Congregation at Duke Chapel

Adult Forum Memories

Are you trying to remember who led us on that specific interesting topic a few years ago? Might you be trying to remember a speaker which you wish we would invite back to lead our class again? Wondering where the next appointment or the quest for tenure led someone who once led our class? Follow the hyperlinks to see where they are now! You remember the speaker but wish for a reminder of their topic of the day?

Here are some memories we have of Adult Forum classes and other Adult Education events, and you can help us fill in the gaps.

Adult and Student Sunday School Classes, Room 211, Duke Divinity School
March 8, 1987 Rev. Dr. John Killinger, First Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg, VA Jerry Falwell and His Moral Majority
March 15, 1987 Rev. Dr. Dan Via, Professor of the New Testament, Duke Divinity School Who is Jesus? [part 1] This discussion will focus on an article published in the December 1986 issue of The Atlantic Monthly titled Who Do Men Say That I Am?.
March 22, 1987 Rev. Dr. Dan Via, Professor of the New Testament, Duke Divinity School Who is Jesus? [part 2]
March 29, 1987 Rev. Nancy Ferree, Assistant Minister to the University The Lives of the Saints [part 1]
April 5, 1987 Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Achtemeier, Professor of Old Testament, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA Sexism in Biblical and Liturgical Language
April __, 1987    
 
Adult and Student Sunday School Classes, Room 211, Duke Divinity School
September 6, 1987 Dr. William H. Willimon, Minister to the University Living As a Christian Today: Christian Ethics in Everyday Life [part 1]
September 13, 1987 Dr. William H. Willimon, Minister to the University Living As a Christian Today: Christian Ethics in Everyday Life [part 2]
September 20, 1987 Dr. William H. Willimon, Minister to the University Living As a Christian Today: Christian Ethics in Everyday Life [part 3]
September 27, 1987 Dr. William H. Willimon, Minister to the University Living As a Christian Today: Christian Ethics in Everyday Life [part 4]
October 4, 1987 Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Assistant Professor, Duke Divinity School Inclusive Language and the Church [part 1]
October 11, 1987 Carol Noren, Assistant Professor, Duke Divinity School Inclusive Language and the Church [part 2]
October 18, 1987   Discussion on God Talk
October 25, 1987 George Marsden, Professor, Duke Divinity School Fundamentalism in Perspective [part 1]
October 25, 1987 Larry Snyder, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Religious Studies, UNC-CH Fundamentalism in Perspective [part 2]
November 8, 1987 Paul Mickey, Associate Professor, Duke Divinity School Fundamentalism in Perspective [part 3]
November 15, 1987 Sallie Simons, Retired Director, Duke Institute for Learning in Retirement The Lost Language of Sign and Symbol in Christian Art [part 1 of talk with slides]
November 22, 1987 Sallie Simons, Retired Director, Duke Institute for Learning in Retirement The Lost Language of Sign and Symbol in Christian Art [part 2 of talk with slides]
 
Adult and Student Sunday School Classes, Room 211, Duke Divinity School
February 21, 1988    
February 28, 1988    
Enriching Chapel Worship is the theme for this series of Adult and Student Sunday School Classes, Room 211, Duke Divinity School
March 6, 1988 Ian Sutherland, Crucifer at Duke University Chapel, President of the Duke University Chapel Choir The Visual Ministry of the Stained Glass Windows at Duke Chapel Class resumes after the worship service for a guided tour.
March 13, 1988 Rev. Dr. William Willimon, Minister to the University Who Do We Think We Are?, an inquiry into the Chapel's recent congregational questionnaire
March 20, 1988   continuing discussion of Who Do We Think We Are?, an inquiry into the Chapel's recent congregational questionnaire
March 27, 1988 Dr. Richard Lischer, Professor of Homiletics, Duke Divinity School How to Listen to a Sermon
 
Adult Sunday School Classes, Room 211, Duke Divinity School
September 4, 1988 Dr. Will Willimon, Minister to the University Sin, Suffering, and Evil
September 11, 1988 Dr. Will Willimon, Minister to the University Why is There Evil in the World?
September 18, 1988 Dr. Will Willimon, Minister to the University Whatever Happened to Sin?
September 25, 1988 Dr. Will Willimon, Minister to the University Is God Good?
October 9, 1988    
October 16, 1988    
October 23, 1988    
 
Student / Adult Sunday School Classes, Room 211, Duke Divinity School
December 4, 1988 K. Bland Hanukkah and More
December 11, 1988 Shirley Strobel Christmas Symbols?
December 18, 1988 Sherie Stoppelwerth What Is the Real Christmas?
January 8, 1989 Theresa Yuschok Epiphany
January 15, 1989    
January 22, 1989    
 
Pre-Lenten Study, Room 211, Old Divinity
January 29, 1989 Dr. Will Willimon, Minister to the University Why Did Jesus Need to Die on the Cross?
February 5, 1989 Dr. Will Willimon, Minister to the University Why Did Jesus Need to Die on the Cross?
 
Adult Sunday School Classes, Room 211, Old Divinity
February 12, 1989    
February 19, 1989    
February 26, 1989    
March 5, 1989 viewing of the movie "Brother Sun, Sister Moon" jointly with Children's Sunday School class Life of St. Francis of Assissi, Part 1
March 12, 1989 viewing of the movie "Brother Sun, Sister Moon" jointly with Children's Sunday School class Life of St. Francis of Assissi, Part 2
March 19, 1989 [ rehearsal for Palm Sunday procession, instead of class ]  
March 26, 1989 [ Easter ]  
April 2, 1989 Rev. Dr. Anthony Campolo, Professor of Sociology, Eastern College, St Davids, PA A Conversation with One of America's Foremost Evangelical Speakers
each Sunday April 9 through April 30, 1989 [ Youth/Adult play rehearsal ]  
May 7, 1989, following the Fellowship Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting an intergenerational play by Meg Davis, Administrative Assistant for the Congregation Breaking Through
 
Sunday Morning Explorations, Room 211, Old Divinity
September 3, 1989 Dr. Will Willimon, Minister to the University Is it Still Possible to be a Believer at Duke?
September 10, 1989 Dr. Will Willimon, Minister to the University Is it Still Possible to be a Believer at Duke?
September 17, 1989 Rev. Dr. Dan Via, Professor of the New Testament, Duke Divinity School The Parables of Luke, Part 1
September 24, 1989 Rev. Dr. Dan Via, Professor of the New Testament, Duke Divinity School The Parables of Luke, Part 2
October 1, 1989 Dr. Richard Lischer, Professor of Homiletics, Duke Divinity School Spinning the Sacred Yarn
October 8, 1989 Rev. Dr. Dan Via, Professor of the New Testament, Duke Divinity School The Parables of Luke, Part 3
October 15, 1989 [ fall break ]  
October 22, 1989 [ fall break ]  
October 29, 1989 Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark, Assistant Dean of the Chapel Introduction to the United Methodist Hymnal: Hymns, Psalms, and Canticles
November 5, 1989 Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark, Assistant Dean of the Chapel Introduction to the United Methodist Hymnal: the Sacraments, General services, and Other Acts of Worship
November 12, 1989 Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel How to Listen to a Sermon -- Part 1
November 19, 1989 Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel How to Listen to a Sermon -- Part 2
November 26, 1989 [ Thanksgiving weekend ]  
December 3, 1989 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Apocalyptic Visions: Bible Talk about the End of the World
December 10, 1989 Dr. Theresa Yuschok, Congregation member Images of Russia -- Growing Up in the Russian Church
December 17, 1989 Mrs. Carlisle Harvard Images of Russia -- A Thousand Years of the Church in Godless Russia
December 24, 1989 [ Christmas Eve ]  
December 31, 1989 [ New Year's Eve ]  
January 7, 1990    
January 14, 1990 Creighton and Fran Lacy Images of China: Eyewitnesses to the Past
January 21, 1990 Rev. Dr. Walter Wangerin, author and preacher, Evansville, Illinois A Visit with Walter Wangerin
January 28, 1990 Creighton and Fran Lacy Images of China: Eyewitnesses to the Present
[ Does anyone have a copy of the February 1990 Newsletter to help to fill in this gap? ]
March 4, 1990 Dr. Theresa Yuschok, Congregation member Theological Reflections in contemporary Writings - "Words with Wings" - Inspirational Poetry
March 11, 1990 [ no class ]  
March 18, 1990 [ no class ]  
March 25, 1990 Dr. Lloyd Bailey The Creation Stories
April 1, 1990 Dr. Lloyd Bailey On Creation
April 8, 1990 Dr. James Jacobs A Medical Look at Christ's Crucifixion
April 15, 1990 [ Easter ]  
April 22, 1990 [ Adult Sunday School class ]  
April 29, 1990 Sallie Simons Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
May 6, 1990 Micki and Betsy Hage Their Eyes are Watching God by Zora Hurston
 
Fall series Introduction to the Bible, based on two books:
Walter Brueggemann, The Bible Makes Sense
James Efird, How to Interpret the Bible
August 12, 1990 Ann Sink How to Study the Bible
August 19, 1990 Ann Sink How to Study the Bible
August 26, 1990 Ann Sink How to Study the Bible
September 02, 1990 [ Labor Day weekend ]  
September 09, 1990    
September 16, 1990    
September 23, 1990 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel If God is Good, Why Is There Suffering?
September 30, 1990 Dr. Edward Arnett, Duke Department of Chemistry How Can a Scientist Believe?
October 7, 1990 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Need One Be a Christian in Order to Be a Good Person?
October 14, 1990 Pastor Hugh Beck, Lutheran Campus Minister Miracles: Can They Be Believed?
October 21, 1990 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Today's Young Adults: The Postponed Generation?
October 28, 1990 Rev. Dr. Peter Gomes, Harvard University Religion on Campus
November 4, 1990 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Religion at Duke - Is Religion Still Linked to Learning?
November 11, 1990 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Humor in Religion
November 18, 1990 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Humor in Religion, Part 2
November 25, 1990 [ Thanksgiving weekend ]  
December 2, 1990 Ann Sink A Look at the Meaning of Isaiah
December 9, 1990 Ann Sink A Look at the Meaning of Isaiah, continued
December 16, 1990 Ann Sink A Look at the Meaning of Isaiah, continued
December 23, 1990 Ann Sink A Look at the Meaning of Isaiah, continued
December 30, 1990 Ann Sink A Look at the Meaning of Isaiah, continued
January 6, 1991 Ann Sink A Look at the Meaning of Isaiah, continued
January 13, 1991 Pastor Hugh Beck, Lutheran Campus Minister Walking With the Father: Living for the World
January 20, 1991 Pastor Hugh Beck, Lutheran Campus Minister Walking With the Son: Living for the World
January 27, 1991 Pastor Hugh Beck, Lutheran Campus Minister Walking With the Spirit: Living in-but-not-of-the World
February 3, 1991 Pastor Hugh Beck, Lutheran Campus Minister Walking With God: The Life of Shalom - A Unified Life
February 10, 1991 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Christian Preaching about Jews, Then and Now
February 17, 1991 Rev. Dr. Robert Osborne Jewish Christian Relations
February 24, 1991 Dr. Hans Hillerbrand, Duke Department of Religion Martin Luther and the Jews
March 3, 1991 Dr. D. Moody Smith, Duke Divinity School The Jews in John's Gospel
Spring series, based on the book:
David Rhoads and Donald Michie, Mark as Story, An Introduction to the Narrative of a Gospel
March 10, 1991 Ann Sink What We Learn from the Story of Mark
March 17, 1991 Ann Sink Study of Mark's Gospel
March 24, 1991 Ann Sink Study of Mark's Gospel, continued
April 7, 1991 Ann Sink Study of Mark's Gospel, continued
April 14, 1991 Ann Sink Study of Mark's Gospel, continued
April 21, 1991 Ann Sink Study of Mark's Gospel, continued
April 28, 1991 Ann Sink Study of Mark's Gospel, continued
May 4, 1991 Ann Sink Study of Mark's Gospel
May 11, 1991    
May 18, 1991    
May 25, 1991    
June 2, 1991    
June 9, 1991    
June 16, 1991 Rev. Dr. Dan Via, Professor of the New Testament, Duke Divinity School The Messianic Secret
June 23, 1991 Rev. Dr. Dan Via, Professor of the New Testament, Duke Divinity School Social Ethics in Mark's Gospel
June 30, 1991 Ann Sink Further Studies in Mark
July 7, 1991 Ann Sink Studies in Mark
July 14, 1991 Ann Sink Studies in Mark
July 21, 1991 [ no class ]  
 
[ Does anyone have a copy of the September 1991 Newsletter to help to fill in this gap? ]
October 6, 1991 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Ethics Among Today's Young Adults
October 13, 1991 Prof. Miriam Ann Glover-Wetherington Anger and Spritual Growth
October 20, 1991 Prof. Miriam Ann Glover-Wetherington Anger and Spritual Growth, Part 2
October 27, 1991 Prof. Miriam Ann Glover-Wetherington Anger and Spritual Growth, Part 3
November 3, 1991 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Religion at Duke Today
November 10, 1991 Rev. Dr. Dennis Campbell Being a Doctor, Minister, Lawyer and Christian
November 17, 1991 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Being a Doctor, Minister, Lawyer and Christian
November 24, 1991 Ann Sink A Study of Louis Ginsburg's Legends of the Bible
December 1, 1991 Ann Sink A Study of Louis Ginsburg's Legends of the Bible
December 8, 1991 Ann Sink A Study of Louis Ginsburg's Legends of the Bible
December 15, 1991 Ann Sink A Study of Louis Ginsburg's Legends of the Bible
December 22, 1991 Ann Sink A Study of Louis Ginsburg's Legends of the Bible
December 29, 1991 Ann Sink A Word from the Wise: A Study of Wisdom Literature
January 5, 1992 Ann Sink A Word from the Wise: A Study of Wisdom Literature
January 12, 1992 Ann Sink A Word from the Wise: A Study of Wisdom Literature
January 19, 1992 Ann Sink A Word from the Wise: A Study of Wisdom Literature
January 26, 1992 Dr. Dale Martin Looking at Jesus Today
[ Does anyone have a copy of the February 1992 Newsletter to help to fill in this gap? ]
March 1, 1992 Rev. Dr. Paula Gilbert, Duke Continuing Education What Feminism Has to Say to Christians
March 8, 1992 Rev. Dr. Paula Gilbert, Duke Continuing Education What Feminism Has to Say to Christians
March 15, 1992 [ no class ]  
March 22, 1992 [ no class ]  
March 29, 1992 Dr. Edward Arnett, Duke Department of Chemistry Science and Christian Faith
April 5, 1992 Dr. Edward Arnett, Duke Department of Chemistry, and Pastor Hugh Beck, Lutheran Campus Minister Science and Christian Faith
April 12, 1992 Dr. Edward Arnett, Duke Department of Chemistry Science and Christian Faith
April 19, 1992 [ Easter ]  
April 26, 1992 Rev. Dr. Stuart Henry Religion in American Literature
[ Does anyone have a copy of the May 1992 Newsletter to help to fill in this gap? ]
 
