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Teresa Berger published “Von Christusbildern und Geschlechterkonstruktionen,” in ‘Gott bin ich, kein Mann:’ Beiträge zur Hermeneutik der biblischen Gottesrede, edited by Ilona Riedel-Spangenberger and Erich Zenger, and a Festschrift for Helen Schüngel-Straumann. In April, Berger taught two sessions in the Volunteers of America Spiritual Leadership Institute, held at Duke Divinity School. Berger celebrated the 50th anniversary of her baptism on April 30, with a “Liturgy in Women’s Hands” at her parish church. With the end of the spring semester, Berger is also completing her round as convener of Duke’s Faculty Women’s Network.

Kenneth L. Carder preached in Gulfport, Miss., Feb. 5 at Trinity United Methodist Church, a center for teams assisting in Hurricane Katrina recovery and restoration.

He also participated in the Feb. 6-8 Mississippi Pastors’ Leadership Conference, “A Time of Hurt, Healing, and Hope,” with divinity school colleagues William Turner, Keith Meador, Pamela Hawkins and Connie Shelton.

Carder led a weekend mission conference and preached at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church in Johnson City, Tenn., March 3-5. He preached a March 12-13 Lenten series at First United Methodist Church, and led a continuing education session for pastors and laity on “The Church’s Mission in a Polarized World,” both in Oak Ridge, Tenn. He delivered the keynote address, “Caring for God’s Creation,” at the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, April 21-22, at Lake Junaluska, N.C.

Jackson W. Carroll was a principal speaker at a May Forum on Excellence in Ministry in Indianapolis organized by the divinity school’s continuing Pulpit & Pew project with funding from Lilly Endowment. His book God’s Potters and a companion volume, Resurrecting Excellence: Shaping Faithful Christian Ministry by L.Gregory Jones and Kevin R. Armstrong, were primary reading for the forum participants.

J. Kameron Carter has received a year-long fellowship from the National Humanities Center to support research and writing toward a project entitled “Du Bois, Religion, and the Black Intellectual Imagination.”

Stephen Chapman
Stephen Chapman

Stephen Chapman received the annual award for “Faculty-in-Residence of the Year” on April 23 from Duke’s Department of Residence Life and Housing Services. He has been reappointed to the board of directors of the Baptist House of Studies for a second three-year term. On Feb. 18, he addressed high school seniors at the annual youth gathering of the Ashland District in the Virginia Annual Conference; and on Feb. 28 he was the keynote speaker at Duke’s first HOPE (“Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence”) Banquet. For his work as faculty-in-residence in Brown House, Chapman received the Outstanding Service award of the North Carolina College Personnel Association.

Paul Chilcote led workshops sponsored by the Youth Ministry Leaders Program Feb. 3-4 at the University of Indianapolis; “Recapturing the Dynamism of Wesleyan Theology” for the Adult Youth Worker Training Academy Feb. 18 in the Western North Carolina Conference at First Methodist in Conover, N.C.; and “Evangelism: a Wesleyan Vision” March 21-22 at the Simpsonwood Retreat Center for the North Georgia Annual Conference Academy for the Practice of Christian Ministry.

Chilcote preached at Greenwood United Methodist in Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 5. He led an adult educational series at Mt. Sylvan United Methodist Church through Lent based on his book Changed from Glory into Glory. He delivered a lecture at Duke March 27 on “The Integral Nature of Worship and Evangelism: Insights from the Wesleyan Tradition.” He led a Sanford/Rocky Mount/Durham District retreat April 17-19 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on “Resurrection Faith: Finding Life in the Midst of Making Disciples.” He participated in the biennial meeting of the Association of Practical Theology April 21-22 at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tenn.

Chilcote preached and led the workshop, “Springtime in the Church: a Wesleyan Paradigm of Renewal,” for Laity Weekend 2006 at Duke and participated in the retirement dinner April 29 for Dr. & Mrs. Ned E. Dewire, president of the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. He preached April 30 at the Church of the Messiah in Westerville, Ohio.

