Brian Blount was one of the conference preachers at the
“Reclaiming the Text” conference in Montreat, North Carolina, in May.
James Charlesworth was awarded the Comenius Medal (named after
17th-century Czech theologian, philosopher, linguist, and educationalist
John Amos Comenius) by the faculty of Charles University in Prague. It was
given in recognition of Charlesworth’s accomplishment in Qumran studies,
life-of-Jesus investigation, and “last but not least, because of his
solidarity with Czech biblical scholars during the communist time.” He was
also recently filmed by the CBS program 48 Hours as he and a scientist dated
the ink of a Dead Sea Scroll fragment.
Kenda Creasy Dean spoke on “Big Enough Questions” at Columbia
Theological Seminary’s annual colloquium in April. The colloquium focused on
ministry with youth and young adults in the 21st century.
Abigail Rian Evans was inducted into the Cosmos Club in
Washington, D.C. The club is “composed of individuals of distinct character
and sociability who have done meritorious original work in science,
literature, or the arts who are recognized as distinguished in a learned
profession or in public service.” Founded in 1878, the club includes among
its members dozens of Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, and Medal of Honor
winners. Evans was also a panel participant at a conference titled
“Addictions and Mental Health: Bridging the Gap,” which was held at Robert
Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey. She also gave the
Nyvall Lectures, titled “Healthy Ministers: A Call for Clergy Health” and
“Health Ministries: Renewing the Church’s Role in Healthcare,” at North Park
Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.
received an honorary doctorate from Christian
Theological Seminary in Indianapolis in May. She also gave the plenary
address (“What Ever Happened to Those Prophesying Daughters?”) at the annual
meeting of the Southeastern Region of the Society of Biblical Literature in
Atlanta in March. Readers may also have spotted Gaventa on a History Channel
program on Mary that has become something of a classic.
Daniel Migliore spoke in March on the topic “Jesus Is Risen!: The
Stories of the Resurrection in the Four Gospels and Their Message for Today”
at the First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Migliore also
presented a workshop at “Reclaiming the Text,” a May conference for
preachers in Montreat, North Carolina.
received a 2003 Lilly Faculty Fellowship grant to
continue his work on the Ten Commandments as a framework for biblical
ethics. He also delivered the Caldwell Lectures at Louisville Presbyterian
Theological Seminary in March. He was a lecturer and preacher at the
“Reclaiming the Text” conference in Montreat, North Carolina.
J.J.M. Roberts was featured as a scholar in a recently aired
History Channel program titled Egypt: Land of the Gods.