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Daniel Arichea continued working as an honorary translation consultant with the Philippine Bible Society. He is featured as the “Bible Doctor” in a daily radio program on Veritas, a radio station operated by the Roman Catholic Church. A segment of the radio program, “One Question One Answer,” deals with questions submitted by listeners about the Bible and Christian faith.

He also published a feature article, “Life in All Its Fulness,” in the January-Feburary 2008 edition of Evangelicals Today, a bimonthly publication of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches.

The Philippine Bible Society and the Board of Christian Education of the United Methodist Church (UMC) celebrated the 50th anniversary of Arichea’s ordination as an elder with a surprise party. Representatives from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines, the UMC, Philippine Christian University, the Philippine Bible Society and other institutions attended.

“A Man Called Daniel,” a festschrift featuring 19 articles from Philippine church leaders and former colleagues in the United Bible Societies, and a collection of Arichea’s Bible studies from Filipino Methodist magazine, were published for the occasion.

Kenneth L. Carder preached the annual memorial service for inmates who died during 2007 at the federal prison in Butner, N.C. He preached Jan. 20 at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tenn., and led a session with area clergy on urban ministries. Carder also led a workshop, “Preaching on Difficult Issues,” moderated a panel discussion, and preached for the closing Eucharist service at the Jan. 31-Feb. 2 Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska, N.C.

In February, Carder delivered the keynote address, preached and led a workshop for the Holston Conference Ministers’ Convocation on Christian stewardship. He presented his inaugural lecture, “The Practice of Christian Ministry in a Consumerist Culture,” at Duke Divinity School as the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams professor of the practice of Christian ministry.

Carder led the adult forum “The Church’s Continuing Struggle with Homosexuality” March 2 at Duke University; preached March 10 at Pleasant View United Methodist Church in Abingdon, Va.; and participated in the April 9 forum on the “Journeys of Faith” at University United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill, N.C.


Stephen Chapman contributed entries on Heinrich Ewald and Henri de Lubac in the new Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters published by InterVarsity. He delivered two keynote addresses, “Canonical Semantics” and “Working with a ‘Core Canon,’” at the March 14 Eastern Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. Chapman also served on Duke Chapel’s student preacher selection committee.

Paul W. Chilcote presented “A Theology of Grace/A Mission of Love” at the Jan. 25-27 Clearwater Salvation Army Bible Conference in Clearwater, Fla. He also lectured on “Foundations for a Life Mission” and “Wesleyan and Emergent Christians in Conversation” at the Feb. 17 Edgar McKown Lectures at the University of Evansville (Indiana). During March and April, Chilcote videotaped a five-part educational series, “The Wesleyan Way,” produced for St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas.

Chilcote delivered the plenary address, “Eucharist Among the Means of Grace,” at the April 2 Wesley Historical Society/World Methodist Historical Society joint meeting at Sarum College in Salisbury, England. He preached the 50th anniversary sermon April 13 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Homewood, Ill., where his father started the church in 1958.

Also during April, Chilcote presented “Back to the Future Missional Church” at the Wesley Forum at White Plains United Methodist Church in Cary, N.C., and “Introduction to Christian Theology” to Volunteers of America at the Divinity School. He led the March 2 confirmation class on Wesleyan heritage at Cokesbury UMC in Duncan, N.C., and preached there April 27.

Chilcote published A Life-Shaping Prayer: 52 Meditations in the Wesleyan Spirit (Upper Room Books) and “Biblical Equality and the Spirituality of Early Methodist Women” in the Spring 2008 issue of Priscilla Papers. With Laceye Warner, he co-edited The Study of Evangelism: Exploring a Missional Practice of the Church, published by Eerdmans.

Fred Edie taught two courses, “Doing Theology with Youth” and “Eucharist Is Social Justice,” Jan. 7-10 at the Perkins School of Youth Ministry, Perkins School of Theology, in Dallas, Texas. During the Jan. 24-26 Calvin Symposium on Worship at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., he was a panelist for a workshop on intergenerational worship and taught two classes, “Finding Themselves at the Table: Youth Practice Eucharistic Living in the World” and “Baptism and the Transformation of Youth’s Vocational Imaginations.”

In February, Edie attended the two-day Duke Youth Academy Reunion at Camp Cedar Ridge in Efland, N.C. He and Katherine Smith, assistant director of the academy, consulted with directors of theological programs for high school youth on the topics of adolescents, gender and vocation at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn.

Edie led training for adults working with youth in the Burlington District of the United Methodist Church March 29 at the United Methodist Church in Graham, N.C. In April, he joined Professor Ed Phillips to consult with Orange United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill, N.C., about the baptismal font for its new sanctuary. Edie also preached and taught about baptism while there.

