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David Arcus was recently promoted to associate university organist at Duke. He currently coordinates the new organ project for the divinity school as well as the restoration of Duke Chapel's Aeolian organ. On Nov. 28, Arcus performed a recital of his own compositions based on hymn tunes as part of a celebration of his 20 years of service to Duke University. The recital was followed by a reception in his honor.

Daniel C. Arichea Jr. attended the World Assembly of the United Bible Societies held in Newton, Wales, Aug. 23-28 as president of the Philippine Bible Society. On Sept.1, Arichea preached at Foundry UMC in Washington, D.C. He also prepared a Bible study of six lessons for young people in the Philippines during their Christmas Institutes titled “Let Your Light Shine.”

In October, Arichea read “The Autonomy Movement: Historical Perspectives and Future Prospects” for an Affiliated Autonomy seminar-workshop in Manila. He attended the central conference of the United Methodist Church in the Philippines, which elected four bishops, Nov. 24-28.

Teresa Berger published “Rinnovamento liturgico, sorelle separate e unità dei cristiani” in Il Rinnovamento liturgico come via all’unità cristiana , edited by James Puglisi, and “The Contemporary Church and the Real Presence of Women: Of Liturgy, Labor, and Gendered Lives” in Yale Institute of Sacred Music Colloquium: Music, Worship .

In November, Berger attended the national “Call-To-Action” conference in Milwaukee and presented a paper on “Mary of Magdala: Fact, Fiction and Feminism in Popular Culture.”

Kenneth L. Carder led a study of the laments in the Psalms for the Intentional Growth Center at Lake Junaluska Oct. 14 and preached at Duke Chapel Oct. 17. He lectured and preached at the “Bishop’s Day Apart” for the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church Oct. 18. Carder participated in a panel for persons considering the ministry for the Southeastern Jurisdictional Exploration Event at Lake Junaluska Nov. 13. He also wrote a commentary, “What’s a Christian to Do in the Upcoming Election?,” for the United Methodist News Service.

Jackson Carroll presented research findings on pastoral leadership at three Pulpit & Pew conferences last fall. Attendees included pastors, seminary faculty, African American church leaders, denominational researchers, and representatives of religious social service and advocacy programs. Carroll also participated in a panel on U.S. congregations at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and the Religious Research Association in Kansas City, Mo.

Stephen Chapman contributed the essay “Imperial Exegesis: When Caesar Interprets Scripture” to Anxious about Empire , edited by Wes Avram. During Convocation and Pastors’ School in October, Chapman taught a course on “Imaginative Exegesis.” He helped organize a joint conference on prophecy with UNCChapel Hill Oct. 16-17. Chapman delivered the paper “Reclaiming Multisense Biblical Interpretation” at the national Society of Biblical Literature meeting in San Antonio, Texas, and was elected chair of the editorial board for the new “Perspectives in Religious Studies Monograph Series,” a publication of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion.

Donna Claycomb published sermons in the fall issue of Pulpit Resource , edited by William H. Willimon, including “Mustard Seeds Matter” for Oct. 3, “One in Ten Odds” for Oct. 10, and “Transforming Fire” for Dec. 5.

Claycomb represented the divinity school at 25 colleges and universities in 12 states during the fall semester. She also preached for homecoming Oct.10 at Bunn United Methodist Church, Bunn, N.C.; weekly chapel service Oct. 26 at McMurry University, Abilene, Texas; and Dec. 2 at the University of Florida Wesley Foundation in Gainesville, Fla.

During the summer she spoke to Duke alumni at the Virginia UMC Annual Conference in June, preached at Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation July 20, and preached at Fairmont United Methodist Church in Raleigh July 25.

James L. Crenshaw published “Foreword: The Book of Psalms and Its Interpreters” in The Psalms in Israel’s Worship by Sigmund Mowinckel. The book, minus the foreword, was originally published in 1962. He also published “Theodicy, Theology, and Philosophy: Early Israel and Judaism” in Religions of the Ancient World: A Guide, published by Harvard University Press.

