From the Worldwide Faith News archives


Date 05 May 1996 13:18:48


                          by Alexa Smith 
AUSTIN, Texas--The Austin Theological Seminary board of trustees voted to 
establish an Exceptional Service Award at its May 20 meeting and to give 
the first award to Edward D. Vickey, a member of the seminary's board for 
18 years.  The award was created to recognize contributions of a trustee or 
a friend of the seminary.  The board's new chair is Jo E. (Jed) Shaw, a 
member of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston. 
RICHMOND, Va.--Elder Jane Rogers Vann, associate executive for education 
for the Synod of the Northeast, has been called to a faculty position at 
Union Theological Seminary in Virginia.  Vann will serve as assistant 
professor of Christian education.  The Rev. William P. Brown, a faculty 
member, has been promoted to associate professor of Old Testament.  Brown 
joined the Union faculty in 1991. 
PITTSBURGH--The board of directors of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has 
elected five persons to its board.  They are:  the Rev. John T. Campbell of 
Gibsonia, Pa.; the Rev. Kevin Neal of Aliquippa, Pa.; Joan Kelly Merritt of 
Seattle; Sandra A. Lamb of New York City; and James E. Lee of Fox Chapel, 
Pa.  Edwin Clarke Jr. was elected chair and Marianne L. Wolfe, vice-chair, 
for 1995-96. 
PASADENA, Calif.--Two courses taught at Fuller Theological Seminary each 
received $10,000 John Templeton Foundation awards this year as models of 
meritorious science-religion courses.  Recipients of the award for the 
course Theology and Science were Nancey Murphy, associate professor of 
Christian philosophy, and Richard Carlson, professor of physics at the 
University of Redlands.  The course explored integrating scientific 
knowledge with faith.  H. Newton Maloney, senior professor of psychology, 
taught Introduction to Integration which dealt with the relationship 
between social/behavioral sciences and Christian faith, in the seminary's 
Graduate School of Psychology. 
DECATUR, Ga.--Four noncredit courses will be offered at Columbia 
Theological Seminary through the month's end, open to both laity and 
clergy.  From July 17 to 21, Stanley Saunders, assistant professor of New 
Testament, will teach "A Study of Matthew: Time, Space and Spirit in God's 
House."  Rebecca Parker, director of continuing education, will lead 
courses on the Presbyterian Women's Bible study, July 17-21 and July 28-29. 
July 17-19, John Westerhoff will teach "Making Christians in Our Day." 
Westerhoff is the director of the Institute for Pastoral Studies of St. 
Luke's Episcopal Church in Atlanta. "Images of God:  Biblical and 
Theological Perspectives" will be under way  July 17-20, taught by Jeanne 
Stevenson-Moessner, adjunct assistant professor of practical theology, and 
David Gunn, former professor of Old Testament at Columbia and now at Texas 
Christian University.  Courses range from $35 to $95.  To register, 
telephone (404) 378-8821. 

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