Teresa Berger published Fragments of Real Presence: Liturgical Traditions in the Hands of Women with Crossroad Publishing, and is co-editing the second Web dossier of Worlds + Knowledges Otherwise, entitled “The Poetics of the Sacred and the Politics of Scholarship” with Mary McClintock Fulkerson, (http://www.jhfc.duke.edu/wko/forthcoming. php). Earlier this year, Berger was the keynote speaker at the Annual Dinner of Durham Congregations in Action.
Kenneth Carder was elected a member of the United Methodist University Senate and chairperson of the Commission on Theological Education. He preached and led a seminar at Davidson United Methodist Church, one of the divinity school’s teaching congregations, Jan. 23.
Carder led a retreat Jan. 31-Feb. 2, for three North Carolina Conference districts. He preached and led a seminar at the Bishops’ Residency Conference for Probationers in Nashville, March 2-4 and made presentations on pastoral formation at a March 6-8 gathering of representatives from 11 United Methodist Conferences in New Orleans.
He delivered a sermon at the April 19 installation of Dr. Pamela Couture as dean of St. Paul School of Theology. He preached April 21 in Greensboro College Chapel and led a seminar for Greensboro area clergy. On April 27 he presented a lecture at the conference “This Holy Mystery” sponsored by the General Board on Discipleship. He lectured and led discussion concerning interim ministry at a May 10 national gathering in Nashville, Tenn.
Stephen Chapman published “Imaginative Readings of Scripture and Theological Interpretation” in Out of Egypt: Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation, edited by Craig Bartholomew and others. On March 10 he preached the sermon “A Shepherd King (1 Sam 16:1-13)” in York Chapel. He also presented the Lyceum Lecture “Israel’s Scriptures and the Christian Bible” on March 16, followed the next day by the sermon “Calling in Crisis (Exod 2:11-15)” in university worship at Wingate University. On March 30 he gave the talk “Violence, Militarism and Hosea” at Watts Street Baptist Church for Duke’s Baptist Student Union.
James L. Crenshaw’s book Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil has been released by Oxford University.
Mary McClintock Fulkerson’s essay “Narrative of a Nice Southern White Girl” appears in a Web dossier entitled “The Poetics of the Sacred and the Politics of Scholarship: Six Geographies of Encounter” in the online journal Worlds and Knowledges Otherwise published by Duke’s Walter Mignolo.
She participated in a Jan. 21-23 seminar on pedagogy and race sponsored by the Wabash Center for Teaching. McClintock Fulkerson read the paper “Homemaking Practices: Making Church Work” at a Theology and Culture conference at Colgate University on Feb. 26. She hosted a second Third Reconstruction Institute at Duke on April 14-15 with Rom Coles of Duke’s political science department. The institute addressed issues of work and new forms of unionizing for organizers and activist ministers.
She participated in a panel April 22-24 on Theology and Globalization at the annual meeting of the Constructive Theology Workgroup at Vanderbilt University. She was also a contributing writer to the chapter on ecclesiology in the book, Constructive Theology: A Contemporary Approach to Classical Themes, edited by Serene Jones and Paul Lakeland.
Amy Laura Hall presented two Advent lectures on “The Gift of Christ and Christian Bioethics,” sponsored by the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest and St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas, as part of her 2004- 2005 Luce Fellowship. In January, she presented her work on progressive Protestantism and eugenics for the Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture at Judea Reform in Durham.
As a part of the Iredell House Lenten series in February, Hall discussed “Hospitality, Death, and the Interruption of Life.” For five weeks in Lent, Hall lectured on “The Seven Deadly Sins and You” at Christ Episcopal Church, Raleigh. She spoke to an interdisciplinary group at the Institute for Genome Science and Policy at Duke in March on “The ‘Atomic Age’ and the ‘Genomic Revolution’: Rhetorics of Hope.”
Later in March, Hall gave the McManis Lecture at Wheaton College—“You Better Find Somebody to Love: Kierkegaard and Biotechnologic,” which opened the Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology conference on “The Wisdom of Love.”
Hall was also the Women’s History Month speaker at UNC Asheville where she presented “Good Love? Romance and Prudent Breeding in America.” She and her family traveled to Wales for a fellowship at William Gladstone’s library in April.
During May, she presented seminars at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Edinburgh. She also lectured on “The ‘Atomic Age’ and the ‘Genomic Revolution:’The Marketing of Hope in American Science” for the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics at St. Andrews, Scotland, and participated in a consortium on “Genes, Eugenics, and the Future of Persons” at the University of Aberdeen.
Stanley Hauerwas published Cross-Shattered Christ: Meditations on the Seven Last Words with Brazos Press. (See Bookmark for a review.)
