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Teresa Berger spent much of the summer in Europe, where she lectured at the University of Münster, Germany; led a reflection day for the Archdiocese of Vienna, Austria; and presented a paper at the International Congress of Societas Liturgica in Dresden, Germany.

Kenneth L. Carder
served as preacher and Bible study leader on the theme “Prevenient Grace” for the Louisiana Annual Conference in Shreveport, La., June 6-8. He delivered three lectures on “A Wesleyan Perspective on Stewardship” at the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference, June 16-19, in College Grove, Pa.

Carder preached, led a workshop, and spoke at the Peace with Justice Dinner for the East Ohio Annual Conference at Lakeside, Ohio, June 21-23, and spoke at Duke alumni dinners/ luncheons during the Louisiana and East Ohio annual conferences. He lectured and led discussion of “A Wesleyan Vision for Theological Education and Leadership Formation” for the United Methodist Continuing Education Leaders at Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville, Tenn., August 15-16.

He led a forum August 27 on the Council of Bishops’ document “In Search of Security” for the Holston Conference. He preached August 28 at Washington Pike United Methodist Church and for the Knoxville District United Mission Rally in Knoxville, Tenn. Circuit Rider published his essay “Ministry as Commodity” in the May/June issue.

Stephen Chapman presented “Canon and Philosophical Hermeneutics” for the Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, June 23-25. He also attended the Baptist World Congress in Birmingham, England, July 27-31, and delivered the paper “Interpreting the Old Testament in Baptist Life” for the Young Scholars in the Baptist Academy Conference at Regent’s Park College, Oxford, England.

Paul W. Chilcote participated in the United Methodist Doctrine Workshop at Duke June 22-24 and in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America/United Methodist Church Bilateral Dialogue August 25-28 at Hennepin Avenue UMC in Minneapolis. He published “Rethinking the Wesleyan Quadrilateral,” in Good News Magazine and “Mutuality in Early Methodist Evangelistic Leadership,” in Mutuality: The Voice of Christians for Biblical Equality. He co-drafted the statement on “Interim Eucharistic Sharing” approved by the ELCA Churchwide Assembly, held in Orlando, Fla., August 9-14 and approved earlier by the UM Council of Bishops.

James L. Crenshaw published Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil with Oxford University Press. His essay “Sirach, Introduction and Annotations” appears in the Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible. Crenshaw edited Walter Brueggemann’s latest book, Solomon: Israel’s Ironic Icon of Human Achievement, which was published by the University of South Carolina Press in the series “Personalities of the Old Testament.”

Ellen Davis delivered the lecture “Speaking to the Heart: Christianity and Ecological Responsibility” May 18 in Sarajevo at the fourth Building Bridges Seminar for a group of 25 Muslim and Christian scholars from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Convened and led by Dr. Rowan Williams, archbishop of Canterbury, the theme of the seminar was “Muslims, Christians, and the Common Good.”

She taught a course entitled “Preaching Isaiah” June 13-17 at the Cathedral College of Preachers in Washington, D.C., with Canon Roger Symon of the Church of England.

In Santa Barbara, Calif., Davis led a three-day retreat August 19-21 for 50 women, sponsored by All Saints’ Beverly Hills, entitled “Who Are You, My Daughter? Exploring Ruth through Scripture and Image.”

Fred Edie published an essay titled “Considering the Ordo as Pedagogical Context for Religious Education with High School Youth” in Religious Education. He presented “The Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation as a Context for Nurturing Educational Leadership” to the United Methodist Association of Scholars in Christian Education at Jekyll Island, Ga.

He led youth worker training events for southeastern Mennonites, Triangle Area United Methodists, and the Raleigh Diocese of the Episcopal Church and taught a year-long course for youth workers through the divinity school’s Office of Continuing Education on a sacramental approach to youth ministry.

