” in Christian Reflection (2009); “How My Mind Has Changed” in The Christian Century (Nov. 3, 2009); a review of Carlos Eire’s A Very Brief History of Eternity in First Things (January 2010); and a review of Gary Anderson’s Sin: A History in Commonweal (Jan. 29, 2010). He was the keynote speaker at the Christian Scholarship Seminar “Teaching, Learning, and Christian Practices” at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 29–31. He lectured on the subject of Augustine on the passions at the “Faith, Rationality, and the Passions” symposium, sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation, at Wolfson College, Cambridge, Jan. 11–13; participated in a seminar on the interpretation of the Song of Songs with Shalom Carmy of Yeshiva University at the editorial offices of First Things, New York City, Feb. 2; and spoke under the title “Desiring the Lord in a Secular Age: Discriminating the Senses of ‘Natural’ in ‘Natural Desire’” at a conference on secularism and the natural desire to know God at the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D.C., Feb. 20.
Stanley Hauerwas published a memoir, Hannah’s Child , and “The Pathos of the University: The Case of Stanley Fish” in Debating Moral Education: Rethinking the Role of the Modern University, edited by Elizabeth Kiss and J. Peter Euben (Duke University Press). He delivered the 2010 Joseph M. Carr Lecture, “Carving Stone, or Learning to Speak Christian,” at Mt. Union College, Alliance, Ohio, Feb. 3; “America’s God” at the Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, Texas, March 7; and the Bishop’s Lecture, “Sacrificing the Sacrifices of War,” at Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Ala., April 13. He was a panelist at the 2010 conference of the National Association of College and University Chaplains, “Religious Pluralism: Engaging Other Religions While Valuing One’s Own,” in Durham, N.C., Feb. 21–23.
Richard B. Hays published the book Reading the Bible Intertextually , and “The Thorny Task of Reconciliation” in Studies in Christian Ethics (23.1, 2010). He delivered the plenary address “The Future of Scripture” at the annual conference of the Wesleyan Theological Society, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, Calif., March 5; “Not a Breach but an Expansion: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne” at a Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts event, Duke University, March 20; “The Drama of the Passion in the Fourth Gospel” at the Duke-Cambridge consultation “The Arts, Scripture, and the Future of Theology,” Cambridge University, March 30; and “Knowing Jesus: Story, History, and Truth” at the 19th Annual Wheaton Theology Conference, “Jesus, Paul, and the People of God,” Wheaton College, April 16. Hays preached the Ash Wednesday sermon, “As Dying, and See—We Live,” at Goodson Chapel, Duke Divinity School, Feb. 17.
Richard P. Heitzenrater published “Charting the Early Methodist Pilgrimage: The Journal Letters of Charles Wesley” in a special issue of the Journal of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester. He led the quadrennial pastors’ school “Pastoral Formation and Spirituality in the Wesleyan Tradition” for the three conferences of The Methodist Church in Singapore, in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, April 7–9.
L. Gregory Jones published “You’re Lonely, I’m Lonely” and “Learning Curves” in the Jan. 26 and May 18 issues, respectively, of The Christian Century. He gave the Westminster Canterbury’s David F. Peters lecture, “Love Made Me an Inventor: A Christian Vision of Forgiveness, Leadership, and Hope,” in Richmond, Va., Feb. 15; led the workshop “Traditioned Innovation: Thinking Strategically in the Power of the Spirit” for the United Methodist Holston Conference in Knoxville, Tenn., Feb. 23; and participated, with other Divinity School faculty, in the Duke-Cambridge Holy Week event in Cambridge, U.K., March 27–April 3. Jones will begin his new position as Duke University’s vice president and vice provost for global strategy and programs effective July 1.
Emmanuel Katongole presented “Following Jesus in Africa,” the featured Lenten Theology Lecture of St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish at the University of Arkansas, March 11. At the conference “Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination,” Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, Calif., March 24–27, he presented the opening keynote address, “A Voice Is Heard: The Nature and Shape of the Prophetic Imagination”; delivered the student chapel message, “A Revolution of Love: Justice and Peace Have Embraced”; and participated in three panel discussions. Katongole has been promoted to associate professor of theology and world Christianity effective July 1.
