July 2009

Dr. Wainwright described eschatology, or the coming reign of God, in terms of four important considerations: faith, judgment, heaven, and hell.

At a Glance

Theme:

The Reign of God

Faculty Speaker:

Geoffrey Wainwright, Robert Earl Cushman Professor of Christian Theology

Lectionary Texts:

Dan. 7:13-14; Ps. 85; Rev. 22:1-5,20-21; Mark 13:32-37

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Dr. Edie encouraged us to delve deeply into the issue of vocation (calling).

At a Glance

Theme:

Life in the Spirit: Heeding the Spirit’s Prompting

Faculty Speaker:

Rev. Dr. Fred Edie, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Christian Education
Director of the Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation

Lectionary Texts:

Jer. 1:4-10; Ps. 139:1-18, 23-24; 1 Cor. 3-4:1; and Matt. 10:1-14

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This morning students heard from two Duke Divinity School alumni, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and Sarah Jobe on the topic of reconciliation.

At a Glance

Theme:

Life in the Spirit: The Church as a Community of Reconciliation

Faculty Speaker:

Jonathan Wilson-Hargrove and Sarah Jobe

Lectionary Texts:

Ezek. 37:1-14; Ps 104:1a;24-35; Romans 8:14-27; Acts 2:1-14;22-47

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Dr. Hauerwas pressed us to understand that salvation is known through the witness of the church.

At a Glance

Theme:

Life in the Spirit: The Church as a Witness

Faculty Speaker:

Dr. Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics

Lectionary Texts:

Deuteronomy 6; Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 84; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; and Acts 1:1-8

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As the second week of DYA continues we found ourselves discussing the biblical theme of resurrection.

At a Glance

Theme:

Resurrection

Faculty Speaker:

Dr. J. Warren Smith, Associate Professor of Historical Theology

Lectionary Texts:

Exodus 14:10-14, 21-25, 15:20-21; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:3-23; and Luke 24:1-35

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We took turns working in the community garden at camp, harvesting vegetables, feeding the animals, and weeding the garden beds.

At a Glance

Theme:

Saturday: Social Justice

Sunday: Sabbath

Lectionary Texts:

Saturday: Deuteronomy 24:19-22; Ruth 2; 2 Corinthians 8:1-14; Matthew 15:32-39

Sunday: Amos 8:1-12; Genesis 18:1-10a; Psalm 52; Psalm 15; Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42

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Our patterning of time here at the Youth Academy often means a swift movement from one part of the Christian calendar to the next.

At a Glance

Theme:

Passion

Faculty Speaker:

Rev. Dr. Edgardo Colón-Emeric, Assistant Research Professor of Theology and Hispanic Studies and Director of the Hispanic Studies Program

Lectionary Texts:

Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25; John 18-19

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We plunged into the theological deep end today as we contemplated the incarnation.

At a Glance

Theme:

Incarnation

Faculty Speaker:

Dr. J. Kameron Carter, Associate Professor in Theology and Black Church Studies

Lectionary Texts:

Exodus 3:1-15; Philippians 2: 5-11; Luke 2:1-20; John 1:1-18

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Today we heard from Kate Bowler, a PhD candidate and future faculty member of Duke Divinity School.

At a Glance

Theme:

Covenant

Faculty Speaker:

Kate Bowler

Lectionary Texts:

Joshua 24:1-8.13-25; Ps 136; 1 Pet 2:1-10; Matt. 26:26-29

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The sun was shining on us as we embarked on our first session with DYA’s artists.

At a Glance

Theme:

Creation

Faculty Speaker:

Dr. Ellen Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology

Lectionary Texts:

Genesis 1:2-4a; Psalm 33; Romans 8:18-25; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

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