Three new grants totaling nearly $1 million to the School of Divinity will create a state-of-the-art teaching chapel, address economic issues facing future ministers and position early career pastors to be leaders in their wider communities.
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Jeanette Wallace Hyde, a life trustee who served as a U.S. Ambassador, made a $2 million gift to support student scholarships and financial aid at the Wake Forest School of Divinity.
Medical advances in biotechnology seem to be coming faster than the public can understand them or even discuss how society should handle ethical, legal and moral considerations. To spark the national conversation, Wake Forest has partnered with Baylor to host “After the Genome: The Language of our Biotechnological Future” April 12-13.
Melissa Rogers, who teaches in Wake Forest’s School of Divinity, has been named Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
The School of Divinity’s innovative Food, Faith and Religious Leadership Initiative will prepare religious leaders to guide congregations and religious communities in addressing food issues such as hunger, obesity and food justice.
School of Divinity and undergraduate students led by Associate Professor Neal Walls and Associate Chaplain for Muslim Life Khalid Griggs spent two weeks exploring the history and religious traditions of Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities during Wake Forest’s Interfaith Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Noted Harvard theologian Harvey G. Cox. Jr. spoke Tuesday at the School of Divinity’s Spring Convocation and joined in Wake Forest’s celebration of the establishment of the School of Divinity’s first endowed chair, the James and Marilyn Dunn Chair of Baptist Studies.
Wake Forest will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible with a concert performed by six Winston-Salem churches and a library exhibition of rare and historic Bibles.
Professor of Church History Bill J. Leonard is the first James and Marilyn Dunn Chair of Baptist Studies at the School of Divinity. The chair positions the School as a leader in the ongoing conversation about the future of ministry in Baptist churches.
Mention religion and some people become armchair preachers who pepper their conversations with popular Christian words and trendy theological phrases. Bill Leonard, professor of church history at the School of Divinity, discusses “speaking Christian” with CNN.