Faculty Activities

Our faculty are busy on and off campus, contributing to the church, the academy and the community in various ways. Here are some of their activities beyond the classroom.

Valerie Bridgeman
Interim Academic Dean
Associate Professor of Homiletics and Hebrew Bible

Publications

“Hope: The Call to Action,” publication on Jeremiah 32:1-3, 6-15, ON Scripture, Sept. 19, 2016.

“Prayer-Full Solitude for Justice Workers” in United Church of Christ Devotional Rise Up: Spirituality for Resistance, Feb. 20, 2017.

“Reflections on the Travel Ban,” statement in response to the executive order by President Trump (public theologian work), ON Scripture, March 7, 2017.

“Worshiping with the Resistance,” Ecclesio, May 1, 2017.

"Truth Be Told," Ecclesio, May 22, 2017

Review of Hugh Page Jr.’s Israel’s Poetry of Resistance: Africana Perspectives on Early Hebrew Verse in Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology, Vol. 1 (2017): 95–127.

Review of Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder’s When Momma Speaks in Encounter, Vol. 73, No. 3 (2017).

Review of Pamela Lightsey’s Our Lives Matter: Womanist Queer Theology in Black Theology Vol. 15, Issue 2, August 2017: 176-178.

Academic lectures and presentations

“‘A Long Ways from Home’: Displacement, Lament, and Singing Protest in Psalm 137,” International Organization for the Study of Old Testament, Stellenbosh, South Africa, Sept. 8, 2016.

Womanist Roundtable Conversation with Marsha Foster Boyd, Cheryl Kirk-Duggan and Beverly Wallace, and “God’s Got Us” chapel sermon on Romans 8:31-39, Shaw Divinity School, Raleigh, North Carolina, Sept. 17, 2016.

“‘A Long Ways from Home’: Displacement, Lament, and Singing Protest in Psalm 137,” Theological Commons, MTSO, Sept. 20, 2016.

“On the Way to Freedom: Womanists Preaching Exodus (A Homiletical Proposal),” paper presentation at the Society of Biblical Literature’s Homiletics and Biblical Hermeneutics Section, Nov. 20, 2016.

Panelist, Pacific, Asian, and North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry, MTSO, March 23-25, 2017.

Meetings

International Organization for the Study of Old Testament, Stellenbosh, South Africa, Sept. 5-9, 2016. Presented on Sept. 8, 2016.

Academy of Homiletics, Nov. 17-19, 2016.

American Academy of Religion and the Society for Biblical Literature, Nov. 18-22, 2016. Served on a steering committee in AAR and SBL, and presided over two AAR sessions.

Society for Arts in Religious and Theological Studies, Nov. 18-20, 2016.

MTSO Admissions Representative, UMC Black Clergy Gathering, Atlanta, Jan. 9-12, 2017.

Black Methodists for Church Renewal, Cincinnati, March 8-11, 2017.

Society for the Study of Black Religion, New Orleans, March 30-April 1, 2017.

Ecotheology Colloquy, "Agricultural Sustainability, Food Security, and Spirituality," MTSO, April 5-6, 2017.

Listening Discernment Partner, "Our History, Our Future: A Multigenerational Conference on Human Rights," including nonviolent direct action training, Boston University School of Theology, April 7-8, 2017.

Forum for Theological Exploration Christian Leadership Forum, Atlanta, May 31-June 3, 2017.

Church and popular lectures

“Finding Your Prophetic Voice” and “Shaping the Sermon,” Women’s Work (WomanPreach! Inc.) in cooperation with the Women Ministers’ Empowerment Network, Austin, July 29-30, 2016.

Preached at South Euclid UCC, Cleveland, July 17, 2016.

Preached at Christ Missionary Baptist Church, Memphis, July 31, 2016.

Preached at New Calvary Baptist Church, Norfolk, Virginia, Aug. 14, 2016.

Preached at Brentwood Baptist Church Women’s Weekend, Brentwood, Tennessee, Aug. 21, 2016.

Preached at MTSO Alumni Day, Oct. 3, 2016.

Preached at Affinity Baptist Church revival, “Proclaiming Jubilee: Speaking Biblical Truth to Power,” Cleveland, Oct. 4, 2016.

“Interrogating the Text” and “Shaping the Sermon,” WomanPreach! Inc.’s Sophie’s Table in cooperation with Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville, Oct. 28-29, 2016.

Preached at New Covenant Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Nashville, Oct. 30, 2016.

