Michael Battle was spiritual director for the CREDO Conference for Episcopal Clergy in Del Ray Beach, Fla., and retreat leader for the clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan in Detroit in May. He was retreat leader in June for the clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan at Saginaw. He gave the lecture, “Spiritual Wellness” at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., and was retreat leader for “Ubuntu: I am because we are” at the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia in July.
Teresa Berger completed the manuscript for her new book, Fragments of Real Presence. The book will be published by Crossroad, New York, in the spring of 2005. She also co-edited and wrote an essay for the fall dossier of the new electronic journal Worlds and Knowledges Otherwise, and contributed a couple of “Living by the Word” meditations for The Christian Century.
During the summer, Berger taught in the Duke Youth Academy, led a forum in her local parish on “Faithful Dissent,” and spoke to the young adults of the Raleigh Diocese about The DaVinci Code. She will be teaching two new courses during fall semester, one with Emmanuel Katongole on the “Catholic Church in Global Context,” and one on gender analysis and liturgical tradition.
Douglas Campbell spoke at a conference in Aberdeen, Scotland, Aug. 18- 21, discussing the divine and human agency in the apostle Paul.
Jackson Carroll presented two workshops on “Pastoral Leadership: Findings from Pulpit & Pew and their Implications for Theological Education” at the biennial meeting of the Association of Theological Schools in Orange, Calif., in June.
Stephen Chapman published the following articles: “The Old Testament Canon and its Authority for the Christian Church” in Ex Auditu ; “A Canonical Approach to Old Testament Theology? Deut. 34:10-12 and Mal. 3:22-24 as Programmatic Conclusions” in Horizons in Biblical Theology; and “Haunting Voices: The Old Testament in Contemporary Consciousness” and “Reading the Bible as Witness: Divine Retribution in the Old Testament” in Perspectives in Religious Studies. He also gave two lectures on Old Testament ethics for the Texas Christian Life Commission in May. During July he taught a short course entitled “Genesis as Christian Scripture” at John Wesley College in Pretoria, South Africa. This fall he begins a new term as faculty-inresidence of Brown House on Duke’s East Campus.
Boyd Taylor Coolman published Knowing God by Experience: The Spiritual Senses and the Knowledge of God in the Theology of William of Auxerre with Catholic University of America Press and “Pulchrum Esse: The Beauty of Scripture, the Beauty of the Soul, and the Art of Exegesis” in Traditio.
James Crenshaw presented four lectures—“ The Predictable God: Proverbs,” “The Unapologetic God: Job,” “The Unfathomable Mystery: Ecclesiastes” and “The Communicative Revealer: Sirach and Wisdom of Solomon”—at the Archdiocese of Chicago Summer Scripture Institute at Mundelein in June and at Furman University Pastors’ School in July: He presented the paper “Hakkol, heleq, 'ehad...: Qoheleth's Quantitative Language” for the Colloquium for Biblical Research at its August meeting in Bloomington, Ind. He preached May 1 at Norris Baptist Church, Norris, S.C., which was his first pastorate (1956-57).
Mary McClintock Fulkerson was awarded a Provost Common Fund Grant for 2004-2005 with Rom Coles of Duke’s political science department in May. They will organize the “Third Reconstruction Institutes” to bring together faculty and grass-roots activists for conversation on justice issues and the unfinished business of the civil rights movement.
She was selected to participate in a two-year Wabash Center Project on “Teaching Effectively in Racially and Culturally Diverse Classrooms” and attended the first segment in July. She gave the lecture “The Challenge of Feminism for Protestant Hermeneutics” at the conference Reshaping Protestantism in a Global Context held in September to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Kampen Theological University, The Netherlands.
Amy Laura Hall traveled to New York City for the meeting of the 2004-2005 Luce Fellows and to Corpus Christi, Texas, for the Southwest Texas Annual Conference in May. Her articles on embryonic stem cell research appeared in The Christian Century and in the United Methodist Reporter.
In June, Hall traveled to Chicago- Kent College of Law to speak on reproductive technologies with the Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future. She preached and presided on July 4 at Trinity United Methodist in Durham and, later that month, led a small tribe of Trinity children for their Marketplace VBS.
Hall spoke on “Creation and Procreativity” for the Duke Youth Academy and traveled again to Chicago to present “The Irreproducible Gift and the Incalculable Gift of Life: Towards a Non-Teleological Theology of Procreation” to the Ekklesia Project in July, then traveled to Oxford, England, as a keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics. The theme for the conference was “Public Theology and Bioethics,” and her talk was titled “The Gift of Grace and the Gratuity of Life: Framing the Public Theology of Joanna Jepson.”
She served as a summer area coordinator for a dozen students in field education and presented the honors lecture to the divinity school’s incoming class.