McClintock Fulkerson

Mary McClintock Fulkerson participated in a consultation on public theology March 7-9 at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. She made a March 16 presentation on her book Places of Redemption: Theology for a Worldly Church, for the Race and Reconciliation Commission of the Church of Reconciliation, Presbyterian Church (USA), in Chapel Hill, N.C.

McClintock Fulkerson published “Ethnography as Critical Theological Resource” in the Teaching Critical Thinking and Praxis in Theological Education section of the March issue of the American Academy of Religion’s Religious Studies News. She presented “Places of Redemption” March 26 at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Ga.

In April, she co-hosted “Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: Providing Competent Medical and Spiritual Care,” a conference at Durham Regional Hospital, with Elizabeth Stern, M.P.H., domestic violence program coordinator at Duke University Health System. The one-day conference targeted clergy, divinity students, chaplains and health-care providers.

McClintock Fulkerson gave a paper, “Saved by Sex Alone? A Theological Reflection,” while on a panel, “What Do Liberals Have to Do With Evangelicals?” at the April 19 Vanderbilt Constructive Theology Workgroup.

Richard B. Hays co-authored “Biblical Studies” with C. Kavin Rowe in The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology, edited by J. Webster, K. Tanner and I. Torrance, and published by Oxford University Press.

He gave four lectures on “1 Corinthians: The Gospel Transforming Culture” Jan. 27-28 at South Main Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. Hays also presented the lecture “Biblical and Theological Foundations for Peacemaking” at the Feb. 1 Junaluska Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska, N.C.; four lectures on “Israel’s Scripture through the Eyes of the Gospel Writers” at the Feb. 15-18 Britt Lectures at the Hawaii District of the California-Pacific Conference of the UMC; and two lectures on “Reading the Old Testament with Matthew and John” at the March 26-27 Berger Lectures at Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.

Hays preached on “Do Not Be Afraid” Feb. 17 at the First United Methodist Church in Honolulu, Hawaii. In addition, he was named to the editorial board of Zeitschrift für Neues Testament.

Richard P. Heitzenrater responded to four presentations at the Jan. 6 session “A Critical Appreciation of the Scholarship of Richard P. Heitzenrater” during the annual meeting of the American Society of Church History in Washington, D.C. He delivered the opening address, “Albert Outler as Folk Theologian,” Jan. 28 during Ministers Week at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

While in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, March 10-15, Heitzenrater presented several lectures: “A Tale of Two Brothers” for the opening of the remodeled Camden Theological Library in Sydney; “Ministerial Formation in the Wesleyan Tradition” for the Centre for Ministry in Sydney; “The Younger Wesley Brother” at St. Peter’s Centre for Spirituality in Melbourne; “The Wesleys as Poets and Musicians” at the Uniting Church Historical Society; “Research Methodology and Covered Writing” for the fellows of the History Department at the University of Melbourne; and “Avoiding ‘Splendid Ignorance’: Education in the Wesleyan Spirit” as the commencement lecture for the United Theological Faculty. He also preached at the Trinity College Chapel.

He published “Wesleyan Ecclesiology: Methodism as a Means of Grace” in Orthodox and Wesleyan Ecclesiology from St. Vladimir’s Press; “Purge the Preachers: The Wesleys and Quality Control” in Charles Wesley: Life, Literature, and Legacy, edited by Ted A. Campbell and Kenneth Newport for Epworth Press; “The Witness of Our Own Spirit” in Wesley’s 44 Sermons, edited by Angela Shier-Jones for Epworth Press; and “Charting the Early Methodist Pilgrimage: The Journal Letters of Charles Wesley” in a special issue of the Journal of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester.

L. Gregory Jones helped lead Duke Divinity School’s “Forum on Faith” Jan. 6-9 at Sea Island, Ga., and was a keynote speaker for the Jan. 21-23 Presbyterian Large Church Conference in Orlando, Fla.

He and the Rev. Susan Pendleton Jones co-led the Southeastern Jurisdiction District Superintendents meeting Jan. 9-10 at Epworth By The Sea, a Christian conference and retreat center on St. Simons Island, Ga., and, as part of the Sustained Learning Initiative, co-led seminars Jan. 25-26 and April 18-19 in Nashville, Tenn.

Dean Jones delivered the Edmunds Lecture Series March 16-17 at Second Presbyterian Church in Roanoke, Va. He preached Feb. 3 at Moody UMC in Galveston, Texas; Feb. 17 at First UMC in Lakeland, Fla.; and April 6 at Lillington Star Reformed Free Will Baptist Church in Lillington, N.C.

Jones’ essays “Spiritual soccer” and “Of two minds” appeared in the Jan. 29 and March 25 issues, respectively, of Christian Century. His article “Christian Excellence” appeared in the February 2008 issue of Catalyst.


Emmanuel Katongole co-led Kampala II, a gathering for Christian leaders from Africa’s Great Lakes Region held Jan. 21-26 in Kampala, Uganda. The Duke Center for Reconciliation, World Vision International, the Mennonite Central Committee, and African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries sponsored the gathering as part of the Great Lakes Initiative.