Speaker, Delaware County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast, Jan. 16, 2017.

Lectures on sexuality and the Bible: “Do You Understand What You Are Reading: Biblical Authority and Interpretation,” “A Fraction that Governs Us: Why 7 of 31,000+ Texts Seem So Much More Important,” “What of These Loves? And, What Next?” Alfred Street Baptist Church, Alexandria, Virginia, Jan. 14, 21 and 28, 2017.

Preached at Emory Fellowship of the UMC, Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, 2017.

Preached at MTSO Opening Chapel, "Building Bridges/Repairing the Way," Jan. 31, 2017

Preached at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Columbus, Feb. 12, 2017.

Chloe's Circle at McCormick Theological Seminary (WomanPreach! Inc.), March 3-4, 2017.

Preached and led workshop on worship as prophetic witness, New Mount Zion Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina, March 17-19, 2017.

Co-producer and Co-director of "Rhythms of the Cross: Seven Good Friday Movements (A Multimedia Meditation)," St. Paul's Baptist Church, Philadelphia, April 14, 2017.

Chloe's Circle at Christ Church UMC (WomanPreach! Inc.), Denver, April 28-29, 2017.

Preached at Christ Church UMC, Denver, April 30, 2017.

Preached at MTSO Harambee Service, May 3, 2017.

"Building Strategy: Prophetic Ministry in Trying Times," plenary speaker, Urban Ministry in the 21st Century, Cleveland Baptist Association, Cleveland, May 5, 2017.

"Progressive Faith," guest interview on 1320 WCVG AM, 11 am, Cincinnati, May 13, 2017.

Preached at Truth and Destiny UCC, Cincinnati, May 14, 2017.

Preached at Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Columbus, June 18, 2017.

Other activities

Participated in demonstration supporting Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen’s freedom to express his religious beliefs, Little Rock, Arkansas, June 9.

Paul Burnam
Director of the Dickhaut Library

Publications

“The President and the Preacher,” a narrative of Washington Gladden and William Oxley Thompson’s collaborations for the civic improvement of Columbus in the early 20th century, Timeline, Vol. 34, No. 3 (July-September 2017): 22-35.

Jeffrey Jaynes
Professor in the Warner Chair of Church History

Publications

Review of The Reformation to the Modern Church: A Reader in Christian Theology, ed. Keith Stanglin, in Church History and Religious Culture, Vol. 96, No.3, 2016.

Review of Gute Ordnung. Ordnungsmodelle und Ordnungsvorstellungen in der Reformationszeit, ed. Irene Dingel and Armin Kohnle, in Lutheran Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2016.

Articles on “Church Ordinances/Kirchenordnungen,” “Church Law” and the German territory of the “Palatinate,” in Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions, ed. Timothy Wengert. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic Press, 2017.

Academic lectures and presentations

“A King, a Khan, and the Religious Iconography of Martin Waldseemüller’s Carta Marina (1516),” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Bruges, Belgium, Aug. 19, 2016.

Meetings

Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Bruges, Belgium, Aug. 18-21, 2016.

Research Fellows Colloquium, Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany, Aug. 22, 2016.

John Kampen
Professor in the Dunn Chair in Biblical Interpretation

Academic lectures and presentations

“Revealed Wisdom in the Rules Texts from Qumran,” International Organization of Qumran Studies, Leuven, Belguim, July 19, 2016.

“Sectarians and the Nations: Reform and Cosmic Renewal in Matthew and the Dead Sea Scrolls,” Matthew Section, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Nov. 19, 2016.

Meetings

International Organization of Qumran Studies, Leuven, Belgium, July 18-20, 2016.

American Schools of Oriental Research, San Antonio, Nov. 17-19, 2016.

National Council of Churches and National Council of Synagogues Annual Meeting on Jewish-Christian Dialogue, Charleston, South Carolina, Nov. 15-16, 2016.

Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Nov. 19-21, 2016.

Church and popular lectures

“Celebrating and Living with Freedom,” sermon, Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship, Oct. 2, 2016.

Paul Kim
Professor of Hebrew Bible in the Williams Chair of Biblical Studies

Publications

Reading Isaiah: A Literary and Theological Commentary. Reading the Old Testament. Macon, Georgia: Smyth & Helwys, 2016.

Review of Andrew T. Abernethy’s Eating in Isaiah: Approaching the Role of Food and Drink in Isaiah’s Structure and Message (Leiden: Brill, 2014) in Biblical Interpretation 24, 2016: 565-67.