Andy Keck contributed “Andy Keck: The (introverted) church leader” to Faith & Leadership’s Call & Response blog and led a Holy Week footwashing service in the Divinity School’s Goodson Chapel.
Warren Kinghorn, whose primary appointment is in the Department of Psychiatry in the Duke School of Medicine, will join the Divinity School faculty July 1 as assistant professor of pastoral and moral theology. Dr. Kinghorn holds an M.T.S. from the Divinity School and is currently completing his dissertation for the Th.D. degree.
Richard Lischer contributed “Anointed with Fire: The Structure of Prophecy in the Sermons of Martin Luther King, Jr.” to the Festschrift Our Sufficiency Is of God (Mercer University Press), a book of essays presented to Gardner C. Taylor at the Divinity School in February. Professor Lischer helped host the event in conjunction with Beeson Divinity School. In March, he gave the Edmunds Lectures at Second Presbyterian Church, Roanoke, Va., preached at Palm Sunday service, and made a Holy Week presentation to Roanokearea clergy. He also preached twice during Lent in Triangle-area Lutheran congregations. In April, he contributed “Five Books That Have Been Important to My Pastoral Ministry” to The Christian Century.
Randy Maddox delivered the lecture “A Theology of Holistic Salvation: Wesleyan Resources for Ministry Today” at Boston University School of Theology in February; served on a panel discussing canonical theism at the Wesleyan Theological Society annual meeting in March; and offered the keynote address “The Challenge of Darwin: A Wesleyan Perspective” at Seattle Pacific University in April.
Joe Mann has been named an executive director with Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, where he will focus on United Methodist strategy and initiatives, direct Course of Study programs, and provide leadership for Convocation & Pastors’ School. He retired recently as director of the Rural Church Division of The Duke Endowment.
Dayna Olson-Getty published “On (Not) Praying for a Miracle” in Conspire Magazine (Winter 2010).
Sujin Pak presented “Calvin, Luther, and the Huguenots” to the Huguenot Society of North Carolina at the Carolina Club, Chapel Hill, N.C., April 3. Pak is the faculty advisor of the Asian Theology Group at the Divinity School, which recently hosted her father, Dr. David UhnKyu Pak, to give a talk entitled “Searching for an Indigenous Christian Worship in Korea.” Dr. David Pak is the former dean of the theology school and former professor of worship and homiletics at Mokwon University, Taejon, South Korea.
Richard Payne published “Paradox of Medical Advances and Inequalities in Health Care: The African-American Experience” in Perspectives on Dying and Death, vol. 1 of Religion, Death, and Dying, edited by Lucy Bregman (Praeger); and “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pain: Causes and Consequences of Unequal Care” in Journal of Pain (10.12, December 2009). He delivered the lectures “Management of Advanced Illness: Creating Sacred Spaces of Caring” and “Are You Good Enough to Be Lucky? My Story” at the Bon Secours Health Center, Richmond, Va., Feb. 26; and “Emergency Medicine: Pain Management—Ethical and Professional Responsibility in the ED” at the NYSORA World Anesthesia Congress, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 11.
Elizabeth “Betsy” Poole has joined the Office of External Relations as associate director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations. She served as director of the Trinity (Annual) Fund at the Trinity School in Durham before coming to Duke.
Anathea Portier-Young published “Languages of Identity and Obligation: Daniel as Bilingual Book” in Vetus Testamentum (60.1, 2010). She gave the lecture “Apocalypse against the Empire: Theorizing Early Jewish Apocalypses as Resistance Literature” for the Trends of Ancient Jewish and Christian Mysticism seminar, University of Dayton (Ohio), Feb. 5; and presented “Joshua and Holy War” at Watts Street Baptist Church, Durham, N.C., April 18.
Peter Storey was among a group of international leaders invited to join Karen Armstrong in Vevey, Switzerland, to draft the “Charter for Compassion ”. In 2008, Armstrong’s proposal for such a charter received the TED Prize of $100,000. A former Catholic nun, she is the author of many books on comparative religion, most recently, The Case for God.
