Mary Elizabeth Moore
- Dean of the School of Theology, Professor of Theology and Education, Co-Director of the Center for Practical Theology
- B.A. Southern Methodist University
M.A. Southern Methodist University
M.A. Claremont School of Theology
Ph.D. Claremont School of Theology
Mary Elizabeth Moore is Dean of the School of Theology and Professor of Theology and Education, Boston University. Her passion is to journey with others to cultivate deeper faith, compassionate humanity, and a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. She feels privileged to work toward those ends with colleagues in Boston University and around the world, especially in the practices of knowing the Holy, building justice, resisting violence, and caring for the earth. Her books include: Teaching as a Sacramental Act; Ministering with the Earth; Covenant and Call; Teaching from the Heart; and The United Methodist Diaconate (co-authored); plus three edited volumes, Children, Youth, and Spirituality in a Troubling World; Practical Theology and Hermeneutics; and A Living Tradition: Critical Recovery of the Wesleyan Heritage. She has engaged in interreligious relationship-building in local, professional, and academic settings and is presently working on a project to develop interreligious approaches to practical theology. Mary Elizabeth is married to Allen, and they have five wonderful children and eight fabulous grandchildren.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, University of Judaism, May 1993
Alumna/us of the Year, Claremont School of Theology, 1998
Mildred Hutchinson Award, Social Justice Award of the Methodist
Federation for Social Action, California-Pacific Conference, UMC, June 1999
California-Pacific Christian Education Award, shared with Allen J. Moore, June 1999
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, University of Judaism, May 1993
Alumna/us of the Year, Claremont School of Theology, 1998
Mildred Hutchinson Award, Social Justice Award of the Methodist Federation for Social Action, California-Pacific Conference, June 1999
California-Pacific Christian Education Award, shared with Allen J. Moore, June 1999
Dean, and Professor of Theology and Education, Boston University
School of Theology, January 2009-present.
Professor of Religion and Education—Candler School of Theology,
Emory University, and Director of Women in Theology and
Ministry Program, 1999-2008.
Professor of Theology and Religious Education – Claremont School of Theology, 1987-1999
Associate Professor, Claremont School of Theology, 1984-1987
Assistant Professor, Claremont School of Theology, 1981-1984
Instructor, Claremont School of Theology, 1979-1981
Visiting Instructor, Claremont School of Theology, 1977-1979
Education Assistant with Youth, Trinity United Methodist Church, El Paso, TX, 1973-1975
Researcher and tutor: reading research and statistics tutoring, University of Texas at El Paso, 1969-1970
Visiting Lecturer: writing and teaching introductory course, Correspondence Div., Southern Methodist University, 1968-1969
Researcher, “Discrimination of Recency in Children,” 1968-1969
Instructor, introductory psychology courses, 1967-1968
Co-author, teacher’s manual for introductory psychology text—Sartain, North, Strange & Chapman (1967).
Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey
Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts
Vancouver School of Theology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Kings College, London; University of Melbourne, Australia; Trinity College, New Zealand; Oxford University; University of Cambridge
Professional Leadership Activities
International Academy of Practical Theology— Vice-President, 1997- 1999; President, 1999-2001; Member and presenter,1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2013
REA: Asso. of Professors, Professionals, & Researchers in Religious Education – Co-chair, Religious Education and Public Life Forum, 2004-05; R.E.A. Board 2005-06; Forum Chair, 2006-07
Religious Education Association – President and Chair of the Board, 1989-1994; Board of Directors, 1983-1994
Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education – President-Elect, 1995-1997; President, 1997-1998; Executive Committee, 1984-1986.
Association of Practical Theology – President-elect, 1996-1998; President, 1998 – 2002; member 1990-present.
Association of Process Philosophy of Education – Board of Trustees, 1996 – 2006.
Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion – Teaching Team for Pre-Tenure Workshop, 2005- 2006.
American Academy of Religion
International Seminar in Religious Education and Values—1996-present
Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, Member 1990-1998, Steering Committee, 1991-1993
La Societe Internationale de Theologie Pratique—Member; presenter 1995
Association of Theological Schools, Committee on Scholarship and Research; Lilly Faculty Grants Program; Incarnating Globalization Project: Theological & Educational Consultant Team
Consultant in Theological Education: Wartburg Theological Seminary; Fordham University
Oxford Institute in Methodist Studies—Delegate, 1983, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2013; Plenary Lecture 2002; Executive Committee, 1992-2002; Contextual Theology Group Co-Chair, 1996-97
Center for Process Studies, Co-Director, 1990-2000; Board 2000-present
Christian Educators of the Twentieth Century Project—Board of Advisors, 2003-present
Multicultural Resource and Research Center, Co-Director, 1993-1999
United Methodist Association of Scholars in Christian Education, President 1982-1984; member 1978-present
Delegate to General Conference UMC, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 (alternate) and to Jurisdictional Conference, 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012
—Secretary: Ministry Legislative Committee, 1992; Faith and Order Legislative Committee, 2000.
—Chair: Faith and Order Legislative Committee, 2008.
