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Charry, Ellen

Margaret W. Harmon Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

Curriculum Vitae


Academic Appointments

Princeton Theological Seminary, Margaret W. Harmon Professor of Theology, 2010-current.

Princeton Theological Seminary, Margaret W. Harmon Associate Professor of Theology, 1997-2010.

Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Assistant Professor of Theology, 1992-97.

Yale Divinity School, 1989-91.

Short-Term Academic Appointments

Calvin College Summer Seminar, July 2006.

University of Otago Summer School, New Zealand, January 2006.

Henry Luce Post-Doctoral Fellow, Yale Divinity School, 1989-91.

Muhlenberg College, Adjunct Professor, Spring, 1984.


Doctor of Philosophy in Religion, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1985.

         Dissertation: Franz Rosenzweig's Doctrine of God.

Master of Arts in Religion, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1978.

Master of Social Work, Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, New York, NY, 1970.

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Barnard College (Columbia University), New York, NY, 1968.

Academic Honors and Awards

Sabbatical grant: Louisville Institute, Spring, 2014.

Princeton Theological Seminary Faculty Research Grant, Summer, 2012.

Project grant from Paul & Anne van Buren Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, 2009.

Alan Richardson Fellowship, Durham University, Department of Theology, Spring, 2006.

Princeton Theological Seminary Faculty Research Grant, 1999.

Golden Mustang Award for Teaching and Scholarship, Southern Methodist University, 1996.

Perkins Scholarly Outreach Award, Southern Methodist University, 1995-6.

Henry Luce Fellowship, Association of Theological Schools, 1994-5.

Scholarly Outreach Award, Perkins School of Theology, 1993.

Member, Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ, 1991-2, 1998-9.

Louisville Institute Research Grant, 1991-2.

Henry Luce Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Yale Divinity School, 1989-91.




Theological Commentary on Palms 1-51, Brazos Press Series (in process).

The Austin Dogmatics of Paul van Buren 1957-58. Editor. Cascade Press, 2012.

Same-Sex Relationships and the Nature of Marriage: A Theological Colloquy. Editor, special issue of Anglican Theological Review, 93:1. Winter 2011.

God and the Art of Happiness. Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2010.

Inquiring after God: Classic and Contemporary Readings. Editor.  Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2000.

By the Renewing of Your Minds: The Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Franz Rosenzweig on the Freedom of God. Lima, OH: Wyndham Hall Press, 1987.


Commissioned Essays

"Sapiential Theology: Faith seeking Holiness," Sanctified by Grace: A Theology of the Christian Life. Kent Eilers, ed. T&T Clark, (in press).

"Triangulation in the Psalms of Lament," Revisioning, Renewing, and Rediscovering the Triune Center. Derek Tidball, Brian Harris, and Jason Sexton, eds. Wipf&Stock, (in press).

"Augustine's Monovision" Augustinian Studies,  (2013, in press).

"The Necessity of Divine Happiness: A Response from Systematic Theology" in Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness, Brent A. Strawn ed., New York: Oxford University Press, 2012, 229-47.

"Rebecca's Twins: Augustine on Election in Genesis" in Genesis and Christian Theology, MacDonald, Elliott, and Macaskill eds. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012, 267-86.

 "Interview with Ellen T. Charry: Towards a Christian Positive Psychology." Edification: The Transdisciplinary Journal of Christian Psychology. 5:1. 2011, 61-68.

 "The Doctrine of God in Jewish-Christian Dialogue," Oxford Handbook of the Trinity, Gilles Emery and Matthew Levering eds., Oxford University Press, 2011.

"Ceremonies that Consecrate and Heal," in Immersed in the life of God: The Healing Resources of the Christian Faith, Paul L. Gavrilyuk, Douglas M. Koskela, and Jason E. Vickers, eds. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008, 86-108.

 "Experiencing Salvation Liturgically," in Theology in Service of the Church, ed. Charles Wiley, et al. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008, 57-67.

"The Soteriological Importance of the Divine Perfections." In God the Holy Trinity: Reflections on Christian Faith and Practice. Timothy George, ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006, 129-47.

"Walking in the Truth: On Knowing God." In But Is It All True?: The Bible and the Question of Truth, Alan G. Padgett and Patrick R. Keifert, eds. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006, 144-69.

 "Countering a Malforming Culture: Christian Theological Formation of Adolescents in North America." In Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality: Perspectives from the World's Religious Traditions, ed. Karen-Marie Yust, et al. Lanham, Boulder, New York, Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006, 437-48.

