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Faculty & Staff Notes

and gave “Justice and Peace: Hopes That Are the Wrong Size for This World” as the John Woolman Lecture at George Fox University. He also preached “Odd Bodies” at Capital Christian Fellowship Church in Washington, D.C.

Andrew Keck was elected vice president of the American Theological Library Association’s board of directors. He also gave a paper at the ATLA Annual Conference in Chicago entitled “Second Harvest—Digitizing Church and Denominational Materials.”

Richard Lischer was recently named associate dean for faculty development in the Divinity School. He lectured at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Naples, Fla., on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and preached in Duke Chapel on the anniversary of King’s birth. He appeared on Duke’s interactive online program, “Office Hours,” with the president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP (and Divinity graduate), William Barber. He gave two lectures on religious autobiography at Christ Episcopal Church, Raleigh, N.C., and two on the passion and resurrection of Christ—“The Art of Losing” and “The Priority of Hope”—at the Episcopal Retreat Center in Kanuga, N.C. He also taught a senior seminar class in religion and historiography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lischer preached at the ordination of Divinity graduates Ann Sundberg, in Durham, N.C., and Kimberly Carlson, in Kendall Park, N.J. He preached the 50th anniversary sermon at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Virginia Beach, a congregation he served from 1974 to 1979. This summer he taught a week-long course, “Writing and the Pastoral Life,” at the Center for Ecumenical and Cultural Research at Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minn.

Randy Maddox published “The Rule of Christian Faith, Practice, and Hope: John Wesley on the Bible,” in Methodist Review (2011), online at This is a longer version of the keynote lecture, “John Wesley on the Bible,” that he delivered at the 2011 Wesley Center Conference at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, on Feb. 11. On March 28 he delivered a lecture, “‘Honoring Conference’: Wesleyan Reflection on the Dynamics of Theological Reflection,” at a conference in Atlanta, Ga., honoring Russell Richey’s retirement from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

Joy Moore participated in “Preparing Leaders for the Church in the 21st Century,” the National Hispanic/Latino(a) Leadership Development Consultation held April 11-13 at the Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Texas, and “Facing the Future: Cross-Racial/Cross-Cultural Appointments in a Global Church,” a conference jointly convened by the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) and the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) May 15-18 in Los Angeles, Calif. She presented the keynote address for the South Carolina Annual Conference African American Clergywomen’s Luncheon and the Southwest Texas Annual Conference Methodist Renewal Movement Breakfast, and conducted a video seminar for the West Michigan Annual Conference. She was the World Methodist Conference Bible Study Leader at “For the Healing of the Nations,” held in Durban, South Africa. Moore preached during chapel services at Asbury University (Wilmore, Ky.) and Seattle Pacific University, and at Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church in San Diego, Calif., First Free Methodist Church in Seattle, Wash., and Duke University Chapel. She published “Preaching: Telling the Story in a Sound-Bite Culture,” in Generation Rising (Abingdon Press).

Chris Rice was the keynote speaker at the Charlotte District Leadership Conference of the United Methodist Church, which addressed the theme “Richness of Reconciliation: The Joy of Life in God’s Kingdom.” In March he led a Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope in Baltimore, Md., in association with New Song Community Church and Urban Ministries, and another in Richmond, Va., with the Richmond Hill retreat center and the Hope in the Cities program. During the Duke Summer Institute he hosted a gathering of Christian leaders from 11 countries to discuss forming a Global Reconciliation Network. Rice also preached the closing sermon at the 2011 Reunion of Korea Missionaries, Missionary Kids, and Friends at Lake Junalaska, N.C.

Lester Ruth has been appointed research professor of Christian worship. His areas of expertise include the history of Christian worship (particularly early Methodism), creativity with the sacraments, and contemporary worship.

Allen Verhey has published two books recently: Nature and Altering It (Eerdmans) and Ephesians: A Theological Commentary (Westminster John Knox), co-authored with Joe Harvard, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Durham, N.C.

Laceye Warner presented “Women, Witness, and Education in the Wesleyan/Methodist Tradition” at Greensboro College, N.C., and participated in the “UM Global Theological Education Summit” at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. She gave the keynote, “Sustaining Ministry through Nurturing Vocation,” at