Crenshaw presented “Qoheleth’s Quantitative Language,” and sat on a round table discussion for a symposium on the language of the book of Ecclesiastes, which included papers by specialists from Israel, Holland, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland and the United States at the University of Leuven, Belgium, Oct. 21.

Ellen Davis gave the Parsley Lectures at Christ Church, Charlotte, N.C., in October, and presented “Jews, Muslims, Christians: Do We All Worship the Same God?” Nov.12 for Judea Reform in Durham.

Susan Eastman presented “‘Rejoice, Break Forth and Shout’: Resignifying Sarah’s Story in Galatians 4:21-5:1” and “Paul and the Barren Woman: from Birth Pains to Pain-free Childbirth” at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature Nov. 20-23 in San Antonio, Texas. She also gave a spirituality lecture, “Crossing the Threshold of Hope,” for the incoming divinity class and taught the workshop “Bible Study Programs for the Local Church” during Convocation & Pastors’ School Oct. 11-13.

Fred Edie appeared in the PBS program “Religion and Ethics Newsweekly” feature to disuss the Duke Youth Academy.

He published “Uncovering Eucharistic Spirituality in Protestant Youth: Who Knew?!” in Doxology and presented “Considering the Ordo as Pedagogical Context for Religious Education with Christian High School Youth” to the Association of Professionals and Researchers in Religious Education in November.

Mary McClintock Fulkerson spoke on a Sept. 28 panel responding to political theorist Harry Boyte’s book Everyday Politics: Reconnecting Citizens and Public Life at the Third Reconstruction Institute conference at Duke. She also sat on a panel about politics and preaching at Duke Divinity School in October.

She hosted a conference Oct. 22- 24 on feminist theology and globalization for scholars contributing to the Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theology , which she is editing with Sheila Briggs of the University of Southern California.

McClintock Fulkerson gave a lecture at Yale Divinity School entitled “Ministry to Eunuchs and Other Ecclesial Practices: Toward a Theological Reading” on Oct. 28 and presented the paper “What’s the Bible in this Church? Illusions of ‘Sola Scriptura’” for the Reformed Theology and History Group Panel at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion Nov. 21 in San Antonio, Texas.

Stanley Hauerwas published the book Disrupting Time: Sermons, Prayers, and Sundries (Cascade Books) and an essay, “Response to ‘Just Policing’” in Just Policing: Mennonite-Catholic Theological Colloquium , 2002, edited by Ivan J. Kaufman. His essay “Response to ‘On Baptism’” appears in On Baptism: Mennonite-Catholic Theological Colloquium, 2002 , edited by Gerald Schlabach.

He also published “Se laisser saiser par la beaute; Reflexion sur la formation liturgique des chretiens,” translated by Francoise Ollier, in Pierre d’angle ; “Explaining Why Will Willimon Never Explains” in A Peculiar Prophet: Will Willimon and the Art of Preaching , edited by William A. Turner & William F. Malambri III; “The Naked Public Square NOW: a Symposium” in First Things ; and “On Being a Good American: A Christian Meditation” in Carson-Newman Studies .

Hauerwas participated in a panel discussion on “Duke University: Past, Present, and Future” in celebration of the inauguration of Duke President Richard Brodhead Sept. 18 and represented the divinity school in a disputation forum Sept. 21 with Duke schools of medicine and law in a panel on “Spirituality in Medical Care.” He gave the Oct. 1 keynote address “Faith, Freedom, and the Academy: The Idea of the University in the 21st Century” at the University of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

At Convocation and Pastors’ School, Hauerwas participated in the Oct. 12 roast of Bishop Will Willimon to celebrate publication of A Peculiar Prophet: Will Willimon and the Art of Preaching . He lectured Oct. 22 at Central Methodist College in Fayette, Mo., and preached Oct. 17 at St. John Episcopal Church, Tallahassee, Fla. Also in October, he presented “On Being a Good American” at DePaul University for “Contested Allegiances: Christianity in an Era of Permanent War.” He gave the Christopher F. Mooney S.J. Lecture Oct. 28 at Fairfield University, Fairfield, Conn., and spoke Nov. 14 on “Holy Living and Holy Dying” at Dilworth UMC in Charlotte, N.C.