"The Uniqueness of Christ in Relation to the Jewish People: The Eternal Crusade." In Christ the One and Only: A Global Affirmation of the Uniqueness of Jesus Christ, ed. Sung Wook Chung. Baker Academic, 2005, 136-161.

"Whatever Happened to the Wisdom of God?" In The Princeton Theological Review, Spring 2005, XI: 2, 4-8.

"Sacramental Ecclesiology" and "The Body of Christ, the Bread of Heaven." In The Community of the Word: Toward an Evangelical Ecclesiology, ed. Mark Husbands and Daniel J. Treier, 201-216, 273-278. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2005.

"Following an Unfollowable God." In The Ending of Mark and the Ends of God: Essays in Memory of Donald Harrisville Juel, ed. B. Gaventa and P. D. Miller, 155-63. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2005.

"May we Trust God and (Still) Lament? Can we Lament and (Still) Trust God?" In Lament: Reclaiming Practices in Pulpit, Pew, and Public Square, ed. S. Brown and P. D. Miller, 95-108. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2005.

"How Should We Live the Christian Life?" In Essentials of Christian Theology, ed. William C. Placher, 264-80. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003.

"The Grace of God and the Law of Christ." Interpretation 57, no. 1 (2003): 34-44.

"The Trinity and the Christian Life." In Fire & Wind, ed. Joseph D. Small, 106-19. Louisville: Geneva Press, 2002.

"Theology after Psychology." In Care for the Soul: Exploring the Intersection of Psychology and Theology, ed. Mark McMinn and Timothy Phillips, 118-33. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2001.

"Grow Big and Tall and Straight and Strong" and "Thinking Ourselves Outward from God." In The Princeton Lectures on Youth, Church, and Culture, 25-41. Princeton: Princeton Theological Seminary, 2000.

"To What End Knowledge? The Academic Captivity of the Church." In Theology in the Service of the Church, ed. Wallace Alston, Jr., 73-87. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

"Response to Joseph B. Tyson." In Anti-Judaism and the Gospels, ed. William R. Farmer, 259-64. Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 1999.

"The Crisis of Modernity and the Christian Self." In A Passion for God's Reign, ed. Miroslav Volf, 89-112. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

"On (Really) Needing God." In The Papers of the Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology, Vol. 2, ed. Jonathan Strom, 7-23. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1997.

"Cure of Body and Soul: Interpretation as Art and Science." In Disciplining Hermeneutics: Interpretation in Christian Perspective, ed. Roger Lundin, 85-95. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997.

"Reviving Theology in a Time of Change." In The Future of Theology: Essays in Honor of Jürgen Moltmann, ed. Miroslav Volf et al, 114-26. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.

"Christians, Jews, and the Law." Modern Theology 11, no. 2 (1995): 187-93.

"Is Christianity Good for Us?" In Reclaiming Faith: Essays on Orthodoxy in the Episcopal Church and the Baltimore Declaration, ed. E. Radner and G. Sumner, 225-46. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993.

 "Two Millennia Later: Evangelizing Jews?" In Reclaiming Faith: Essays on Orthodoxy in the Episcopal Church and the Baltimore Declaration, ed. E. Radner and G. Sumner, 169-93. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993.

"The View of God in The Star of Redemption." In Der Philosoph Franz Rosenzweig, Vol. 2, Freiburg/München: Karl Alber Press, 1988, 585-89.

"A Step Toward Ecumenical Esperanto." In Toward a Universal Theology of Religion, ed. Leonard Swidler, 218-23. Phoenix: Orbis Press, 1987.

"Theologische Kommentar." In Freiburger Leithlinien zum Lernenprozess Christen Juden, ed. G. Biemer, 168-71. Patmos: Düsseldorf, 1981.

Journal Articles

"Positive Theology: An Exploration in Theological Psychology and Positive Psychology" Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 30, no. 4, (2012): 284-93.

 "God and the Art of Happiness," Theology Today, 68, no. 3, (2011): 238-252.

"Educating for Wisdom: Theological Studies as a Spiritual Exercise," Theology Today, 66, no. 3, (2009): 295-308.

"Augustine of Hippo: The Father of Christian Psychology," Anglican Theological Review 88, no. 4 (2006): 575-89.

 "The Law of Christ all the Way Down." International Journal of Systematic Theology 7, no. 2 (2005): 155-68.