September 6, 1992 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Bible Stories You Can't Forget
September 13, 1992 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Bible Stories You Can't Forget
September 20, 1992 ?? ??
September 27, 1992 Rev. Debra Brazzel, Assistant Dean of the Chapel Deepening Spirituality
October 4, 1992 Rev. Debra Brazzel, Assistant Dean of the Chapel Deepening Spirituality
October 11, 1992 Rev. Dr. Anthony Campolo, Professor of Sociology, Eastern College, St Davids, PA A Conversation with A Leading Evangelical Social Activist
October 18, 1992 [ fall break ]  
October 25, 1992 in Von Canon Hall, Bryan Center Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel, and Drs. Thomas and Magdalena Naylor Search for Meaning on the Duke Campus
Saturday October 31, 1992 Fall "Advance", 9:00 - 2:00 on campus Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark Saints, Community, and Life in the Spirit, including a slide presentation of the Chapel's magnificent stained glass windows, and discussing Henri Nouwen's book Making All Things New
November 1, 1992 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel How to Listen to a Sermon
November 8, 1992 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel, and Janet Dickerson, Vice President for Student Affairs What I Would Tell Parents If They Ever Asked Me
November 15, 1992 Ann Sink Angels
November 22, 1992 Ann Sink Angels
November 22, 1992 in Chapel basement kitchen. 12:15 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Lunch with the Preacher
November 29, 1992 [ Thanksgiving weekend ]  
December 6, 1992 Ian Sutherland Angels in the Chapel Windows
December 13, 1992 Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark Mary, Mother of God
December 20, 1992 Ann Sink Women in the Old Testament
December 27, 1992 [ Christmas weekend ]  
January 3, 1993 Ann Sink Women in the Old Testament
January 10, 1993 Ann Sink Women in the Old Testament
January 17, 1993 Ann Sink Women in the Old Testament
January 24, 1993 Ann Sink Women in the Old Testament
January 31, 1993 Ann Sink Women in the Old Testament
February 7, 1993 Dr. Dale Martin Canon as Canon: On the Use and Abuse of Scripture
February 14, 1993 Dr. Dale Martin Canon as Cannon
February 14, 1993 in Chapel basement kitchen. 12:15 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Lunch with the Preacher
February 21, 1993 Dr. Dale Martin Canon as Canon
February 28, 1993 Dr. Dale Martin Canon as Canon
March 7, 1993 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel The Gospel of John
March 14, 1993 members of the Congregation The Gospel of John
March 21, 1993 members of the Congregation The Gospel of John
March 28, 1993 members of the Congregation The Gospel of John
April 4, 1993 members of the Congregation The Gospel of John
April 11, 1993 [ Easter ]  
Saturday April 17, 1993 Spring Retreat, 9:00 - 2:00 at Camp New Hope, Hillsborough Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark Spring Retreat, including a slide presentation of the Chapel's stained glass windows, and discussing Henri Nouwen's book Reaching Out
April 18, 1993 members of the Congregation The Gospel of John
April 18, 1993 in Chapel basement kitchen. 12:15 Rev. Dr. Thomas Long, Princeton Theological Seminary Lunch with the Preacher
April 25, 1993 members of the Congregation The Gospel of John
 
Study Group, Room 211, Old Divinity
September 5, 1993 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel How Can I Believe?
September 12, 1993 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel What Can I Believe?
September 19, 1993 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel What Difference Does It Make That I Believe?
Saturday September 25, 1993 Fall Retreat, 9:00 - 4:30 at Camp New Hope, Hillsborough Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark Discussion of Parker Palmer's The Active Life, meditation, hymn singing, ...
September 26, 1993 Dr. Bruce Lawrence, Professor, Department of Religion and Director of Comparative Area Studies  
October 3, 1993 Dr. Bruce Lawrence, Professor, Department of Religion and Director of Comparative Area Studies  
October 10, 1993 Rev. Debra Brazzel, Assistant Dean of the Chapel Learning to Rejoice
October 17, 1993 [ fall break ]  
October 24, 1993 Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark  
October 31, 1993 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Duke Students Yesterday and Today
November 7, 1993 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel, and Janet Dickerson, Vice President for Student Affairs Ethics and Today's Young Adults
November 14, 1993 Rev. Debra Brazzel, Assistant Dean of the Chapel  
November 21, 1993 Janet Smith Dickerson, Vice President for Student Affairs  
November 28, 1993 [ Thanksgiving weekend ]  
December 5, 1993 Dr. Stanley Hauerwas, Professor of Theological Ethics  
December 12, 1993 [ no class ]  
December 19, 1993 [ no class ]  
December 26, 1993 [ no class ]  
January 2, 1994 [ no class ]  
January 9, 1994 [ no class ]  
January 16, 1994 [ no class ]  
January 23, 1994 [ no class ]  
January 30, 1994 [ no class ]  
[ Does anyone have a copy of the February 1994 Newsletter to help to fill in this gap? ]
March 20, 1994 Study Group  
March 27, 1994 Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark  
April 3, 1994 [ Easter ]  
April 10, 1994 Study Group  
April 17, 1994 Study Group  
April 24, 1994 Study Group  
May 1, 1994 Rev. William Gould Bonhoeffer
May 1, 1994 [ no class ]  
 
Discussion Group, Room 211, Old Divinity
September 4, 1994 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Christian Basics: Reading the Bible Like a Christian
September 11, 1994 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Christian Basics: Praying Like a Christian
September 18, 1994 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Christian Basics: Believing Like a Christian
September 25, 1994 Rev. Dr. Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Christian Basics: Living Like a Christian
October 2, 1994 group discussion [ Group discussion periods will be used for deeper consideration of the topics presented on the previous Sundays. ]
October 9, 1994    
October 16, 1994 [ fall break ]  
October 23, 1994 Rev. Debra Brazzel, Assistant Dean of the Chapel Spiritual Growth
October 30, 1994 group discussion  
November 6, 1994
(Study Group 1, Room 022, New Divinity)

(Study Group 2, Room 211, Old Divinity)
a discussion with Janet Dickerson, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Rev. Dr. William Willimon, Dean of the Chapel What's Going On with Generation X
a discussion led by Rev. David Oli Jenkins and members of the team Our Journey to Honduras
November 13, 1994 group discussion  
November 20, 1994 Rev. Dr. William Willimon, Dean of the Chapel The Religious Climate on Today's Campus
November 27, 1994 [ Thanksgiving ]  
December 4, 1994 Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark, Pastor to the Congregation  
December 11, 1994 group discussion  
December 18, 1994 [ no class ]  
December 25, 1994 [ Christmas ]  
 
Sunday Discussion Group, Room 211, Old Divinity
January 8, 1995 Dr. Daniel Via The New Testament and Ethical Issues
January 15, 1995 Dr. Daniel Via The New Testament and Ethical Issues
January 22, 1995 [canceled]  
January 29, 1995 group discussion  
February 5, 1995 Professor Bruce Lawrence  
February 12, 1995 Kenneth and Janet Briggs  
February 19, 1995 group discussion  
February 26, 1995 Duke students Discussion of Honduras Experience
March 5, 1995 Professor Stanley Hauerwas Unleashing Scripture
March 12, 1995 [spring break]  
March 19, 1995 group discussion  
March 26, 1995 Rev. William Gould Bonhoeffer: Early Days
April 2, 1995 Rev. William Gould Bonhoeffer: Pastor and Theologian
April 9, 1995 Rev. William Gould Bonhoeffer: Resistance and Martyrdom
April 16, 1995 [Easter]  
April 23, 1995 [no class]  
April 30, 1995 Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon Christian Ministry Today
 
Sunday Discussion Group, Room 211, Old Divinity
September 10, 1995 Dr. Richard Hays First Corinthians
September 17, 1995 Dr. Richard Hays First Corinthians
September 24, 1995 Dr. Richard Hays First Corinthians
October 1, 1995    
October 8, 1995 Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark, Pastor to the Congregation Why Worship?
October 15, 1995 Joy Close, Bereavement Counselor at Triangle Hospice  
October 22, 1995 Dr. Gilbert Greggs Theology as Story
October 29, 1995 Dr. Gilbert Greggs Theology as Story
November 5, 1995 Dr. Dan Via Hermeneutics: How to Interpret the Bible
November 12, 1995 Dr. Dan Via Hermeneutics: How to Interpret the Bible
November 19, 1995 Dr. Dan Via Hermeneutics: How to Interpret the Bible
November 26, 1995 [ Thanksgiving ]  
December 3, 1995    
December 10, 1995    
December 17, 1995 Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon  
December 24, 1995 [ Christmas Eve ]  
December 31, 1995 [ New Year's Eve ]  
 
Sunday Discussion Group, Room 220, Old Divinity
January 7, 1996 Rev. Shelly Winter Development of Doctrine in the Early Church
January 14, 1996 Rev. Shelly Winter Development of Doctrine in the Early Church
January 21, 1996 Rev. Shelly Winter Development of Doctrine in the Early Church
January 28, 1996    
February 4, 1996 Professor Hans Hillerbrand The Reformation
February 11, 1996 Professor Hans Hillerbrand The Reformation
February 18, 1996 Rev. Dr. William B. Gould Paul Tillich, Biblical Message: I - Divine Revelation
February 25, 1996 Rev. Dr. William B. Gould Paul Tillich, Biblical Message: II - Human Response
March 3, 1996 Rev. Dr. Dennis Campbell, Dean of the Divinity School The Meaning of Christian Spirituality for Our Time
March 10, 1996 [spring recess]  
March 17, 1996 [spring recess]  
March 24, 1996    
March 31, 1996 Dr. Ned Arnett, Congregation member The Haiti-Honduras Mission '96: Faith, Mystery, Ambiguity
April 7, 1996 [ Easter ]  
April 14, 1996 Sylvia Arnett, Congregation member J.S. Bach, a Man for All Reasons
April 21, 1996 Rebecca Scott The Writings of Virginia Cary Hudson
April 28, 1996 [no class]  
Sunday Morning Study Group, Room 220, Old Divinity

Rev. Dr. William B. Gould has organized a series entitled "Caesar's Coin: Citizenship and Religion" for the fall semester.

September 8, 1996 Dr. William H. Willimon, Dean of the Chapel What Does It Mean 'to Render' Unto Caesar?
September 15, 1996 Professor Charles Stone, UNC School of Journalism
The Rev. Dr. Robert E. Seymour, former pastor Binkley Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, NC
Growing Up Black in the North
Growing Up White in the South
September 22, 1996 Professor Charles Stone, UNC School of Journalism Religion: Gains and Losses in Social Justice
September 29, 1996 Professor Charles Stone, UNC School of Journalism The Congress, the Press and the Church
October 6, 1996 Rev. Dr. William B. Gould, United Methodist clergyman Moral Christians and Immoral Society: Reinhold Niebuhr's Contribution
October 13, 1996 The Rev. Dr. Robert E. Seymour, former pastor Binkley Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, NC Christian Ministry and Witness in the Triangle Over Thirty Years
October 20, 1996 [ fall break ]  
October 27, 1996 Ms. Ann Sink, member of the Congregation at Duke Chapel Christian Citizenship and Political Activism: What is the Connection?
November 3, 1996 Rev. Jeanette Stokes, Founding Director, Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South Women's Issues and Christian Citizenship
November 10, 1996 Professor Charles Clotfelter, Public Policy Studies and Economics, Duke University Christian Citizenship and the Election
Saturday November 16, 1996 retreat 9:00 until 12:00 noon in the Chapel basement lounge Will Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Future Directions for the Church
November 17, 1996 Carl Fox, Orange County District Attorney The Jury System and Christian Citizenship
November 24, 1996 Dr. Leonard Rogoff, freelance writer, Chapel Hill, NC The Jewish Community and the Christian Church - Thirty Years in the Triangle
December 1, 1996    
December 8, 1996 Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark, Pastor to the Congregation, and Rev. Dr. William B. Gould, United Methodist clergyman  
December 15, 1996 [no class]  
December 22, 1996 [no class]  
December 29, 1996 [no class]  
Sunday Morning Study Group, Room 220, Old Divinity

For this semester a series of book reviews will be presented by Congregation members.