Richard B. Hays published “The Resurrection of the Body: Carnis resurrectionem” in Exploring and Proclaiming the Apostles’Creed , edited by R. E. Van Harn, and “Schriftverständnis und Intertextualität bei Paulus” in Zeitschrift für Neues Testament . He also wrote “A Season of Repentance: An Open Letter to United Methodists” for the Aug. 24 issue of The Christian Century , which published his response to subsequent letters to the editor in the Oct. 5 issue.

He presented “The Identity of Jesus in the Letters of Paul” Sept.18 for The Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, N.J., and “Practices of Resurrection,” for the Redding Lecture Sept. 28 at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky. At a conference on “Die Bibel im Dialog der Schriften: Konzepte intertextueller Bibellektüre,” Hays delivered the lecture “The Liberation of Israel in Luke- Acts: Intertextual Narration as Countercultural Practice” at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on Nov. 5. Hays offered “Intertextuality: Catchall Category or Specific Methodology?” Nov 21 for the Formation of Luke-Acts Consultation, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.

The journal Horizons in Biblical Theology named Hays to their advisory board.

L. Gregory Jones led opening worship for the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence peer group meetings in Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 7-8 and Sept. 30-Oct. 1. He and Susan Pendleton Jones co-led a preaching series Sept. 12-14 on “Forgiveness” for Providence United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C.

Jones preached Oct. 10 at Centenary UMC in Greensboro, N.C.; Oct. 24 at Stanwich Congregational Church, Greenwich, Conn.; and Nov. 14 at Duke Chapel.

He also gave the lecture “Ambition for the Gospel: Sustaining Excellence in Ministry” Oct. 25 for the Monday Club, a group of clergy in New York City. Jones presented “Forgetting Sin,” concerning the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the Roman Catholic Church, on Oct. 26 at the University of Dayton, and delivered lectures on “Holy Friendships” for the Western North Carolina Order of Elders Nov. 8-9. He was also guest presenter Nov. 10 for a gathering with Bishop Will Willimon and the North Alabama conference clergy in Birmingham, Ala.

Effective Oct. 29, Jones became president of the Association of United Methodist Theological Schools. His most recent “Faith Matters” columns in Christian Century were “Tale of Two T-Shirts” (Sept. 7) and “Loving Football” (Nov. 16).

Emmanuel Katongole participated Sept. 29-Oct. 6 in the Lausanne Forum for World Evangelization in Pattaya, Thailand, as a member of an issue group on reconciliation. He has worked closely with convener Chris Rice on the group.

Katongole gave the keynote address on “AIDS, Africa and Hope: Learning to Be the Church in a New Kairos” for an international conference he helped organize at the Bible Church, Chapel Hill, N.C., on “AIDS, Africa and Hope” held Nov. 19-21.

The Josiah Trent Memorial Foundation funded Katongole’s Dec. 15-29 visit to Rwanda to research “The Rwanda Genocide: History, Memory and Christian Social Reconstruction Ten Years After.”

Richard Lischer wrote “God Has Gone Up with a Shout!” in Exploring and Proclaiming the Apostles Creed , which was edited by Roger Van Harn for Eerdmans Publishing. He also preached and taught a class on discernment at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Durham.

Anathea Portier-Young spoke Nov. 16 at the Newman Catholic Student Center on “Catholic Biblical Interpretation.” She published “Eyes to the Blind: A Dialogue between Tobit and Job” in Intertextual Studies in Ben Sira and Tobit: Essays in Honor of Alexander A. Di Lella, OFM , edited by Vincent Skemp and Jeremy Corley.