"Virtual Salvation." Theology Today 61, no. 3 (2004): 334-47.

"Christian Witness to Contemporary Culture Regarding Sex." Anglican Theological Review 86, no. 2 (2004): 273-92.

"On Happiness." Anglican Theological Review 86, no. 1 (2004): 19-33.

"On being an Anglo-Catholic." Sewanee Theological Review 47, no. 1 (2003): 20-32.

 "Religious Perspectives on our Present Crisis." Princeton Seminary Bulletin 23, no. 1 (2002): 28-35.

"World Peace and the Western Religious Traditions." Union Seminary Quarterly Review 56, no. 3-4 (2002): 130-46.

"On Christ and Judaism: The Other Side of the Story" and "Response to Carl Kimber." Princeton Theological Review 8, no. 2,3 (2001): 24-9, 38-9.

"When Generosity Is Not Enough." Quarterly Review 21, no. 3 (2001): 266-78 (reprinted).

"A Sharp Two-Edged Sword." Interpretation 53, no. 2 (1999): 158-172. Reprinted in Character and Scripture: Moral Formation, Community, and Biblical Interpretation, ed. William P. Brown, 344-60. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002.

"Spiritual Formation by the Doctrine of the Trinity." Theology Today 54, no. 3 (1997): 367-80.

"Biblical Preaching as a Subversive and Public Spirited Activity." Sewanee Theological Review 38, no. 1 (1994): 39-53.

"Christians, Jews, and the Law." Modern Theology 11, no. 2 (1995): 187-193.

"The Case for Concern: Athanasian Christology in Pastoral Perspective." Modern Theology 9, no. 3 (1993): 265-83.

"Academic Theology in Pastoral Perspective." Theology Today 50, no. 1 (1993): 90-104.

"The Moral Function of Christian Doctrine." Theology Today 49, no. 1 (1992): 31-45.

"Literature as Scripture: Privileged Reading in Current Religious Reflection." Soundings 74, no. 1-2 (1991): 65-99.

"Theology in a Pluralistic Setting: Report on Adolescent Pregnancy." Journal of Ecumenical Studies 27, no. 1 (1990): 1-7, 10-15, 95-99.

"Female Sexuality as an Image of Empowerment: Two Models." St. Luke's Journal of Theology 30, no. 3 (1987): 201-18.

"Jewish Holocaust Theology: An Assessment." Journal of Ecumenical Studies 18, no. 1 (1981): 128-39.

Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Handbook, and Commentary Articles

"Biblical Hermeneutics," Oxford Encyclopedia of Bible and Theology, (in process).

"Happiness" and "Supersessionism," in Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics. Joel Green, Jacqueline Lapsley, Rebecca Miles, Allen Verhey, eds. Grand Rapids: Baker, (in press).

 "Experience." for Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology, ed. John Webster and Kathryn Tanner. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007, 413-31; 2nd edition, 2012.

"Revelation," Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Religion, eds. Paul Copan and Chad Meister. London, New York: Routledge, 2007, 930-49.

"Judaism." In Global Dictionary of Theology, ed.  Bill Dyrness et al. InterVarsity Press, (2007).

Commentary on 2 Corinthians. In Renovaré Spiritual Formation Study Bible, ed. Richard Foster and Dallas Willard. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2005, 2089-2103.

"Earth," "Incarnation," and "The Doctrine of Human Being." In Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, ed. Daniel J. Trier, et al. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic and London: SPCK, 2005.

"The World's Children: Their abuse, exploitation and poverty." In Faith in Action Bible Study, ed. Terry Muck. Grand Rapids: Zondervan and World Vision, 2005.


Churchly Contributions:

Designed and Edited Special Issues of Theology Today, with corresponding Editorials

Roman Catholic Theologians, October 2005.

Global Mission, April 2005.

Salvation, October 2004.

"While Visions of Salvation Dance in Our Heads." Theology Today 61, no. 3 (2004): 291-7.

Eastern Orthodoxy, April 2004.

Theology and Business, October 2003.

"Am I My Brother's Keeper?" Theology Today 60, no. 3 (2003): 293-41.

Medieval Women Theologians, April 2003.

"Welcoming Medieval Christian Women Theologians." Theology Today 60, no.1 (2003): 1-4.

Theology and Technology, April 2002.

Christian Worship, October 2001.

"Consider Christian Worship." Theology Today 58, no. 3 (2001): 281-8.