January 12, 1997 Sylvia Arnett The Collected Short Stories of Flannery O'Connor
January 19, 1997 Randall Haithcock The Legacy of Martin Luther King
January 26, 1997 Rob King The Prophetic Voice of C.S. Lewis: The Great Divorce
February 2, 1997 Rev. Dan O. Via John Updike's Rabbit Run
February 9, 1997 Ann Hamrick Terence Grant's The Silence of Unknowing, The Key to Spiritual Life
February 16, 1997 Ned Arnett Reynolds Price's Three Gospels
February 23, 1997 Ann Hall Towards an Appreciation of the Works of Henri Nouwen: An Exercise in Spiritual Reading and Reflection
March 2, 1997 Vivienne Johnson Elizabeth Goudge's The Dean's Watch
March 9, 1997 Ann Sink John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany
March 16, 1997 Harry Rodenhizer, III Peter Gomes' The Good Book
March 23, 1997 Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon Oscar Muielos' Mr. Ives Christmas
March 30, 1997 [ Easter ]  
April 6, 1997 Gloria Glenn Granger Westberg's Good Grief and
Bob Short's The Gospel According to Peanuts
April 13, 1997 Margaret Via Ross Saunders' Outrageous Women, Outrageous God
April 20, 1997 Karen Wallace Marian Edelman's A Letter to My Children: Guide My Feet: Prayers for Our Children
April 27, 1997 Betsy Alden, United Methodist Campus Minister Two Women of Sense and Sensibility: Jane Austen and Emily Dickinson
May 4, 1997   Bob Durden's Lasting Legacy to the Carolinas: The Duke Endowment 1924 - 1992
May 11, 1997 Becky Scott Virginia Hudson's Close Your Eyes While You Pray
May 18, 1997 Nancy Jirtle Jeff Shaara's Gods and Generals
Adult Spiritual Formation Class or Adult Faith Formation Class, Room 220, Old Divinity
September 7, 1997 Dr. William H. Willimon, Dean of the Chapel The Search for Jesus - The Jesus Seminar
September 14, 1997 Dr. William H. Willimon, Dean of the Chapel The Search for Jesus - The Jesus Seminar
September 21, 1997 Dr. Marvin Hage Missions in Africa
September 28, 1997 Dr. William H. Willimon, Dean of the Chapel How Campus Religious Life Has Changed
October 5, 1997 Rondi Elliot Animals: Dominion, Stewardship, or Shalom?
Stephen Ministry Class using the book Principles of the Enneagram by Karen Webb, Room 110, Old Divinity.
October 12, 1997 Ann Hamrick Introduction and Type 1, The Reformer
October 19, 1997 Ann Hamrick Type 2, The Helper and Type 3, The Motivator
October 26, 1997 Ann Hamrick Type 4, The Artist and Type 5, The Thinker
November 2, 1997 Ann Hamrick Type 6, The Loyalist and Type 7, The Adventurer
November 9, 1997 Ann Hamrick Type 8, The Leader and Type 9, The Peacemaker
November 16, 1997 Ann Hamrick Summary
November 23, 1997 Ann Hamrick The Enneagram Series
November 30, 1997 Ann Hamrick The Enneagram Series
 
 
December 7, 1997 Allen Page Life After Death: What the Bible Says
December 14, 1997 Bruce Cheever The Mission of the One World Market
December 21, 1997 [no class]  
December 28, 1997 [no class]  
Adult Spirituality Forum, Room 110, Old Divinity
January 4, 1998 Dr. Judy Stillion Suicide and the Right to Die: Christian Perspective, Part 1
January 11, 1998 Dr. Judy Stillion Suicide and the Right to Die: Christian Perspective, Part 2
January 18, 1998 Dr. Judy Stillion Suicide and the Right to Die: Christian Perspective, Part 3
January 25, 1998 Dr. Judy Stillion Suicide and the Right to Die: Christian Perspective, Part 4
Adult Forum, Room 110, Old Divinity
February 1, 1998 Jim Clack Habits of the Heart: A Discussion of Personal Values
February 8, 1998 Jim Clack Habits of the Heart: A Discussion of Personal Values
February 15, 1998 Jim Clack Habits of the Heart: A Discussion of Personal Values
February 22, 1998 Jim Clack Habits of the Heart: A Discussion of Personal Values
March 1, 1998 Dr. Alan Whanger Shroud of Turin
March 8, 1998 Dr. Roger Corless Life After Death: The Buddhist Perspective
March 15, 1998 Rabbi Frank Fischer Life After Death: The Jewish Perspective
March 22, 1998 Dr. Graham Schweig Life After Death: The Hindu Perspective
March 29, 1998 Will Willimon Can There Be Christianity Without the Resurrection?
April 5, 1998 Dr. Bruce Lawrence Life After Death: A Muslim Perspective
April 12, 1998 [ Easter ]  
April 19, 1998 Dr. Robert Elliott Religious Art of the High Renaissance
April 26, 1998 Dr. Robert Elliott Religious Art of the High Renaissance
May 3, 1998 Ann Sink Issues of Social Justice
May 10, 1998 Ann Sink Issues of Social Justice
May 17, 1998 Ann Sink Issues of Social Justice
May 24, 1998 Ann Sink Issues of Social Justice
May 31, 1998 Ann Sink Issues of Social Justice
Adult Forum, Room 110, Old Divinity
September 13, 1998 Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Being Christian on Campus: Practicing Wider Rationality
September 20, 1998 Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Why Worship? The Point of Sunday Morning
September 27, 1998 Ms. Sherri Bissett, Presbyterian Student Ministry, with the Duke student mission team Double Gifts from Haiti
October 4, 1998 Theresa Yuschok, M.D. Dreams, God's Forgotten Communication
October 11, 1998 Dr. Graham Schweig The First Therapy Session in Human History: The Bhagavad Gita
October 18, 1998 Theresa Yuschok, M.D. Jesus As Therapist
October 25, 1998 Theresa Yuschok, M.D. Jesus As Therapist
November 1, 1998 Dr. Graham Schweig Religious Conceptions of Perfect Love: Human and Divine
November 8, 1998 Dr. Graham Schweig Mystics in Love With God: Christian, Islamic and Hindu
November 15, 1998 Dr. Ted Purcell Ecology as a Religious Issue
November 22, 1998 Theresa Yuschok, M.D. Step by Step - The Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool: Reuniting The Sacred
November 29, 1998 [ Thanksgiving weekend ]  
December 6, 1998    
December 13, 1998    
December 20, 1998 [no class]  
December 27, 1998 [no class]  
Adult Forum, Room 110, Old Divinity
January 10, 1999 Dr. Laceye Warner, Duke Divinity School The Theology of Christian Missions
January 17, 1999 Russ Pierce, Duke Divinity School, and Missions and Outreach Intern Visions of Ecumenism: The World Council of Churches, 8th Assembly
January 24, 1999 Russ Pierce, Duke Divinity School, and Missions and Outreach Intern Missions in South Africa
January 31, 1999 Dr. Terry Yuschok, member Congregation at Duke Chapel Reexamination of the Labyrinth: Walking Mediation, Body Prayer
February 7, 1999 Dr. Richard B. Hays, Duke Divinity School The Shape of Moral Life in Scripture
February 12 and 13, 1999 Friday (19:00 until) and Saturday (09:00 - lunch) workshop at the Episcopal Student Center Dean Will Willimon The Search for Meaning
February 14, 1999 Dr. Richard B. Hays, Duke Divinity School Biblical Economics: The Cost of Reading the Bible Faithfully
February 21, 1999 Dr. Ned Arnett, R.J. Reynolds Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry Luck: Randomness or Purpose? Meaning in a Probabilistic World
February 28, 1999 Dr. Geoffrey Wainright, Professor of Christian Theology, Duke Divinity School Orthodox - Methodist Dialogue
March 7, 1999 Steve Taylor, Director, Robeson County Church and Community Center Ministry to the Least of These
March 14, 1999    
March 21, 1999 Dr. Ned Arnett, R.J. Reynolds Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry Does God Play Dice with the Universe?
March 28, 1999 Russ Pierce, et. al. Report on Duke Divinity School Puerto Rico Mission Team
April 4, 1999 [ Easter ]  
April 11, 1999    
April 18, 1999    
April 25, 1999    
May 2, 1999    
May 9, 1999    
May 16, 1999    
May 23, 1999    
Adult Forum, Room 110, Old Divinity
September 12, 1999 Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon, Dean of the Chapel  
September 19, 1999 Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon, Dean of the Chapel  
A six-week series based on the films Christianity at the Turn of the Century featuring Tony Campolo and other religious leaders.
September 26, 1999 Rev, Carleton Lee Faith Beyond Reason: Beyond Science and Reason to Feeling, Belief and Faith
October 3, 1999 Theresa Yuschok, M.D. The Quest for Identity: Does Anyone Know Who I Am?
October 10, 1999 Rev. Ed Elliott Right and Wrong: The Universal Sense of Rightness and Oughtness
October 17, 1999 Layne Baker Good and Evil: The Power of Jesus to Heal and Overcome Sin and the Forces of Evil
October 24, 1999 Leon Smith Making Life Count: The Anxiety of Death, Eternalizing the Now and the Hope of the Resurrection
October 31, 1999 Diane Wright Building God's Kingdom: Loving "The Least of These" in Our Midst
 