He lectured on “Mission and Calling: Reflections on a Personal Journey of a Restless Pilgrim” Feb. 21 at the Wesley Foundation Catalyst program at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark., and on “Reconciliation and Social Transformation” Feb. 28 at the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh, N.C.

In the Archdiocese of Kuching, Malaysia, Katongole presented the “Kuching Lenten Reflections,” a five-part series, March 9-16. He lectured on “An Unleashing of Imagination and Possibilities: Redemption/Reconciliation and the Creative Act of Reclaiming Africa” at the April 1-3 Awaken Conference in Pasadena, Calif.

Katongole participated in the Conference on the Future of Catholic Peacebuilding April 13-15 at the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame, and at the Word Made Flesh board meeting April 24-26 in Omaha, Neb.

Rick Lischer gave an interview at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga., for a BBC TV documentary, “The Search for Martin Luther King,” which aired on the anniversary of King’s death.

In January, he preached and led an adult forum at Christ Church in New York City. Lischer gave the convocation speech, “1968: Showdown for Nonviolence,” for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observance at The Hill School in Pottstown, Penn., where he addressed 500 high school students. He also led a faculty seminar, “King: The Last Sermons,” while at the school.

During Feburary, Lischer preached and gave the McPherson Lecture at First Presbyterian Church in Durham, N.C., and presented “Open Secrets: The Beauty of Rural Ministry” for the Rural Ministry Colloquium at Duke Divinity School.

Randy L. Maddox presented a plenary address, “John Wesley’s Precedent for Theological Engagement with the Natural Sciences,” at the joint meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies and the Wesleyan Theological Society, which he also helped organize and host at Duke Divinity School. More than 600 scholars and students attended the March 13-15 meeting, which had the theme “Sighs, Signs and Significance: Pentecostal and Wesleyan Explorations of Science and Creation.”

Maddox met with the Scholarship Council and the Religion and Philosophy Colloquium at Indiana Wesleyan University April 3 on the topic of Wesleyan Models for Interdisciplinary Scholarship.

Richard Payne presented “Basics of Pain Assessment & Management” at the Jan. 14 and Feb. 4 Duke Family Medicine Noontime Lecture at Duke University Medical Center. He also lectured on “Pain vs. Suffering” Jan. 22 for Duke medical students.

Payne taped an interview Jan. 18 with PBS in New York City for a program on cancer research, treatment and survivorship. He attended the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa Congressional Briefing Jan. 29 in Washington, D.C., and presented “Palliative Care and Treatment Choices at End of Life for African Americans” at the Supportive Care Coalition’s “Recovering Our Traditions” event Feb. 11-12 in San Antonio, Texas.

His presentations in March included “Culturally Appropriate Communication” for trainers at St. John Health System, Detroit, Mich.; “Asserting Knowledge and Weighing Evidence: How Do We Reconcile Different Ways of ‘Knowing’?” at the Society for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan Theology, Duke Divinity School; “Pain Assessment and Management in the Next Decade: From Science to Good Samaritan” at the Emerging Issues in the Art and Science of Pain and Symptom Management event, Beth Israel Hospital, New York City; and “How Culture Shapes Our End of Life Choices” at the New Jersey End-of-Life Nursing Education consortium in Atlantic City, N.J., sponsored by Rutgers College of Nursing.

At a St. John Health System pastor training event April 16-17, Payne presented a lecture, “Our People Are Suffering.” He made two presentations at “A Progressive Palliative Care Educational Curriculum for the Care of African Americans at Life’s End” April 17-19 in Pittsburgh, Pa., sponsored by the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life. Also in April, he presented “Living at Life’s End with Chronic Illness: African American Perspectives” at the African American Alzheimer’s Conference at Shaw University, Raleigh, N.C.

D. Moody Smith presented “The Place of the Letters of John in the New Testament” March 3-4 at the Sikes-Melugin Lectures at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas.

He published “John: A Source for Jesus Research?” in John, Jesus, and History, Vol. 1: Critical Appraisals of Critical Views, edited by Paul N. Anderson, Felix Just, S.J., and Tom Thatcher and published by the Society of Biblical Literature; and “The Problem of History in John” in the book What We Have Heard from the Beginning: The Past, Present and Future of Johannine Studies, edited by Tom Thatcher and published by Baylor University Press.

Laceye C. Warner co-edited with Paul Chilcote the book The Study of Evangelism for Eerdmans, and published “Rethinking Evangelism and the Old Testament: Jonah and the Imitation of God” in the Journal of Theological Interpretation with co-author Stephen B. Chapman.

She was appointed to a United Methodist Church Council of Bishops Task Force for Theological Education. In February, Warner preached at The Village of Bald Head Island, N.C., and at Moody Memorial UMC in Galveston, Texas.