Academic lectures and presentations

“Metaphor, Memory, and ‘Reality’ of the Exile in Deutero-Isaiah,” International Conference on Images of Exile in the Prophetic Literature, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, May 7-10, 2017.

“Crossing Boundaries: Reading Daniel’s Three Friends as a Case Study,” Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Seoul, South Korea, July 5, 2016.

Meetings

Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Seoul, South Korea, July 2-7, 2016.

Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Nov. 19-22, 2016.

Invited International Conference on “Images of Exile in the Prophetic Literature” at University of Copenhagen, May 7-10, 2017.

Church and popular lectures

Preached at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, July 24, 2016.

Preached at West Berlin Presbyterian Church, July 31, 2016.

Preached sermon “Long Way to Go” (Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24; Luke 17:1-10) for World Communion Sunday at Glen Echo Presbyterian Church, joined by Crestview and Covenant Parish, Oct. 2, 2016.

Sarah Heaner Lancaster
Professor in the Werner Chair of Theology

Publications

Guest editor, Methodist History 50:1-2 (October 2016 and January 2017), United Methodist Women’s History: Voices Lost and Found.

Review of A New Gospel for Women: Katharine Bushnell and the Challenge of Christian Feminism by Kristin Kobes du Mez (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015) in Methodist History 50:1-2 (October 2016 and January 2017).

“Soteriology and Eucharist” in A Wesleyan Theology of the Eucharist: The Presence of God for Christian Life and Ministry, 87-99. Ed. Jason E. Vickers. Nashville: United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, 2016.

Introductions and reflections for 1 and 2 Corinthians in the CEB Women’s Bible. Nashville: Common English Bible, 2016.

Reviews of A Heart Strangely Warmed: John and Charles Wesley and Their Writings and The Lyrical Theology of Charles Wesley: A Reader in Modern Believing 57:3, 2016.

"The Power of Non-Coercive Miracles" in The Uncontrolling Love of God by Thomas J. Oord. December 29, 2016.

Meetings

American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, Nov. 19-21, 2016.

Church and popular lectures

Preached sermon “The Art of Happiness” for UMW Sunday at Grace UMC, Coshocton, Ohio, Sept. 11, 2016.

Taught Wesley Fellowship Sunday School class on the topic of the CEB Women’s Study Bible at Highland Park UMC, Dallas, Oct. 16, 2016.

Linda A. Mercadante
Professor of Theology in the Straker Chair of Historical Theology

Publications

Co-author, Awake to the Moment. Westminster John Knox Press, 2016.

“How Does It Fit? Multiple Religious Belonging, Spiritual but Not Religious, and Dances of Universal Peace,” Open Theology, Vol. 3, Issue 1:10-18, 2017.

Academic lectures and presentations

Theology of Religious Pluralism Writer’s Conference, Atlanta, Aug. 7-11, 2016.

"Baby Boomer SBNRs," keynote speaker and panelist, Boomerstock, a UM Discipleship Ministries conference, Nashville, Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2016.

Antioch Writer’s Workshop, Maria Stein, Ohio, Oct. 14-16, 2016.

Respondent, American Academy of Religion, Interreligious Reflections on Immigration Seminar, San Antonio, Nov. 18-22, 2016.

"Moving Forward after Tenure," keynote speaker for Association of Theological Schools conference, Orlando, March 25-26, 2017.

"Addiction Recovery from a New Perspective," keynote speaker, Biola University, April 29-30, 2017.

Meetings

Traverse City Film Festival, July 26-31, 2016.

Interfaith Association of Central Ohio, annual luncheon, Aug. 28, 2016.

Worthington Prayer Breakfast planning meeting, Worthington, Sept. 2, 2016.

Boomerstock, UM Discipleship Ministries conference, Nashville, Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2016, 2016.

Adjunct coaching session for Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Nov. 10, 2016.

Empower Ohio, Columbus, Nov. 17, 2016.

American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, Nov. 18-22, 2016.

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Clergy Women’s Covenant Group, ongoing monthly meetings.

Spanish for Ministry, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, ongoing monthly meetings.

Church and popular lectures

“Focusing on Millennial SBNRs” at Columbus Mennonite Church, July 7 and 13, 2016.

Worship leader, Columbus Mennonite Church, Oct. 9, 2016.

"Religion and Spirituality," city of Worthington Prayer Breakfast, keynote speaker, Worthington, Oct. 20, 2016.