 
November 7, 1999 Cherri Bissett, Duke Campus Presbyterian Minister Images of Cuba: Duke Student Mission Trip
November 14, 1999 Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark, Pastor to the Congregation Living a Spiritually Disciplined Life
November 21, 1999 Sylvia Arnett Whose Music?
November 28, 1999 [ Thanksgiving weekend ]  
December 5, 1999    
December 12, 1999    
December 19, 1999    
December 26, 1999 [no class]  
Adult Forum, Room 110, Old Divinity
January 9, 2000 Randy Jirtle, Ph.D., Professor of Radiation Oncology, Duke Imprinting of Free Will
January 16, 2000 Randy Jirtle, Ph.D., Professor of Radiation Oncology, Duke Is Sin Relative?
January 23, 2000    
January 30, 2000    
February 6, 2000 Dr. Richard B. Hays, Duke Divinity School Paul's Letter to the Romans, Continuing Israel's Glory
February 13, 2000 Dr. Richard B. Hays, Duke Divinity School Paul's Letter to the Romans, Confronting the Pagan World
February 18 and 19, 2000 Friday (19:30 until 21:30) and Saturday (09:00 - lunch) workshop at the Episcopal Student Center
Suggested reading material: The Perfect Storm and / or Walden by Henry David Thoreau.
Dean Will Willimon Nature, God, and Art
February 20, 2000 The Rev. Robin Townsley Arcus, graduate of Duke Divinity School Behind the Console - a Close-up Look at the 'Works' of Duke Chapel's Organs, video and discussion
February 27, 2000 Russ Pierce, former Missions and Outreach Intern for the Congregation Reflections on the Church Britain
March 5, 2000 Randy Jirtle, Ph.D., Professor of Radiation Oncology, Duke Is Sin Relative?
March 12, 2000 Randy Jirtle, Ph.D., Professor of Radiation Oncology, Duke Sexual Dimorphism and the Church
March 19, 2000 Randy Jirtle, Ph.D., Professor of Radiation Oncology, Duke Is There a Problem with Cloning Humans?
March 26, 2000 [ no class ]  
April 2, 2000 Rev. Carleton Lee, member of the Congregation at Duke Chapel How We Worship
April 9, 2000 Rev. Carleton Lee, member of the Congregation at Duke Chapel How We Worship
April 16, 2000 Rev. Carleton Lee, member of the Congregation at Duke Chapel How We Worship
April 23, 2000 [ Easter ]  
April 30, 2000 Patrick Henry, member of the Congregation at Duke Chapel Stephen Ministry
May 7, 2000 Dr. Terry Yuschok, Psychiatrist, V.A. Hospital, Adjunct Professor Duke Medical School Seeing Israel Firsthand
May 14, 2000 The Rev. Robin Townsley Arcus, member of the Congregation Created in God's Image: Interactive Study of Human Sexuality
May 21, 2000 Ms. Laura Stefanut, Spanish Instructor, Orange County High School, and member of the Congregation Escape from Communist Romania with God's Help
Adult Forum, Room 110, Old Divinity
September 3, 2000 Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon, Dean of the Chapel In Search of Jesus
September 10, 2000 Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon, Dean of the Chapel In Search of Jesus (continued)
September 17, 2000 Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon, Dean of the Chapel (on videotape) Great Preachers videotape, with discussion following
September 24, 2000 Russ Pierce, Missions and Outreach Intern for the Congregation The Cathedral Community: The Structure of Their Lives as a Model for Worship
October 1, 2000 Russ Pierce, Missions and Outreach Intern for the Congregation Pastoring in Shakespeare Country and the Vale of Evesham
October 8, 2000 Rev. Albert Mosley, Assistant Dean of the Chapel and Director of Religious Life A Charge to Keep I Have (spirituality and social responsibility)
October 15, 2000 Rev. Albert Mosley, Assistant Dean of the Chapel and Director of Religious Life A Charge to Keep I Have (spirituality and social responsibility)
October 22, 2000 Clay Stalnaker, teacher of Medical Ethics, N.C. State University Kudzu: Can It Help in Moral Decisions in Medicine?
October 29, 2000 Clay Stalnaker, teacher of Medical Ethics, N.C. State University The Derangement of the Modern Mind - Being Ill in the Twenty-first Century
November 5, 2000 Rev. Peter Storey, former Bishop in South Africa Christian Ministry in South Africa During its Struggle Against Apartheid
November 12, 2000 Dr. Sue Parkerson Wisner, member of the Congregation End of Life Issues with a Christian Perspective
November 19, 2000 Dr. Sue Parkerson Wisner, member of the Congregation End of Life Issues
November 26, 2000 [ Thanksgiving weekend ]  
December 3, 2000 Michael Birch, member of the Congregation at Duke Chapel Love Languages
December 10, 2000 Michael Birch, member of the Congregation at Duke Chapel Love Languages
December 17, 2000 Rev. Carleton Lee, member of the Congregation Christian Memories
December 24, 2000 [ Christmas Eve ]  
Spring 2001 Schedule of Speakers
January 7, 2001 Dr. James Clack, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Spirituality and Health
January 14, 2001 Rev. Dr. Richard Hays, Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School Paul's Message to the Christians in Galatia, and its Relevance to Our Lives
January 19 and 20, 2001 Friday (19:30 until 21:30) and Saturday (09:00 - lunch) seminar at the Episcopal Center, 505 Alexander Drive in Central Campus
Suggested reading material: The Truth About the Ten Commandments and the Christian Life by Dr. Willimon and Dr. Stanley Hauerwas.
Dr. Will Willimon The Ten Commandments and the Christian Life
January 21, 2001 Rev. Dr. Richard Hays, Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School Paul's Message to the Christians in Galatia, and its Relevance to Our Lives
January 28, 2001 Rev. T. Carleton Lee, member of the Congregation Three Stages
February 4, 2001 Rev. Ed Elliott, Congregation member Great Preachers: Sermon by Rev. James Forbes, Senior Minister at Riverside Church, New York (video and discussion)
February 11, 2001 Rev. Albert Mosely, Assistant Dean of the Chapel and Director of Religious Life A Christian Model for Racial Reconciliation - I
February 18, 2001 Rev. Peter Storey, Methodist Bishop (and Pastor to Nelson Mandela), South Africa The Truth and Reconciliation Movement in South Africa
February 25, 2001 Rev. Albert Mosely, Assistant Dean of the Chapel and Director of Religious Life A Christian Model for Racial Reconciliation - II
March 4, 2001 Dr. Ned Arnett, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, Duke University The Interaction of Science and Religion
March 11, 2001 Dr. Ned Arnett, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, Duke University The Interaction of Science and Religion
March 18, 2001 Nan Burch, Congregation member Building a Rule of Life on the Lord's Prayer
March 25, 2001 Russ Pierce, Divinity School intern for the Congregation The Missionary Task: Moving Beyond Ourselves - I
April 1, 2001 Russ Pierce, Divinity School intern for the Congregation The Missionary Task: Moving Beyond Ourselves - II
April 8, 2001 Sister Joanna Walsh, chaplain of the Newman Catholic Student Center, Duke Teresa of Avila: Teacher of Prayer
April 15, 2001 (Easter)
April 22, 2001 Randy Jirtle, Ph.D., Professor of Radiation Oncology, Duke If We are Made in God's Image, Why Aren't We All Republicans?
April 29, 2001 Randy Jirtle, Ph.D., Professor of Radiation Oncology, Duke Love Thy Neighbor: The Origins of Virtue
May 6, 2001 Will Malmbri, Duke Divinity student and other students The Role of Religion and Morals in the Lives of Duke Students
May 13, 2001 Dr. Terry Yuschok, Psychiatrist, V.A. Hospital, and Congregation member St. Helena, Mother of Constantine, the First Christian Emperor
May 20, 2001 Dr. Thomas Clark, III, Duke Chapel guest organist Design and Construction of the Flentrop Organ
May 27, 2001 (Memorial Day weekend)
Fall 2001 Schedule of Speakers
September 9, 2001 Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark, Pastor to the Congregation A Christian Understanding of Time
September 16, 2001 Rev. Carleton Lee, Congregation member The Bible: An Overview
September 23, 2001 Randy Jirtle, Ph.D., Professor of Radiation Oncology, Duke Cloning: God's Will Be Done
September 30, 2001 Randy Jirtle, Ph.D., Professor of Radiation Oncology, Duke From 'Can We' to 'Should We' Clone Humans
October 7, 2001 Rev. Dr. William B. Gould, diplomate of The Frankl Institute Finding Meaning Amid Tragedy: A Discussion of the Insights of Nazi Concentration Camp Survivor and Psychiatrist Viktor E. Frankl
October 14, 2001 Rev. Dr. William B. Gould, diplomate of The Frankl Institute Finding Meaning Amid Tragedy (continued)
October 21, 2001 Dr. Nancy Jirtle, educator and editor of cyberfibres.com, and Congregation member Sheep May Safely Graze: Biblical Fibers and Fabrics
October 28, 2001   Great Preachers: Thomas Long, Professor of Preaching, Princeton Theological Seminary (video and discussion)
November 4, 2001 Dr. Harold Koenig, psychiatrist and Director of Center of Faith/Spirituality and Medicine, Duke A Research Review of Faith and Health
November 11, 2001 Jon Seskevich, RN Duke Stress Management Trainer Meditation as Medicine
November 18, 2001 Dr. Marty Sullivan, cardiologist, Duke Center for Living  
November 25, 2001 [ Thanksgiving weekend ]  
December 2, 2001 Joanna Walsh, Spiritual Director and retreat leader, member of the Order of the Faithful Companions of Jesus Mary
December 9, 2001 Robert Dunham, Congregation member Church Architecture
December 16, 2001  
December 23, 2001 (Christmas)
December 30, 2001 (New Year's)
Spring 2002 Schedule of Speakers
January 6, 2002 David Langford, member of the Congregation Overview of the Missions and Outreach Committee
January 13, 2002 representatives of two agencies supported by Missions and Outreach Mission
January 20, 2002 Richard Vaniten, Professor of Philosophy (retired) Following Our Traditions in Modern Times
January 27, 2002 Richard Vaniten, Professor of Philosophy (retired) Following Our Traditions in Modern Times
February 3, 2002    
February 10, 2002    
February 17, 2002  
February 24, 2002    
March 3, 2002 Prof. Edward Arnett, Department of Chemistry Some Contemporary Patterns of Belief
March 10, 2002 Prof. Edward Arnett, Department of Chemistry The Scientific Worldview: A Triumph of 'Extrasensory Perception'
March 17, 2002    
March 24, 2002 Clay Stalnaker, Professor of Philosophy, NCSU Idols
March 31, 2002 (Easter)  
April 7, 2002 Clay Stalnaker, Professor of Philosophy, NCSU Gods
April 14, 2002 Rev. Jennifer Copeland, United Methodist Chaplain and Director of Wesley Fellowship, Duke Today's College Students and Religion
April 21, 2002 Rev. Jennifer Copeland, United Methodist Chaplain and Director of Wesley Fellowship, Duke Today's College Students and Religion
April 28, 2002   Great Preachers: Sermon by Rev. Fred Craddock (video and discussion)
May 5, 2002 Dr. John Berkman, Visiting Scholar at the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life and Assistant Professor of Moral Theology, Catholic University Dying and the Purposes of Medicine: A Theological Perspective
May 12, 2002 Rev. Albert Mosely, Assistant Dean of the Chapel and Director of Religious Life  
May 19, 2002 Rev. Albert Mosely, Assistant Dean of the Chapel and Director of Religious Life  
May 26, 2002 (Memorial Day)
Fall 2002 Schedule of Speakers
September 1, 2002 Rev. William Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Who is Jesus? - I
September 8, 2002 Rev. William Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Who is Jesus? - II
September 15, 2002 Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark, Pastor to the Congregation The Gift of Hospitality
September 22, 2002 Rev. Dr. Richard Hays, Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School The Gospel of Luke - I
September 29, 2002 Rev. Dr. Richard Hays, Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School The Gospel of Luke - II
October 6, 2002    
October 13, 2002 Rev. Calvin Malefyt Joseph and Family Rejection
October 20,2002    
October 27, 2002    
November 3, 2002 Sarah Shields, Associate Professor of History, UNC-CH and Samia Serageldin, instructor in French, Duke Women in Islam
November 10, 2002 David Work, Congregation member The Death Penalty
November 17, 2002 James Clack, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, Duke Humor in the Bible
November 24, 2002 Sister Joanna Walsh, Faithful Companions of Jesus  
December 1, 2002 (Thanksgiving)
December 8, 2002 Samia Serageldin, instructor in French, Duke Ramadan and Other Muslim Festivals
December 15, 2002 Rev. Carleton Lee, Congregation member The Christian and Secular History of Christmas
December 22, 2002 (Christmas brunch)
December 29, 2002 (Christmas)
Spring 2003 Schedule of Speakers
January 5, 2003 Rev. Maurice Ritchie, Coordinator of Special Ministries, Duke Divinity School The Ministry of the Healing Lodge in Robeson County
January 12, 2003 James Brooks, Executive Director of Project Compassion Dealing with Serious Illness, Death, & Grief
January 19, 2003 Judy Hays, Associate Research Professor, Duke University Medical Center Death & Dying of Care Giver
Saturday January 25, 2003 Spiritual Life Retreat, Duke Memorial United Methodist Church Rev. Dr. William Willimon, Dean of the Chapel Sunday Worship: The Praise of God and the Christian Life
January 26, 2003 Mark Reisinger, Mission and Outreach Intern for the Congregation Needs of South Africa
February 2, 2003 Rev. Calvin Malefyt, Minister at Large for the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C. Healing for Family Relationships
February 9, 2003 Dr. William King, University Archivist (retired), Duke Julian Abele and the Design and Construction of Duke University's West Campus
February 16, 2003 [snowed out?] Rev. Dr. Hugh Knapp, Congregation member The Happy Side of Puritanism - The Origin and Legacy of the Puritans
February 23, 2003 Rev. Regina Henderson, Director of the Church and Society Servant Leader Initiative, Duke Chapel Black Spirituality in the Lenten Season
March 2, 2003 Nelson Strother, Congregation member How Certain Are You That Christ Is The Only Way?
March 9, 2003 Rev. John Oliver, Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education, Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center Between Religion and Spirituality
March 16, 2003 Rabbi Frank Fischer, Israel Israel Today and Tomorrow
March 23, 2003 Rev. Dr. Richard Hays, Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School The Gospel of Luke
March 30, 2003 Jon Seskevich, Duke University Medical Center Meditation and Stress Management
April 6, 2003 Dr. Alan Whanger, Professor at Duke University Medical Center (retired), and Mrs. Mary Whanger New Findings on The Shroud of Turin
April 13, 2003 Dr. Theresa Yuschok, Director of Mental Health Clinic, Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center Peace Within: Meditation and Mental Health
April 20, 2003 (Easter)  
April 27, 2003 D. Moody Smith, Professor Emeritus of New Testament, Duke Divinity School The Gospel of John - I
May 4, 2003 D. Moody Smith, Professor Emeritus of New Testament, Duke Divinity School The Gospel of John - II
May 11, 2003 Rev. Dr. Hugh Knapp, Congregation member The Happy Side of Puritanism - The Origin and Legacy of the Puritans
May 18,2003 (vacation brunch)
May 25, 2003 (Memorial Day weekend)
Fall 2003 Schedule of Speakers
August 31, 2003 Rev. Dr. William Willimon, Dean of the Chapel How to Read the Bible - I
September 7, 2003 Rev. Dr. William Willimon, Dean of the Chapel How to Read the Bible - II
September 14, 2003 Dr. Ellen Davis, Associate Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke Divinity School A Biblical View of Ecology - I
September 21, 2003 Dr. Ellen Davis, Associate Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke Divinity School A Biblical View of Ecology - II
September 28, 2003 Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark, Pastor to the Congregation A Biblical View of Ecology: The Church's Response
October 5, 2003 Dr. Theresa Yuschok, Congregation member Power of Myth: The Hero's Adventure (discussion of video conversation between Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers)
October 12, 2003 Rev. Carleton Lee, Congregation member Power of Myth: The Message of the Myth (discussion of video conversation between Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers)
October 19, 2003 Dr. Theresa Yuschok, Congregation member Power of Myth: The First Storytellers (discussion of video conversation between Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers)
October 26, 2003 Chris Rice, Co-Director of Center for Reconciliation, Duke Divinity School So What's Wrong With a Segregated Sabbath?
November 2, 2003 Kevin McDonald, President and CEO of Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers (TROSA) The Story of TROSA
November 9, 2003 Rev. Dr. Richard Hays, Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School Apocalyptic Jesus
November 16, 2003 D. Moody Smith, Professor Emeritus of New Testament, Duke Divinity School The Prologue to the Fourth Gospel - I
November 23, 2003 Dr. Malachi Hacohen, Professor of History and Political Science, Duke Jacob and Esau, Jewish Emancipation, and the Dilemnas of Multiculturalism
November 30, 2003 (Thanksgiving)
December 7, 2003 D. Moody Smith, Professor Emeritus of New Testament, Duke Divinity School The Prologue to the Fourth Gospel - II
December 14, 2003 Rev. Carleton Lee, Congregation member The Impact of Jesus' Birth
December 21, 2003 (Christmas brunch)
December 28, 2003 (Christmas)
Spring 2004 Schedule of Speakers
January 4, 2004 Rev. Carleton Lee, Congregation member Power of Myth: Sacrifice and Bliss (discussion of video conversation between Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers)
January 11, 2004 Dr. Theresa Yuschok, Congregation member Power of Myth: Love and The Goddess (discussion of video conversation between Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers)
Saturday January 17, 2004 Spiritual Life Retreat, Duke Memorial Methodist Church Rev. Peter Storey, Methodist Bishop (and Pastor to Nelson Mandela), South Africa, and Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School A Retreat for All Who Struggle with Praying
January 18, 2004 Rabbi Frank A. Fischer, Hillel of Duke and UNC-CH Abraham
January 25, 2004 Dr. Rodney Wynkoop, Director of Chapel Music Chapel Choir Rehearsals
February 1, 2004 Rev. Dr. Richard Hays, Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School How Should Apocalyptic Hope Shape Our Faith?
February 8, 2004 Mark Reisinger, Mission and Outreach Intern for the Congregation Costa Rica Mission Project
February 15, 2004 Dr. Theresa Yuschok, Congregation member Power of Myth: Masks of Eternity (discussion of video conversation between Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers)
February 22, 2004 Dik Van Iten, Professor of Philosophy, Iowa State (retired) Christ-like and Prosperous? I
February 29, 2004 Dik Van Iten, Professor of Philosophy, Iowa State (retired) Christ-like and Prosperous? II
March 7, 2004 Rev. Julia Webb-Bowden, Executive Director of the Society of Saint Andrew in North Carolina Gleaning North Carolina's Fields and Feeding North Carolina's Hungry
March 14, 2004 Elesha Coffman, graduate student in Department of Religion, Duke Apocalypse Then and Now
March 21, 2004 Clay Stalnaker, Professor of Philosophy, NCSU Esse Quam Videri (to be rather than to seem)
March 28, 2004 Rev. Craig Kocher, Assistant Dean of the Chapel and Director of Religious Life The Passion (discussion of Mel Gibson's film about Christ's crucifixion)
April 4, 2004 Rev. Collins Kilburn, Executive Director Emeritus, North Carolina Council of Churches Mixing Religion and Politics
April 11, 2004 (Easter)
April 18, 2004 Judy Hays, President of the Congregation Council How Will We Give? How Will We Grow?
April 25, 2004 Sister Joanna Walsh, Faithful Companions of Jesus Rembrandt's 'The Return of the Prodigal Son': An Image of God's Love
May 2, 2004 Dr. Charles Dickinson, Beacon Hill Seminars, Boston In the Beginning: the Existential Relevance of Cosmology and Cosmogony
May 9, 2004 Rev. Dr. Mark Rutledge, United Church of Christ Campus Minister, Duke and Associate Member of the Jesus Seminar The Jesus Seminar
May 16, 2004 (vacation brunch)  
Fall 2004 Schedule of Speakers
September 5, 2004 Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark, Pastor to the Congregation Living the Beatitudes - I
September 12, 2004 Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark, Pastor to the Congregation Living the Beatitudes - II
September 19, 2004 Rev. Collins Kilburn, Executive Director Emeritus, North Carolina Council of Churches Onward Christian Voters: Faith and Politics 2004 - I
September 26, 2004 Rev. Collins Kilburn, Executive Director Emeritus, North Carolina Council of Churches Onward Christian Voters: Faith and Politics 2004 - II
October 3, 2004 Rev. Regina Henderson, Director of the Church and Society Servant Leader Initiative, Duke Chapel Following Christ's Call to an Orphanage in Africa
October 10, 2004 Shanny Luft, graduate student in Religious Studies, UNC The Left Behind Syndrome
October 17, 2004 Rev. Bill Jeffries, United Methodist pastor (retired) The Peace Movement's Alternatives to War
October 24,2004 Rev. Carleton Lee, Episcopal priest (retired) and Congregation member The Nicene Creed - I
October 31, 2004 Rev. Carleton Lee, Episcopal priest (retired) and Congregation member The Nicene Creed - II
November 7, 2004 Dr. Edward Arnett, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, Duke Faith and Science - I
November 14, 2004 Dr. Edward Arnett, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, Duke Faith and Science - II
November 21, 2004 Dr. Edward Arnett, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, Duke Faith and Science - III
November 28, 2004 (Thanksgiving)
December 5, 2004 Sister Joanna Walsh, Faithful Companions of Jesus Theological Reflection: Searching for a Way to Be Faithful
December 12, 2004 Sister Joanna Walsh, Faithful Companions of Jesus Discernment: Finding God in All Things
December 19, 2004  (Christmas brunch)
December 26, 2004 (Christmas)  
Spring 2005 Schedule of Speakers
January 2, 2005 (New Year's)
January 9, 2005 Rev. Richard Lischer, Professor of Preaching, Duke Divinity School How to Listen to a Sermon
January 16, 2005 Rev. Richard Lischer, Professor of Preaching, Duke Divinity School The Preacher King, his book about the life and ministries of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 23, 2005 Amy Grizzle, Mission and Outreach Intern for the Congregation  
January 30, 2005 Sister Joanna Walsh, Faithful Companions of Jesus Spiritual Exercises
Saturday February 5, 2005, Spiritual Life Retreat, Duke Memorial United Methodist Church Rev. Pamela Hawkins, Associate Director of the Center for Excellence in Ministry, Duke Divinity School Deep Calls to Deep: Spiritual Practices for Lent
February 6, 2005 Lacey Warner, Associate Professor of the Practice of Evangelism and Methodist Studies, Duke Divinity School Reclaiming the Great Commission for Evangelism and Discipleship
February 13, 2005 Lacey Warner, Associate Professor of the Practice of Evangelism and Methodist Studies, Duke Divinity School The Great Commissions: Evangelism and Discipleship
February 20, 2005    
February 27, 2005 Jerusalem Mission Team Israel
March 6, 2005 Clay Stalnaker, Professor of Philosophy, NCSU Reinhold Neibur
March 13, 2005 Clay Stalnaker, Professor of Philosophy, NCSU Christian Ethics and Globalization
March 20, 2005 Shanny Luft, graduate student in Religious Studies, UNC The Devil in Popular Culture
March 27, 2005 (Easter)  
April 3, 2005 Shanny Luft, graduate student in Religious Studies, UNC Resurgent Evangelicals: An Historical Overview of the 20th Century
April 10, 2005 Rev. Ed Elliot, Congregation member Power and Conflict Resolution
April 17, 2005 Dik Van Iten, Professor of Philosophy, Iowa State (retired) Speaking of the God(s)
April 24, 2005 Rev. Dr. Richard Hays, Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School How Does the Biblical Story Shape the Church's Political Witness?
May 1, 2005 Dr. Theresa Yuschok, Congregation member Mystical Poetry
