Faculty & Staff Notes
L. Gregory Jones published “Something Old, Something New: Innovation in Theological Education,” in The Christian Century (Feb. 19). He delivered several lectures: “Discerning Hope: Charting New Relationships in a Time of Disruptive Innovation,” at the NetVUE Chaplaincy Conference in Indianapolis in March; “Learning Leadership: Daunting Challenges, Creative Opportunities,” the 100th-anniversary Mendenhall Lecture at DePauw University, in November; “Spinning Sorrow: The Uses and Abuses of Forgiveness in the Public Sphere,” at the Ethics and Public Policy Center’s Faith Angle Forum in November; and the plenary talk “The Digitally-Shaped One-Room Schoolhouse: Rediscovering Virtuous Teaching,” at a Kuyers Institute conference at Calvin College in October. In April he gave the Owen Lenten Lectures, sponsored by the Foundation at Lovers Lane UMC in Dallas, Texas, on the theme “What Wondrous Love Is This? The Transforming Power of Forgiveness.”
Susan Pendleton Jones co-authored “Mainline Protestants and Disruptive Innovation” with Bishop Ken Carter and L. Gregory Jones for Faith & Leadership (Jan. 28). In October she co-preached a series of four sermons with L. Gregory Jones on “Discovering God in Surprising Places,” at Covenant Village Retirement Community in Denver, Colo., and in December the two co-led a retreat in Boca Grande, Fla., for the Florida Conference Cabinet of the United Methodist Church.
Warren Kinghorn presented numerous papers and lectures: “Ethics as Therapy: From Respect for Autonomy to Cultivation of Agency in Ethics Consultation,” at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting in Atlanta in October; “‘Hope That Is Seen Is No Hope at All’: Theological Constructions of Hope in Psychotherapy,” at the Psychotherapy and Faith Conference of the Institute for Spirituality and Health in Houston, Texas, in November; “Presence of Mind: Thomistic Prudence and the Contemporary Neuroscience of Emotion,” at the Society of Christian Ethics Annual Meeting in Seattle in January; “Mental Illness, the Church, and the Christian Story,” at Myers Park UMC in Charlotte, N.C., in February; “The Political Science of Psychiatric Diagnosis: A Moral Defense of the DSM,” at the University of Virginia Medical Center in February; and “Remembering the Future: Empowering Persons with Mental Illness by Engaging the Resources of Faith Traditions,” at the Faith Connections on Mental Illness annual conference in Chapel Hill, N.C., in March. With Abraham Nussbaum D’05, he co-organized the conference “Walking Together: Christian Communities and Faithful Responses to Mental Illness,” held Feb. 6–8 in Houston, Texas.
Richard Lischer wrote the foreword to David Keck’s Healthy Churches, Faithful Pastors (Alban Institute) and published two review essays in The Christian Century, “Legends of the Game” (July 17, 2013) and “Another Grief Observed” (Feb. 17, 2014). He lectured on religious autobiography and memoir at the conference of Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology in Pittsburgh, Pa.; spoke on Martin Luther King Jr. at the Jewish Federation of Durham and Chapel Hill in January; and gave the Lenten lecture at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Raleigh, N.C. He preached at the Memorial Church of Harvard University in January and at United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Ash Wednesday. He also led a daylong Lenten retreat at the United Church of Chapel Hill (N.C.).
Randy L. Maddox published “Joseph Benson’s Initial Letter to John Wesley Concerning Spirit Baptism and Christian Perfection,” in the Wesleyan Theological Journal (48.1, 2013), and an article on John Wesley’s interest in holistic health, in A Living Tradition: Critical Recovery and Reconstruction of Wesleyan Heritage, edited by Mary Elizabeth Mullino Moore (Kingswood Books). In September he received the award for best book in Methodist Studies for 2012 from the Historical Society of the United Methodist Church for volume 12 of the Bicentennial Edition of the Works of John Wesley. Volume 13 in the series, for which he is general editor, appeared the following month.
David Marshall edited, with Lucinda Mosher, Prayer: Christian and Muslim Perspectives (Georgetown University Press) and published “Roman Catholic Approaches to the Qur’an since Vatican II,” in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations (25.1, 2014). He delivered an address, “Building Bridges: Bringing Muslim and Christian Scholars Together for Theological Dialogue,” at the Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies in Cary, N.C., in January. He spoke on Islam and Christian-Muslim relations at Trinity-by-the Cove Episcopal Church, Naples, Fla., in November and presented a series on the same topic in January and February at Chapel of the Cross and Church of the Holy Family, both in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Luke Powery presented the paper “In Our Own Native Tongue: Toward a Pentecostalization of Homiletical Theology” and responded to Michael Pasquarello’s “Dietrich Bonhoeffer: On Becoming a Homiletic Theologian” at the Dec. 7 Consultation on Homiletical Theology at the Academy of Homiletics Annual Meeting. He delivered several keynote addresses and lectures: William L. Self Preaching Lectures, McAfee School of Theology, March 10–11; “Dreamer King,” Durham City-County MLK Celebration Program for Employees, First Presbyterian Church, Durham, N.C., Jan. 15; “Finding Hope in the Valley of Heartache,” Beatrice Cobb Preaching Mission, First United Methodist Church, Morganton, N.C., Oct. 13–14; “Deep River: The Spiritual Melody of Preaching,” C. Eric Lincoln Lecture, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 10; and “The Spiritual Mode of Preaching,” Steelman Lecture, Wake Forest Divinity School, Sept. 23. He participated in two public conversations: “The Fisk Jubilee Singers and the History of Afro-Atlantic Music,” Scholars and Publics panel, Duke University, Oct. 17, and “Our New Day Begun: The Faith of Duke’s First Black Voices,” commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first black undergraduates at Duke, Duke University Chapel, Oct. 4. He preached March 16 at the Memorial Church of Harvard University and Nov. 17 for Men’s Day at Concord Church of Christ, Brooklyn, N.Y.