Daniel Arichea, who teaches in the Ph.D. program of Philippine Christian University in Manila, as well as in the Southeast Asia Graduate School of Theology, has returned as bishop-in-residence at the Duke Divinity School for the fall semester.
Tonya D. Armstrong delivered “Psychospiritual Dimensions of Dying and Bereavement in Children and Adolescents,” a lecture for the June 12 “Conversation” Series of the Pastoral Services Department, Duke University Medical Center. At Eagles Summit Christian Fellowship, she spoke June 27 on “Dealing with Anxiety, Depression, and Rage in Children of Separation and Divorce.” At John Umstead Hospital, she presented the lecture “Spirituality and Mental Health: Assessment and Treatment Perspectives.”
Mark Chaves published “What Do Congregations Do? The Significance of Christian Congregations to American Civic Life” in Word & World.
Paul Chilcote published two books: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus: Advent and Christmas with Charles Wesley with Morehouse Publishing and Hymns and Sacred Poems, a facsimile reprint of the first edition of the 1739 collection, with The Charles Wesley Society. His essay “Charles Wesley and the Language of Faith” appears in Charles Wesley: Life, Legacy & Literature, edited by Kenneth G. C. Newport and Ted A. Campbell, published by Epworth Press.
In addition to numerous lectures and papers delivered in conjunction with the 300th anniversary of the birth of Charles Wesley, Chilcote preached for Charles Wesley tercentennial events at Lake Junaluska and in England. With Steve Manskar, he co-led the July 31-August 10 Charles Wesley Tercentennial Pilgrimage to England. The pilgrimage was co-sponsored by the Divinity School and the General Board of Discipleship of the UMC.
James L. Crenshaw published “Beginnings, Endings, and Life’s Necessities in Biblical Wisdom” in Wisdom Literature in Mesopotamia and Israel, ed. Richard J. Clifford (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2007) and “Qoheleth in Historical Context,” Biblica 88 (2007). He attended the Colloquium for Biblical Research at Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va., from August 16-19.
Ellen Davis lectured at the University of Durham (UK) and at four seminaries and universities in Indonesia during April and May. She traveled July 19 to Southern Sudan, where she taught for two weeks at Renk Theological College (Episcopal Church of Sudan). She was accompanied by Dr. Peter Morris D’07, a public health doctor, and current divinity student Andrew Rowell, who taught courses in Greek and New Testament theology.
Mary McClintock Fulkerson published the book Places of Redemption: Theology for a Worldly Church with Oxford University Press. Her article “A Place to Appear: Ecclesiology as if Bodies Mattered” was published in the July issue of Theology Today. At the Conference on Southern Religion at Montreat Presbyterian Retreat Center, McClintock Fulkerson spoke on “Appalachian Women Ministers as Non-Feminist Pioneers.”
Richard B. Hays published “Benedict and the Biblical Jesus” in the August-September issue of First Things; “Paul’s Hermeneutics and the Question of Truth” in Pro Ecclesia; and “Auferstehung in der neueren amerikanischen Bibelwissenschaft” with J. R. Daniel Kirk in Zeitschrift für Neues Testament.
He presented “Turning the World Upside Down: Israel’s Scripture in Luke-Acts” and “On ‘The Faithfulness of Jesus Christ,’” April 12-13 at the University of Minnesota for the department of Classics and Near Eastern Studies and the MacLaurin Institute in Minneapolis.
Hays gave the plenary address, “Is the Letter to the Hebrews a Supersessionist Text?” April 13 for the Upper Midwest Regional Meeting, Society of Biblical Literature, in Minneapolis. He delivered “Reading the Bible with Eyes of Faith” and “Performing the Scriptures” for the Ministry Summit at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, April 19-20, and two lectures for “The Contours of John’s Symbolic World” May 21-22 at Rochester College Sermon Seminar, Rochester, Mich.
At First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tenn., he gave three lectures April 22-23: “Glorifying God in Our Body;” “Table Matters: The Conversion of the Corinthians;”
and “‘I Tell You a Mystery’: The Resurrection of the Body;” as well as the sermon “Standing by the Fire.”
St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Md., gave Hays the Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, May 10.
L. Gregory Jones took part in conversations on pastoral ministry June 1 at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. He lectured on “Equipping Leaders” at the Kansas East Annual Conference June 6-8 in Baldwin City, Kan., and delivered the keynote address for the District Superintendents’ Day and The South Central Jurisdiction Bishops’ Week June 20-22 in Fayetteville, Ark. Jones lectured for the Chautauqua Institution’s department of religion August 6-7 in Chautauqua, N.Y.
Jones taught on Jesus’ passion July 20 for Duke Divinity School’s Youth Academy. He preached at Roaring Gap, N.C., August 5 and for a Sustaining Pastoral Excellence event August 9 in Indianapolis.