Stanley Hauerwas published “Connections Created and Contingent: Aquinas, Preller, Wittgenstein, and Hopkins” in Grammar and Grace: Reformulations of Aquinas and Wittgenstein, edited by Jeffrey Stout and Robert MacSwain. He published “Forming God’s Alternative People” in Talk: the Mainstream Magazine and “Introduction: Lingering with Yoder’s Wild Work” in A Mind Patient and Untamed: Assessing John Howard Yoder’s Contribution to Theology, Ethics, and Peacemaking, edited by Ben C. Ollenburger and Gayle Gerber Koontz. His article “Comments on John Evans’ ‘Playing God? Human Genetic Engineering and the Rationalization of Public Bioethical Debate’” was published in the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics.
Hauerwas gave The John Henry Cardinal Newman Lecture, Institute for the Psychological Sciences, at the Cosmos Club, Washington D.C., in May. He participated in the Quaker House of Fayetteville Interfaith Peace Seminar at Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C., in June. Later that month he spoke on “Sacrificing the Sacrifices of War” at “Religions and the Politics of Peace and Conflict,” an International Interdisciplinary Conference at the Irish School of Ecumenics, at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
During July, he participated in a panel at a conference on “Mennonites and Christians of Other Traditions Today,” sponsored by the Mennonite Interchurch Relations Consultation, Notre Dame, Ind.; attended the Ekklesia Project Annual Gathering, DePaul University, Chicago; led a plenary session at the divinity school youth academy; and gave a paper on “The Church in the Twenty-first Century” at the Thirty-Year Anniversary Homecoming, Broadway Christian Church, South Bend, Ind. He made a site visit Aug. 9-10 to the Industrial Areas Foundation, Dallas, Texas.
In September, Hauerwas spoke in the faculty colloquium series at West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, W.Va.; presented the 2004 Benedum Lecture, University of West Virginia, Morgantown, W.Va.; gave the 25th Annual Matthew Simpson Lecture in Religion, Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa; preached at St. Paul Episcopal Church, Richmond, Va; and was visiting speaker and preacher at Assumption College and First Baptist Church, respectively, in Worchester, Mass.
Richard B. Hays published “Paul on the Relation between Men and Women” in Feminist Companion to Paul edited by Amy-Jill Levine with Marianne Blickenstaff and “Beyond Criticism: Learning to Read the Bible Again” with Ellen F. Davis in the April 20 issue of The Christian Century.
He lectured on “Reading Scripture through the Eyes of the Evangelists” for the Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, and the Tyndale Graduate School of Theology at the Bible College of New Zealand in Auckland, New Zealand, in May. In August, Hays read the paper, “Torah Transfigured” at the meeting of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas in Barcelona, Spain.
Hays was named to the editorial board of Studies in Theological Interpretation and received the Korean Christian Publishers Association award for best foreign theology book in translation for The Moral Vision of the New Testament.
Richard P. Heitzenrater led a probationer’s seminar for the North Georgia Conference on the Wesleyan tradition at Simpsonwood United Methodist Center in Atlanta. In May he led the annual three-day Wesley Seminar at Olmsted Manor, a retreat center at Ludlow in western Pennsylvania, on “A Methodist Pilgrim’s Guide to the Shrines and Icons of our Tradition.” He hosted the first summer Wesley Seminar—“History and Tradition in the Wesleyan Heritage”—at Duke Divinity School May 24-June 18. The seminar, which provided support for 11 full-time participants, attracted research-scholars from Finland, California, Texas, Georgia, Kansas, and North Carolina, with visiting participants from Germany and Korea. Heitzenrater taught a session on “Wesleyan Doctrine and Doctrinal Standards” for the Probationer’s Seminar at the divinity school in September.
Reinhard Hütter published the essay “In Some Incipient Reflections on ‘The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible’” in Pro Ecclesia. At the annual meeting of the American Theological Society in April he and Robert W. Jenson engaged each other in a formal public disputation on the question “Does the Risen Christ have more than one body?”
He was a guest professor of systematic and ecumenical theology from April 14 through July 31 at the University of Jena, Germany. While there he participated in an international colloquy on the ongoing relevance of Karl Barth’s theology. With a German colleague, he led all-day seminars May 22 and May 26 on Lutheran ethics in an ecumenical and international context at the University of Erlangen. In June, Hütter led a seminar at the Catholic theological faculty of the University of Erfurt on the state of ecumenism in the United States. Eerdmans Publishing Co. released his book Bound to Be Free: Evangelical Catholic Engagements in Ecclesiology, Ethics, and Ecumenism in August.
Susan Pendleton Jones preached at Lake Junaluska’s Sunday service before the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference in July, led the Virginia Local Pastor’s retreat on “Keeping the Covenants We Make” at Blackstone Sept. 19-21, and preached and co-led leadership events with L. Gregory Jones at Providence UMC in Charlotte and at Hyde Park UMC in Tampa, Fla.
L. Gregory Jones spoke on “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” from Isaiah 6 at The Village Chapel in Pinehurst in May. Later that month he traveled to Israel for The Tantur Conference in Tel Aviv, where he spoke on “The Gift of Holy Friendships: Repentance and the Practices of Forgiveness.” Jones was the preacher for the N.C. Annual Conference in Fayetteville, and at the 2004 General Conference was elected to the University Senate of the United Methodist Church.
