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Student News and Activities

  • Congratulations to John Howard, President of our Student Government Association this year.

Past Events and Educational/Mission Trips

  • United Methodist Church’s General Conference, Ft. Worth,TX, April 22-May 2, 2008, led by Dr. Meyers. Two students, John Howard and Sarah McKinney, were delegates representing the Western North Carolina Conference.
  • National Christian Educators Fellowship Conference, Albuquerque, NM, October 24-28, 2008; and Lake Junaluska, NC, October 5-9, 2006, led by Dr. Meyers
  • Educational trip on mountaintop removal, October 18-21, 2007, West Virginia,  led by Dr. Stivers
  • Service and Educational Trip, Nicaragua, January 2-10, 2007 led by Dr. Wingeier-Rayo
  • Faculty Exploratory Trip to Mexico, May 2006, led by Dr. Wingeier-Rayo
  • Spring Break Service Trip, Honduras, March 11-18, 2006 led by Dr. Driggers
  • Youth Specialities Trip, November 17-21, 2005 led by Dr. Trimmer
  • Fall Break Service Trip for Hurricane Katrina Relief to Mobile, Alabama and surrounding area on the Gulf Coast, October 15-22, 2005 led by Chaplain Chris Hughes and others
  • Economic Justice Seminar Trip, New York City, October 12-16, 2005 sponsored by the General Board of Global Missions of the Methodist Church, led by Dr. Stivers
  • Spring Break Service Trip, Cuba, March 2005, led by Dr. Wingeier-Rayo.
  • Spanish Immersion Trip, Mexico, Summer 2005, led by Dr. Wingeier-
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  • Spiritual Formation Course, Iona Scotland, Summer 2005, led by Dr. Meyers

 

Faculty Activities, News, and Publications


Dr. Patty Meyers

Speaking Engagements and Activities

News

  • Serving as President of the United Methodist Association of Scholars of Christian Education (UMASCE)

Recent Publications

  • Legislation/Resolution for 2008 General Conference of The United Methodist Church, 2009

  • Thresholds into Christian Education, a textbook (forthcoming)

  • You are Welcome Here: A Child’s Invitation to the Lord’s Table, Abingdon Press, (forthcoming)

  • Midrashim: stories inspired by Scripture (forthcoming)

  • Live, Learn, and Pass It On: Growing Together in Faith, 2006

  • “What is Christian Education?” CIE – Christians in Education, Fall 2006


Dr. Laura Stivers

Speaking Engagements and Activities

  • Service-Learning Panel, October 23, 2009 at Pfeiffer University
  • Theological Educators for Presbyterian Social Witness, October 1-4, 2009 in Chicago, IL
  • American Academy of Religion, November 6-10 in Montreal, Canada
  • Society of Christian Ethics, January 7-10 in San Jose, CA
  • Southeast Commission on the Study of Religion, March 5-7 in Atlanta, GA

Noteworthy News

  • New Dean of the School of Religion
  • Elected to be Vice-President Elect of the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion 
  • Co-chair of the Pedagogy section, Society of Christian Ethics
  • Finished a manuscript Disrupting Homelessness:  A Christian Response of Hospitality as Justice on sabbatical spring 2009

 

Recent Publications
  • Making a Home for All in God's Compassionate Community:  A Feminist Liberation Assessment of Christian Responses to Homelessness and Housing,” in Journal of  the Society of Christian Ethics, volume 28.2 (Fall/Winter 2008)

  •  Book Review of The Tangled Bank:  Toward an Ecotheological Ethics of Responsible Participation by Michael S. Hogue, in Dialog:  A Journal of Theology (forthcoming)

  • Editor with Pamela Brubaker and Rebecca Todd Peters, Justice in a Global Economy: Strategies for Home, Community, and World, 2006

  • “A Sense of Place in a Globalized World:  Place-Based Organizing for Corporate Accountability,” in Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, spring/summer 2007


Dr. Doug Hume

Speaking Engagements and Activities

  • Preach "Job, the Righteous," Sermon for World Communion Sunday, October 4, 2009 at Pfeiffer Chapel
  • Service-Learning Panel, October 23, 2009 at Pfeiffer University
  • Speaking Series on the Meaning of Advent:  Nov. 1, 8, 15; Dilworth UMC
  • Youth Worker Training Event for Western NC UM Conference:  " A People of the Book," January 23, 2010 at Christ UMC in Hickory NC

Noteworthy News

  • Successfully completed Ph.D. at Princeton Seminary in Spring 2009.  Titleof Dissertation:  "Friends of God:  Portrayals of the Early Christian Community in Acts 2:41-47 and 4:32-35."
  • New Chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy

Recent Publications

  • "Some Works of the Torah” with Charlesworth, Miller, Pfann, Qimron, and Rietz in The Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Texts with English Translations, Vol. 3., 2006.
  • Book Review: Beverly Roberts Gaventa and Patrick Miller, eds. The Ending of Mark and the Ends of God: Essays in Memory of Donald Harrisville Juel (Louisville: Westminster John Knox) Press, 2005). Summer 2006, Perspectives in Religious Studies.
  • Book Review: Susan Miller, Women in Mark’s Gospel, JSNTSup. 259 (New York: T & T Clark, 2004). Summer 2006, Perspectives in Religious Studies. 

  • Book Review: Charles Talbert, Reading the Sermon on the Mount (Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 2004). Summer 2006, Perspectives in Religious Studies.


Dr. Phil Wingeier-Rayo

Speaking Engagements and Activities

  •  Presentation "Rethinking Mission - Edinburgh 2010," Board Meeting of the General Board of Global Ministries, October 10, 2009 in New York City.  
  • Workshop leader "Pedagogies for Civic Engagement," American Academy of Religion, November 10, 2009 in Montreal, Canada.

Noteworthy News

  •  Submitted a grant application to the John Templeton Foundation on the topic "Pentecostal Women 's Influence on the Civic Impact of Charismatic Chruches in Socialist Cuba" with Margarita Suarez of Meredith College.

Recent Publications

  • “The Search for an Evangelical Identity of Social Engagement: The Church in Cuba,” Apuntes: Reflexiones Teológicas del Margen Hispano, Mexican-American Center, Perkins Theological Seminary, Year 27, No. 1, Winter, 2007.
  • Book review of Higher Education and the Color Line: College Access, Racial Equity, and Social Change, Gary Orfield, Patricia Marin and Catherine Horn (eds.) in Teaching Theology & Religion, fall, 2007.
  • Book review of Wesley for Armchair Theologians, William Abraham, in The Circuit Rider, Vol.31, Issue 7, Jan-Feb. 2007.
  • The People Called Methodists in Cuba: The Untold Story of Survival and Revival, 2nd edition, Atlanta, GA: Dolphins and Orchids, 2006.

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 2005 CEF Fall Picnic  Economic Justice Seminar, New York City, visit to the United Nations, October 2005
   
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 Faculty Exploratory Trip to Mexico (3 school of religion professors on trip), May 2006  Fun in the Chapel, 2006
   
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 2005 Fall Convocation  Outdoor Labyrinth created September 11, 2004 as part of Missions Convocation
   
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 Indoor canvas labyrinth with the help of BGHEM  
   
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