Timothy B. Tyson attended the premiere of Jeb Stuart’s Blood Done Sign My Name, a motion picture based on Tyson’s award-winning 2004 book of the same title, at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles Feb. 10. Tyson’s essay “Civil Rights Meets the Silver Screen” was published in the Feb. 18 edition of The Wall Street Journal. The New York Times published an article about the book and the movie, “North Carolina as It Was, Split and Seething,” in the Feb. 14 edition. Mike Wiley’s play Blood Done Sign My Name, originally sponsored by Duke Divinity School and based on Tyson’s book, appeared at the Temple Theater, Sanford, N.C., Feb. 5–7; and at the ImaginOn Theater, Charlotte, N.C., Feb. 17. Tyson preached at the Chapel Hill, N.C., Martin Luther King Day service Jan. 18; and at Greenleaf Christian Church, Goldsboro, N.C., Feb. 14. He spoke at the North Carolina NAACP’s “HK on J” rally Feb. 28; at the Raleigh Human Relations Commission annual awards banquet Feb. 11; and at NAACP branches across the state during the spring.
Geoffrey Wainwright traveled in February to Rome to participate in a symposium organized by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity with a view to “harvesting the fruits” of four decades of doctrinal dialogues between the Catholic Church and the Protestant churches. In March, Dr. Wainwright took part in several ecumenical events surrounding the ordination of the new Roman Catholic bishop of Saskatoon, Canada.
Laceye Warner addressed the 2010 International Forum on Christian Higher Education, sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges, in Atlanta, Ga., in February; the keynote address, “Witnessing to Christ through Confessing Communities: Evangelism and the Other,” at Hendrix College, Conway, Ark., March 2; “Witnessing Church: Evangelism in Ecclesial Communities” at the Church World Service meeting, Duke Divinity School, March 10; and “Spreading Scriptural Holiness: Retrieving Wesleyan Evangelism” at the Foundation for Evangelism board meeting, Dayton, Ohio, April 29. She delivered the sermon “Confession from God’s Perspective” at Hendrix College chapel March 1; at Asbury College, Wilmore, Ky., March 21; and at Asbury Theological Seminary chapel, Wilmore, Ky., March 22.
Jo Bailey Wells preached at the ordinations of two Anglican- Episcopal House of Studies alumnae, Claire Wimbush and Sarah Kerr, in Williamsburg, Va., and St. Petersburg, Fla., respectively, in January. In March, she led a Lenten retreat day in Hillsborough, N.C., for the Chapel of the Cross (Chapel Hill).
Sam Wells published Introducing Christian Ethics  with Ben Quash. He was the keynote speaker at the Transformative conference at King’s College, London in January; and, in February, at the Beloved Community Symposium at Mercer University, Macon, Ga.; the annual conference of the National Association of College and University Chaplains, in Durham, N.C.; and the Holy Family (Chapel Hill) parish retreat at Oak Island, N.C.
Lauren F. Winner addressed the International Forum on Christian Higher Education, sponsored by the Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities, in February. In March, she spoke on the politics of Sabbath-keeping at Andrews University and led a retreat and preached at Christ Church (Episcopal) in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. In April, she spoke at the National Episcopal Preaching Conference at Kanuga (Hendersonville, N.C.); led the Diocese of N.C. (Episcopal) School for Ministry spring retreat at Trinity Center (Salter Path, N.C.); and gave a lecture in New Bern on the history of the church in early North Carolina.
Norman Wirzba published “Thanks for the Dirt: Gratitude as the Basis for Environmental Ethics” in Diversity and Dominion: Dialogues in Ecology, Ethics, and Theology, edited by Kyle S. Van Houtan and Michael S. Northcott (Wipf & Stock). He made presentations on food and sustainability for the Mere Christianity Forum, Furman University, Feb. 7–8; on the principles of creation care for a regional A Rocha meeting, Feb. 17; on Sabbath, at a retreat for pastors awarded sabbatical grants with the Louisville Institute, Feb. 22–24; and on Sabbath environmentalism at Mars Hill College, March 25. Wirzba organized the April 16–17 biannual meeting of the Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology, the theme of which was “The Politics of Peace.”
Luba Zakharov published “Clyde Edgerton: Storytelling and story listening” in Faith & Leadership .