Teresa Berger spent much of the
summer in Europe, where she lectured at the University of Münster,
Germany; led a reflection day for the Archdiocese of Vienna, Austria;
and presented a paper at the International Congress of Societas
Liturgica in Dresden, Germany.
Kenneth L. Carder served as preacher and Bible study leader
on the theme “Prevenient Grace” for the Louisiana Annual Conference
in Shreveport, La., June 6-8. He delivered three lectures on “A
Wesleyan Perspective on Stewardship” at the Western Pennsylvania
Annual Conference, June 16-19, in College Grove, Pa.
Carder preached, led a workshop, and spoke at
the Peace with Justice Dinner for the East Ohio Annual Conference
at Lakeside, Ohio, June 21-23, and spoke at Duke alumni dinners/
luncheons during the Louisiana and East Ohio annual conferences.
He lectured and led discussion of “A Wesleyan Vision for Theological
Education and Leadership Formation” for the United Methodist Continuing
Education Leaders at Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville, Tenn.,
He led a forum August 27 on the Council of Bishops’
document “In Search of Security” for the Holston Conference. He
preached August 28 at Washington Pike United Methodist Church and
for the Knoxville District United Mission Rally in Knoxville, Tenn.
Circuit Rider published his essay “Ministry as Commodity” in the
Stephen Chapman presented “Canon
and Philosophical Hermeneutics” for the Scripture and Hermeneutics
Seminar at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, June 23-25.
He also attended the Baptist World Congress in Birmingham, England,
July 27-31, and delivered the paper “Interpreting the Old Testament
in Baptist Life” for the Young Scholars in the Baptist Academy Conference
at Regent’s Park College, Oxford, England.
Paul W. Chilcote participated
in the United Methodist Doctrine Workshop at Duke June 22-24 and
in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America/United Methodist Church
Bilateral Dialogue August 25-28 at Hennepin Avenue UMC in Minneapolis.
He published “Rethinking the Wesleyan Quadrilateral,” in Good News
Magazine and “Mutuality in Early Methodist Evangelistic Leadership,”
in Mutuality: The Voice of Christians for Biblical Equality. He
co-drafted the statement on “Interim Eucharistic Sharing” approved
by the ELCA Churchwide Assembly, held in Orlando, Fla., August 9-14
and approved earlier by the UM Council of Bishops.
James L. Crenshaw published
Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil
with Oxford University Press. His essay “Sirach, Introduction and
Annotations” appears in the Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible.
Crenshaw edited Walter Brueggemann’s latest book, Solomon: Israel’s
Ironic Icon of Human Achievement, which was published by the
University of South Carolina Press in the series “Personalities
of the Old Testament.”
Ellen Davis delivered the lecture
“Speaking to the Heart: Christianity and Ecological Responsibility”
May 18 in Sarajevo at the fourth Building Bridges Seminar for a
group of 25 Muslim and Christian scholars from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Convened and led by Dr. Rowan Williams, archbishop of Canterbury,
the theme of the seminar was “Muslims, Christians, and the Common
She taught a course entitled “Preaching Isaiah”
June 13-17 at the Cathedral College of Preachers in Washington,
D.C., with Canon Roger Symon of the Church of England.
In Santa Barbara, Calif., Davis led a three-day
retreat August 19-21 for 50 women, sponsored by All Saints’ Beverly
Hills, entitled “Who Are You, My Daughter? Exploring Ruth through
Scripture and Image.”
Fred Edie published an essay
titled “Considering the Ordo as Pedagogical Context for Religious
Education with High School Youth” in Religious Education.
He presented “The Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation as
a Context for Nurturing Educational Leadership” to the United Methodist
Association of Scholars in Christian Education at Jekyll Island,
He led youth worker training events for southeastern
Mennonites, Triangle Area United Methodists, and the Raleigh Diocese
of the Episcopal Church and taught a year-long course for youth
workers through the divinity school’s Office of Continuing Education
on a sacramental approach to youth ministry.