In July, he gave lectures at the Youth Academy and preached at Roaring Gap, N.C. He was a delegate to the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference at Lake Junaluska and spoke on “Holy Friendships” at the Texas Methodist Foundation’s Clergy Leadership Initiative in August.
Jones’ recent “Faith Matters” columns in The Christian Century include "Welcome Interruption" (June 1), “Hemmed In” (July 27), and “Tale of Two T-shirts” (Sept. 7).
Richard Lischer's book A Theology of Preaching, which includes “A Letter to Japanese Preachers,” recently appeared in Japanese translation. His anthology Theories of Preaching has been translated into Korean. Lischer gave a lecture about Martin Luther King, Jr. titled “The Weapon of Love” to the North Carolina Annual Conference in Fayetteville.
He gave a presentation and a reading from Open Secrets at First United Methodist Church in Cary, N.C., for area clergy at White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, and for the Student Pastor Association at Duke Divinity School. He wrote a piece about ministry, “Odd Job,” for The Christian Century.
In September Lischer preached at the inauguration of Richard Brodhead as president of Duke University. The sermon was titled “Redeem the Time” and was preached in Duke Chapel. He also gave The Christian Century workshops on preaching, “The Art and Craft of Preaching,” in Chicago and preached at that occasion. Lischer gave a presentation on Open Secrets for a reading club at First United Methodist Church in Birmingham, Mich., and preached three services for that congregation.
William K. Quick D’58 and 160 former parishioners met in June 2004 in Detroit, Mich., to celebrate his 50th anniversary as a Methodist pastor. He led the 2004 national initiative for the Partner Church Ministry for Lithuania and Latvia at the Davidson UMC. In his twelfth consecutive General Conference, Quick served on the staff in Pittsburgh and was a feature writer for the Daily Christian Advocate.
Quick preached at Trinity UMC in Durham, his former parish; Tabernacle UMC in Ghio, N.C., his home church; as well as Flint, Mich., and Eureka, N.C. He taught two classes in Duke’s course of study for local pastors in July and led daily Bible study at Methodism’s Ocean Grove Camp Meeting in Ocean Grove, N.J., Aug. 21-27.
Roberta Schaafsma was elected to the American Theological Library Association’s board of directors for a three-year term and is serving as president of the Duke University Librarian’s Assembly for 2004-05. She co-authored the entry “Reference Works” for the forthcoming second edition of The Encyclopedia of Religion with Marti Alt.
J. Warren Smith was scholar-in-residence at Christ Episcopal Church in Raleigh, where he taught a series on “Grace in the Anglican Tradition” focused on the writings of John Donne, George Herbert, the Wesleys, and T. S. Eliot. He preached the homecoming message at North Decatur UMC in Decatur, Ga., in May, and in July he gave the lecture on “Resurrection” for the Duke Youth Academy. His dissertation, Passion and Paradise: Human and Divinity Emotion in the Thought of Gregory of Nyssa, published by Crossroad, will be released this fall.
Peter Storey led seminars for the pastors of the divinity school’s Teaching Congregations and Field Education Orientation programs on May 3. He was baccalaureate preacher for the class of 2004, preached at St. Paul’s & St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Manhattan, and he delivered the graduation address at the Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio.
He presented a paper on “Prayer and Social Action” at a conference sponsored by Boston University in Berlin, Germany, May 28. In South Africa, he helped supervise the five Duke Divinity School students there for summer field education and hosted 25 divinity school students, alumni and staff on the Pilgrimage of Pain & Hope during the first two weeks of August.
James L. Travis lectured to the medical society at Sandhills Regional Medical Center in Hamlet, N.C., on “Stages of Grief: A Review and Critique” in May. He recently completed a 13-month interim pastorate at Glenn School Road Baptist Church in Durham.
Geoffrey Wainwright delivered the Christus Theological Lectures at Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala., in April. In May he addressed the annual meeting of Catholic diocesan ecumenical officers in Omaha, Neb. He spoke at a University of Notre Dame conference dealing with the Princeton Proposal on Christian Unity, “In One Body through the Cross,” in June.
Laceye Warner presented for the Ekklesia Project Annual Gathering in response to Jonathan Wilson at Depaul University in July. She researched an essay, “Redemption and Race: The Evangelistic Ministry of Three Women in Southern Methodism,” as a participant in the Summer Wesleyan Seminar at Duke Divinity School, which was convened by Richard Heitzenrater in May and June.
In May Warner was instructor at Calvary UMC in Durham for “Gospel Commissions as Paradigms for Discipleship.” She was Bible study leader for the Annual Conference of the Mississippi UMC, “Living the Jesus Story” in June.
She published “Kingdom Witness and Helen Barrett Montgomery’s Biblical Theology” in the summer issue of Review and Expositor and “Reclaiming Christian Practices of Traditioning: I Corinthians 15.1-11,” a sermon, in The Minister’s Manual 2004, edited by Carol Noren.