His “Faith Matters” columns in The Christian Century included “Call-in Confessions” in the June 12 issue, and “Learning Curve” in the August 7 edition.
Richard A. Lischer was the only American contributor to the special edition of a journal in honor of the new bishop of Norway, Olav Skjevesland. He published “Lord, Teach Us to Pray: The Seminary as a School for Prayer” in the Norwegian journal Halvarsskrift for Praktisk Teologi.
Randy L. Maddox was conference preacher for the June 7-9 Annual Conference of the Dakotas Area United Methodist Church. He spoke on “Transformation by Unexpected and Expected Love,” with a special focus on the tercentenary celebration of the birth of Charles Wesley.
In June, Maddox and Professor Richard Heitzenrater led the annual “Summer Wesley Seminar” at Duke Divinity School, which brought 12 scholars to campus for a month of research and collaboration. He helped plan the Charles Wesley at 300 conference held June 22-24 at the Divinity School, where he presented the lecture “The Wondrous Love of God: Charles Wesley’s Passion.”
Maddox, who has served as North American secretary over the past year, helped organize the Twelfth Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies, which met August 12-21 at Christ Church, Oxford. He presented the paper “Anticipating the New Creation: Foundational Convictions and Historical Limitations of John Wesley’s Ecotheology.”
While at Oxford, Maddox videotaped an hour-long lecture, “Methodist Doctrine: Eschatology,” for the Equipping Global Ministry: Wesleyan Studies Project.
Richard Payne presented “The Ethics of Pain Management” for the Second Caribbean Pain Symposium in St. Lucia, May 5-6; “EOL Attitudes of African Americans and Hispanics” for the Vitas Ethics Committee in Miami, May 7; “A Lion in the House” for the Duke Palliative Care Conference at Duke Medical Center, May 24; “Disparities in End of Life Care for African Americans” for the 2007 Old North State Annual Meeting in Charlotte, June 15; “Pain Management in the 21st Century” for the International Conference on Pain & Chemical Dependency in New York City, June 22-24; “Hope & Meaning in Terminal Illness: Role of Spiritual Care” for the Annual Summer Series on Aging at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, June 26; and “Hope & Meaning in Terminal Illness: Role of Spiritual Care” for the Duke Hospice Educational Presentation in Durham, July 27.
At the August 4-10, 2007, National Medical Association Faculty Conference in Honolulu, Payne lectured on “APPEAL Certificate Course;” “The Chronic Pain Problem, Impact, Risk & Professional Responsibility;” “Assessment & Management of Breakthrough Pain;” and “Home & Meaning in Terminal Illness and Its Impact on Pain & Suffering.”
Anathea Portier-Young delivered four lectures in an eight-part lecture series on “The Matriarchs: How Our Mothers Live in Our Religious Traditions” July 30-Aug 3 at the Greater Carolinas Association of Rabbis and Wild Acres Interfaith Institute in Little Switzerland, N.C. Her lectures were “Archetypal Mothers: Eve and Deborah;” “Better Than Seven Sons: Hannah and the Mother of Seven in 2 and 4 Maccabees;” “Mother of Jesus and ‘Mother of All Believers’: Biblical Portraits of Mary;” and “Matriarchs of the Church: Mary and St. Anne in Christian Tradition.”
She took part in a week-long consultation August 12-17 on “Teaching Biblical Exegesis in Theological Schools” at Columbia Theology Seminary. This is the second of two such consultations, sponsored by Wabash, composed of 12 biblical scholars representing seminaries and divinity schools from around the country.
Laceye C. Warner helped create Women Called to Ministry, a curriculum sponsored by the United Methodist General Commission on the Status and Role of Women, as part of the design team and as a contributor.
She spoke on “Spreading Scriptural Holiness: Theology and Practices of Early Methodism for the Contemporary Church” at the Twelfth Oxford Institute August 12-21 at Christ Church, Oxford. During the Divinity School’s conference Charles Wesley at 300, Warner presented “‘First the Church and then the Methodists’: Charles Wesley and Evangelism” June 23 and preached in Duke Chapel June 24 on “Who Do We Show Jesus to Be?”
Warner helped lead the “Lexington Seminar” June 14-19 at Northeast Harbor, Maine, and preached there June 16.
She has been appointed interim director of the doctor of theology program. She replaces Amy Laura Hall, who led the Th.D. program in its first year. Hall will be coordinating the Divinity School’s involvement in Duke University’s Global Health Initiative.
Sam Wells delivered the baccalaureate address at High Point University, N.C., and delivered a lecture titled “Rethinking Heaven and Hell” at Chichester Cathedral, England, both in May. He preached at Lake Junaluska in July and published “Improvisation in the Theatre as a Model for Christian Ethics” in Faithful Performances: Enacting Christian Tradition (edited by Trevor A. Hart and Steven R. Guthrie) published by Ashgate and “It’s the Economy, Stupid” in the Journal for Preachers (Pentecost 2007).