May 8, 2005 Rev. Dr. Leon Smith, Professor of French (retired), Congregation member The Four Gospels
May 15, 2005 Shanny Luft, graduate student in Religious Studies, UNC God and the Cinema
May 22, 2005 Dik Van Iten, Professor of Philosophy, Iowa State (retired) Speaking of the God(s)
May 29, 2005 (Memorial Day)
Fall 2005 Schedule of Speakers
September 11, 2005 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel Terror
September 18, 2005 Rev. Susan Pendleton Jones Tour of Westbrook Building (Duke Divinity School)
September 25, 2005 Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark, Pastor to the Congregation God and Natural Disasters
October 2, 2005 Lucy Worth, Evebell Dunham, et al. A Retreat in the Desert
October 9, 2005 (coffee hour)
October 16,2005 Rev. Dr. Richard Hays, Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School  
October 23, 2005 Dr. Tim Tyson Blood Done Sign My Name
October 30, 2005 Matthew Schlimm, Congregation member and Duke doctoral student What the Bible Says about War Crimes
November 6, 2005 Sister Joanna Walsh, Faithful Companions of Jesus Theological Reflection as a Spiritual Exercise
November 13, 2005 (coffee hour)
November 20, 2005 Lewis Cheek, Attorney A Non-Politician's View of Race in Politically Affected Life in Durham
November 27, 2005 (Thanksgiving)  
December 4, 2005 Roddy Tempest, Congregation member A First-Hand Report of Tsunami Relief Efforts in Sri Lanka
December 11, 2005 (coffee hour)
December 18, 2005 (Christmas brunch)
December 25, 2005 (Christmas)
Spring 2006 Schedule of Speakers
by May 2006, meeting in Westbrook Building 0012 (sub-basement, in the Divinity School building adjacent to the Chapel)
January 1, 2006 (New Year's)
January 8, 2006 (Epiphany party)  
January 15, 2006 Rev. Craig Kocher, Associate Dean of the Chapel and Director of Religious Life Narnia the Movie - What's All the Fuss?
January 22, 2006 Bishop Kenneth Carder, Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School Being Church in a Polarized World - I
Saturday January 28, 2006, Spiritual Life Retreat, Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Durham Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel Seek the Welfare of the City
January 29, 2006 D. Moody Smith, Professor Emeritus of New Testament, Duke Divinity School The DaVinci Code - I
February 5, 2006 D. Moody Smith, Professor Emeritus of New Testament, Duke Divinity School The DaVinci Code - II
February 12, 2006 (coffee hour)
February 19, 2006 Rev. Dr. Jo Bailey Wells, Director of Anglican Studies, Duke Divinity School Where Can Wisdom Be Found? - I
February 26, 2006 Rev. Dr. Jo Bailey Wells, Director of Anglican Studies, Duke Divinity School Where Can Wisdom Be Found? - II
March 5, 2006 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel Being a Christian / Becoming a Disciple - I: How to Worship
March 12, 2006 Stanley Hauerwas Being a Christian / Becoming a Disciple - II: How to Be the Church
March 19, 2006 Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark, Pastor to the Congregation Being a Christian / Becoming a Disciple - III: How to Be a Disciple
March 26, 2006 Rev. Dr. Jo Bailey Wells, Director of Anglican Studies, Duke Divinity School Being a Christian / Becoming a Disciple - IV: How to Pray
April 2, 2006 Dr. Ellen Davis, Associate Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke Divinity School Being a Christian / Becoming a Disciple - V: How to Read the Old Testament
April 9, 2006 Rev. Dr. Richard Hays, Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School Being a Christian / Becoming a Disciple - VI: How to Read the New Testament
April 16, 2006 (Easter)
April 23, 2006 Prof. Edward Arnett, Department of Chemistry The Intelligent Design Controversy
April 30, 2006 Bishop Kenneth Carder, Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School Being Church in a Polarized World - II
May 7, 2006 Josh Hubert, Associate Minister to the Congregation, Cricket Scovil, Lois Oliver, et al. Costa Rica Mission Trip
May 14, 2006 (graduation)
May 21,2006 Rev. George Reed, Executive Director North Carolina Council of Churches NC Council of Churches: Benefits to Us and to the Council
May 28, 2006 (Memorial Day weekend)
Fall 2006 Schedule of Speakers
September 10, 2006 (coffee hour)
September 10, 2006 evening program Dr. James Efird, Professor Emeritus, Duke Divinity School The Book of Revelation
September 17, 2006 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel Say Something Spiritual: Speaking the Truth in a Culture Committed to Diversity
September 24, 2006 Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark, Pastor to the Congregation Pilgrimage to Iona and South Africa
October 1, 2006 Kim Hunter Carruth, former Hospice volunteer and student of thanatology Being with the Dying
October 8, 2006 (Anniversary breakfast)
October 15, 2006 Art Waber and Susan Eitelman, from the Congregation's Stephen Ministry Team Walking with Those in Grief: Part I
October 22, 2006 Art Waber and Susan Eitelman, from the Congregation's Stephen Ministry Team Walking with Those in Grief: Part II
October 29, 2006 Rev. Clay Stalnaker, Professor of Philosophy, NCSU (retired) Poetry and the Divine
November 5, 2006 Clay Stalnaker, Professor of Philosophy, NCSU (retired) How to Think About the Devine
November 12, 2006 (coffee hour)
November 19, 2006 Rev. Dr. Jo Bailey Wells, Director of Anglican Studies, Duke Divinity School Teaching the Bible in the Sudan
November 26, 2006 (Thanksgiving)
December 3, 2006 Dr. Ron Taska The Fingerprint Evidence: Does Jesus and Only Jesus Match the Old Testament Prophecies?
December 10, 2006 (coffee hour)
December 17, 2006 Sister Joanna Walsh Spiritual Exercises
December 24, 2006 (Christmas)
December 31, 2006 (New Year's)
Spring 2007 Schedule of Speakers
January 7, 2007 Dr. Theresa Yuschok, Congregation member The Holy Fire in Mary Oliver's Poetry
January 14, 2007 (coffee hour)
Saturday January 21, 2007 Spiritual Life Retreat, Duke Memorial Methodist Church Rev. Dr. Jo Bailey Wells, Director of Anglican Studies, Duke Divinity School Potter and Clay: Reflecting on Mutability and Flexibility, Human and Divine
January 21, 2007 Shanny Luft, graduate student in Religious Studies, UNC Boycotting the Movies: Christians and Hollywood, 1915-1955
January 28, 2007 Shanny Luft, graduate student in Religious Studies, UNC Christian Leisure? The Protestant Debate over Entertainment in the Early 20th Century
February 4, 2007 Subcommittee on Polity, Congregation at Duke Chapel Making Our Own Church Polity
February 11, 2007 documentary film about Ann Atwater and CP Ellis An Unlikely Friendship
February 18, 2007 Ann Atwater A Discussion on Social Justice Issues in Durham
February 25, 2007 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel Power and Passion: Six Characters in Search of Resurrection - I (Pontius Pilate)
March 4, 2007 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel Power and Passion: Six Characters in Search of Resurrection - II (Barabbas)
March 11, 2007 Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark, Pastor to the Congregation Power and Passion: Six Characters in Search of Resurrection - III (Joseph of Arimathea)
March 18, 2007 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel Power and Passion: Six Characters in Search of Resurrection - IV (Mrs. Pilate)
March 25, 2007 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel Power and Passion: Six Characters in Search of Resurrection - V (Peter)
April 1, 2007 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel Power and Passion: Six Characters in Search of Resurrection - VI (Mary Magdelene)
April 8, 2007 (Easter)
April 15, 2007 Rev. Collins Kilburn, Executive Director Emeritus, North Carolina Council of Churches Reinhold Niebuhr's Life Story
April 22, 2007 Rev. Collins Kilburn, Executive Director Emeritus, North Carolina Council of Churches Reinhold Niebuhr's Major Theological Contributions and Their Relevance to Today's World
April 29, 2007 Leigh Wynkoop and Phyllis Snyder Godly Play
May 6, 2007 Subcommittee on Polity, Congregation at Duke Chapel Making Our Own Church Polity
May 13, 2007 (graduation and Mother's Day)
May 20, 2007 Judi Vos, et al. The Mission Trip to Mississippi
May 27, 2007 (Memorial Day)
Fall 2007 Schedule of Speakers
September 9, 2007 (coffee hour)
September 16, 2007 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel God's Companions - I
September 23, 2007 Marcia Owen A Faithful Response to Gun Violence in Durham
September 30, 2007 Rev.J.Pittman McGehee, Episcopal Priest and Jungian Analyst Psychology and Religion
October 7, 2007 (anniversary breakfast)
October 14, 2007 Lucy Worth, Congregation member and Director of Development and Administration for Duke Chapel The Foreign Devil's Granddaughter Visits the Middle Kingdom
October 21,2007 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel God's Companions - II
October 28, 2007 Bishop Ken Carder, Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School The Church's Struggle with the Issue of Homosexuality
November 4, 2007 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel God's Companions - III
November 11, 2007 (coffee hour)
November 18, 2007 Susan Blackmon, Director of Yo Durham and Joanne Sharpe, Congregation member Making Connections with Durham Youths
November 25, 2007 (Thanksgiving)  
December 2, 2007 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel God's Companions - IV
December 9, 2007 (coffee hour)
December 16, 2007 Rev. Dr. Richard Hays, Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School The Christmas Story: Challenge to the Empire?
December 23, 2007 (Christmas)
December 30, 2007 (New Year's)
Spring 2008 Schedule of Speakers
January 6, 2008 Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark, Pastor to the Congregation Sabbath Living
January 13, 2008 (coffee hour)
January 20, 2008 Matthew Schlimm, Congregation member and Duke doctoral student Dealing with Anger: What Does the Bible's First Book Say About This Perplexing Emotion?
January 27, 2008 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel God's Companions - III
February 3, 2008 David Work, Congregation member The Evolution of the Death Penalty - Latest Developments
February 10, 2008 (coffee hour)
February 17, 2008 Rev. Linzie Atkins III, Senior Pastor at Lincoln Memorial Baptist Church, Durham Social Justice: The Truth and Nothing But the Truth
February 24, 2008 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel God's Companions - IV
March 2, 2008 Bishop Ken Carder, Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School Further Reflections on the Issue of Homosexuality and the Church in America
March 9, 2008 (coffee hour)
Saturday March 15, 2008 Spiritual Life Retreat, Duke Memorial Methodist Church Dr. Jenny Yates, Professor of Religion, UNC-Wilmington and Jungian Analyst Dreams of the Inner Christ and Resurrection
March 16, 2008 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel God's Companions - V
March 23, 2008 (Easter)
March 30, 2008 Kate Bowler, graduate student in Religion, Duke World Christianity in America
April 6, 2008 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel God's Companions - VI
April 13, 2008 (coffee hour)
April 20, 2008 Rev. Dr. Jo Bailey Wells, Director of Anglican Studies, Duke Divinity School An Interview with the Very Rev. Justin Welby, Canon for Reconciliation Ministry, Coventry Cathedral
April 27, 2008 Rev. Warren Smith, Professor of Historical Theology, Duke Divinity School The Doctrine of Just War
May 4, 2008 Rev. John Oliver, Chaplain at Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Durham Healing Fractured Faith After War
May 11, 2008 (graduation)
May 18,2008 Dr. Edward Arnett, Professor of Chemistry (retired), Duke Conscientious Objection: Another Kind of War Story
May 25, 2008 (Memorial Day weekend)
Saturday May 31 - Sunday June 1, 2008, Family Retreat, Camp Caraway, Asheboro Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel Being Community, Being Church
Fall 2008 Schedule of Speakers
September 7, 2008 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel Being a Christian Amid Many Faiths
September 14, 2008 (coffee hour)
September 21, 2008 Mauricio Castro, Organizer for NC Latino Coalition Stories of Immigrants
September 28, 2008 Chris Beers, Program Associate for the NC Council of Churches Immigration and the Church
October 5, 2008 Lee Lawrence, Medical Psychological Intuitive Understanding Your God Connection: The Science of Prayer
October 5, 2008 evening class Dr. Hans Hillerbrand, Professor of Religion and History, Duke The Strange Politics of the Antichrist
October 12, 2008 (coffee hour)
October 19, 2008 Imam Abdullah Antepli, Muslim Chaplain at Duke Islam (Submission (Before God)) as Christianity's Faith Cousin
October 26, 2008 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel Speaking the Truth: Preaching in a Pluralistic Culture
November 2, 2008 Tok Siu, Congregation member A Montegnard's Story from Viet Nam to Durham
November 9, 2008 (coffee hour)
November 16, 2008 Kate Bowler, graduate student in Religion, Duke Blessed Assurance: Faith and the American Prosperity Gospel
November 23, 2008 Kate Bowler, graduate student in Religion, Duke Abundance Theology: Does God Want Us To Be Rich?
November 30, 2008 (Thanksgiving)
December 7, 2008 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel Speaking the Truth: Preaching in a Pluralistic Culture
December 14, 2008 (coffee hour)
December 21, 2008 (class-less)
December 28, 2008 (Christmas)
Spring 2009 Schedule of Speakers
January 4, 2009 (New Year's)
January 11, 2009 (coffee hour)
January 18, 2009 Randy Jirtle, Ph.D., Director of Epigenetics and Imprinting Laboratory, Duke Ethics of Genomes, Part I: The Sins of Our Fathers
January 25, 2009 Randy Jirtle, Ph.D., Director of Epigenetics and Imprinting Laboratory, Duke Ethics of Genomes, Part II: Ghosts in Your Genes
February 1, 2009 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel Speaking the Truth: Preaching in a Pluralistic Culture
Saturday, February 7, 2009, Spiritual Life Retreat, Duke Memorial United Methodist Church Dr. Hans Hillerbrand, Professor of Religion and History, Duke The Story of the Christian Faith in Art
February 8, 2009 (coffee hour)
February 15, 2009 Rev. Abby Kocher, Chapel Community Minister, and Jim Wisner, Congregation member Pathways into Durham: Gardens and Gatherings
February 22, 2009 Rev. Linzie Atkins III, Senior Pastor at Lincoln Memorial Baptist Church, Durham Spiritual Intoxication
March 1, 2009 Rev. McKennon Shea, Assistant Pastor to the Congregation Haiti Mission Trip 2008
March 8, 2009 (coffee hour)
March 15, 2009 Marianne Roberts Night of the Broken Glass: Stories of the Holocaust as Told by Survivors
March 22, 2009 Brian Bantum Let my People Go: The Strange Tongue of Moses
March 29, 2009 Dr. Theresa Yuschok, Congregation member The Cultivation of Joy
April 5, 2009 Rev. Stephen Chapman, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Duke Divinity School How We Got Our Bible
April 12, 2009 (Easter)
April 19, 2009 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel Speaking the Truth: Preaching in a Pluralistic Culture
April 26, 2009 Lee Lawrence, Medical Psychological Intuitive Science of the Soul - Understanding Your Divine Connection
May 3, 2009 Rev. Craig Kocher, Associate Dean of the Chapel Marks of the Millienials
May 10, 2009 (graduation and Mother's Day)
May 17, 2009 Dr. J. Kameron Carter, Associate Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies and Director of Masters of Theological Studies program, Duke Divinity School Israel and the Church
May 24, 2009 (Memorial Day)
Saturday June 13 - Sunday June 14, 2009, Congregation Retreat, Camp Caraway, Asheboro Norman Wirzba, Professor of Theology, Ecology and Rural Life The Meaning of Sabbath - The Way of Life
Fall 2009 Schedule of Speakers
September 6, 2009 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel Health Care Reform
September 13, 2009 (coffee hour)
September 20, 2009 Dr.Grant Wacker, Professor of Christian History, Duke Billy Graham's Legacy in the American Church
September 27, 2009 Rev.J.Pittman McGehee, Episcopal Priest and Jungian Analyst The Inner Church: Finding Spirituality Where You Are
October 4, 2009 Dr. J. Kameron Carter, Associate Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies and Director of Masters of Theological Studies program, Duke Divinity School Obama, King, and Christian Identity
October 11, 2009 (coffee hour)
October 18,2009 Dr. Don Taylor, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Duke Health Care and the Church
October 25, 2009 Dr. Theresa Yuschok, psychiatrist and Congregation member Joy - A Fruit of the Spirit
November 1, 2009 Rev. Dr. Jennifer Copeland, United Methodist Chaplain and Director of Wesley Fellowship, Duke How to Listen to a Sermon
November 8, 2009 (coffee hour)
November 15, 2009 Sister Joanna Walsh, FCJ Spiritual Discernment: How to Listen to God
November 22, 2009 Monika Johnson Hostler, Executive Director of NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault Human Trafficking in NC
November 29, 2009 (Thanksgiving)
December 6, 2009 Emily Wilson-Hauger, Faith Council Coordinator at Duke Chapel The Faith Council Tours Turkey
December 13, 2009 (Christmas brunch)
December 20, 2009 Rev. Abby Kocher, Chapel Community Minister Farewell Reflections
December 27, 2009 (Christmas)
Spring 2010 Schedule of Speakers
January 3, 2010 (New Year's weekend)
January 10, 2010 (coffee hour)
January 17, 2010 Mark Higgins, President of Hall-Wynne Funeral Home The Christian Funeral: A Drama of Our Baptismal Journey
January 24, 2010 Dr. Tom Clark and Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark, Pastor to the Congregation Favorite Hymns of the Church
January 31, 2010 (canceled due to snow)
February 7, 2010 Marcia Owen, Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham Reconciliation and Re-entry Program
February 13, 2010 (Winter Retreat canceled due to snow)
February 14, 2010 (pre-Lenten pancake breakfast)
February 21, 2010 Judge Elaine Bushfan, Chief District Judge, Durham A Vision for the Future of Durham
February 28, 2010 Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham Vigil Ministry
March 7, 2010 Rev. Dr. Daniel Day, Assoc Professor of Preaching and Worship, Campbell University Divinity School, Pastor Emeritus at First Baptist Church, Raleigh Protestant Worship: Whence and Whither?
March 14, 2010 (coffee hour)
March 21, 2010 Rev. Dr. Hugh Knapp, Congregation member Jonathan Edwards and Love for All Being
March 28, 2010 Rev. Joseph Taban Lsauba, Sudan, in conversation with Rev. Dr. Jo Bailey Wells, Duke Living by Faith: Following Christ and Serving His Church in the Sudan
April 4, 2010 (Easter)
April 11, 2010 (coffee hour)
April 18, 2010 Bishop William Willimon, former Dean of the Chapel 75th Anniversary of Duke Chapel
April 25, 2010 Rev Gaston Warner, Director of University and Community Relations Zoe Ministry - African Solutions for African Problems
May 2, 2010 Rev. Stephen Chapman, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Duke Divinity School Animals in the Bible
May 9, 2010 (coffee hour)
May 16, 2010 (graduation)
Saturday May 22 - Sunday May 23, 2010, Congregation Retreat, Camp Caraway, Asheboro Dr. J. Kameron Carter, Associate Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies and Director of Masters of Theological Studies program, Duke Divinity School The Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Consumerism - Challenges to Christian Discipleship
May 30, 2010 (Memorial Day weekend)
Fall 2010 Schedule of Speakers
September 19, 2010 Rev. Sam Wells, Dean of the Chapel Ethics in an Unjust World
September 26, 2010 Rev. Margaret Via,
Rev. Nancy Ferree-Clark, each a former Pastor to the Congregation
A Silver Anniversary: Remembering the Congregation's First Twenty-Five Years
October 3, 2010 Rev. Bruce Puckett, Pastor to the Congregation Connecting with God: Using the Scriptures to Pray
October 10, 2010 (coffee hour)  
October 17, 2010 Rev. Jo Bailey Wells, Director of Anglican Studies, Duke Divinity School Fierce Conversation with God: Looking at the Psalms of Lament
October 24, 2010 Rev. Dr. Dan Day, Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship, Campbell University Divinity School The Pentecostal Chapter of Christian History
October 31, 2010 Dr. Sujin Pak, Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity, Duke Divinity School A Brief History of All Hallows Eve / All Saints' Day
November 7, 2010 Sonja Tilley, Congregation Director of Christian Education The Word of God for the People of God: Origins and Formation of the Bible - Old Testament
November 14, 2010 (coffee hour)  
November 21, 2010 Lynden Harris, et al of Hidden Voices Home Is Not One Story: Exploring the Heart of Homelessness
November 28, 2010 (class-less for Thanksgiving)  
December 5, 2010 Sonja Tilley, Congregation Director of Christian Education The Word of God for the People of God: Origins and Formation of the Bible - New Testament
December 12, 2010 (coffee hour)  
December 19, 2010 Rev. Bruce Puckett, Pastor to the Congregation Our Gift from Haiti
December 26, 2010 (class-less for Christmas)  
Spring 2011 Schedule of Speakers
January 2, 2011 (class-less for New Year)  
January 9, 2011 (coffee hour)  
January 16, 2011 The Rev. Dr. Fred Westbrook, Director, Duke Chapel Media Ministry; Associate, Communication and Information Technology, Congregation at Duke Chapel A Theology of Communication
January 23, 2011 Chaplain Aaron Klink Faithfully Living While Faithfully Dying: Hospice and End of Life Care in Theological Perspective
some background reading
January 30, 2011 Dr. Hans Hillerbrand, Professor of Religion and History, Duke The Future of Christianity: Facts and Opinions
February 6, 2011 Dr. Sujin Pak Some Significant Women in the History of the Christian Church
February 13, 2011 (coffee hour)  
February 20, 2011 Gina Upchurch, RPh, MPH, Executive Director, Senior PharmAssist Senior PharmAssist: Medication Appropriateness and Access, Medicare & Advocacy
February 27, 2011 Rev. Jo Bailey Wells Fierce Conversation with God: More Psalms of Lament
March 6, 2011 Terry Allebaugh, Executive Director, Housing for New Hope Can We End Homelessness?
March 13, 2011 (coffee hour)  
March 20, 2011 Andrea Wilson, Master of Public Policy and MBA candidate, Duke University Human Trafficking: Worldwide Problem, Unique Context
March 27, 2011 Prof. Douglas Campbell, Ph.D. Mendelsohn Wrote an Oratorio about Him, but Who Was Saint Paul?
April 3, 2011 Rev. Dr. Hugh Knapp, Congregation member Poetry of Doubt and Belief with Examples from Gerard Manley Hopkins to Anya Krugovoy Silver and Mary Oliver
Saturday April 9, 2011, Spiritual Life Retreat, in the Fellowship Hall of Johnson Hall on the west side of the campus of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1737 Hillandale Road, Durham Dr. Mickey Efird, Professor Emeritus, Duke Divinity School The Passion of Christ: A Comparison of Four Gospels
April 10, 2011 (coffee hour)  
April 17, 2011 Melissa Mills, Congregation member, MBA and MTS Ethics in Science: A Place Where Faith and Reason Meet
April 24, 2011 (class-less for Easter)  
May 1, 2011 Tom Link, Congregation member Every Breath You Take: Why We Must Care about Air Pollution
May 8, 2011 (coffee hour with candidate #1 for Senior Pastor to the Congregation)  
May 15, 2011 (class-less for Duke University Commencement)  
May 22, 2011 (coffee hour with candidate #2 for Senior Pastor to the Congregation)  
May 29, 2011 (class-less for Memorial Day weekend)  
Saturday June 4 - Sunday June 5, 2011, Congregation Retreat, Camp Caraway, Asheboro Rev. Stephen Chapman, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Duke Divinity School All Creatures Great and Small: God and the World in the Old Testament
You may wish to absorb Animals in the Bible and in Christian Tradition, an outline or "working paper" by Rev. Dr. Chapman.

