Faculty News

Horace Griffin, associate professor of field education and leadership development, presented “Racing With Homosexuality: Issues of Race and Sexual Orientation” at the United Church of Christ General Synod—Race and LGBT Session, in Grand Rapids, MI, in June.  

Christina Hutchins, adjunct faculty in process theology and UCC theology, published a poem, “What Auburn Is,” in the Summer 2009 issue of the Southern Review.

Jeffrey Kuan is co-editor of the five-volume The New Interpreter’s® Dictionary of the Bible. He participated in the Internationalizing Theological Education Conference at Emory Univer-sity in September.

Tat-siong Benny Liew, with Randall C. Bailey and Fernando F. Segovia, edited They Were All Together in One Place? Toward Minority Biblical Criticism (Society of Biblical Literature, 2009). The three editors from major racial/ethnic minority communities in the United States—African American, Asian American, and Latino/a American—focus on the problematic of race and ethnicity in the Bible and in contemporary biblical interpretation. Liew also contributed an essay to the volume.

Jim Lawrence in May gave a public lecture at Bryn Athyn College (Bryn Athyn, PA) entitled “From Things Seen and Heard in the World: New Perspectives on Swedenborg.” In June, he lectured “On Swedenborgian Theological Education” at the Swedenborgian convention at the University of Washington.

Randi Walker gave two lectures in South Korea: “Christianity, Modernity, and National Identity,” to the Hanshin Graduate School of Theology Faculty and students in Seoul in May; and “History of Christianity from a Pacific Perspective,” for a history symposium in Chungju in June sponsored by the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK). She also preached at a Hanshin University chapel service and at Sae-soon Presbyterian Church (PROK) in Seoul. The PROK is in ecumenical partnership with the UCC in the United States.

Published in PSR Bulletin, Fall 2009, Volume 88, No. 2