About Our People

Several university employees are serving on the board and associated journal of the International Christian Community of Teacher Educators (ICCTE), a faith-based teacher educators organization. Scot Headley is a founding member and provides invaluable support to the journal; Josiah Philipsen is the webmaster for ICCTE-J; Linda Samek serves as treasurer; and Jennie Harrop, Tom Buchanan and Susanna Thornhill serve as the editorial team for ICCTE-J. As a peer-reviewed journal, ICCTE-J publishes two issues annually in order to promote scholarly exchanges supported by a Christian worldview. The fall issue launched in September 2017.  The ICCTE conference happens biennially and will be hosted in 2018 at Abilene Christian University May 22-25. Contact any member of the editorial team for more information on this vibrant community; the journal is always looking for submissions and peer review partners.

Randy Woodley (Seminary) wrote a chapter, “The Poor and Poverty in North American Indigenous Traditions,” for the book Poverty and the Poor in the World’s Religious Tradition: Religious Responses to the Problem of Poverty (editors William H. Brackney and Rupen Das), published by Praeger in June. Randy also presented a session, titled “Embracing Ethnic Diversity and Learning from Indigenous Communities,” for The Global Church Project’s Healing Our Broken Humanity: A Seven-Part Film Series on Race, Justice and Reconciliation. Finally, Randy was one of 10 architects of a document, “The Declaration on Christian Faith and White Supremacy,” released last week on a national platform with signatories such as Walter Brueggemann, Jim Wallis, Lisa Sharon Harper, Shane Claiborne, David Gushee and MaryKate Morse (Seminary). The statement was developed by concerned Christians after the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and modeled after the famous Barman Declaration drafted by theologians such as Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who felt the church needed to take a stand against the nationalistic movement that became Nazism. In the same spirit concerning a nationalistic movement in America concerning White Supremacy, a number of theologians, scholars and activists came together to draft “The Declaration,” which has now been signed by more than 2,000 Christians in its first week. People may read “The Declaration” and the call to Act, and sign, at thedeclaration.net.

Tim Tsohantaridis (Christian Studies) teamed with John S. Knox to write a book, God in the Details: A Biblical Survey of the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures (Kendall-Hunt Publishers). The book presents the story of the Bible in a systematic, yet straightforward manner. Readers are introduced to a broad investigation of the Hebrew and Greek scriptures (including writings from the intertestamental period), providing the highlights of each book in the Bible as well as historical and cultural details to mesh out the stories and to provide depth of understanding.

Jamie Johnson (Spiritual Life, College of Christian Studies) had a book review published in the CCCU Advance Spring 2017 issue: “Sanctity in the Ordinary: A Review of Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren.”

Paul Anderson preached at Reedwood Friends Church (Sept. 17) on “Abiding in Christ and Being Friends of Jesus,” and he represented George Fox at the internment memorial service for John Punshon (former visiting professor of Quaker Studies, 1990) in London (Aug. 12). Paul also presented the following papers: “From One Inclusive Quest to Another — A Tribute to Marvin W. Meyer” (Chapman University, Los Angeles, May 2017); “Quaker Presidents We Have Known, Or Thought We Did — Hoover and Nixon,” Friends Association for Higher Education (Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina, June 2017); “John Among the Gospels: A Bi-Optic Hypothesis” and “The Spirituality of Jesus: An Inclusive Quest” (Stellenbosch University, South Africa, August 2017); and “A Bi-Optic Hypothesis: An Inclusive Theory of Gospel Relations,” Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (University of Pretoria, South Africa, August 2017). Paul also wrote a new foreword for The Prophet-King, by Wayne A. Meeks, and published in the Johannine Monograph Series (Vol. 5) of which he is a coeditor (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2017).

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