Ellen F. Davis won a Louisville Institute Christian Faith and Life grant. Davis’ award will aid her project titled “Live Long on the Fertile Land (Deuteronomy 11:9): Reading the Bible through Agrarian Eyes.” She gave the lecture, “Remembering the Land: Reading the Bible through Agrarian Eyes,” at the University of Calgary, March 16-17. On May 22, she gave a lecture at the Duke conference, “Preaching, Teaching, and Living the Bible.”

Susan Eastman
Susan Eastman

Susan Eastman published “‘Cast out the Slave Woman and her Son': The Dynamics of Exclusion and Inclusion in Galatians 4:30,” in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament. She also received a summer research grant from the Wabash Center for Theological Education for her project “Teaching at the End of the World: Apocalyptic Education in the New Testament.”

James M. Efird published a revision and update of Left Behind? What the Bible Really Says about End Times with Smyth & Helwys Press. A video series of his lay training now has 10 studies available and is in more than 850 churches.

Mary McClintock Fulkerson published “The ‘Imago Dei' and a Reformed Logic for Feminist/ Womanist Critique” in Feminist and Womanist Essays in Reformed Dogmatics, edited by Amy Plantinga Pauw and Serene Jones, and “Is Gender Complementarity Necessary to Christian Marriage?” in Frequently Asked Questions About Sexuality, the Bible and the Church, edited by Ted Smith. “Narrative of a Nice, Southern White Girl” appeared in The Poetics of the Sacred and the Politics of Scholarship: Six Geographies of Encounter, edited by Teresa Berger in Worlds and Knowledges Otherwise, an online journal at Duke University.

At the February meeting of the Theology and Culture group at Drew Divinity School, she gave the paper “The Unity of an Ecclesial Place” and read “A Place Called Good Samaritan, UMC” at the March meeting of the Institute on the Reformed Tradition’s colloquy on Race and the Reformed Tradition at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, Va.

She delivered “‘A Place to Appear:’ Ecclesiology as if Bodies Mattered” at the American Theology Society at Princeton Seminary, April 8, and “Ecclesiology and the Erotic,” at the Constructive Theology Workgroup, Vanderbilt University Divinity School, April 22.

Fulkerson led two faculty and graduate student seminars on “Pedagogy and Racial Difference in the Classroom” March 31 and May 8 at Duke.

Amy Laura Hall spoke at the divinity school Hunger Banquet, gave two lectures at Hampden-Sydney College, spoke as part of a series at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church in Chapel Hill, and taught the Trinitarian Sunday School class at Trinity UMC, in February. In March, Hall traveled to Chicago for a Lilly consultation on “The Child in Muslim, Jewish, and Christian Thought.”

In April, Hall resumed teaching the Trinitarian Class, served on a divinity school panel on Race, Gender, and Violence, and traveled to the University of Minnesota as a speaker for the Andersen Library research series, sponsored by the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics, and the Box City Vigil at the Minnesota State Capitol. In May she traveled to Chicago to speak for the Pew Christian Vision Project and also spoke in Durham at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church.

Stanley Hauerwas’ speaking engagements included the Candlemas Lecture, Boston College, Feb. 2; St. Thomas Church, Fort Washington, Penn., Feb. 11-12; Maguire Lecture, Seattle University, March 2; University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, March 9; Gospel & Culture, Idaho, March 16-18; Abilene Christian University, March 23-25; Baker Peace Conference, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, March 31; Ferrum College, Ferrum, Va., April 3; Thulin Lecture, University of Illinois, April 6-7; Golden Jubilee Celebrating Dr. Enda McDonagh, Pontifical University, Saint Patrick’s College, Ireland, April 29; University of Fribourg, Switzerland, May 4-6; Commencement Speech, Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Va., May 18; and the Sermon Seminar, Rochester College, Rochester Hills, Mich., May 22-24.

“A Place for God? Science and Religion in the Gifford Lectures,” appeared in the Feb. 21 issue of Christian Century. Jottings ran “Hauerwas Uses His Imagination: Ten Questions with Dr. Stanley Hauerwas,” in its Fall/Winter issue. He published “Democratic Time: Lessons Learned from Yoder and Wolin,” in the winter edition of CrossCurrents. Virginia Theological Seminary presented Hauerwas with an honorary doctor of divinity in May.