Culture Wars, April 2001.

"Probing the Culture Wars." Theology Today 58, no. 1 (2001): 1-2.

Disabilities, July 2000.

"On Things We Can't Fix." Theology Today 57, no. 2 (2000).

Children, January 2000.

"Who's Minding the Children?" Theology Today 56, no. 4 (2000): 451-5.

Additional Theology Today Editorials

"The Valley of Love and Delight," Theology Today 62, no. 4 (2005), 459-64.

 "To Know Love and Enjoy God." Theology Today 59, no. 2 (2002): 173-8.

"The End of Satisfaction." Theology Today 59, no. 1 (2002): 1-5.

"Will there be a Protestant Center?" Theology Today 57, no. 4 (2001): 453-9.

"Christian Spirituality: Whither?" Theology Today 56, no. 1 (1999): 1-4.

Book Reviews

Another Reformation by Peter Ochs and Protestant-Jewish Conundrum by Frankel and Mendelsohn. Journal of Ecumenical Studies (in press).

"Happy Pursuits." Christian Century, Vol. 124:15 (2007): 31(3).

The Princeton Proposal, by Carl E. Braaten and Robert W. Jenson. The Anglican 33, no. 3 (2004): 7-9.

Seasons of a Family's Life: Cultivating the Contemplative Spirit at Home, by Wendy M. Wright. Family Ministry 18, no. 2 (2004): 100-1.

Redemptive Change: Atonement and the Christian Cure of the Soul, by R. R. Reno. Modern Theology 19, no. 4 (2003): 565-8.

Christian Hope and Christian Life: Raids on the Inarticulate, by Rowan A. Greer. The Journal of Religion 83, no. 1 (2003): 142-3.

Life and Practice in the Early Church, by Steven McKinion. Princeton Seminary Bulletin 23, no. 1 (2002): 101-2.

In the Ruins of the Church: Sustaining Faith in an Age of Diminished Christianity, by R. R. Reno. Theology Today 60, no. 2 (2002): 288-90.

Feminist Theory and Christian Theology, by Serene Jones. Theology Today 58, no. 4 (2002): 652-4.

Christianity in Jewish Terms, ed. Novack, Ochs, and Frymer-Kensky. Theology Today 58, no. 4 (2002): 211-4.

The Feast of the World's Redemption, by John Koenig. The Anglican (July 2001).

Augustine's Invention of the Inner Self, by Phillip Carey. Theology Today 58, no. 2 (2001): 232.

Mystical Theology: The Integrity of Spirituality and Theology, by Mark A. McIntosh. The Journal of Religion 80, no. 2 (2000): 339-40.

Our Father in Heaven: Christian Faith and Inclusive Language for God, by John W. Cooper. Asbury Theological Journal 55, no. 2 (2000): 103-5.

Faithful Persuasion: In Aid of a Rhetoric of Christian Theology, by David Cunningham. Journal of the American Academy of Religion 63, no. 2 (1995): 404-7.

Truth and Historicity, by Richard Campbell. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 68, no. 4 (n/d): 623-6.

Exclusion and Embrace, by Miroslav Volf. Theology Today 56, no. 2 (1999): 248-9.

Interpreting God and the Postmodern Self, by Anthony Thiselton. Theology Today 54, no. 1 (1997): 106-110.

That Jesus Christ was Born a Jew: Karl Barth's Doctrine of Israel, by Katherine Sonderegger. Princeton Seminary Bulletin 16, no. 1 (1995): 103-5.

Faith Seeking Understanding, by Daniel Migliore. Theology Today 49, no. 1 (1992): 85-6.

Theology and Dialogue, by Bruce D. Marshall. Theology Today 48, no. 3 (1991): 340-4.

Dialogue and Disagreement: Franz Rosenzweig's Relevance to Contemporary Jewish-Christian Dialogue, by Ronald H. Miller. Journal of Ecumenical Studies 27, no. 4 (1990): 787-8.

An Interpretation of Religion: Human Responses to the Transcendent, by John Hick. Journal of Ecumenical Studies 27, no. 2 (1990): 399-400.

Disputed Questions, by Rosemary Radford Ruether; and The Christology of Rosemary Radford Ruether, by Mary Hembrow. Journal of Ecumenical Studies 26, no. 4 (1989): 743-4.