Edie taught the courses “Cultivating Baptismal
Vocation in Youth” and “Thinking Theologically for Youth Ministry”
at the Perkins School of Youth Ministry, Dallas, Texas. He lectured
to the Duke Youth Academy Reunion on the subject “Theological Anthropology
Meets the ’Corporation Kid.’” During the 2005 Duke Youth Academy,
he taught “Baptismal Imaginings” and “Discerning Baptismal Vocation.”
Amy Laura Hall traveled to St.
Olaf, Minn., to speak on “Procreation, Anxiety, and the Recalibration
of Time,” sponsored by the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology
in June. At the Vacation Bible School sponsored by Trinity, Asbury
Temple, and Calvary UMC in Durham, she ran a Hebrew School in the
In Austin, Texas, Hall lectured on bioethics for
the adult education program at First United Methodist, her charge
conference. She gave a keynote lecture in the Chicago area at an
international conference on reproductive technologies sponsored
by the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity. She also lectured
in July for the 2005 Duke Youth Academy. Her response essay on ADHD
medications “Welcome to Ordinary?” appeared in the American
Journal of Bioethics. Christian Bioethics published her essay
“Ruth’s Resolve” on end-of-life care.
With librarian Andy Keck and research assistant
Sarah Sours, Hall began work on an American Theological Library
Association grant to digitize images from Protestant family magazines.
She has been named to the Bioethics Task Force of the General Board
of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, charged with
writing on genetic testing, reproductive technologies, and selective
Stanley Hauerwas wrote a review
of Mark I. Pinsky’s The Gospel According to Disney: Faith, Trust,
and Pixie Dust for the March/April issue of Duke Magazine,
and wrote an essay, “John Paul II: Assessing His Legacy,” for Commonweal.
“An Unpublished Foreword” for What Is Ethics
All About? by Herbert McCabe appeared in the May issue of New
Blackfriars Review and his review of Violence, Hospitality, and
the Cross: Reappropriating the Atonement Theory by Hans Boersma
was published in Canadian Evangelical Review.
Hauerwas took part in a conference on American
Literature and Religion at Norton Woods, Mass., May 19-20, and spoke
June 7 on “Sacrificing the Sacrifices of War” at a conference on
“Preemptive Peacemaking” at Manchester College in North Manchester,
Ind. He spoke July 15 to the Duke Youth Academy on the subject of
Richard B. Hays published The
Conversion of the Imagination: Essays on Paul as Interpreter of
Scripture with Eerdmans Press and “Christ Died for the Ungodly:
Narrative Soteriology in Paul?” in Horizons in Biblical Theology.
With Judith C. Hays and Christopher B. Hays, he wrote “Ageism in
the Bible” for Encyclopedia of Ageism, edited by E. B.
Palmore, L. Branch, and D. K. Harris.
Hays won the 2004 Associated Church Press Award
of Merit for Editorial & Opinion for “A Season of Repentance: An
Open Letter to United Methodists,” which was published in The
Christian Century’s August 24, 2004, edition.
He delivered the lecture “The Power of the Resurrection”
at White Plains United Methodist Church April 6 in Cary, N.C., and
led an adult forum titled “Scripture and Politics” April 24 for
the Congregation at Duke Chapel. Hays gave the August 15 keynote
address at the Congress on Ethics in the New Testament at the University
of Pretoria, South Africa.
He preached “Death No Longer Has Dominion” for
Easter Vigil March 26 at Duke Chapel, and the Baccalaureate sermon
for Duke Divinity School May 14 titled “. . . And They Shall Prophesy.”
Richard P. Heitzenrater directed
the second annual Summer Wesley Seminar at the divinity school,
June 6-July 1. The seminar was attended by eight professors and
three graduate students from the United States and Europe.
In collaboration with the Division of Ordained
Ministry of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry,
Heitzenrater organized and led a June 22-24 workshop at the divinity
school on United Methodist doctrine for nearly three dozen seminary
instructors of United Methodist studies.
Reinhard Hütter edited, with
L. Gregory Jones and Rosalee Veloso- Ewell, God, Truth, Witness:
Engaging Stanley Hauerwas, a festschrift for Stanley Hauerwas’s
65th birthday on July 25.
He attended the June 8-11annual meeting of the
Board of the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology at St.
Olaf College, Northfield, Minn. Hütter spent July in Germany doing
research and visiting with theologians from the universities of
Oxford, Erlangen and Jena.
