Faculty Publications and Events
Brennan Breed, Assistant Professor of Old Testament, taught a class at the Church of the Epiphany on the topic of Justice in the Book of Micah on February 8. He is also teaching a class on Justice in the Old Testament at Epiphany on March 9. Brennan submitted an essay, “Reception of the Psalms: The Example of Psalm 91,” for the Oxford Handbook of the Psalms, edited by Bill Brown, to be published in late March. In May, Brennan’s first monograph, Nomadic Text: A Theory of Biblical Reception History will be available from Indiana University Press.
William Brown, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament, published Wisdom’s Wonder: Character, Creation, and Crisis in the Bible’s Wisdom Literature (Wm. B. Eerdmans). Another book, The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms (Oxford University Press) will come out in late March. Bill gave two lectures at First Presbyterian Church in Americus, Georgia, on January 21-22. He was the theologian in residence at the University of Kansas, sponsored by the Ecumenical Campus Ministry, February 15-18, giving four lectures and leading worship.
Anna Carter Florence, Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching, preached for chapel service at McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta. In April, she will preach, lecture and lead a workshop for the Festival of Preaching Northwest in Seattle. In May, Anna will preach and lecture at the Festival of Homiletics in Minneapolis.
Kim Clayton, Director of Contextual Education, is still moderating the Session for Oremwood Park Presbyterian Church, and acting as the Committee on Ministry liaison for St. Andres Presbyterian Church’s Pastor Nominating Committee. On February 23, she preached at Hillside Presbyterian.
Israel Galindo, Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning, published “Ten Leadership Quotes from Edwin Friedman,” in Perspectives on Congregational Leadership blog. During January, he gave guest lectures in the Integrations course. For S3: Sabbath, Study, and Service, Center for Lifelong Learning he spoke in February on “How Professionals Learn and Experts Work (or “What is the difference between a hack and a professional?”),” “Peer Learning for the Journey (or Where do we go from here?),” and “Educational Approaches for Lifelong Learning.” He published “Deaning from the Right Side of the Brain,” in the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning Theological and Religion's blog for Theological School Deans. In the Perspectives on Congregational Leadership blog Israel published “Don't do these 10 things when dealing with reactivity,” “Six responses of well-differentiated leaders,” “The Fascinating Power of Homeostasis,” and “Fixing the Right Thing.” In March, Israel spoke at Groveton Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA on “Expanding Your Teaching Repertoire,”and Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Petersburg, VA on “Expanding Your Teaching Repertoire,” “Teaching to the Spiritual Brain,” and “Dialogical Learning Lab.” He published “20 Ways for Deans to Say No,” in the Blog for Theological School Deans, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, and “Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn,” John Hattie and Gregory Yates. New York: Routledge, 2014, reviewed in The Journal of Teaching Theology & Religion. He will participate in the Advisory Committee Meeting, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning. Israel will speak on “Introduction to Spiritual Direction,” for MacAfee School of Theology, and participate in the Consultation with Healthy Congregations, Inc., Columbus, OH.
Steve Hayner, President, is preaching for the ordination of Yeonkwon Jeong at the Korean Community Presbyterian Church on March 9. On March 16, he will preach at the First Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg, SC, teach adult Sunday School, and give a Reformed Theology Seminar in the evening. On March 18, Steve will lead the Vesper Service at the Lenbrook Retirement Community. On March 20, he will speak at the presidents’ lunch for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities.
Elizabeth Johnson, J. Davison Philips Professor of New Testament, did a webinar for the Presbyterian Outlook on February 11, “Preaching the Lectionary Texts in Lent.” Feasting on the Gospels, vol. 3 Mark will be on bookstore shelves in June.
Kimberly Long, Associate Professor of Worship, led a worship event for New Harmony Presbytery (SC) on March 1. She will serve as an ecumenical observer for the PCUSA at the Anglican Communion Consultation on Marriage on June 3-6, in Kansas City, MO. Kim will serve as faculty for the Yale Congregations Project on June 22-25, in New Haven, CT.
Michael Morgan, Seminary Musician, played the organ for the opening worship for the Southeastern conference to celebrate the new Presbyterian hymnal, “Glory to God,” on February 21-22 at Central Presbyterian Church, Atlanta. He also spent a February weekend in Plains, GA, as the guest of President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter, where he assisted in Mr. Carter's Sunday school class, displayed a collection of Reformation English Bibles, and led evening worship at Maranatha Baptist Church. Michael will lecture at the North American Symposium on John Knox: The Heritage & Future of American Presbyterianism on March 7-8 at Montreat to celebrate John Knox's 500th birthday.
Rodger Nishioka, Benton Family Associate Professor of Christian Education, provided the lead article for @thispoint: an examination of the relationship between imagination and theology in five acts. One of the responses was provided by Kim Clayton, Director of Contextual Education.
Dominique Robinson, Staff Associate, Contextual Education, preached in January at the Youth & Young Adult Experience at Little Rock AME Zion Church in Charlotte, NC. In February, she preached at Rock Grove AME Zion Church in Rock Hill, SC, Spring Hill AME Zion Church, Solid Rock AME Zion Church, and at the Pre-Lenten Revival at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta. Dominique also made presentations at the AME Zion’s Board of Bishop’s Preaching Institute in Salisbury, NC, and at the YES Youth & Young Adult Weekend in Denver, CO. In March, Dominique was the Lenten Observance Preacher at St. Paul AME Church in Jacksonville, FL, and the Pan Methodist Observance Chapel Preacher at Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, GA. She also served as Bible Study Instructor and Luncheon Speaker for the AME Zion’s Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society Young Adults Missionary Society Empowerment Retreat & Leadership Training Institute in Black Mountain, NC.
Stan Saunders, Associate Professor of New Testament, began a five-week series in March on “Creation, Temple, and the Body of Christ” at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta. He will preach and deliver the Davidson Lectures at Oakridge Presbyterian Church in Oakridge, Tennessee. Stan will be on sabbatical during the Spring and Summer 2014 to work on a book, “A Dwelling Place for God,” which explores the place of creation in Biblical models of redemption.
Jeffery L. Tribble, Sr., Associate Professor of Ministry, received the Frederick Douglas Award from the International Ministers and Layman Association of The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Spartanburg, SC on February 28.
Haruko Nawata Ward, Associate Professor of Church History, is a senior scholar respondent to the panel of younger scholars, “Politics of Solidarity among Women of Color Scholars and Ministers,” Annual Conference of the Pacific Asian North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry (PANAAWTM), at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary on March 22, 2014. On May 28, She is reading a paper, “In Search of Women Martyrs' Voices in the Early Modern Jesuit Mission in Japan,” for a Conference, “Can the Native Christian Speak? Discerning the Voices of Indigenous Christians in Missionary and Colonial Archives,” Emory University,.Christine Yoder, Professor of Old Testament Language, Literature, and Exegesis, was named among six new Luce Scholars by ATS and the Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. Her project as a Luce Fellow in Theology examines the configuration of desire in Israelite wisdom literature.