Theology and Religious Pluralism by Gavin D'Costa; Risking Christ for Christ's Sake, by M.M. Thomas; and Plurality and Ambiguity, by David Tracy. Journal of Ecumenical Studies 25, no. 2 (1988): 276-8.

The Anguish of the Jews, by Edward Flannery; and More Stepping Stones to Jewish-Christian Dialogue, by Croner and Klenicki. Journal of Ecumenical Studies 24, no. 1 (1987):132-3.

Religion in American Public Life, by James A. Reichley.  Journal of Ecumenical Studies 24, no. 1 (1987): 122-3.

Heilswege der Weltreligionen, by Walter Strolz. Journal of Ecumenical Studies 23, no. 2 (1986): 320-1.

Jews and Christians: Getting our Stories Straight, by Michael Goldberg.  Journal of Ecumenical Studies 22, no. 4 (1985): 787.

Trialogue of the Abramhamic Faiths, by Isma'il al Faruqi. Journal of Ecumenical Studies 21, no. 3 (1984): 560-1.

Christ in the Light of Christian-Jewish Dialogue, by John T. Pawlikowski.  Journal of Ecumenical Studies 20, no. 2 (1983): 294-5.

Standing before God: Studies on Prayer in Scriptures and Tradition, ed. Finkle and Frizzell. Journal of Ecumenical Studies 20, no. 3 (1983): 476-7.

The Lord's Prayer and Jewish Liturgy, ed. Petuchowski and Brocke. Journal of Ecumenical Studies 18, no. 3 (1981): 496-7.

Shorter Essays

"Smell, Taste, Eat," sermon preached at opening of term Spring 2012, Princeton Theological Seminary. Published in "Lion's Mark" of Saint Mark's Church, Philadelphia, November, 2012.

Forward to republication of Traces of God by Diogenes Allen. Seabury Books, (2006), xi-xiii.

"Heart of Integrity: On Paul M. van Buren." The Christian Century (Feb. 2005): 31-5.

"In Need of Self-Doubt: Reflections on 9/11." The Christian Century 119, no. 19 (Sept. 2002): 8-12.

"Growing into the Wisdom of God." The Christian Century 119, no. 4 (Feb. 2002): 21-2.

"Essential Reading: Spiritual Readings in Chronological Order." Anglican Theological Review  (Jan. 2002): 211-2.

"Lead Us into Joy: An Ordination Sermon." The Anglican 31, no. 3 (2002): 17-20.

"The Nature of Theological Discourse." Catalyst 28, no. 3 (2002): 1-3.

"Training in Christianity." The Christian Century (April 2001): 5-7.

"Is Theology Practical?" Modern Reformation (Jan/Feb 2001): 47-50.

"Response to Lois Malcolm," Sewanee Theological Review 45, no. 1 (2001): 38-40.

"Send a Christian to Camp," with Dana Charry. The Christian Century (July 1999): 708-10.

"Reaching Out to Donald: A Prison Tale." The Christian Century (Feb. 1998): 175-79.

"The Crisis of Violence," with Dana Charry. The Christian Century (July 1998): 668-70.

"What Kind of People Ought We to Become?" Plumbline: A Journal of Ministry in Higher Education (1997): 10-19.

"Formative Years: The Seminary Experience." The Christian Century (Nov. 1997): 1068-70.

"Sacraments for the Christian Life." The Christian Century (Nov. 1995): 1076-79.

"Raising Christian Children in a Pagan Culture." The Christian Century (Feb. 1994): 166-68.

"Seminarians Interacting: An Exchange Program." Ecumenical Trends 18 (April 1989): 52-56.

"Scripture's Church." Evangelical Outlook 17 (1988): 2-4.


Audio and Video Productions

Mars Hill interview: 2011.

DVD illustration of Sir Michael Tippett's oratorio, A Child of Our Time, 2005.

Jesus in the Gospels. Video segment 22. United Methodist Publishing House, 2003.

Commentor for "All Things Considered," National Public Radio, 2002-03.

Knowing God with Heart and Mind. One video segment of Christian Believer. Abingdon Press, 1999.

Salvation. One video segment. United Methodist Publishing House, 1998.

On This Side of Paradise. Four 30-minute radio documentaries on contemporary religious communities, under a grant from the Pennsylvania Council for the Humanities, 1982. Award from the local radio broadcasters association.


Named Lectureships and Selected Addresses

Laing Lectures, Regent College, Vancouver, (February, 2014)

Killen Lecture, St. Norbert College, (September 2013)

Howie Lecture, Union Presbyterian Seminary, April 2013.

