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Recently Read: Elaine Heath Named Dean of Duke Divinity School

Elaine A. Heath, a theologian, preacher, teacher and writer, will be the next dean of the Duke Divinity School, President Richard H. Brodhead and Provost Sally Kornbluth announced Tuesday. Heath is currently the McCreless Professor of Evangelism at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology in Dallas. She succeeds Ellen Davis, who has served as […]

Q&A: UM Bishop Willimon takes on the church, through a novel

After writing dozens of books, retired UM Bishop Will Willimon decided to try his hand at a new genre: fiction. A lover of novels, Willimon said that works of fiction are uniquely capable of expressing truth. “I think that fiction gets at truth in very special ways,” he said. “There’s a complexity that fiction deals […]

Educated for a life of faith

The 13 United Methodist seminaries together graduate about 330 UM ordination candidates a year, as well as other graduates who plan a career in religious work. Here are capsule stories of a handful of spring 2012 graduates: For the last three years, Adam Love has preached at small UM churches in Chuckey and Limestone, Tenn., […]

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