L. Gregory Jones presided at
the May 1-3 meetings of the AUMTS in Alexandria, Va. He addressed
the Florida United Methodist annual conference in June and taught
Bible study June 4 in Lakeland, Fla.
He spoke on the novel Gilead to clergy
gathered in Indianapolis, Ind., for a Lilly Endowment event held
May 10-11. He preached and taught at St. Paul United Methodist Church
in Lakeland, Tenn., May 21-23 and at Roaring Gap, N.C., June 19.
Jones lectured June 29 at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s “Leadership
Institute” in Grapevine, Texas.
His recent writings for the Christian Century
include “Speech Lessons” in the May 3 issue, “Ordinary Beauty,”
which appeared in the June 28 edition, and “Think Big” in the Aug.
23 edition. He wrote “Is the Call to Holy Living Passé?” for the
July/August issue of Circuit Rider.
He and Susan Pendleton Jones gave a plenary lecture
July 19 for the Duke Youth Academy on “Listening and Discerning
with the Holy Spirit.” They, their three children, and 22 divinity
school faculty and students traveled to Uganda and Rwanda for the
July 20-August 5 Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope.
Richard Lischer’s new book The
End of Words: the Language of Reconciliation in a Culture of Violence
was published by Eerdmans. Portions of the book originated in his
Lyman Beecher Lectures given at Yale Divinity School. An excerpt
titled “Stick to the Story” appeared earlier this summer in The
Keith G. Meador’s article “Spirituality
and Health in a Therapeutic Culture: Theological Considerations
and Concerns,” regarding the role of faith in the patient-physician
relationship, appeared in the May issue of the A.M.A.’s Virtual
Mentor. He coauthored “Social Versus Individual Motivation:
Implications for Normative Definitions of Religious Orientation”
in Personality and Social Psychology Review. He delivered
a lecture by the same title at the 2005 Spirituality and Health
Conference at Loma Linda University.
Meador was the featured medical speaker at the
annual gathering of the Medical Fellowship and 2005 United Methodist
Volunteers in Mission rally at Lake Junaluska, N.C. He was selected
in July as a member of East Carolina University’s College of Human
Ecology advisory board for the Families and Health Institute.
Richard Payne serves on The National
Quality Forum, the National Framework and Preferred Practices for
Palliative and Hospice Care, and the National Consensus Project
Payne discussed the Terri Schiavo case on National
Public Radio’s “Speaking of Faith.” In May, he chaired the Chronic
Pain Network’s Town Hall Series: “Dialogues in Pain Management”
in Chicago, Ill. He gave a presentation on “Neuropathic Pain” at
the fifth Annual Advances and Controversies in Pain Management:
Pain Management for the Non-Pain Specialist.
He presented “What Does it Mean to Have a Good
Death? Reflections on the Deaths of Terri Schiavo and Pope John
Paul II” at the Phillipi Church of Christ, Greenville, N.C.
He also presented “Disparities in Pain Management:
Are Pain and Suffering Equal Opportunity Maladies?” and moderated
a panel discussion on “Disparities in Pain Management” for the Massachusetts
Pain Initiative in Partnership with the American Cancer Society
in Marlborough, Mass.
Payne spoke for two National Initiative on Pain
Control Dinner Dialogues on “Unraveling the Enigma of Chronic Pain:
From Source to Solutions” in New York and Chicago. He also presented
“Developing a Palliative Care Program” at Harris Hospital in Sylva,
With Project Compassion, a Triangle non-profit,
Payne and the Institute organized a pair of community panel discussions
to help families and individuals better understand, communicate
and document care preferences for those near death. The events were
held May 3 at Union Baptist Church in Durham and May 9 at Chapel
Hill Bible Church.
Dr. Payne was one of several featured experts
June 7 at “Crossing over Jordan” at the Riverside Church in New
York City. This ICEOL program celebrates tradition and critiques
the challenges facing African Americans at life’s end. Co-sponsors
included Visiting Nurse Services of New York, Continuum Hospice,
Calvary Hospital and Hospice of New York.
