Faculty In the News

The North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church
Nov. 19, 2014

Thomas W. Elliott, Jr., Assistant Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology, Director of Contextual Education II, and Director of the Teaching Parish Program and Ministry Internships, was quoted in an article about the New Church Leadership Academy, a partnership between the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church and the Contextual Education program at Candler School of Theology. The year-long program gives third-year MDiv students an oppportunity to explore a calling to new church leadership. "Through study and reflection, site visits to new churches, presentations by successful church planters, and instruction and group process over two semesters, students develop a portfolio of best practices in congregation leadership and a plan of how they would start a new church.”


Deseret News
Nov. 11, 2014
Jehu J. Hanciles, D.W. and Ruth Brooks associate professor of world Christianity, was quoted in a story about how immigration is changing the shape of the church, “bringing together increasing numbers of diverse peoples into the conversation" of how congregations should function. The story comes on the heels of a Religion Newswriters Association conference and panel discussion on religion and immigration at Emory University Law School in Atlanta.


United Methodist News Service
Nov. 6, 2014

Kevin M. Watson, assistant professor of Wesleyan and Methodist studies, addressed the Council of Bishops about the importance of Christian conferencing in the Methodist movement.


Deseret News National
Nov. 3, 2014
Robert M. Franklin, Jr., James T. and Berta R. Laney professor in moral leadership, discusses link between Church life and higher education.


Baptist Press
Oct. 31, 2014
Noel Leo Erskine, professor of theology and ethics, is quoted in an article on George Liele, the "first Baptist missionary."


Waco Tribune-Herald
Oct. 23, 2014
James Abbington, associate professor of church music and worship, to demonstrate the variety of black gospel music at a Baylor University symposium.


Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College
Sep. 30, 2014

Luke Timothy Johnson, R.W. Woodruff professor of New Testament and christian origins, lectured at Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College as part of the Abbey's 125th Anniversary celebration.


The Christian Century
Sep. 25, 2014

From Nothing: A Theology of Creation, a new book by Ian A. McFarland, associate dean of faculty and academic affairs and Bishop Mack B. and Rose Stokes professor of theology, is reviewed by The Christian Century.


Emory News Center
Sep. 25, 2014
Jacob L. Wright, associate professor of Hebrew Bible, presented his fully enhanced ebook, "King David and His Reign Revisited," at the recent "Connect with Research" event hosted by the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS).


Baptist News Global
Sep. 24, 2014
Teresa Fry Brown, professor of homiletics and director of Black Church Studies, participated in a panel discussion on religion and immigration at Emory University Law School in Atlanta in conjunction with the annual conference of the Religion Newswriters Association.


Emory News Center
Sep. 24, 2014
Thomas G. Long, Bandy professor of preaching, won the silver award for his most recent book in the religion category at Foreword Reviews' IndieFab Book of the Year Awards.


Homebrewed Christianity
Sep. 23, 2014
Ian A. McFarland, associate dean of faculty and academic affairs and Bishop Mack B. and Rose Stokes professor of theology, talks about his new book From Nothing: A Theology of Creation.


Laurinburg Exchange
Sep. 12, 2014
Bandy Professor of Preaching Thomas G. Long's book The Good Funeral: Death, Grief and the Community of Care is reviewed.


Emory Magazine
Aug. 27, 2014

Nichole R. Phillips, assistant professor of religion and human difference, talks to Emory Magazine about paying attention to the role of ritual in our lives.


CNN
Jul. 27, 2014

Brent Strawn, associate professor of Old Testament, visited CNN’s Atlanta studios on July 27 to discuss Pope Francis’s planned visit to Philadelphia in September 2015 for the World Meeting of Families.


The Washington Times
Jun. 10, 2014

David W. Key Sr. was quoted in an AP news story on the recent election of an Arkansas megachurch pastor to lead the country's Southern Baptists, beating out a Korean-American pastor of a bilingual Maryland church for the role. Key said the latter's strong showing in the election shows "there's an element within the SBC that understands demographic realities."


Fox News
Jun. 2, 2014

Looking back on his Emory coursework, Shipman cites classes exploring issues of race, gender and poverty, and credits a course about the theologies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X taught by Robert Franklin — then a professor at Candler School of Theology and soon to be installed Laney Professor in Moral Leadership at the school —with "really crystalizing my deep interest in religion and social movements."


Fox News
Jun. 2, 2014

Jacob L. Wright wrote an opinion article for Fox News about how "the Bible, in its present shape, is a response to the defeat of these kings and to the destruction of the centralized states they ruled. A key feature is the attention the Bible gives to the people as a whole."


Huffington Post
May. 29, 2014

David W. Key Sr. comments in a Huffington Post article about the decline in Southern Baptist Convention Membership, noting that the numbers reflect the fact that the denomination is no longer in sync with the dominant culture, even in much of the South, the SBC's traditional stronghold.