In Pro Ecclesia, he and Charlie Collier co-wrote a review of Lying: An Augustinian Theology of Duplicit” by Paul Griffiths. Reflections ran “The Last Word: What Does Madeleine Albright’s Address Say about the Character of Contemporary Christianity?” His essay “Punishing Christians” appeared in Public Theology for the 21st Century, edited by William Storrar and Andrew Morton.
Hauerwas published “On Being a Christian and an American: A Christian Meditation” in Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture. Homiletics interviewed Hauerwas for an article entitled “Bonhoeffer: The Truthful Witness.”
He presented the paper “The Case for the Abolition of War in the Twentyfirst Century” with Fr. Enda McDonagh and Linda Hoganat on Jan. 9 at the annual meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics in Miami, Fla.
During February he was the Hammond Lecturer at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va., and presented the lecture “The End of Religious Pluralism,” at Villanova University in Pennsylvania.
He was the Gates Lecturer at Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, March 2-3; spoke to the Wesley Theological Society at Seattle Pacific University on March 5. As theologianin- residence at Huron University College, he delivered the R.T. Orr Lecture in London, Ontario, April 7-9. He presented the paper “New Religions, Pluralism, and Democracy” April 21-22 at Georgetown University.
Richard B. Hays’ 1996 book The Moral Vision of the New Testament: Community, Cross, New Creation has been released in a Russian translation. He wrote, “Is Paul’s Gospel Narratable?” for the 2004 edition of Journal for the Study of New Testament.
He gave the Geneva Lecture Series at the University of Iowa, the Earle Lectures at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo., the plenary address at the Mid- Atlantic Regional Society of Biblical Literature in New Brunswick, N.J., and the Det teologiske Menighetsfakultet in Oslo, Norway.
This year Hays is serving as a research associate for the department of New Testament studies in Pretoria, South Africa, the associate editor of Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church from Westminster/John Knox Press, and is on the editorial committee of Ex Auditu: An International Journal of Theological Interpretation of Scripture.
Richard Heitzenrater’s book, Wesley and the People Called Methodists was published in Russian this year. In January, he sat on a panel discussing David Hempton’s new book, Methodism: Empire of the Spirit, at the annual meeting of the American Society of Church History in Seattle.
In Varna, Bulgaria, Heitzenrater gave a series of five lectures in February for the United Methodist Church at a ministerial training program. The transcripts will be translated into Bulgarian for publication. He taught a short course in Methodism at Martin Luther College and Diaconal Institute in Waiern, Austria, to students training for Methodist ministry from Austria, Albania, Serbia and Bulgaria.
He presented a paper on “George Whitefield and Georgia” at the spring meeting of the American Society of Church History in Savannah, Ga. He taught a three-week course in Wesley studies at the Russia United Methodist Seminary in Moscow during April and May.
In May Heitzenrater gave seven lectures, including “Homo unius libri: Wesley and the Bible,” for the Källstad Lectures at Overas, the United Methodist Seminary in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Reinhard Hütter presented the paper “St. Augustine and St. Thomas on Grace and Freedom in the initium fidei” at the international conference “Aquinas the Augustinian” held from Feb. 3-5 at Ave Maria University in Naples, Fla. He published the article “The Ten Commandments as Mirror of Sin(s): Anglican Decline— Lutheran Eclipse” in Pro Ecclesia.
In April, T&T Clark International released Reason and the Reasons of Faith, edited by Hütter and Paul J. Griffiths. This volume is the result of a three-year research group sponsored by the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, on “Faith and Reason.” He attended the June 11 board meeting of the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn.
L. Gregory Jones co-edited with Reinhard Hütter and C. Rosalee Velloso Ewell the book God, Truth and Witness: Engaging Stanley Hauerwas. His recent work for The Christian Century includes these essays: “The Soulless University,” Jan. 11; “Teaching Moments: Signs of Grace,” Feb. 22; and “There’s Always Room,” March 8.
He has also published the foreword in To Teach, to Delight, and to Move: Theological Education in a Post-Christian World, edited by David S. Cunningham, and “We Do See Jesus,” in Sermons from Duke Chapel edited by William H. Willimon.
Jones was co-convener of a retreat for members of the U. S. Congress and their spouses, at Mepkin Abbey, Moncks Corner, S.C., Jan. 7-9. He and Susan Pendleton Jones led a Jan. 30 workshop on leadership at First United Methodist Church in Winter Park, Fla.
Dean Jones continues to preach and lecture in local churches and preached the first service of worship in the new Goodson Chapel at Closing Convocation on April 20.
He presented for the March 18-20 Trinity Forum Academy in Royal Oak, Md., and was commencement speaker May 12 at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore.
Jones participated in the Valparaiso Project’s “Seminar on Practical Theology” in February, and he delivered lectures for the “Transitions into Ministry” program in May.