Richard B. Hays co-edited Die Bibel im Dialog der Schriften: Konzepte intertextueller Bibellektüre with Stefan Alkier, which included his essay “Die Befreiung Israels im lukanischen Doppelwerk: Intertextuelle Narration als kulturkritische Praxis.” HTS Theological Studies ran “The Gospel of Matthew: Reconfigured Torah.”

Hays presented three lectures for the New Testament Colloquium Jan. 24-25 at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif.,: “ ‘I Desire Mercy' Reading Scripture through Matthew’s Eyes,” “Can the Gospel Writers Teach Us How to Read the Old Testament?” and “The Liberation of Israel in Luke-Acts: Intertextual Reading as Resistance.”

He presented “The Art of Reading Scripture Faithfully” at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Tallahassee, Fla., on March 26 and “Can the Gospel Writers Teach Us How to Read the Old Testament?” at the Philadelphia Biblical University on March 30. Hays gave the Hall Lectures in New Testament and Early Christianity, “Reading the Bible through the Eyes of the Gospel Writers,” at the University of South Carolina on April 6-7.

He presented the keynote lecture, “Reading the Old Testament through the Eyes of the Gospel Writers,” for Duke Laity Weekend at Duke Divinity School, April 28 and “Reading Backwards: The Old Testament through the Eyes of the Gospel Writers” at White Plains United Methodist Church, Cary, N.C., May 10.

He lectured May 23 on “Reading the Bible with Eyes of Faith: Theological Exegesis from the Perspective of Biblical Studies” at the Conference on Preaching, Teaching, and Living the Bible, co-sponsored by Duke Divinity School and the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology.

Reinhard Hütter
Reinhard Hütter

Reinhard Hütter delivered the lecture “Grace and Free Will in Aquinas, Luther, and Erasmus” to the Intervarsity Graduate Student organization at UNC Chapel Hill on Jan. 20. In March and April, the first two issues of Pro Ecclesia: a Journal of Catholic and Evangelical Theology, now published by Rowman & Littlefield, appeared under his editorial leadership.

He served May 7-9 as the resource theologian at the Pastor-Theologian Conference in London, Ohio, sponsored by the Center for Theological Inquiry at Princeton. He attended the first meeting May 22-23 of a new interdisciplinary research project “Philosophy and Liturgy” co-sponsored by Lilly Endowment and the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship at Calvin Seminary. On May 24, he attended the annual board meeting of the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology held at Duke Divinity School.

L. Gregory Jones was the keynote speaker at the 2006 Ministers’ Conference Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at Asbury Theological Seminary. At the North Wilkesboro District Day Apart on Feb. 13, he presented “Unity in Christ that Values Diversity.” He spoke Feb. 17-19 at the South Central Jurisdiction retreat for Wesley Foundation groups in southern Oklahoma.

Jones preached March 26 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Shelby, N.C., and addressed the board of the United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville, Tenn., March 28. He gave lectures at the Iowa School of Ministry Conference on the theme of “Justice, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation” in April, and delivered the April 26 keynote lecture, “Forgiveness and Healing,” at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Conference in San Diego, Calif. He presented at the Pulpit & Pew Forum on Excellence in Ministry, May 3-5, in Indianapolis, Ind.

His recent essays for Christian Century include “Job Description,” Jan. 10, and “Melancholy Leaders,” Feb. 21.

He and Kevin Armstrong published Resurrecting Excellence (Eerdmans).

Emmanuel Katongole published “Violence and Social Imagination: Rethinking Theology and Politics in Africa ” in Religion and Theology, and “The Social Reconstruction of Africa: On the Resurrection of the Body (politic)” in The Other Journal. “Whose Religion is Christianity: the Gospel beyond the West by Lamin Sanneh-a Review” appeared in Pro Ecclesia, and “Embodied and Embodying Hermeneutics of Life in the Academy: Musa Dube’s HIV/AIDS Work” was in the Society of Biblical Literature’s forum in April.

He attended the international academic advisory board meeting Jan. 18-21 at St. Augustine ’s College of South Africa, Johannesburg.