Books for further study:

June 12, 2011 (coffee hour with candidate #3 for Senior Pastor to the Congregation)  
Summer 2011 Study - Songs of Praise - Psalm of the Day
Centered upon and inspired by the Revised Common Lectionary [2011 was a Year A]
June 26, 2011 Melissa Mills, Congregation member, MTS Psalm 13
July 3, 2011 Melissa Mills, Congregation member, MTS Psalm 45:10-17
July 10, 2011 Melissa Mills, Congregation member, MTS Psalm 119:105-112
July 17, 2011 Melissa Mills, Congregation member, MTS Psalm 139:104-112, 23-24
July 24, 2011 [self-directed study] Psalm 105:1-11, 45b
July 31, 2011 Melissa Mills, Congregation member, MTS Psalm 17:1-7, 15
August 7, 2011 [self-directed study] Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b
August 14, 2011 Melissa Mills, Congregation member, MTS Psalm 133
August 21, 2011 Melissa Mills, Congregation member, MTS Psalm 124
August 28, 2011 Melissa Mills, Congregation member, MTS Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b
September 4, 2011 Melissa Mills, Congregation member, MTS Psalm 149 
Fall 2011 Schedule of Speakers
September 11, 2011 (coffee hour in kitchen in Chapel basement)  
September 18, 2011 Dr. Norman Wirzba, Ph.D. Food and the Life of Faith
September 25, 2011 Rev. Dr. Sam Wells The Art of Preaching
October 2, 2011 The Rev. Dr. Fred Westbrook,  Duke Chapel Media Ministry; Associate, Communication and Information Technology, Congregation at Duke Chapel Faith and Art
October 9, 2011 Lisa Lark, Ginnie Ruckert, and Ernie Ruckert, Congregation members Reaching Out