Edie taught the courses “Cultivating Baptismal Vocation in Youth” and “Thinking Theologically for Youth Ministry” at the Perkins School of Youth Ministry, Dallas, Texas. He lectured to the Duke Youth Academy Reunion on the subject “Theological Anthropology Meets the ’Corporation Kid.’” During the 2005 Duke Youth Academy, he taught “Baptismal Imaginings” and “Discerning Baptismal Vocation.”

Amy Laura Hall traveled to St. Olaf, Minn., to speak on “Procreation, Anxiety, and the Recalibration of Time,” sponsored by the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology in June. At the Vacation Bible School sponsored by Trinity, Asbury Temple, and Calvary UMC in Durham, she ran a Hebrew School in the “Marketplace.”

In Austin, Texas, Hall lectured on bioethics for the adult education program at First United Methodist, her charge conference. She gave a keynote lecture in the Chicago area at an international conference on reproductive technologies sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity. She also lectured in July for the 2005 Duke Youth Academy. Her response essay on ADHD medications “Welcome to Ordinary?” appeared in the American Journal of Bioethics. Christian Bioethics published her essay “Ruth’s Resolve” on end-of-life care.

With librarian Andy Keck and research assistant Sarah Sours, Hall began work on an American Theological Library Association grant to digitize images from Protestant family magazines. She has been named to the Bioethics Task Force of the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, charged with writing on genetic testing, reproductive technologies, and selective abortion.

Stanley Hauerwas wrote a review of Mark I. Pinsky’s The Gospel According to Disney: Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust for the March/April issue of Duke Magazine, and wrote an essay, “John Paul II: Assessing His Legacy,” for Commonweal.

“An Unpublished Foreword” for What Is Ethics All About? by Herbert McCabe appeared in the May issue of New Blackfriars Review and his review of Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross: Reappropriating the Atonement Theory by Hans Boersma was published in Canadian Evangelical Review.

Hauerwas took part in a conference on American Literature and Religion at Norton Woods, Mass., May 19-20, and spoke June 7 on “Sacrificing the Sacrifices of War” at a conference on “Preemptive Peacemaking” at Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind. He spoke July 15 to the Duke Youth Academy on the subject of The Passion.

Richard B. Hays published The Conversion of the Imagination: Essays on Paul as Interpreter of Scripture with Eerdmans Press and “Christ Died for the Ungodly: Narrative Soteriology in Paul?” in Horizons in Biblical Theology. With Judith C. Hays and Christopher B. Hays, he wrote “Ageism in the Bible” for Encyclopedia of Ageism, edited by E. B. Palmore, L. Branch, and D. K. Harris.

Hays won the 2004 Associated Church Press Award of Merit for Editorial & Opinion for “A Season of Repentance: An Open Letter to United Methodists,” which was published in The Christian Century’s August 24, 2004, edition.

He delivered the lecture “The Power of the Resurrection” at White Plains United Methodist Church April 6 in Cary, N.C., and led an adult forum titled “Scripture and Politics” April 24 for the Congregation at Duke Chapel. Hays gave the August 15 keynote address at the Congress on Ethics in the New Testament at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

He preached “Death No Longer Has Dominion” for Easter Vigil March 26 at Duke Chapel, and the Baccalaureate sermon for Duke Divinity School May 14 titled “. . . And They Shall Prophesy.”

Richard P. Heitzenrater directed the second annual Summer Wesley Seminar at the divinity school, June 6-July 1. The seminar was attended by eight professors and three graduate students from the United States and Europe.

In collaboration with the Division of Ordained Ministry of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Heitzenrater organized and led a June 22-24 workshop at the divinity school on United Methodist doctrine for nearly three dozen seminary instructors of United Methodist studies.

Reinhard Hütter edited, with L. Gregory Jones and Rosalee Veloso- Ewell, God, Truth, Witness: Engaging Stanley Hauerwas, a festschrift for Stanley Hauerwas’s 65th birthday on July 25.

He attended the June 8-11annual meeting of the Board of the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn. Hütter spent July in Germany doing research and visiting with theologians from the universities of Oxford, Erlangen and Jena.