Finch Lecture, High Point University, March 2013.

"Psalm 22," Reading the Psalms Theologically session, Society of Biblical Literature, November 2012.

"Proposing Positive Theology," address at Society for Christian Psychology, October 2012.

Nyvall Lecture, North Park Seminary, April 2012.

Ritter-Moyer Lectures, Evangelical Theological Seminary, November 2010

The John Henry Hobart Lecture, Episcopal Diocese of New York, November, 2010.

Stob Lectures, Calvin College, November 2005.

Alumni Lectures, Emmanuel College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 2005.

"Can we Know God?" Faith and Learning Lecture, Baylor University. 2005.

Pastor Theologians, Bangor ME, 2005.

"On Happiness," Christ Church Cathedral, Nashville, TN, 2004.

"A Biblical View of Society," "The Ethics of Christian Citizenship," Grove City College, Grove City, PA, 2004.

"On the Divine Unity." Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, AL, 2003.

"The 'Autonomous Individual'." Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, 2003.

"The 'Autonomous Individual'." Lakeland College, Sheboygan, WI, 2003.

"On Happiness," Godsey Lecture, Wesley Methodist Church, Washington, DC, 2003.

"Paul and Law," Clergy Day Conference, Wycliffe College, Toronto, Canada, 2002.

"Wisdom for Human Flourishing," "Sapiential Theology," Alumni Lectures, Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI, 2003.

"The Old Task of Theology," "Wisdom for Human Flourishing," "Sapiential Theology," Anderson Lectures, Presbyterian College, Montreal, Canada, 2002.

"First Corinthians and the Christian Life," Presbyterians for Renewal, 2001.

"The Eucharistic Unity of the Church," lecture and sermon, Presbytery of the Palisades, 2001.

"Theology and the Formation of Souls," A. O. Collins Lectures, Houston Baptist University, 2000.

"Rebuilding the Bridge: Theology and Spirituality in Communion," Virginia Theological Seminary, 2000.

"The Theology of Faith," Anglican Institute, Birmingham AL, 2000.

Scholarly Engagement with Anglican Doctrine Conference, Charleston, SC, 2000.

"Children in a Toxic Culture," "Grafted into Christ," "Hemmed in at Baptism," Keeter Lectures, First Presbyterian Church, Gainesville, FL, 2000.

Alison Stewart-Patterson Lectures, The Presbyterian College at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2000.

Retreat for headmasters, National Association of Episcopal Schools, Seabury-Western, Evanston, IL 1999.

"Baptism & Columbine," "On the Baptismal Renunciations," "Into the Full Stature of Christ," Blandy Alumni Lectures, Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, Austin TX, 1999.

Regent College, Vancouver, Canada, 1998. "Whose do we say that we are?" and "The Pastoral Function of Faith in the Triune God," Bangor Theological Seminary Convocation, 1999.

"Christian Doctrine and Spiritual Formation," "The Person of Christ and Spiritual Formation," "Christian Psychology and Spiritual Formation," E. C. Westervelt Lectures, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 1998.

"Upstreaming Culture: Christian Theology amidst Cultural Confusion," Faculty Colloquium, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL, 1998.

Rian Alumni Lecture, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1998.

Paddock Lecture, General Theological Seminary, 1997.

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Religion

American Theological Society

North American Patristic Society

Society for the Study of Theology, Great Britain

Society of Biblical Theologians

Academic and Ecclesial Service

Faculty for online Certificate in Theology & Ministry, School of Vocation & Mission, Princeton Theological Seminary, May 2013.

Pursuit of Happiness Project, Center for the Study of Law & Religion, Emory University, 2007-2010.

Theology Committee, House of Bishops, Episcopal Church, USA, 2000-2010. Chair, Panel on Same-sex relationships in the life of the Church," 2008-2010.

Editor, Theology Today, 1997 - 2005.

Editorial Board, Scottish Journal of Theology, 1995-2005.

Academic Board, Institute for American Values.

Editor-at-Large, Christian Century, 1998-current.

Editorial Board, Pro Ecclesia, 1995-2005.

Member, Dogmatics Colloquium, Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology, 1994-96.

Graduate student appointee to the Graduate Board of the College of Liberal Arts, Temple University, 1983 - 1984.

Children's Book Editor, Journal of Ecumenical Studies, 1980 - 1984.

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