D. Moody Smith published “John: Historian or Theologian?” in the October issue of Bible Review and a review of Fuer und Wider die Prioritaet des Johannesevangelium edited by Peter Leander Hofrichter in Catholic Biblical Quarterly . The book consists of 12 papers delivered in German or English at a conference in Salzburg, Austria, in March of 2000.

He presided over the plenary discussion in the consultation on John, Jesus and history at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in San Antonio, Texas, on Nov. 21.

J. Warren Smith’s dissertation, Passion and Paradise: Human and Divine Emotion in the Thought of Gregory of Nyssa , published by Crossroad, was released last fall.

David Steinmetz presented “Debates over the Identity of Jesus in the Early Reformation” Sept. 17 for the Identity of Jesus Project of the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, N.J., and “The Domestication of Prophecy in the Early Reformation” for the Duke-UNC Conference on Prophecy on Oct. 17. He wrote chapters on “John Calvin” and “The Council of Trent” for the Cambridge Companion to Reformation Theology , which he edited with David Bagchi of the University of Hull.

In October he taught four adult education sessions on heresy in the early church at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Raleigh. During the past year he has written more than 25 op-ed columns for newspapers including the Boston Globe and the Orlando Sentinel . “Back from the Brink,” an essay on the Windsor Report, was published Oct. 22 by the Wall Street Journal .

Peter Storey preached a Sept. 5 service of reconciliation between residents of Simon’s Town, South Africa, and ex-residents who had been evicted during apartheid in the 1960s. In September and October, he led a seven-week “Manna & Mercy” course for ministers and laity in Cape Town and participated in a television documentary called “Love & the Bulldozers” about the role of faith communities during the destruction of District Six.

He was keynote speaker at the Nov. 17 Connectional Mission Congress of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa. On Dec. 4, Storey presented a lecture, “How to Break Vicious Circles: Collective Trauma and Cultures of Violence,” at a conference in Berlin organized by the Evangelical Church in Germany.

He wrote an article for Living Pulpit on gay persons as outsiders, another for Circuit Rider titled “America through African Eyes,” and “Table Manners for Peace-Builders” for the United Methodist Church’s Justpeace organization. He was also appointed to a connectional commission to review theological education in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa.

Allen Verhey gave five lectures, including medical grand rounds, as visiting scholar and interfaith speaker Sept. 13-15 at Providence Center for Health Care Ethics in Portland, Ore.

At Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C., he gave two lectures Oct. 24-25: “‘I believe in the resurrection of the body’ and Care for the Dying” and “The Doctor’s Oath and a Christian’s Swearing It.”

Verhey presented “Scripture as Scripted and as Script” for the Society of Biblical Literature Nov. 20-23, and published “Scripture and Ethics: Canon and Community” in Union Seminary Quarterly Review as part of a festschrift for Larry L. Rasmussen.

Geoffrey Wainwright attended the meeting of the executive committee of the World Methodist Council in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in September. In October, he traveled to Krakow, Poland, to chair the Methodist side of the annual session of the international dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church.

In November, Wainwright was invited by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity to give the opening address on behalf of the non- Catholic churches of the West at a 300-member symposium marking the 40th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s decree on ecumenism.

Wainwright’s recent publications include an article in Pro Ecclesia entitled “Heresy Then and Now: Reflections on a Treatise of Tertullian.”

Laceye C. Warner delivered “‘Toward the Light’: Lucy Rider Meyer and the Chicago Training School” Oct. 20 at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill., and “Saving Women: Teaching Women and Evangelism” Oct. 8 to the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. She presented a probationers’ seminar, “The Nature and Mission of the Church,” Sept. 24 at Duke Divinity School, and was instructor for “Faith into Action” at Christ Episcopal Church Oct. 17 and 24 in Raleigh, N.C.

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