L. Gregory Jones presided at the May 1-3 meetings of the AUMTS in Alexandria, Va. He addressed the Florida United Methodist annual conference in June and taught Bible study June 4 in Lakeland, Fla.

He spoke on the novel Gilead to clergy gathered in Indianapolis, Ind., for a Lilly Endowment event held May 10-11. He preached and taught at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Lakeland, Tenn., May 21-23 and at Roaring Gap, N.C., June 19. Jones lectured June 29 at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s “Leadership Institute” in Grapevine, Texas.

His recent writings for the Christian Century include “Speech Lessons” in the May 3 issue, “Ordinary Beauty,” which appeared in the June 28 edition, and “Think Big” in the Aug. 23 edition. He wrote “Is the Call to Holy Living Passé?” for the July/August issue of Circuit Rider.

He and Susan Pendleton Jones gave a plenary lecture July 19 for the Duke Youth Academy on “Listening and Discerning with the Holy Spirit.” They, their three children, and 22 divinity school faculty and students traveled to Uganda and Rwanda for the July 20-August 5 Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope.

Richard Lischer’s new book The End of Words: the Language of Reconciliation in a Culture of Violence was published by Eerdmans. Portions of the book originated in his Lyman Beecher Lectures given at Yale Divinity School. An excerpt titled “Stick to the Story” appeared earlier this summer in The Christian Century.

Keith G. Meador’s article “Spirituality and Health in a Therapeutic Culture: Theological Considerations and Concerns,” regarding the role of faith in the patient-physician relationship, appeared in the May issue of the A.M.A.’s Virtual Mentor. He coauthored “Social Versus Individual Motivation: Implications for Normative Definitions of Religious Orientation” in Personality and Social Psychology Review. He delivered a lecture by the same title at the 2005 Spirituality and Health Conference at Loma Linda University.

Meador was the featured medical speaker at the annual gathering of the Medical Fellowship and 2005 United Methodist Volunteers in Mission rally at Lake Junaluska, N.C. He was selected in July as a member of East Carolina University’s College of Human Ecology advisory board for the Families and Health Institute.

Richard Payne serves on The National Quality Forum, the National Framework and Preferred Practices for Palliative and Hospice Care, and the National Consensus Project Advisory Board.

Payne discussed the Terri Schiavo case on National Public Radio’s “Speaking of Faith.” In May, he chaired the Chronic Pain Network’s Town Hall Series: “Dialogues in Pain Management” in Chicago, Ill. He gave a presentation on “Neuropathic Pain” at the fifth Annual Advances and Controversies in Pain Management: Pain Management for the Non-Pain Specialist.

He presented “What Does it Mean to Have a Good Death? Reflections on the Deaths of Terri Schiavo and Pope John Paul II” at the Phillipi Church of Christ, Greenville, N.C.

He also presented “Disparities in Pain Management: Are Pain and Suffering Equal Opportunity Maladies?” and moderated a panel discussion on “Disparities in Pain Management” for the Massachusetts Pain Initiative in Partnership with the American Cancer Society in Marlborough, Mass.

Payne spoke for two National Initiative on Pain Control Dinner Dialogues on “Unraveling the Enigma of Chronic Pain: From Source to Solutions” in New York and Chicago. He also presented “Developing a Palliative Care Program” at Harris Hospital in Sylva, N.C.

With Project Compassion, a Triangle non-profit, Payne and the Institute organized a pair of community panel discussions to help families and individuals better understand, communicate and document care preferences for those near death. The events were held May 3 at Union Baptist Church in Durham and May 9 at Chapel Hill Bible Church.

Dr. Payne was one of several featured experts June 7 at “Crossing over Jordan” at the Riverside Church in New York City. This ICEOL program celebrates tradition and critiques the challenges facing African Americans at life’s end. Co-sponsors included Visiting Nurse Services of New York, Continuum Hospice, Calvary Hospital and Hospice of New York.