October 16, 2011

Winnie Morgan, Early Childhood Faith Initiative Coordinator for Durham Partnership for Children & End Poverty Durham The Seas are so Big, the Boats are So Small for Young Children
October 23, 2011 Rev. Dr. Dan Day Maximizing Your Hour of Worship
October 30, 2011 Connie Riddle, Congregation member The Redemptive Power of Sacred Travel: My Journey from Cancer to Wholeness
November 6, 2011 Beth Keena, Congregation member Impressions of Spiritualism in China
November 13, 2011 (coffee hour in kitchen in Chapel basement)  
November 20, 2011 Rev. Bruce Puckett, Pastor to the Congregation Traveling the Long Road: Things I've Learned in Our Search for a Senior Pastor
November 27, 2011 (class-less for Thanksgiving weekend)  
December 4, 2011 Dr. Christy Lohr Sapp, Associate Dean for Religious Life, Duke Chapel Theology of Kinship: Why Interfaith Engagement Is Important at Duke Chapel
December 11, 2011 (Advnet Brunch & Carols in kitchen in Chapel basement)  
December 18, 2011 Dr. Barry Jones, Campbell University Divinity School Christmas in Bethlehem, 2011
December 25, 2011 (class-less for Christmas)  
Spring 2012 Schedule of Speakers
January 1. 2012 (class-less for New Year)  
January 8. 2012 Dr. Sujin Pak A Brief History of Christmas and Epiphany
January 15. 2012 Annelise Mesler, Chapel Choir member, et al Their Sound is Gone Out ... Highlights from the Duke Chapel Choir's Messiah Performances in Greece in Turkey
January 22. 2012 Sonia Hazard, student in Duke's Graduate Program in Religion There's 'No-Place' Like Home: Religious Utopian Societies in the Americas
January 29. 2012 Rev. Meghan Feldmeyer, Director of Worship at Duke University Chapel Behind the Scenes: Planning Worship at Duke Chapel
February 5. 2012 Sonja Tilley, Director of Christian Education for the Congregation Climbing Mount Sinai: Faith Reaches New Heights
Saturday February 11, 2012, Spiritual Life Retreat, in The Episcopal Center at Duke University, 505 Alexander Avenue, Durham Allen and Rhonda Parker Wrestling with the Things of Mammon: A Modern Read on the Use of Money
February 12. 2012 (pancake breakfast in kitchen in Chapel basement)  
February 19. 2012 James Stuit, Gang Reduction Strategy Manager, Criminal Justice Resource Center of Durham Pacing the Porch - A Response to Disconnected Youth in Durham's Urban Core (Luke 15:20)
February 26. 2012 Rev. Gaston Warner, Director of Church Relations and Strategic Planning for ZOE Ministry Re-thinking Missions: How to Engage in Charity Without Eroding Dignity
March 4. 2012 Walker Robinson, Congregation member We Treat, Jesus Heals - Medical Missions at Tenwek Hospital
March 11. 2012 (coffee hour in kitchen in Chapel basement)  
March 18. 2012 Rev. Stephen Chapman, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Duke Divinity School Sacrifice
March 25. 2012 Rev. Jo Bailey Wells Stories of God's Call, from Abraham to Zedekiah (A to Z)
April 1. 2012 Dr. Theresa Yuschok and Dr. David Riddle, Congregation members Peace Within: Meditation and Mental Health
April 8. 2012 (class-less for Easter)  
April 15. 2012 Rev. Dr. Sam Wells, Dean of Duke University Chapel and Marcia Owen, Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham Living Without Enemies
April 22. 2012 Stan Thayne, Graduate Student in Religious Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill Mormonism and the Mormon People
April 29. 2012 Melissa Mills, Congregation member The Evolution of Cooperation: How Natural Selection Favors Hope, Forgiveness and Generosity
May 6. 2012 The Rev. Dr. Dan Day The Care and Nurture of Pastors
May 13. 2012 (class-less for Duke University Commencement)  
May 20. 2012 Dr. Theresa Yuschok, Congregation member St. Teresa of Avila or "The Saint with the Tambourine"
May 27. 2012 (class-less for Memorial Day weekend)  
Saturday June 2 - Sunday June 3. 2012 Congregation Retreat, Camp Caraway, Asheboro Rev. Bruce Puckett, Pastor to the Congregation For the Up-Building of the Church: Growing in Christ and Community
While the Adult Forum class was on vacation, some came to a nearby location, Langford 0041, at the same time to join in a Sunday morning Bible study.
Sunday July 1 Sonja Tilley, Director of Christian Education Bible Study: Ephesians
Sunday July 8 (coffee hour in kitchen in Chapel basement)  
Sunday July 15 Sonja Tilley, Director of Christian Education Bible Study: Ephesians chapter 1
Sunday July 22 Sonja Tilley, Director of Christian Education Bible Study: Ephesians chapter 2
Sunday July 29 Sonja Tilley, Director of Christian Education Bible Study: Ephesians chapter 3
Sunday August 5 Sonja Tilley Bible Study: Ephesians chapter 4
Sunday August 12 (coffee hour in kitchen in Chapel basement)  
Sunday August 19 Sonja Tilley Bible Study: Ephesians chapter 5
Sunday August 26 Sonja Tilley Bible Study: Ephesians chapter 6
Fall 2012 Schedule of Speakers
September 2, 2012 (class-less for Labor Day weekend)  
September 9, 2012 Rev. Bruce Puckett, Steve Harper (President of Congregation Council), and representatives from the Pastor Search Committee Looking Back and Moving Forward: The Path of Transitions for the Congregation
September 16, 2012 Lois Oliver, Head Docent for Duke University Chapel Seeing the Chapel in a New Way
September 23, 2012 Participants on the Youth and Family Trip to Honduras 'Going, Learning, Returning, Living': Stories of What We Experienced and Learned in Honduras
September 30, 2012 Dr. Catherine Bowler, Duke Divinity School Big Church America
October 7, 2012 members of the Pastor Search Committee A Searching Conversation
October 14, 2012 (coffee hour in kitchen in Chapel basement)  
October 21, 2012 Rev. Dr. Jennifer Copeland, Methodist Chaplain for the Duke Wesley Fellowship The Legacy of the Great Towering Church
October 28, 2012 Mary Austin, Congregation member Feeding the Spirit, Nurturing the Body
November 4, 2012 Dr. Christy Lohr Sapp, Associate Dean for Religious Life Our Sikh Neighbors
November 11, 2012 Melissa Mills, Congregation member Capitalism and Faith in the Words of Jesus
November 18, 2012 Stan Thayne, Graduate Student in Religious Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill Mainstream or Margin? Mormonism in America
November 25, 2012 (class-less for Thanksgiving weekend)  
December 2, 2012 Scott Briggs, Regional Director for the Society of St. Andrew, Carolinas Office Hunger in America - Enough is Enough
December 9, 2012 (Advent Brunch and Carols in kitchen in Chapel basement)  
December 16, 2012 Rev. Dr. Luke Powery, Dean of the Chapel Come Holy Spirit: Reflections on Preaching
December 23, 2012 (class-less for Christmas weekend)  
December 30, 2012 (class-less for New Year's weekend)  
Spring 2013 Schedule of Leaders
January 6, 2013 members of the Congregation's Senior Pastor Search Committee An Update [cancelled]
January 13, 2013 (coffee hour in kitchen in Chapel basement)  
January 20, 2013 Jim Wisner, Congregation member, and Tom Higgins, Clean Energy Durham Home Energy Saving Workshop
January 27, 2013 Sonia Hazard, student in Duke's Graduate Program in Religion The Visual and Material Culture of Protestantism
February 3, 2013 members of the Congregation's Senior Pastor Search Committee An Update
Saturday February 9, 2013 Spiritual Life Retreat 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall of Johnson Hall on the west side of the campus of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1737 Hillandale Road, Durham Rev. Dr. Carol Gregg, Chaplain, Alma College and candidate for Senior Pastor of the Congregation Congregation Winter Retreat
February 10, 2013 (Pancake Breakfast in kitchen in Chapel basement)  
February 17, 2013 Rev. Stephen Chapman, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Duke Divinity School Why is the Old Testament so Violent?

Many Christians struggle with the Old Testament's battles and bloodshed. Why are such things in the Bible? Doesn't Jesus' teaching to "turn the other cheek" cancel out the idea of "an eye for an eye"? How can the God of the Old Testament be the same God as the God of the New? Prof. Stephen Chapman of Duke Divinity School will explore these challenging questions.

February 24, 2013 Anna Shea and Rev. McKennon Shea, Director of Admissions, Duke Divinity School Young Adults, Millennials, and the Church
March 3, 2013 Jessica Wong, PhD Student in Religion, Duke University Pictures and Stories: Navigating Christian Identity in the Modern World
March 10, 2013 (coffee hour in kitchen in Chapel basement)  
March 17, 2013 Miles Engell, Professor of Biology, NCSU Believing in God, and Evolution

What can it look like to affirm both God and evolution? Miles will refresh us on the basics of evolutionary science, and share some recent exciting discoveries, including about human ancestry. We'll look at examples of "evolutionary remnants" in human physiology and behavior. Miles also will address the struggle of teaching evolution to students with strong anti-evolution religious upbringings, and talk about how she reconciles evolution and faith in her own life.

March 24, 2013 Dr. Norman Wirzba, Ph.D., Research Professor of Theology, Ecology, and Rural Life, Duke Divinity School Wendell Berry and Christianity
March 31, 2013 (Easter)  
April 7, 2013 Rev. Will Willimon, Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School Thinking about Thinking the Faith
April 14, 2013 (coffee hour in kitchen in Chapel basement)  
April 21, 2013 Rev. Dr. Dan Day Sacrificing our Children: An Abrahamic Tale of Terror
April 28, 2013 Rev. Mark Rutledge, UCC Campus Minister for Duke How I See God
May 5, 2013 Melissa Mills, Congregation member Myth and Reality in the Holy Scriptures
May 12, 2013 (Graduation weekend)  
May 19, 2013 Dr. Barry Jones, Campbell University Divinity School More than Meets the Eye: A Study on Hope from the Book of Daniel
May 26, 2013 (Memorial Day weekend)  
Saturday June 1 - Sunday June 2, 2013 Congregation Retreat, Camp Caraway, Asheboro Rev. Dr. Luke Powery, Dean of the Chapel Spirituals and the Life of Faith
Fall 2013 Schedule of Leaders
September 8, 2013 The Rev. Carol Gregg, Pastor to the Congregation Being Community, Being Church
September 15, 2013 Laceye Warner, Associate Professor of the Practice of Evangelism and Methodist Studies, Duke Divinity School Saving Women:  Retrieving Evangelistic Christian Leadership for the 21st Century

These are women well known for their contributions to significant issues such as abolition (Grimkes), suffrage (Willard) and civil rights/education (McLeod Bethune). While their Christian faiths and discipleship framed these contributions, history does not often feature the role of faith in their formation and leadership.

September 22, 2013 Hans Arneson, Ph.D. candidate in Religion, Duke University The Gift in Pauline Theology
September 29, 2013 Rev. Dr. Luke Powery, Dean of the Chapel Worship in the Age of Trayvon Martins
October 6, 2013 Lester Ruth, Research Professor of Christian Worship, Duke Divinity School Perhaps "Contemporary" Is Not All That Contemporary: How Contemporary Worship Music and the Most-Republished Hymns of 200 Years Ago Share Many Similarities
October 13, 2013 (Anniversary Breakfast in kitchen in Chapel basement)  
October 20, 2013 Kathleen Piendl, Ph.D. An Introduction to Spirituality as Written by the Christian Mystics
October 27, 2013 Leslie Loyd, Operations Manager miraclefeet: Treating Clubfoot One Step at a Time
November 3, 2013 Katy Phillips, Donation Station Coordinator, Farmer Foodshare Farmer Foodshare
November 10, 2013 (coffee hour in kitchen in Chapel basement)  
November 17, 2013 David C. Steinmetz, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the History of Christianity Justification by Faith Alone: Luther among the Early Anglicans

Consider the influence of Martin Luther and the continental Reformation of the 16th century on Thomas Cranmer and the early English Reformation. This is part of a book, Divided by a Common Past: The European Reformation in Tudor England, Prof. Steinmetz is preparing for Oxford University Press.

November 24, 2013 Edward M. Arnett, R.J. Reynolds Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus Can A Scientist Believe (Thirty Years Later)
December 1, 2013 [class-less for Thanksgiving weekend]  
December 8, 2013 (Advent Brunch and Carols in kitchen in Chapel basement)  
December 15, 2013 Sylvia Arnett, Congregation member How I spent my summer vacation: my reading of "A Secular Age" by Charles Taylor
December 22, 2013 [class-less for Christmas weekend]  
December 29, 2013 [class-less for New Years weekend]  
Spring 2014 Schedule of Leaders
January 5, 2014 Hans J. Hillerbrand, Professor Emeritus of Religion and Germanic Languages & Literature Martin Luther and the Jews
January 12, 2014 Mark Rutledge, advisor for the Duke Interfaith Project Was Jesus a Zealot?

Using two reviews of the book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan (whose best-selling book sales may have been assisted by a notorious interview on "Spirited Debate," a FoxNews webcast by anchor Lauren Green) as a springboard for discussion, we will seek a better understanding of Jesus in his historical context.

January 19, 2014 Arlie O. Petters, Benjamin Powell Professor & Professor of Mathematics, Physics, and Business Administration, Duke University PRI: A Catalyst for Science and Math Education in Belize
January 26, 2014 Frank Doonan Reasons to Believe

Aristotle asked "What is the Universal?" A Buddhist asks "What is necessary?"

February 2, 2014 Rev. Dr. Daniel Day, author of Seeking the Face of God: Evangelical Worship Reconceived and former professor of Preaching & Worship at Campbell Divinity School The Divine Challenge of Worship
Saturday February 8, 2014 Spiritual Life Retreat 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall of Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 3011 Academy Road, Durham Dr. Mark Chaves, Professor of Sociology, Religion, and Divinity at Duke and author of American Religion: Contemporary Trends Trends in American Religion
February 9, 2014 (pancake breakfast in kitchen in Chapel basement)
February 16, 2014 Hans Arneson, Ph.D. candidate in Religion, Duke University Strategies for Reading a Pauline Letter
February 23, 2014 Sandra Wartski, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist Love Thy Neighbor and Other Methods of Violence Prevention
March 2, 2014 Adam Hollowell, Ph.D., Director of Student Ministry, Duke Chapel Foundations of Morality
March 9, 2014 Rev. Dr. S. Brian Stratton, Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Alma College QUESTions: Spiritual Suggestions for Life's Practical Philosophical Problems
March 16, 2014 Jamie Brummitt, Ph.D. Student in American Religion, Duke University Death and Mourning in Nineteenth-Century America
March 23, 2014 Susan Dunlap, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke Divinity Recent Developments in Grief Research: Implications for the Church's Care for the Bereaved
March 30, 2014 Rev. Stephen Chapman, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Duke Divinity School Resurrection

Also, you may wish to attend the 4:00 pm performance of Orlando di Lasso's Tears of St. Peter to more fully appreciate the discussion of this masterwork during our time together on April 6th.

April 6, 2014 Brian Schmidt, Assistant Conductor and Administrative Coordinator of Chapel Music The Tears of Saint Peter: A Lenten Meditation
April 13, 2014 (coffee hour in kitchen in Chapel basement)
April 20, 2014 (Easter)
April 27, 2014 Raymond Barfield MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Christian Philosophy Why Medicine Needs the Church to Care
May 4, 2014 Dr. Mark Chaves, Professor of Sociology, Religion, and Divinity at Duke and author of American Religion: Contemporary Trends Why Megachurches?
May 11, 2014 Amy McMann, Congregation member Running the Race with Perseverance
May 18, 2014 Adam Hollowell, Ph.D., Director of Student Ministry, Duke Chapel Foundations of Morality - II
May 25, 2014 (Memorial Day weekend)
Saturday May 31 - Sunday June 1, 2014 Congregation Retreat, Camp Caraway, Asheboro Rev. Carol Gregg, Senior Pastor for the Congregation The Future of our Congregation

 

Fall 2014 Schedule of Leaders
September 7, 2014 The Rev. Carol Gregg, Pastor to the Congregation Deepening Our Relationships with One Another and with God
September 14, 2014 Rev. Dr. Luke Powery, Dean of the Chapel Bridging Faith and Learning: The Strategic Plan for Duke Chapel
September 21, 2014 Brett McCarty, ThD student, Duke Divinity School Why (and How) the Church Needs to Care about Medicine
September 28, 2014 Gloria Ayee, Ph.D. Candidate & Graduate Fellow, Department of Political Science, Duke University Truth and Reconciliation: What it Means for the Christian Community
October 5, 2014 Andrew Coates, PhD Candidate Duke University Graduate Program in Religion Dispensationalism in America
October 12, 2014 Dr. Sujin Pak, Assistant Research Professor of the History of Christianity A History of Biblical Interpretation: Key Issues and Trends

A discussion of:
(a) how the church has defined Scripture over time,
(b) what the Church thinks the key goals and functions of Scripture are (over time and changes over time), and
(c) key exegetical principles (how do we read/interpret Scripture?) and concerns.
While covering each of these topics we will note many things that have stayed consistent and also noting shifts/changes over time.