Jo Bailey Wells lectured weekly in January on “Glimpsing God in Isaiah” at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Raleigh, N.C. She led the Feb. 9 Women’s Retreat Day “Come to the Potter” at Edenton St. UMC in Raleigh.

During February and March, Wells led the weekly Lenten Program at Holy Family Episcopal Church in Chapel Hill, N.C. She gave the keynote address at the annual conference of Episcopal Church Women in the diocese of Florida April 3-5 and in the diocese of Oklahoma May 1-3.

Sam Wells spoke at the Society for Christian Ethics conference in Atlanta, Ga., and preached at a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Durham, N.C. He delivered a paper, “The Gospel According to Reynolds Price,” and participated in a January panel discussion with Stanley Fish at the Reynolds Price Jubilee at Duke University.

In February, Wells delivered the keynote address at the Duke Youth Academy Reunion and delivered the inaugural Payne Lecture at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. He gave the anniversary sermon in March at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Toronto, Canada, and delivered papers and a lecture at neighboring Knox College. In April, he spoke at Temple Baptist Church in Durham, N.C., and delivered the Vagt Lecture in Lynchburg, Va.

Sheila Williams led a seminar, “Professional Judgment for Graduate and Professional Students,” Feb. 18 for the Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Conference. She has been selected to serve on the Planning Committee for the 2008-09 Access Group Graduate and Professional Financial Aid Conference, which will be Nov. 19-22, 2008, in Chandler, Ariz.  

New Appointments for Faculty and Staff

Professor of Pediatrics and Christian Philosophy Ray Barfield has joined the divinity faculty, including the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life, based at the Divinity School, and the Duke University Health System, where he will help develop a pediatric palliative care service. Dr. Barfield arrives at Duke July 1 from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., where he was a bone marrow transplant physician.

Jeremy Begbie will join the faculty in January 2009 as the inaugural Thomas A. Langford research professor of theology. Begbie is associate principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and honorary professor at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where he directs “Theology through the Arts” at the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts. A professionally trained musician, Begbie is the author of several books, including Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music, which won a 2008 Christianity Today Book Award.

Charles Campbell will join the faculty in January 2009 as professor of homiletics. His work focuses on the Christological and ecclesiological aspects of preaching, the role of preaching in relation to the “principalities and powers,” and the implications of character ethics and contemporary Radical Reformation ethics for preaching. He currently serves as Peter Marshall professor of homiletics at Columbia Theological Seminary, and served as pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Stuttgart, Ark., from 1982-1988. He is the author of several books, including The Word Before the Powers: An Ethic of Preaching (2002).

Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity Sujin Pak, who specializes in the history of Christianity in late medieval and early modern Europe, arrives this summer. Currently on the faculty of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Pak’s teaching and research focus on the theology of the Protestant reformers and the history of biblical interpretation. She is active as a teacher and lay preacher in the United Methodist Church. Her book The Judaizing Calvin: Sixteenth-Century Debates over the Messianic Psalms is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.

Ecological theologian Norman Wirzba will join the faculty July 1 as research professor of theology, ecology and rural life. Wirzba has served as professor and chair of the philosophy department at Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky., and an adjunct professor of Christianity and culture at Baptist Seminary of Kentucky. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles on environmental philosophy and religion and several books, including The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age. Wirzba presented the James A. Gray Lectures last October for “Our Daily Bread: A Theology and Practice of Sustainable Living,” the 2007 Convocation & Pastors’ School. His book The Grace of Good Food: Eating as a Spiritual Exercise is forthcoming.

Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Studies Randy Maddox has agreed to serve as director of the Divinity School’s doctor of theology program effective July 1, 2008. His role as associate dean for faculty development will be filled by Professor of Bible and Practical Theology Ellen Davis.

Tenure has been awarded to three faculty members who joined the Divinity School in 2001: J. Kameron Carter, associate professor in theology and black church studies; Stephen B. Chapman, associate professor of Old Testament; and J. Warren Smith, associate professor of historical theology. The promotions are effective July 1.

Jason Byassee D’99, G’05, assistant editor of The Christian Century, has accepted a position as special assistant to the dean and director of the Center for Theology, Writing, and Media (formerly the Center for Theological Writing).

The Rev. Joy Moore, Ph.D., joins Duke Divinity School as associate dean for lifelong learning effective July 1. Moore’s most recent appointment was as pastor of First United Methodist Church, Greenville, Mich. Prior to that, she taught preaching at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Ky.

Chris Brady D’06 and Susan Pendleton Jones D’83 have accepted positions as directors of student life and field education, respectively. Both Brady and Jones, who had served as interim directors during spring semester, were offered the positions following a search led by committees of students, faculty members and administrators.

Paige Martin D’08 has been named assistant director of field education.