Seminar organizer, speaker, workshop leader, "The Church Learns from SBNRs," Brethren in Christ in Canada, Toronto, Nov. 2-5, 2016.

Preached at MTSO chapel service, Nov. 15, 2016.

Caroling for Peace, Columbus Mennonite Church, Nov. 20, 2016.

"Focusing on SBNRs", Westerville UMC, Dec. 6, 2016.

"The Next Church for SBNRs", Church Next, PCUSA, keynote speaker, Kansas City, March 11-15, 2017.

"Immigration, Peace, Religion," keynote speaker, Interfaith March, Columbus, April 2, 2017.

Elaine Nogueira-Godsey
Assistant Professor of Theology, Ecology and Race

Publications

“State of Religion and Education in South Africa” in British Journal of Religious Education, September 2016.

Associate editor, Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture.

Academic lectures and presentations

“Postcolonial Imaginations of a Feminist Liberation Methodology,” paper delivered at American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, 2016.

Panel presider, “Religious Bodies, Religious Sexualities,” co-sponsored session by the Body and Religion Group and Religion and Sexuality Group at American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, 2016.

Meetings

Organizer, conference of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, New York, April 2017.

Panel organizer, “Learning from Indigenous Traditions to Create Ecological Cultures” and “Ecofeminism and Beyond: Revisiting the Intersection between Gender, Religion and Nature,” conference of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, New York, April 2017.

Awards and appointments

Board member, International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture.

Member, Executive Committee, American Academy of Religion Women’s Caucus.

Paul Numrich
Professor in the Snowden Chair for the Study of Religion and Interreligious Relations

Publications

“The Stick of Christian-Muslim Relations,” The Inclusive Pulpit Journal, Summer 2016: 99-106.

The Abrahamic Encounter: Local Initiatives, Large Implications (co-editor with Mazhar Jalil and Norman Hosansky, also a contributor). Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2016.

Academic lectures and presentations

Moderated a panel discussion, “The Intersection of Religious and Civil Marriage: Dealing with Complex Cultural Issues in Domestic Relations Court,” at the Domestic Relations Winter Conference of the Judicial College of the Supreme Court of Ohio. Presented “Religion, Religions, and Religious Law.” Columbus, Nov. 18, 2016.

Meetings

Interfaith Association of Central Ohio Main Event Luncheon, Columbus, Aug. 28, 2016.

Kristallnacht anniversary commemoration, Columbus, Nov. 9, 2016.

We the People Calling for the Spirit of Peace: An Interfaith Prayer Gathering and Potluck, Columbus, Dec. 10, 2016.

Grady Memorial Hospital Ethics Committee meetings, Delaware, ongoing.

Church and popular lectures

Co-led Great Lakes Theological Academy, “Faith among Faiths: Faithful Christian Living in Interreligious Contexts,” Traverse City, Michigan, July 25-29, 2016.

“Christians in a Multireligious America,” presentation at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sandusky, Ohio, Sept. 25, 2016.

“We’ll See,” sermon at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sandusky, Ohio, Sept. 25, 2016.

“Reverence: A Virtue that Nurtures Ahimsa,” presentation at Ahimsa Day Jain Center of Central Ohio, Lewis Center, Oct. 1, 2016.

Led Buddhism Seminar Session, World Religions in Greater Indianapolis NEH Seminar Program, Indianapolis, January 2017.

Francesca Nuzzolese
Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

Academic lectures and presentations

“Six Degrees of Separation: Sharing Vulnerability and Responsibility with the Most Vulnerable in our Midst,” Windows on the World, Eastern University, Philadelphia, September 2016.

“What's love got to do with it: a theological response to the phenomenon of sex-trafficking,” Anti-trafficking Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 2017.

“When it gets too hard: a psychological assessment of unhealthy relationships,” Oriented to Love: dialogue on sexual diversity across the theological spectrum, Philadelphia, May 6, 2017.

“Psycho-Spiritual Resources for Self-Care,” Alliance Against prostitution International Meeting, Greenlake, Wisconsin, May 20-26, 2017.

Meetings

International Alliance Against Prostitution Regional Meeting, Moscow, Nov. 16-21, 2016.

Baptist World Alliance, member of the Commission on Spirituality and Worship, Vancouver, July 2016.

Church and popular lectures

“From Prayer to Practice,” spirituality series for the formation of prayer teams and ministries in congregations at Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia, Fall 2016.