Emory News Center
May. 8, 2014
In an interview with Emory News Center, Jacob L. Wright, associate professor of Hebrew Bible, provides a glimpse into his new online course on the enduring relevance of the Bible offered through Coursera, an Emory partner for MOOCs (massive open online courses).


The Punch
Apr. 30, 2014
Robert M. Franklin Jr. was quoted in the April 24 edition of The Punch, a daily newspaper in Nigeria, in an article reporting on a speech by the leader of Nigeria's All Progressives Congress (APC) warning against rigging in upcoming elections.


The Chronicle for Higher Education
Apr. 28, 2014
Jacob L. Wright explores how the "enhanced" e-book format is a game changer for scholars in the humanities for The Chronicle for Higher Education.


Sacred Matters: Religious Currents in Culture
Apr. 4, 2014
Jacob L. Wright discusses a recent interview for Emory University’s Sacred Matters blog in which he talked about the Noah film. 


Creation Revolution
Apr. 1, 2014

Jacob L. Wright wrote an article for Bible History Daily about his free seven-week Coursera course, “The Bible’s Prehistory, Purpose, and Political Future” which will start May 26, 2014.  A link to the full story is provided.


Bible History Daily
Mar. 31, 2014

Jacob L. Wright wrote an article for Bible History Daily about his free seven-week Coursera course, “The Bible’s Prehistory, Purpose, and Political Future” which will start May 26, 2014.


Emory News Center
Mar. 28, 2014

Students in David Jenkins’ and Marie Marquardt’s course, “The Church on the Border,” gained firsthand experience with the people and places at the center of the U.S. immigration debate during a recent travel seminar led by the two professors to southern Arizona and northern Sonora, Mexico.  A link is provided to the full story on Emory’s Spirited Thinking blog.


Emory News Center
Mar. 26, 2014

In a video from Emory Looks at Hollywood, Jacob L. Wright comments on the story of Noah in the book of Genesis. This video is also posted on Unsettled ChristianityZwinglius Redivivus, and Biblical Studies Online.


Zwinglius Redivivus
Mar. 24, 2014

The Zwinglius Redivivus blog presents a list of positive reviews of Jacob L. Wright’s recent book, David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory.


University Press of Kentucky
Mar. 20, 2014

Bernard Lafayette will give a talk about his recent book, In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma, and his experiences as a Civil Rights leader on Mar. 25 at the University of Kentucky.  This story also appears on the Kentucky Book Fair website.


Spirited Thinking: Religion and Ethics at Emory
Mar. 18, 2014

Spirited Thinking profiles Noel Erskine’s recent book, Plantation Church.


BroadwayWorld.com
Mar. 14, 2014

To celebrate the reopening of the National Civil Rights Museum after some extensive renovations, Dr. Bernard Lafayette will join a panel of civil rights leaders on April 4.


ABP News Religious Herald (Associated Baptist Press)
Mar. 11, 2014

David Key, among 25 pastors and Baptist leaders in Georgia, endorsed a letter written by Julie Pennington-Russell to state senators March 10.  Pennington-Russell’s letter argued that Mike Griffin, spokesperson for the Georgia Baptist Convention, did not fairly represent the views of Baptists across the state when he showed his support for a House bill that would allow people to bring their guns to church.


Delaware Online
Mar. 9, 2014

Steven Kraftchick, professor in the practice of New Testament interpretation at Candler School of Theology, offered a few comments in an Associated Press story discussing whether or not the actor cast to play the role of Jesus in the new film “Son of God” was too good looking.


Philly.com
Mar. 7, 2014

Steven Kraftchick, professor in the practice of New Testament interpretation at Candler School of Theology, offered a few comments in an Associated Press story discussing whether or not the actor cast to play the role of Jesus in the new film “Son of God” was too good looking.


Huffington Post
Mar. 6, 2014

Steven Kraftchick, professor in the practice of New Testament interpretation at Candler School of Theology, offered a few comments in an Associated Press story discussing whether or not the actor cast to play the role of Jesus in the new film “Son of God” was too good looking.


The Selma Times-Journal
Mar. 1, 2014

Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr. will be the keynote speaker for a dedication service on March 8 at Selma’s Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church, where two new signs will be unveiled to celebrate the church’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places.


OUPblog (Oxford University Press)
Feb. 27, 2014

Noel L. Erskine was recently interviewed by Oxford University Press in honor of Black History Month to discuss the Plantation Church’s origins and the prominent role the Caribbean played in its formation.


Westfield Republican/Mayville Sentinel News
Feb. 27, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr., director of the Department of Religion at Chautauqua Institution recently announced that he has been appointed to the James T. and Berta R. Laney Chair in Moral Leadership professorship at Candler School of Theology.  The announcement also appears on The Post-Journal.


The Charleston Chronicle
Feb. 26, 2014

James Abbington, associate professor of church music and worship at Candler School of Theology, will be a featured guest at the Second Annual Music Seminar and Concert at St. James Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, on March 6-8.


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