Anathea Portier-Young published
“Our Place in Creation” in the spring issue of the New Southern
Catholic Radical, a newspaper published by the Silk Hope Catholic
Worker. She gave a plenary lecture July 13 for Duke Youth Academy
on the theme of “Covenant.” She attended the annual meeting August
6-9 of the Catholic Biblical Association at St. John’s University
in Collegeville, Minn.
William Kellon Quick published
“The Sun Never Sets on Methodism” in Interpreter for the
2005 observance of Heritage Sunday. He led the General Board of
Global Ministries national Lithuania Initiative-Friends of Latvia
gathering at Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntsville, Ala.
He spoke June 15 to the downtown Detroit Rotary
Club in recognition of the late philanthropist Stanley S. Kresge.
He was honored July 10 by the Ellis Chapel United Methodist Church
on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his ministry at the Chapel.
As pastor emeritus of Metropolitan Church in Detroit, he presented
44 Centennial scholarships, including those to Duke Divinity School
students Tim Reimer and Rey Mondragon.
Quick led the Bible study in August for the North
Central Jurisdiction Volunteers in Mission at the Catholic Retreat
Center near Bloomington, Ill. He also taught two classes during
Duke’s July Course of Study: “Leadership in the Parish” and “United
D. Moody Smith’s article “The
Future of Johannine Studies” appeared in Life in Abundance:
Studies of John’s Gospel in Tribute to Raymond E. Brown, edited
by John R. Donahue, S.J. The articles in the volume were presented
at the International Conference on the Gospel of John, held October
16-18 to honor Father Brown at St. Mary’s Seminary and University,
Baltimore, Md. Brown was the preeminent Catholic New Testament scholar
of his generation, and played a major role in fostering Catholic-Protestant
dialogue in Biblical Studies. His commentaries on the Gospel of
John and the Epistles of John are still widely used and are considered
standard works. Smith’s article was the final address at the conference.
Peter Storey preached the sermon
“Whose God is God?” in Duke Chapel on May 1, and he delivered the
first Harry McClain Memorial Lecture in Columbia, S.C., titled “Race,
Reconciliation and Religion” on May 17. In early June he delivered
12 lectures and sermons in Spokane, Seattle and Portland, including
“Where in the World is the Media?,” “From the Fringes of Empire:
Church & State in the USA and South Africa,” and “Resisting the
Temptations of War: the Ongoing Struggle for Peace with Justice.”
He also opened the Oregon state senate proceedings and addressed
the Oregon/Idaho Annual Conference. At the Iowa Annual Conference
he addressed the Methodists for Social Action Banquet and preached
at the ordination service.
Jeanne Twohig participated in
the May 16-18 Promoting Palliative Care Excellence in Intensive
Care Annual Meeting in Ashland, Mass. The goal is to develop innovative
models of integrating palliative care into daily ICU practice. She
also participated in the 2nd Social Work Summit on Endof- Life and
Palliative Care, held June 1-3 in Washington, D.C. This summit brought
together national leaders from more than 35 social work and other
stakeholder organizations, as well as those from England, Canada
and Singapore. Funding was provided by the Open Society Institute’s
Project on Death in America with assistance from the National Association
of Social Workers and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Laceye C. Warner published “‘Toward
the Light’: Methodist Episcopal Deaconess Work with Immigrant Populations,
1885-1910,” in the April issue of Methodist History; ‘Willingness
to Move?’: Methodism and Itinerancy,” in the May/June Circuit Rider;
and “Riley B. Case, Evangelical and Methodist: A Popular History”
in Quarterly Review, Spring 2005.
She took part in the Summer Wesley Seminar June
6-July 1 at Duke Divinity School and presented “Towards a Wesleyan
Evangelism” for the June 2-3 Kansas East Annual Conference of the
United Methodist Church. Warner spoke on “A Wesleyan Evangelism”
for the adult education retreat May 13-15 at Hyde Park UMC in Tampa,
Lauren Winner keynoted the Episcopal/Lutheran
campus chaplaincy conference in Chicago: “Mission Possible: A Gathering
of Lutheran & Episcopal Campus Ministers,” and also spoke at the
national triennial Episcopal Youth Event. Her review of Anne Lamott’s
Plan B was published in the New York Times Book Review
and the Washington Post published her review of The