Faculty Activity

Upcoming Engagements


January, Christine Roy Yoder: Teaching a 3-week series at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, Alpharetta.

January 5 and 12, Sarah Erickson: Led worship and preached at First Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, GA.

January 6-10, Anna Carter Florence: Will serve as Scholar in Residence for the Moveable Feast Lectionary Group.

January 7, Israel Galindo: ELCA Natural Systems Academy in Chicago, IL.

January 11, Wonchul Shin, the Society of Christian Ethics (SCE) Annual Meeting, convening a season “Gender, Violence, Inequity, and Resistance: Asian Context” by Christina A. Astorga

January 12, 19 and 26, Martha Moore-Keish: Teaching feminist theology at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA.

January 22, Anna Carter Florence: Leading a “Preaching Day” event at the Philadelphia Theological Institute in Philadelphia, PA.

January 25, Wonchul Shin, the Southeastern Korean School Association Winter Seminar, leading a seminar on theology and migration.

January 30, Mitzi J. Smith: Presented Bible Study/lecture at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse School of Religion.

February 5-7, Sarah Erickson: Attending the 2020 Thriving in Ministry Gathering in Indianapolis, IN.

February 6-7, Israel Galindo: Lilly Gathering, Indianapolis, IN.

February 7-8, Bill Brown: Taught and preached for the “Faith Enrichment” annual series of the Presbytery of Savannah at St. Simon’s Island.

February 9, Sarah Erickson: Attended the Partner in Ministry lunch at First Presbyterian, Auburn, AL to share information about the Center for Lifelong Learning.

February 23, Sarah Erickson: Leading worship/preaching at Northminster Presbyterian Church, Macon, GA.

February 25-26, Christine Hong: Lecturing at Furman University, Office of Spiritual Life.

February 26, Mark Douglas: (via Skype) to a class at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary on my new book, Christian Pacifism for an Environmental Age.

February 28-30, Bill Brown: Teaching and preaching at First Presbyterian Church in Quincy, Florida, for the “2020 Enrichment Weekend” on the Bible’s “Ecology of Wonder.”

February 29, Mitzi J. Smith: Presenting a paper entitled “‘He Never said a Mumbalin’ Word’: A Womanist Perspective of Crucifixion, Sexual Violence, and Sacralized Silence” at the SECSOR Women, Gender and Religion panel, Miller Learning Center, University of Georgia.

February 29-March 1, Martha Moore-Keish: Preaching and teaching at Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church in Tarboro, NC.

March, Stan Saunders: Leading the Men’s Retreat for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at Christmount, near Montreat, NC, focusing on the Parables of Jesus.

March, Christine Roy Yoder: Teaching a 3-week series at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Atlanta.

March 1, Anna Carter Florence: Preach for the installation of the Rev. Colleen Cook (MDiv 2019) at New Hope Presbyterian Church, Columbus, GA.

March 8-10, Kelly Campbell:  ATS Accreditation Chair for Focused Visit to Georgia Central University School of Divinity, Atlanta, GA.

March 9-10, Anna Carter Florence: Delivering the James C. Cammack Institute of Preaching Lectures at Campbell University Divinity School in Buies Creek, NC.

March 13-14, Bill Harkins: “Lonely in America: Pastoral and Congregational Considerations,” Lenten Series, Holy Family Episcopal Church, Jasper GA.

March 13-14, Bill Harkins: Atlanta Jung Society, “The Seven Deadly Sins Viewed Through the Lens of Depth Psychology,” with James Hollis, CEU workshop.

March 15, Sarah Erickson: Leading worship/preaching at Rockmart Presbyterian, Rockmart, GA.

March 16-18, Israel Galindo: Leadership in Ministry, Atlanta GA.

March 16-19, Kelly Campbell:  ATS Adjunct Liaison for Accreditation Team to Regent University, Vancouver, BC.

March 19-20, Bill Brown: Presenting the Christus Institute annual lectures at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama.

March 20-21, Sarah Erickson: Attending the Presbytery of S. AL meeting in Mobile, AL; will be commissioned as a delegate to the 224th General Assembly of the PCUSA, Baltimore, MD June 20-27.

March 20-22, Mark Douglas: Lectures in Chapel Hill, NC, on my book and preaching at United Church of Chapel Hill.

March 22, Leanne Van Dyk: Preaching at St. Simons Presbyterian Church, St. Simons Island, GA.

March 24, Martha Moore-Keish: Preaching and teaching at National Capital Presbytery in Washington DC.

March 25, Israel Galindo: CTS Academic Literacy Center

March 29, Sarah Erickson: Leading worship and preaching at Evergreen Presbyterian, Dothan, AL, where double CTS alum Joseph Johnson is pastor.

March 30-April 1, Israel Galindo: Leadership in Ministry A, Lynchburg VA.