Katongole delivered the lecture “Pope John Paul II and the Future of the African Church” at the School of Theology, Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, and “The Journey of Reconciliation” for the Sustained Learning Seminar at Duke Divinity School on March 29. At The Forest at Duke he participated in a lunch discussion on “Hotel Rwanda,” March 29.

Richard Lischer published “New Rules,” a review essay, in Books and Culture. He made four presentations at the Festival of Faith & Writing held at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he preached a sermon, “Message in the Scars,” and delivered a lecture, “ ‘Just as I Am’: How Christians Tell Their Lives.” He also participated in a panel on religious memoir and led a group of Calvin College undergraduates in a discussion of vocation.

In May, he led a conference in Indianapolis on transitions into pastoral ministry, sponsored by Lilly Endowment. The conference was organized around three of Lischer’s books and focused on the theme of vocation in ministry.

The Louisville Institute recently awarded Lischer a Faith and Life Grant that will support his research and writing in 2006-07.

Keith G. Meador delivered “Theology and Health in a Therapeutic Culture,” the keynote address for the March 2 Symposium on Faith and Medicine at Spartanburg Methodist College in Spartanburg, S.C. Meador was inducted as a member of the American College of Psychiatrists during their 43rd annual meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Feb. 22-25.

White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh invited Meador to speak Feb. 12 on “Theology and Health in a Therapeutic Culture.” He delivered “Frailty, Formation and Friendship with God” at the annual Mississippi Clergy Leadership Conference Feb. 4-7 at Alta Woods United Methodist Church in Jackson, Miss. Meador was recently appointed to the board of advisors for the John Templeton Foundation in West Conshohocken, Pa.

Richard Payne
Richard Payne

Richard Payne led the “Pastors and Lay Leadership Pre-conference Symposium” for the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference in Jacksonville, Fla., on end-of-life care. Working with the Office of Black Church Studies, he created “Covenant of Care at the End of Life,” which was given to all conference participants attending the closing worship service in February.

He gave presentations on “Spirituality” and “Death and Dying” to Duke School of Medicine students and has joined the medical school faculty, teaching first- and second-year medical students how to understand and respect patient narratives.

He also presented “Dying in Black, Brown and White: Responding to Disparities in End-of-Life Care” to the Catholic Health Association for their 20th Annual Theology and Ethics Colloquium. He will deliver a similar presentation with Duke Professor Karla Holloway to the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. The Raleigh News & Observer and Orlando Sentinel published Payne’s op-ed reflecting on M. L. King Jr.’s views regarding health inequities on April 2 in conjunction with the anniversary of King’s assassination.

Payne moderated a town hall meeting at the Quality of Life & Palliative Care Symposium of the Intercultural Cancer Council in Washington, D.C. The discussion concerned “A Lion in the House,” an award-wining film dealing with children and families confronting end-of-life matters. He presented “Hope and Medical Decision Making” for the Spirituality and Medicine Conference in Hagerstown, Md.

Anathea Portier-Young received a course development grant for “Gender, Ethnicity, and Violence in the Old Testament.” She spoke on “Choose Life? Enact Justice: Hebrew Midwives, the Mothers of Moses, and the Church,” at Service for Life, sponsored by Duke Students for Life in Duke Chapel, Jan. 24. At Duke’s Laity Weekend on April 29, she taught “Wrestling with God: Jacob, Moses, Jonah, and Job.”

Portier-Young made two video presentations for the DISCIPLE Bible Study Series Invitation to Genesis: “The Stories of the Flood, the Tower of Babel, and the Problem of Humanity in Genesis” and “The Story of Rebekah: the Significance of Matriarchs in Genesis” which will be in general release in June. At the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Colloquium Jan. 26 at Duke, she responded to “Is There Any End in Sight? Eschatology and Meaning within History” by Stephen Cook.

She presided over a March 11 session of the Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament group called “Issues in the Interpretation of the Torah and Nebi'im” at the Southeast Regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. In Goodson Chapel on March 2, she preached the sermon “Out of the Depths” on Psalm 130.

Chris Rice spoke Feb. 25 for the Richmond District Urban Ministry Initiative conference and attended a leadership team meeting of the Global Network for Reconciliation, March 15-16, in Washington, D.C.