Emmanuel Katongole published A Future for Africa: Critical Essays in Christian Social Imagination with Scranton Press. He traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa, for the Jan. 20-23 meeting of the International Academic Advisory Board at St. Augustine’s College of South Africa. On Feb. 2, he gave the lecture “Reflections on World Peace” to Spirits and Wisdom, a diocesan association of Catholic Young Adults in Durham.
He spoke on “Theological and Spiritual Perspectives on HIV/AIDS” at the divinity school’s Feb. 21 workshop “The Least of These.” Katongole delivered the sermon “On Speaking with an Accent in a World of Theological Blogging” at the International Worship Service March 3 in York Chapel.
Katongole and Chris Rice led a “Journey of Pain and Hope” to Jackson, Miss., March 5- 8 for Duke’s Center for Reconciliation. In Coventry, U.K., Katongole helped launch the Global Reconciliation Network April 6-10. He read the paper “Christianity and the Social Imagination of Africa: On Daring to Re-Invent the Future” April 21 to the department of political science at De Paul University in Chicago. At the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, he lectured May 26 on “Re- Membering Africa” for the Center for Faith and Culture.
Susan A. Keefe published “Creed Commentary Collections in Carolingian Manuscripts” in Ritual, Text and Law: Studies in Medieval Canon Law and Liturgy Presented to Roger E. Reynolds, edited by C. G. Cushing and R. F. Gyug for Ashgate Publishing Limited.
Richard Lischer published “The Called Life: An Essay on the Pastoral Vocation” in the journal Interpretation. Two of his essays, “Imagining a Sermon” and “Martin Luther King Jr.’s Preaching as a Resource for Preachers,” have been included in a British anthology on preaching, A Reader on Preaching. His sermon, “I Have Seen the Future,” appears in Sermons from Duke Chapel recently published by Duke University Press.
Lischer preached in Duke Chapel on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. He recently served as guest preacher at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Charlottesville, Va., and Holy Family Episcopal Church in Chapel Hill.
At St. James UMC in Raleigh, Lischer gave a reading and a presentation based on his book Open Secrets. He has been invited to make two presentations/ readings at the 2006 Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Roger Loyd was one of three leaders of the “Colloquium on the Role of the Theological Librarian in Teaching, Learning and Research” held November 3-8 at the Wabash Center, Crawfordsville, Ind. The event, funded by Lilly Endowment, brought together three veteran library directors and 15 newcomers for five days of discussions on libraries and teaching, learning, and research.
Moody Smith delivered the sermon at the March 9 memorial service in York Chapel for Donn Michael Farris. Farris was the librarian of the divinity school for 42 years and hired Smith as a student library helper, his first job at Duke University, in 1954. His sermon “A Necessary Tension,” preached in Duke Chapel in 1972, was published in Sermons from Duke Chapel, edited by William H. Willimon.
Smith conducted a continuing education event Feb. 25-27 for the Greensboro and Statesville districts of the Western North Carolina Conference at Myrtle Beach, S.C., on the theme “Looking for Jesus: Mel Gibson, The Da Vinci Code, and the Gospel of John.” He delivered lectures on the same and similar topics March 22-23 at Hampden-Sydney College as part of a program for the enhancement of Bible teaching, sponsored by the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities.
Peter Storey preached the Martin Luther King remembrance sermon, “Dreaming God’s Dream Today,” at Watts Street Baptist Church, Durham. He was invited to play the role of ‘Secretary of State’ in a Washington, D.C., ‘peace-game’ run by military, diplomatic and intelligence leaders seeking ethical/theological alternatives to U.S. foreign policy.
In February, he led the Western North Carolina Annual Conference’s Mission to Ministers on Prophetic Witness in the Wesleyan Tradition and was keynote preacher at the state student conference in Winston-Salem. He gave the Heritage Day address at Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tenn., and led teaching/ preaching weekends at Bethlehem UMC, Franklin, Tenn., and First UMC Oak Ridge, Tenn. In March, he participated in the Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage visiting Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma, Ala., joining the 40th Anniversary re-enactment of the Selma March.
In April, he preached at an interfaith service of reconciliation in Greensboro, N.C., addressed the Durham district on “Leading with Vision and Hope,” and led preaching/teaching weekends in Greenville, S.C., and Cleveland, Ohio.
His book And Are We Yet Alive? Revisioning our Wesleyan Heritage for a New Southern Africa was published by the Methodist Publishing House, Cape Town, in December.
Geoffrey Wainwright spoke at several events in Ireland during the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in January. He gave and address on “The Lord’s Prayer as an Act of Trinitarian Worship” at a conference of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music in February. In March, he gave a keynote address on Methodist-Catholic dialogue at a Southern Methodist University conference on International Roman Catholic/Methodist relations. He continues to chair the Joint Commission for Dialogue between the World Methodist Council and the Roman Catholic Church.