Anathea Portier-Young published “Our Place in Creation” in the spring issue of the New Southern Catholic Radical, a newspaper published by the Silk Hope Catholic Worker. She gave a plenary lecture July 13 for Duke Youth Academy on the theme of “Covenant.” She attended the annual meeting August 6-9 of the Catholic Biblical Association at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn.

William Kellon Quick published “The Sun Never Sets on Methodism” in Interpreter for the 2005 observance of Heritage Sunday. He led the General Board of Global Ministries national Lithuania Initiative-Friends of Latvia gathering at Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntsville, Ala.

He spoke June 15 to the downtown Detroit Rotary Club in recognition of the late philanthropist Stanley S. Kresge. He was honored July 10 by the Ellis Chapel United Methodist Church on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his ministry at the Chapel. As pastor emeritus of Metropolitan Church in Detroit, he presented 44 Centennial scholarships, including those to Duke Divinity School students Tim Reimer and Rey Mondragon.

Quick led the Bible study in August for the North Central Jurisdiction Volunteers in Mission at the Catholic Retreat Center near Bloomington, Ill. He also taught two classes during Duke’s July Course of Study: “Leadership in the Parish” and “United Methodist Polity.”

D. Moody Smith’s article “The Future of Johannine Studies” appeared in Life in Abundance: Studies of John’s Gospel in Tribute to Raymond E. Brown, edited by John R. Donahue, S.J. The articles in the volume were presented at the International Conference on the Gospel of John, held October 16-18 to honor Father Brown at St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore, Md. Brown was the preeminent Catholic New Testament scholar of his generation, and played a major role in fostering Catholic-Protestant dialogue in Biblical Studies. His commentaries on the Gospel of John and the Epistles of John are still widely used and are considered standard works. Smith’s article was the final address at the conference.

Peter Storey preached the sermon “Whose God is God?” in Duke Chapel on May 1, and he delivered the first Harry McClain Memorial Lecture in Columbia, S.C., titled “Race, Reconciliation and Religion” on May 17. In early June he delivered 12 lectures and sermons in Spokane, Seattle and Portland, including “Where in the World is the Media?,” “From the Fringes of Empire: Church & State in the USA and South Africa,” and “Resisting the Temptations of War: the Ongoing Struggle for Peace with Justice.” He also opened the Oregon state senate proceedings and addressed the Oregon/Idaho Annual Conference. At the Iowa Annual Conference he addressed the Methodists for Social Action Banquet and preached at the ordination service.

Jeanne Twohig participated in the May 16-18 Promoting Palliative Care Excellence in Intensive Care Annual Meeting in Ashland, Mass. The goal is to develop innovative models of integrating palliative care into daily ICU practice. She also participated in the 2nd Social Work Summit on Endof- Life and Palliative Care, held June 1-3 in Washington, D.C. This summit brought together national leaders from more than 35 social work and other stakeholder organizations, as well as those from England, Canada and Singapore. Funding was provided by the Open Society Institute’s Project on Death in America with assistance from the National Association of Social Workers and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Laceye C. Warner published “‘Toward the Light’: Methodist Episcopal Deaconess Work with Immigrant Populations, 1885-1910,” in the April issue of Methodist History; ‘Willingness to Move?’: Methodism and Itinerancy,” in the May/June Circuit Rider; and “Riley B. Case, Evangelical and Methodist: A Popular History” in Quarterly Review, Spring 2005.

She took part in the Summer Wesley Seminar June 6-July 1 at Duke Divinity School and presented “Towards a Wesleyan Evangelism” for the June 2-3 Kansas East Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Warner spoke on “A Wesleyan Evangelism” for the adult education retreat May 13-15 at Hyde Park UMC in Tampa, Fla.

Lauren Winner keynoted the Episcopal/Lutheran campus chaplaincy conference in Chicago: “Mission Possible: A Gathering of Lutheran & Episcopal Campus Ministers,” and also spoke at the national triennial Episcopal Youth Event. Her review of Anne Lamott’s Plan B was published in the New York Times Book Review and the Washington Post published her review of The Prison Angel.

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