He gave the Windows of the World lecture April 7 at Eastern University in St. David’s, Pa., “From Rwandan Genocide to America’s Segregated Sabbath: Challenges Facing Reconciliation in the 21st Century.”

At Amherst College, he delivered the sermon “Reconciliation and the Cross” at a campus-wide Good Friday service, April 14. In Kerrville, Texas, he led a May 1-3 retreat for Leadership Foundations of America at Laity Lodge.

Maren Symonds D’06, who presented a tribute of thanks from the divinity student body to Peter Storey, at a reception for him and his wife, Elizabeth, on May 11, 2006. Students have raised funds to purchase Bible commentaries, dedicated in the Storeys’ names, for John Wesley Seminary in South Africa.
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 Maren Symonds D’06, who presented a tribute of thanks from the divinity student body to Peter Storey, at a reception for him and his wife, Elizabeth, on May 11, 2006. Students have raised funds to purchase Bible commentaries, dedicated in the Storeys’ names, for John Wesley Seminary in South Africa.

Peter Storey, in his last semester before retiring effective July 1 as Williams professor emeritus of the practice of Christian ministry, led a discussion on “Speaking Truth to Power” with author Ariel Dorfman on Jan. 23. He preached at Christ United Methodist Church in New York; Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa, Fla. ; and Reconciliation United Methodist Church in Durham in February.

In March, at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Annapolis, Md., he preached and led a Lenten retreat, “From Galilee to Jerusalem.” In Williamsburg, Va., he led a clergy seminar entitled “Prophetic Witness in the Wesleyan Spirit.”

Storey gave the lecture “Blessed Are the Peacemakers—If You Can Find Them,” the first in a series of annual lectures at the College of William & Mary, and preached in a local United Methodist church.

In April, Storey led “The Transforming Friendship of Jesus—Vocation, Prayer and Discipleship” at North United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Ind. In Greenville, N.C., he taught “Costly Discipleship” for the lay academy at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church. He preached at Decatur United Methodist Church, Atlanta, and Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C.

At a dinner for members of the U.S. Congress during the April 28-29 Faith & Politics Institute Congressional Pilgrimage, which recalled the 1959-64 closure of public schools in Farmville, Va., Storey presented "Lessons of Racial Reconciliation from South Africa."

In May, he preached and led a seminar for St Luke’s United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, titled “Reaching for the World: Journeying from Maintenance to Mission,” and gave the lecture, “American Christians in a Global Community: Living Faithfully with Power.” Storey preached the divinity school’s Baccalaureate service on May 13 for graduating students.

He reviewed God’s Politics by Jim Wallis for Christian Century. Abingdon Press is publishing “Table Manners for Peacemakers” in Conflict and Communion edited by Tom Porter. His Kathleen and John F. Bricker Memorial Lecture, “Protest & Resistance, Peacemaking & Reconciliation,” has been published in Religion & the American Experience, edited by Frank T. Birtel.

James L. Travis has been selected as the regional director of the mid-Atlantic region of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, effective Sept. 1. He gave the opening address “Ethical Decision Making for Health Care in the 21st Century” on March 9 for a symposium at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. Travis attended the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Board meeting May 10-13 as the representative from the mid-Atlantic region.

Jeanne Twohig co-authored “Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care: A Report on Innovative Models of Palliative Care” for the Journal of Palliative Medicine with Ira Byock, Melanie Merriman and Karyn Collins. On April 28, she and Richard Payne presented “From Pulpit to Bedside: Engaging Clergy at the Community Level” at the NHPCO Clinical Team Conference in San Diego, Calif.

Twohig co-authored “Peer-Professional Workgroups in Palliative Care: A Strategy for Advancing Professional Discourse and Practice” for the Journal of Palliative Medicine. She attended “Being with Dying,” a week-long course for professional training in end-of-life care program held at Upaya Zen Center.

Geoffrey Wainwright received the Johannes Quasten Medal from the Catholic University of America on March 9. Named for the patristic theologian who taught for many years at CUA, the award is made annually for “scholarly excellence in religion.” On receiving the award, Wainwright delivered the address “Professor, Prefect, Pope: The Theological Consistency of Benedict XVI.”


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