Monday, March 17, 2008

Society for Pentecostal Studies 2008

Just returned from the meeting at Duke University. I always enjoy the joint meeting with the Wesleyan Theological Society. Corky and I drove to Durham on Wednesday evening and the rest is a blur! The program highlights, at least for me, were:
  • hearing Jurgen Moltman
  • a panel discussion on peacemaking with Stanley Hauerwas
  • Randy Maddox discussing Wesley's relationship with science
  • Terry Cross' presidential address
  • Corky's presentation
(These lists are not exhaustive.)

The event highlights, as always, were seeing old friends and colleagues, some of whom I don't see but once a year [Frank Macchia, Allan Anderson, Blaine, Charette, Jennie Evert Powers, Mel Robeck, David Reed, et al], making new friends [Terry LeBlanc], meeting scholars I haven't met before [again, Terry LeBlanc, Joel Halldorf, Bernie van der Walle].

The good and frightening (and humbling) news is that I was elected 2nd Vice President of the Society. This means that in 2010, when I am 1st Vice President I will plan the program which will be at North Central Bible College in Minneapolis and in 2011 I will be President, delivering the presidential address.