April 2-3, Leanne Van Dyk: Association of Theological Schools (ATS) Board of Commissioners Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

April 3, Mark Douglas: Presenting a paper, “Global Migrations and Climate Refugees:  Identity in the Anthropocene” at a conference, “Global Migration and Christian Faith” at Wheaton College.

April 3, Mitzi J. Smith: Participated in the 150th Anniversary of Howard University School of Divinity on an academic biblical studies panel. She will speak on the topic of decentering the New Testament from a womanist perspective.

April 13-14, Israel Galindo: Faculty consultation, Phoenix Seminary.

April 14-17, Kelly Campbell:  Keynote Speaker at theological librarian conference partially sponsored by the EAAA (Eurasian Accrediting Association). The conference theme is “Effective Management of a Theological Library” and will be held in Kiev, Ukraine.

April 15, 22, 19, Christine Roy Yoder: Teaching a three-week Wednesday night series at Decatur Presbyterian Church.

April 17-18, Bill Brown: Teaching at Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kansas.

April 19, Bill Brown preaches at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Overland Park, Kansas.

April 20-22, Israel Galindo: Leadership in Ministry B, Lynchburg VA.

April 22, Mitzi J. Smith: Presenting the Howard lecture at the University of Georgia, Religion Dept. at 3:30pm. Her title is “Lost in Translation: Displacement, Women’s Stories and Sexual Violence.”

April 23-25, Mark Douglas: Attending a board meeting of the Presbyterian Association for Science, Technology, and the Christian Faith (along with current student Kristen Sommerfeld and alum Jim Yao).

April 27-29, Bill Brown: Leading the Bible study for the Vital Congregations Initiative of the Presbyterian Mission Agency in Austin, Texas.

May 3-5, Sarah Erickson: Elected to serve as President of Chapter V, Georgia, P.E.O. Sisterhood; attending the State Convention in Atlanta. Sarah actively encourages women on campus (students, staff, faculty) to apply for financial assistance for education from P.E.O.; current and former CTS students have received grants and scholarships from the Chapter or P.E.O. International.

May 4-6, Israel Galindo: Leadership in Ministry, Portland OR.

May 11-13, Israel Galindo: Leadership in Ministry, Boston MA.

May 16-18, Anna Carter Florence: Preach and lecture at the National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering for the Presbyterian Church of Canada, held in Toronto, Ontario.

May 20, William Yoo: Presenting a lecture “From the Object of Mission to a Partner in Ministry: Finding our Place as Korean Americans within the Larger Story of Racial Inclusion, Global Mission, and Immigration across U.S. Presbyterian History” for the National Council of Korean Presbyterian Churches annual meeting in Houston, TX.

May 20, 22, Anna Carter Florence: Preach and lecture at the annual Festival of Homiletics (in Atlanta, this year), in the sanctuaries of Ebenezer Baptist Church and Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.

May 24-29, Bill Harkins: Haden Institute, Summer Dream and Spirituality Conference, Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, NC.

May 29-30, Bill Harkins: ACPE’s Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy (SIP) Program, Train the Trainer, Atlanta, GA.

June 20-27, Leanne Van Dyk: 224th PC(USA) General Assembly, Baltimore, MD.

June 28-July 3, Mitzi J. Smith: Participating in the Wabash Center, “Being Black, Teaching Black: Writing Volume II Colloquy”.

August 2, Leanne Van Dyk: Preaching at 2nd Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, IN.

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

Recent Awards and Honors

Mitzi J. Smith, J. Davison Philips Professor of New Testament, has been voted into the MLKJr Collegium of Scholars at Morehouse College. The induction ceremony is March 26, 2020 .

Mitzi J. Smith, J. Davison Philips Professor of New Testament, has been invited and appointed to serve on the Council of Elders of the Sankofa Institute for African American Pastoral Leadership, Oblate School of Theology, Dallas, TX. This is a three-year appointment beginning January 2020.

Mitzi J. Smith, J. Davison Philips Professor of New Testament, has been invited to serve on the Selection Panel of the American Association of University Women for 2020 scholarship application awards.

Mitzi J. Smith, J. Davison Philips Professor of New Testament, has been invited to serve on the Editorial Board of the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus.

Recent Publications

Mark Douglas, Professor of Christian Ethics, chapter titled “The paradoxes of virtue: agape in the work of Reinhold Niebuhr,” in the just-released book, Paradoxical Virtue:  Reinhold Niebuhr and the Virtue Tradition, edited by Kevin Carnahan and David True (Routledge, 2020).

Mitzi J. Smith, J. Davison Philips Professor of New Testament, co-edited (with Jin Young Choi) Minoritized Women Reading Race and Ethnicity: Intersectional Approaches to Constructed Identity and Early Christian Texts (Lexington, April 2020).


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