“Praying Our Way into Loving Our Neighbor,” keynote address at UMC Peninsula-Delaware Yearly Ministry Conference, October 2016.

M. Fulgence Nyengele
Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling in the Chryst Chair in Pastoral Theology

Publications

“Healing Post-Colonial Trauma in the African Experience: The Case of D.R. Congo,” in Pastoral Care, Health, Healing, and Wholeness in African Contexts: Methodology, Context, and Issues. Ed. Tapiva N. Mucherera and Emmanuel Y. Lartey. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2017.

Meetings

Provided leadership for “Globalization, Postcolonialism, and Pastoral Care” group at the Society for Pastoral Theology Annual Study Conference, Pasadena, California, June 16-18, 2016.

Church and popular lectures

“The Transforming Power of Forgiveness,” sermon at Ebenezer UMC, Columbus, June 12, 2016.

“God Is Merciful,” sermon at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Columbus, Oct. 23, 2016.

Joon-Sik Park
Professor in the E. Stanley Jones Chair of World Evangelism

Publications

“Mission in Partnership,” Mission Journal Vol. 3, No. 1 (2016): 6–7.

“Imin kyohoe wa pokŭm chŭngkŏ” [A new vision of evangelism for Korean-American immigrant churches] in Leadership Journal. Ed. David Kim. Nashville: Discipleship Ministries of the UMC, 2016.

“The Legacy of Reuben Archer Torrey III,” International Bulletin of Mission Research Vol. 41, No. 3 (July 2017).

Meetings

Course of Study Directors Meeting, Nashville, Sept. 20-22, 2016.

Steering Committee of the Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships of the UMC, Atlanta, Feb. 7-9, 2017.

Course of Study site visit, Montgomery, March 17-18, 2017.

American Society of Missiology Annual Meeting, Chicago, June 16-17, 2017.

Academic lectures and presentations

"Missional Church" and "Missional Spirituality, Structure, and Leadership" at Toronto Missional Church Forum, Toronto, Canada, June 12-14, 2017.

Ryan Schellenberg
Assistant Professor of New Testament

Publications

“Paul, Samson Occom, and the Constraints of Boasting: A Comparative Rereading of 2 Corinthians 10-13,” Harvard Theological Review 109 (2016): 512-35.

Review of Paul B. Duff’s Moses in Corinth: The Apologetic Context of 2 Corinthians 3 in Review of Biblical Literature (2016).

Review of George R. Brunk’s Galatians in Mennonite Quarterly Review 90 (2016): 393-95.

Review of Daniel Lynwood Smith, Into the World of the New Testament: Greco-Roman and Jewish Texts and Contexts in Religious Studies Review 43 (2017): 167.

“The Radical Prison Ministry of Early Christians,” Sojourners (August 2017).

Academic lectures and presentations

“Guilty without Trial: Explaining (the Rest of) Paul’s Imprisonments,” Canadian Society of Biblical Studies annual meeting, Calgary, May 29, 2016.

Meetings

Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, San Antonio, Nov. 18-22, 2016.

Canadian Society of Biblical Studies annual meeting, Calgary, May 28–30, 2016.

Timothy L. Van Meter
Associate Professor in the Alford Chair of Christian Education and Youth Ministry

Academic lectures and presentations

“Cultivating Hope and Ecological Vision” keynote lecture, Union Theological Seminary Conference on Ecology and Theological Education, Dec. 16, 2016.

Meetings

National Endowment for the Humanities Symposium, “Extending Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic,” Flagstaff, June 19-July 16, 2016.

Awards and appointments

Wrote and received $425,000 grant from Luce Foundation Theological Fund. Grant seeks to extend ecological vision in theological schools throughout U.S. and Canada in partnerships with Green Seminaries Initiative, GreenFaith, and Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development. Received December 2016.

Wrote and received $30,000 grant from Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion. Grant is for administration, faculty, farm staff, support staff, student and alumni programs to ground ecological vision and anti-racism work within the mission and practice of MTSO. Received January 2017.

Robin Knowles Wallace
Professor in the Taylor Endowed Chair of Worship and Music

Publications

Editor, The Hymn: A Journal of Congregational Song, Summer 67:3 and Autumn 67:4, 2016.

“Eucharist and Worship” in Theology, Eucharist & Ministry: Wesleyan Perspectives, 121-141. Ed. Jason E. Vickers. Nashville: Wesley’s Foundry Books/GBHEM, 2016.

