Elaine A. Heath, a theologian and preacher, will be the next dean of the Duke Divinity School, beginning July 1.
She is currently professor of evangelism at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology in Dallas. She succeeds Ellen Davis, who has served as interim dean since the retirement of Richard Hays in August.
(The Christian Science Monitor) The suicide bombing on Easter Sunday at a park in Lahore, Pakistan, along with comments attributed to the militant Muslim group that claimed to have carried it out, underscored the precarious position of Pakistan’s Christians.
(The Christian Science Monitor) The Unites States Supreme Court on Wednesday became the theater for a debate over religious freedom that could have far-reaching consequences for America’s religious communities.