October 19, 2014 Mr. Shane Claiborne, Founder of Simple Way community, Philadelphia, PA The Simple Way
October 26, 2014 Nell Noonan, Congregation member The Journey of a Caregiver Noonan will discuss her journey as a caregiver to her husband for seven and a half years and how she came to understand that experience as a spiritual pilgrimage. Her books, Not Alone:
Encouragement for Caregivers (2009) and The Struggles of Caregiving (2011), both published by Upper Room, will be available.
November 2, 2014 Mari Joerstad, PhD student, Duke Divinity School Names and Naming in Genesis
November 9, 2014 Jamie Brummitt, Ph.D. Student in American Religion, Duke University Evangelicalism, Death, and the Civil War
November 16, 2014 The Rev. Brad Troxell, Associate Pastor to the Congregation, and The Rev. Bruce Puckett, Director of Community Ministry for Duke University Chapel Christian Worship and Christian Dying
November 23, 2014 Nelson Strother, Congregation member What Did Jesus Ask?
November 30, 2014 [class-less for Thanksgiving weekend]  
December 7, 2014 Valerie Raleigh Yow, PhD author of Betty Smith: Life of the Author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, playwright and former history professor and Theresa Yuschok, MD A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - and Chapel Hill
December 14, 2014 The Rev. Dr. Fred Westbrook, Associate for Communications and IT for the Congregation Introduction to Christian Mystics

An overview of Christian mystics leading up to today will be presented, including recent mystics such as Howard Thurman and Thomas Berry, using material from Matthew Fox's Christian Mystics: 365 Readings and Meditations.

December 21, 2014 Rev. Dr. S. Brian Stratton, Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Alma College A Very Merry Philosophical Christmas
December 28, 2014 [class-less for Christmas weekend]  
Spring 2015 Schedule of Leaders
January 4, 2015 Edward M. Arnett, R.J. Reynolds Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus Quakerism
January 11, 2015 Rev. Stephen Chapman, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Duke Divinity School Loving God and Neighbor in the Old Testament
January 18, 2015 video of N. T. Wright, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews Why and How Paul Invented 'Christian Theology'
January 25, 2015 Dr. Allan Boesak, Desmond Tutu Chair of Peace, Global Justice and Reconciliation Studies, Christian Theological Seminary Reflections on My Time as an Anti-apartheid Activist
February 1, 2015 Jamie Brummitt, Ph.D. Student in American Religion, Duke University Mothers, Authors, and Saints: Women in 19th Century American Protestantism
February 8, 2015 [pancake breakfast, no classes]
February 15, 2015 Nelson Strother Bible Quotations
February 22, 2015 The Rev. Dr. Fred Westbrook, Associate for Communications and IT for the Congregation Thomas Berry and the Story of the Universe
March 1, 2015 Rev. Dr. Luke Powery, Dean of the Chapel and Dr. Christy Lohr Sapp, Associate Dean for Religious Life Duke Chapel and Interfaith Engagement
March 8, 2015 Rev. George Reed, Executive Director North Carolina Council of Churches Prophetic People of Faith and the 2015 General Assembly
March 15, 2015 Rev. G. Paul Carr Marching with King in Selma
March 22, 2015 Deb Hackney, Master of Arts in Christian Practice student and Associate Director, Center for Leadership Development and Social Action at the University Let Us Enjoy a Sabbath Rest
March 29, 2015 Dr. Christy Lohr Sapp, Associate Dean for Religious Life Theology of the Margins
April 5, 2015 [Easter, no classes]
April 12, 2015 Anna Arceneaux, Staff Attorney with the ACLU An Immoral and Broken System: the Case Against the Death Penalty
April 19, 2015 Yi Ying Teh, Duke undergraduate student Reconciling All Things to Him
April 26, 2015 Mark Rutledge, advisor for the Duke Interfaith Project Church as a Community of the Human Jesus: Following His Wisdom and Prophetic Vision
May 3, 2015 Rev. Brad Troxell, Associate Pastor of the Congregation Reflections on Recent Travel to Turkey
May 10, 2015 [Duke graduation, worship service held at Croasdaile Village, no classes]
May 17, 2015 Joshua Lazard, C. Eric Lincoln Minister for Student Engagement for Duke University Chapel Theology & Arts
May 24, 2015 [Memorial Day weekend, no classes]
May 30-31, Camp Caraway Kathryn Henderson, _ and former Congregation member Spiritual Practices for Deepening Connections
Fall 2015 Schedule of Leaders
September 13, 2015 The Rev. Carol Gregg, Pastor of The Congregation at Duke University Chapel Two Roads in the Woods - Which should I take?
September 20, 2015 Kathleen S. Peindl, PhD, Duke Addictions Program The Impact of Hospital Chaplaincy on Faith
September 27, 2015 The Rev. Dr. Luke Powery, Dean of Duke Chapel What is A Chapel without Walls?
October 4, 2015 Mark Gass, Congregation member Logos vs Zeitgeist 2.0: Lots of computers - has the world really changed?
October 11, 2015 Robin Barefoot, Legal & Policy Advisor Triangle Community Foundation Work in Progress
October 18, 2015 Whitney Schwab, Congregation member Walking your Talk and Footprints in the Sand: Reflections on Faith and Owning and Operating a Company
October 25, 2015 Dan and Regina Ford, Congregation members Loving that 40 Hour+ Workweek Grind
November 1, 2015 Sandy Powers, Congregation member What Can White Christians Do To Combat Racism?
November 8, 2015 Soren Palmer, Congregation member The Religion of Violence: Why We Sacrifice Others to Save Our Selves
November 15, 2015 Imam Adeel Zeb, MA, G.C.I.C., Muslim Chaplain/Director for Muslim Life at Duke Spiritually Unplugged: Life of a University Muslim Chaplain
November 22, 2015 Rosemarie Gulla, one of the Congregation's Godly Play leaders A Storied Faith
November 29, 2015 The Rev. Carol Gregg, Pastor to the Congregation Watchful Expectancy
December 6, 2015 Kimberley Caulfeild, Congregation member John the Baptizer
December 13, 2015 Rick King, Congregation member The Fulfillment of All Promises
December 20, 2015 Christopher Ross, Congregation member The Dawning of Day
December 27, 2015 Rev. Dr. S. Brian Stratton, Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Alma College Shine, Jesus, Shine: Epiphany Day

Spring 2016 Schedule of Leaders
January 3, 2016 Rev. Dr. S. Brian Stratton, Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Alma College Happy New Universe! Mythic and Scientific Cosmogonies
January 10, 2016 Mark Gass, Congregation member Re-examining Paul's "Powers" language in the 21st century. With the insights from Hendrik Berkhof's book Christ and the Powers, we will discuss the application of Paul's message on political power to the emerging world system of the 21st century.
January 17, 2016 Rev. Dan Day Jesus the Questioner Sharing some excerpts from If Jesus Isn't the Answer ... He Sure Asks the Right Questions!
January 24, 2016 [class postponed, worship cancelled due to severe weather]
January 31, 2016 Rabbi Elana Friedman, Campus Rabbi for Jewish Life at Duke A Taste of the Talmud will focus on the first page of the Talmud, the central work of Rabbinic Judaism, as a way of understanding the rabbinic approach to Judaism, Torah, and life.
February 7, 2016 The Rev. Paul Carr The Urgency for Literacy Education for K-3 Students in NC
February 14, 2016 The Rev. Stephen Chapman, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Duke Divinity School Lamentations for Lent
February 21, 2016 The Rev. Stephen Chapman, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Duke Divinity School Lamentations for Lent 1 - The Deserted City
February 28, 2016 The Rev. Stephen Chapman, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Duke Divinity School Lamentations for Lent 2 - God's Warnings Fulfilled
March 6, 2016 The Rev. Stephen Chapman, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Duke Divinity School Lamentations for Lent 3 - God's Steadfast Love Endures
March 13, 2016 The Rev. Stephen Chapman, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Duke Divinity School Lamentations for Lent 4 - The Punishment of Zion
March 20, 2016 The Rev. Stephen Chapman, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Duke Divinity School Lamentations for Lent 5 - A Plea for Mercy
March 27, 2016 [Easter Sunday, no class]
April 3, 2016 Dan Blazer, M.D., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine Can We Learn Anything about the Value of our Faith from Empirical Studies of Religion and Health?
April 10, 2016 Theresa Yuschok, Psychiatrist at Durham VA Medical Center and Medical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine Breakdown or Breakthrough: Spiritual Crisis vs Mental Illness?
April 17, 2016 Theresa Yuschok, Psychiatrist at Durham VA Medical Center and Medical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine Cross-cultural Models of Soul Growth
April 24, 2016 Dr Sujin Pak, Assistant Research Professor of the History of Christianity A Brief Introduction to the History of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations in the Medieval and Early Modern Time
May 1, 2016 Dr Sujin Pak, Assistant Research Professor of the History of Christianity What is Christian Witness?
May 8, 2016 Rev. Dr. S. Brian Stratton, Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Alma College The Spirituality of Aging: Reflections on Luke 5:39
June 4-5, Overnight Retreat at Camp Caraway Chaplain Peggy Gold, Duke Hospital God is Love: The Gift and Challenge
Fall 2016 Schedule of Leaders
September 04, 2016 [Labor Day weekend] [no classes]
September 11, 2016 Brian Schmidt, Duke University Chapel Music and Artistic Director and Founder, South Dakota Chorale The Theology of J. S. Bach As Found in His Cantatas
September 18, 2016 The Rev. Carol Gregg, Pastor to the Congregation Not in the Lectionary
September 25, 2016 Warren Kinghorn, MD, ThD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Associate Research Professor of Pastoral and Moral Theology, Duke Divinity School, and Co-Director, Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative, Duke Divinity School Mental Health, Mental Illness, and the Christian Story
October 02, 2016 Garry J. Crites, PhD, Director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Duke Continuing Studies The Cross and the Kilt: Exploring Celtic Christianity
October 09, 2016 Norman Wirzba, Professor of Theology and Ecology Nature or Creation? What Difference Does it Make?
October 16, 2016 Rabbi Elana Friedman, Campus Rabbi for Jewish Life at Duke A Taste of the Talmud, Part 2: A Classic Tale of Superpowers and Heartbreak
October 23, 2016 Kathy Getka, Chaplain at Polk Correctional Institution for Men, Butner, NC When I was in Prison, You Visited Me
October 30, 2016 Dan Blazer, M.D., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine Freud vs. God
November 06, 2016 Dan and Patty Nichols and Will and Adela Mow, of the Bruderhof Community Called to Community
November 13, 2016 Jack Adams, Assistant to the Dean of Duke Chapel Brexit: A British, Christian Perspective
November 20, 2016 The Rev. Mark Rutledge, consultant for interfaith dialogue Re-imagining Religion
November 27, 2016 Deb Hackney, recent graduate from Duke Divinity with a Master of Arts in Christian Practice No, I Don't Want to be the Pastor: Theological Education for the Rest of Us and Why I Pursued It
December 04, 2016 The Rev. Dave Allen, United Methodist Campus Minister to the Wesley Fellowship at Duke Puritans, Christmas, and Campus Speech
December 11, 2016 The Rev. Andrew Phillips, Assistant Pastor to the Congregation Sacred Rhythms: Daily Prayer in a Digital and Distracted Age
December 18, 2016 Terry Yuschok, Congregation member A History of the Christmas Tree
December 25, 2016 [no classes on Christmas Day]  

Spring 2017 Schedule of Leaders
January 1, 2017 [no classes on News Year's Day]  
January 8, 2017 [class postponed due to ice]  
January 15, 2017 The Rev. Christopher Ross, Congregation member Let Us Pray
Congregation member Christopher Ross+ will lead a discussion around such questions as: What do we mean when we say, "Let Us Pray?" What exactly is it that we are about to do? What do you do when you pray? And how do you know that you're doing it "right?"
January 22, 2017 The Rev. Dr. Carol Gregg, Pastor to the Congregation The Sacraments: Baptism
January 29, 2017 Crawford Stevener, Reformed University Fellowship Campus Minister at Duke University Christians Tell the Best Stories Evaluating cultural narratives and how the Christian story leads us to hope in a world desperately seeking it.
February 5, 2017 Vanessa Hawkins, Associate for Nurturing Ministries, Presbytery of New Hope Testimony as a Communal Act of Spiritual Praxis
February 12, 2017 Congregation member Dr. Ellen Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School A Conversation about Preaching and Politics
February 19, 2017 The Rev. Dr. Carol Gregg, Pastor to the Congregation The Sacraments: Communion
February 26, 2017 Evan Wescott, Peer Ministry Coordinator, Duke Catholic Center Confessions from the Confessional: An Inside Look at the Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation
We will learn:
  • Why Catholics are so preoccupied with telling some other person their sins
  • How the Sacrament takes place
  • How this Sacrament relates to the other Catholic sacraments
  • The role of the sacrament in the 21st century Church
March 5, 2017 Jim and Ellie Ferguson, Congregation members Working the back of the house at Duke Chapel
March 12, 2017 video of N.T. Wright After you Believe: Why Christian Character Matters
Saturday March 18, 2017 Biblical Studies Retreat 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall of Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 3011 Academy Road, Durham Dr. James Efird, Professor Emeritus of Duke Divinity School and author of Revelation for Today: An Apocalyptic Approach Does Apocalyptic Thought Tell Us About the End of the World?
March 19, 2017 Sam Hammond, University Carillonneur What Shall the Carillon Play?
March 26, 2017 Rev. Dr. Luke Powery, Dean of the Chapel, and Congregation member Dr. Ellen Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School Another Conversation about Preaching and Politics
April 2, 2017 Denise Noble, Congregation's divinity school intern A Faith Response to Domestic Violence and Abuse
April 9, 2017 Jack Adams, chair of the Green and Fair Chapel committee A Green and Fair Chapel: Why Fair Trade?

Enough time travel, take me back to the current schedule for Adult Forum sessions.