“Armin Haeussler: Pastor and Hymnologist,” Worship, Music, & Ministry: A Journal of the United Church of Christ Musicians Association 15:1 (Fall 2016): 5-6.

Editor, The Hymn: A Journal of Congregational Song, Winter 68:1 and Spring 68:2, 2017.

Cover summary and endorsement for Lewis A. Parks’ Small on Purpose: Life in a Significant Church. Abingdon, 2017.

Cover summary and endorsement for April Stace’s Secular Music, Sacred Space: Evangelical Worship and Popular Music. Lexington Books, 2017.

Two entries for the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology, ed. Watson, Young, Leask, and Gibson: Armin Haeussler and Carl F. Price; online, rolling editions.

Academic lectures and presentations

“Fanny Crosby,” chapel at Ohio Northern University, Nov. 10, 2016.

Meetings

Central Southeast Ohio Association, United Church of Christ, June 25 and Oct. 29, 2016.

The Hymn Society of the United States and Canada, Executive Committee, July 16, 2016.

The Hymn Society of the United States and Canada, Editorial Advisory Board (chair), July 17, 2016.

Annual Conference of the Hymn Society of the United States and Canada, July 17-21, 2016.

The Hymn Society of the United States and Canada, Executive Committee, Nov. 1-5, 2016.

North American Academy of Liturgy, Jan. 5-7, 2017.

Central Southeast Ohio Association of the United Church of Christ, May 6, 2017.

Church and popular lectures

“Hymns and Theological Worlds” for St. John’s United Church of Christ, Columbus, Oct. 30, 2016.

Invocation at Martin Luther King Jr. service, Delaware, Ohio, Jan. 15, 2017.

Preached at North Congregational United Church of Christ, April 30, 2017.

Awards and appointments

Ordained in the Central Southeast Ohio Association, United Church of Christ, March 18, 2017.

Lisa Withrow
Professor in the Dewire Chair of Christian Leadership

Publications

Review of Looking and Learning: Visual Literacy Across the Disciplines, edited by Deandra Little, Peter Felten, Chad Perry, New Directions for Teaching and Learning, no. 141, Spring 2015, Wiley Periodicals, Inc. in Reflective Teaching, Wabash Center online publication, Summer 2016.

Review of Innovative Practices for Higher Education Assessment and Measurement edited by Elena Cano and Georgeta Ion, Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development series (IGI Global, 2017) in Reflective Teaching, Wabash Center online publication, Spring 2017.

Review of Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education by Ilarion Merculieff and Libby Roderick (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013) in Reflective Teaching, Wabash Center online publication, Summer 2017.

Academic lectures and presentations

Workshop leader, “Women in Leadership,” Association of Theological Schools pre-conference, March 2017.       

Workshop leader, “Conflict” (in two parts), Association of Theological Schools biennial deans’ meeting, Orlando, March 2017.

Yvonne Zimmerman
Associate Professor of Christian Ethics

Publications

“It Isn’t All About Sex,” Sojourners, August 2016: 26-29.

“Teaching Ethics While Queer and Mennonite,” The Conrad Grebel Review 35(1), Winter 2017: 83-94.

“Not Waiting for Love,” Society of Christian Ethics Women’s Caucus Blog, May 3, 2017.

Co-author with Letitia M. Campbell, “Forced Labor and the Movement to End Human Trafficking,” in The Companion to Public Theology: 271-297. Ed. Sebastian Kim and Katie Day. Leiden: Brill, 2017.

Academic lectures and presentations

“Human Trafficking, Intersectionality, and Ethics,” Delaware Ministerial Association, Delaware, Ohio, Oct. 5, 2016.

“Religion in American Antitrafficking Politics,” Human Trafficking Center Fall Lecture Series, University of Denver, Oct. 19, 2016.

“Ethics, Intersectionality and Human Trafficking,” MTSO faculty lecture, Feb.20, 2017.

Meetings

Association of Theological Schools Self-Study Workshop, Pittsburgh, Sept. 15-16, 2016.

American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, Nov. 18-22, 2016.

Society of Christian Ethics, Jan. 5-8, 2017.

Church and popular lectures

“Fragility and Resilience,” sermon preached at Columbus Mennonite Church, Columbus, Oct. 30, 2016.

“Community-Based Responses to Human Trafficking,” Franklinton Civic Action Group, Columbus, Dec. 19, 2016.