Faculty Activity

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November 2016March 2017


Nov 2-5, Sarah Erickson: REA Annual Conference; St. Louis, MO.

Nov 3-5, William Brown, Marcia Riggs, Christine Roy Yoder: Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology 2017 Conference; Pittsburgh, PA. Yoder serving as chaplain.

Nov 6-16, Leanne Van Dyk and Kevin Park: Trip to South Korea with pastors from the Korean American community in Atlanta. The purpose of the trip is to visit seminaries and congregations in South Korea and explore possibilities for global partnerships.

Nov 8, Jeffery Tribble: Co-Convener for Christian Education, Ecumenical Faith Formation and Leadership Development Table of the Christian Unity Gathering of the National Council of Churches; Washington DC; Developing NCC publication on Justice and Racial Equity.

Nov 8-10, Raj Nadella: Meeting of Theological Dialogue on Matter of Faith and Order Convening Table at the National Council of Churches in Washington, DC.

Nov 9, Marcia Riggs: Howard Harrod Lecture at Vanderbilt Divinity School; Nashville, TN.

Nov 9-10, William Yoo: Presbyterian History and Racial Justice at the Covenant Conference, hosted by the Covenant Network of Presbyterians; Baltimore, MD.

Nov 13-15, Israel Galindo: Leadership in Ministry I, Atlanta, GA.

Nov 17-22, Marcia Riggs: American Academy of Religion Meeting; Boston, MA.

Nov 18-21, Brennan Breed, William Brown, Mindy McGarrah Sharp, Raj Nadella: American Academy of Religion (AAR) and Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. Brown presenting “Beyond Good and Evil: Formation, Transformation, and Disruption in the Hebrew Wisdom Literature.” Breed presenting with alumnus Davis Hankins in the “Megilloth” section, titled “What is Qohelet’s Problem?” Nadella will chair a session and serve as panelist in a different session.

Nov 19, Christine Roy Yoder: Reception with Walter De Grutyer Press at the Harvard Semitic Museum in Boston, MA to celebrate the publication of When the Morning Stars Sang: Essays in Honor of Choon Leong Seow on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday (BZAW 500). Yoder is co-editor of the book with Scott C. Jones, which is dedicated to her dissertation advisor and mentor.

Nov 21, William Brown: AAR/SBL Annual Meeting; Boston, MA;

Dec 2, Anna Carter Florence: Preaching at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, Knoxville TN.

Dec 2, William Harkins: Teaching Family Systems Theory and Clergy Wellness in the Diocese of Atlanta Deacon Formation Program.

Dec 7, Leanne Van Dyk: Speaking at the Association of Theological Schools’ Presidents Intensive Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.

Dec 10, Melinda McGarrah Sharp: Workshop on Vocation at Morningside Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA.

Dec 17-19, Mindy McGarrah Sharp: Consultation on pastoral theology and medical ethics for The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, Houston, TX.

Dec 17, William Harkins: Guest homilist and teaching adult education at The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Highlands, NC.

Dec 20, William Harkins: Leading a Diocesan “Blue Advent” liturgy at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip for those grieving losses during the Advent/Christmas season.



Jan 21, Leanne Van Dyk: Speaking and preaching, Riverside Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, FL.

Jan 22-25, Tim Hartman, Martha Moore-Keish, Michael Morgan, Leanne Van Dyk, Haruko Ward: Workshop leader at Reformations NOW; The Center for Lifelong Learning, Decatur, GA.

Jan 25, Leanne Van Dyk: Preaching, Calvin Worship Symposium in Grand Rapids, MI.

Feb 1-3, Mindy McGarrah Sharp: Wabash Center Colloquy on Writing.

Feb 6, Leanne Van Dyk: Lecturing at Alumni Reunion at Columbia Seminary.

Feb 9-10, Anna Carter Florence: Preaching and keynote speaker at Presbytery of South Alabama in Dothan, AL.

Feb 16-17, Christine Roy Yoder: Keynote speaker at Savannah Presbytery’s Leadership Development Conference in St. Simons Island, GA at Epworth by the Sea.

Feb 25, Cam Murchison: Present the Duerr Lectures at St. Philip Presbyterian Church in Houston, TX on the theme “Stewards of Creation”.

Feb 28, Leanne Van Dyk: Lecturing at ATS Women’s Leadership Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.

Feb 28, Martha Moore-Keish: Inaugural J.B. Green Lecture and Reception in Decatur, GA.

Mar 5-7, 2019, Israel Galindo, Leadership in Ministry II Atlanta.

Mar 12-15, Christine Roy Yoder: Keynote speaker for Women’s History month celebrations at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA.

Mar 16-18, Martha Moore-Keish: Green Valley Presbyterian Church in Henderson, NV.

Mar 20-22, Raj Nadella: PCUSA General Assembly Committee on Representation Meeting in Louisville, KY.

Dr. Raj Nadella from India teaching biblical scholarship from the New Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary

Recent Awards and Honors

Tim Hartman, Assistant Professor of Theology: Wabash Center grant of $5,000 for “Teaching Theology and Theological Reflection in the contemporary context of Columbia Theological Seminary”

Mindy McGarrah Sharp, Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Pastoral Care: Along with her co-director Patrick Reyes of FTE, she is the recipient of an Innovation Grant from the Duke Leadership Institute for their project titled “Guiding Innovation in Intersectionality: Disrupting White Supremacies, Expanding Scholar-Activist Creativities.”

Jeffery Tribble, Associate Professor of Ministry: Appointed Episcopal District Director of Continuing Education for the South Atlantic Episcopal District (GA & SC) for the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church


Recent Publications

Anna Carter Florence, Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching: Rehearsing Scripture: Discovering God’s Word in Community is due early Spring (Eerdmans) based on her Lyman Beecher Lectures on Preaching at Yale Divinity School.

Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education: Leadership in Ministry: Bowen Theory in the Congregational Context (Didache Press, 2017).

Tim Hartman, Assistant Professor of Theology: “An Act of Theological Négritude: Kwame Bediako on African Christian Identity” was just published in Religion, Culture and Spirituality in Africa and the African Diaspora (Routledge, 2017), pages 81-96. Also, “The Promise of an Actualistic Pneumatology: Beginning with the Holy Spirit in African Pentecostalism and Karl Barth” in Modern Theology 33:3 (July 2017): 333-347.

Jacob Myers, Assistant Professor of Homiletics: Preaching Must Die!: Troubling Homiletical Theology, (Fortress Press, November 2017).

Cam Murchison, Professor Emeritus of Ministry: “Reformed Resources for Practical Theology: The Christian Life and Consumer Capitalism,” in Imagining a Way: Exploring Reformed Practical Theology and Ethics, ed. by Clive Pearson, Westminster John Knox Press, 2017.

Robert Ramey, Professor Emeritus of Ministry: More Than a Memory: Lord’s Supper Meditations for Your Life (2017).

William Yoo, Assistant Professor of American Religious and Cultural History: “When Talking Isn’t Enough: Moving from Conversations about Race to Actions toward Racial Justice” in Presbyterians Today, October/November 2017.


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