California-Pacific Annual Conference (UMC): Board of Ordained Ministry, 1996-2004; Commission on the Status and Role of Women, 1988-1992; Board of Diaconal Ministry, 1977-1984, Chairperson, 1980-1984; other committees and consultations
United Methodist Church: Ministry Study Committee, 2012 – present.
International Journal of Practical Theology—English Co-Editor, 2002-2010
Kingswood Books (Books on Methodist historical and theological traditions), a division of Abingdon Press (1995 – present).
British Journal of Religious Education (2003 – present)
Religious Education (Review Board 1999-2002; 2004-2005)
Process Studies (1999 – present)
Journal of Religious Education (Australia, 1998 – present)
International Journal of Education and Religion (1999-2004)
Journal of Religion and Aging (1990s)
Memory in Children, Office of Education, U. S. Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare, 1967-8.
Lifestyle and Value Education Project, Board of Discipleship (UMC), 1980-1982.
Religious Formation in Persons and Communities, Association of
Theological Schools, Young Scholars Grant, 1986.
Youth Ministry in Many Cultures, Lilly Endowment, Inc., 1987-1992.
Youth Discipleship Project, Lilly Endowment Grant to Claremont School of Theology, 1998-2001.
Oral History Project, Phase Two and Phase Three, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion (to Candler’s Women in Theology and Ministry), 2003-2007.
Religion and Children, Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion, Emory University, Senior Fellow for research on youth and children, 2003-2007.
Religion and Children, Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University, Supplementary grant for book project on “Children, Youth and Spirituality in a Troubling World,” 2003-06.
Faith and Feminism Project – grant from Sister Fund for research and writing on “Healers of Our Time”
• Practical theology, with particular emphasis on the potential of religious and educational communities in repairing the world;
• Theology and embodied faith
• Socio-economic justice and socio-ecological renewal;
• Education that fosters ecumenical, interreligious, intercultural, interdisciplinary, international, and intergenerational relationships.
Deacon, United Methodist Church, Ordained, 1997.
Diaconal Minister, United Methodist Church, Consecrated 1977.
Director of Christian Education, U.M.C., certified, 1977.
Education for Continuity and Change: A Traditioning Model for Christian Religious Education. Nashville: Abingdon, 1983 (Korean language edition, ed. Lee Chung Kuhn. Seoul: Korean Council of Christian Education, 1991).
(with Rosemary Keller & Gerald Moede) Called to Serve: The United Methodist Diaconate. Nashville: Board of Higher Education and Ministry, 1987.
Teaching from the Heart: Theology and Educational Method. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1991 (Korean language edition, transl., Tai Hyun Chang. Seoul, 1998).
Teaching from the Heart: Theology and Educational Method. Valley Forge: Trinity, 1998. (re-publication with new preface)
Ministering with the Earth. St. Louis: Chalice, 1998.
Covenant and Call. Nashville: Discipleship Resources, UMC, 2000.
Teaching as a Sacramental Act. Cleveland: Pilgrim, 2004.
Chris Hermans and Mary Elizabeth Moore, eds. Hermeneutics and Empirical Research in Practical Theology: The Contribution of Empirical Theology by Johannes A. Van der Ven. Leuven: Brill, 2005. Chapters: “Introduction” (with Chris Hermans) and “Purposes of Practical Theology: A Comparative Analysis between United States Practical Theologians and Johannes Van Der Ven.”
Mary Elizabeth Moore and Almeda Wright, eds., Children, Youth, and Spirituality in a Troubling World. St. Louis: Chalice, 2008).
Books in Press of Final Revisions
A Living Tradition: Critical Recovery and Reconstruction of Wesleyan Traditions. (Nashville: Kingswood Books, Abingdon) – in press for 2013 release.
Yearning and Hope: Youth Looking toward the Future—Interviews and focus group ongoing.
Oral History Collection – The Oral History Project of Women in Theology and Ministry, Candler School of Theology, has produced a set of oral history interviews and related material for forty women, including multiple interviews with each person.
(with Elliot N. Dorff, Robert Ellwood, and Fathi Osman) Teaching about World Religions: A
Teacher’s Supplement, eds. Alfred Wolf and Robert Ellwood. Boston: Houghton Mifflin,
(with Jeff Brockman and Yolanda Smith, eds.) Resources for Sacred Teaching. Claremont, CA: Moore Multicultural Resource and Research Center, 1995.
(with Janet Parachin, eds.) Resources for Sacred Teaching II. Claremont, CA: Moore Multicultural Resource and Research Center, 1997.
In the Beginning and in the Middle. Claremont, CA: Moore Multicultural Resource and Research Center, 1997. (a photographic story of creation)
(with Candler students), Gatherings: Resources for Ministry with Women. Atlanta, GA: Women in Theology and Ministry, Candler School of Theology, 2002.
International Journal of Practical Theology, Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, 7:2 (2003).
International Journal of Practical Theology, Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, 8:2 (2004).
International Journal of Practical Theology, Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, 9:2 (2005).
International Journal of Practical Theology, Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, 10:2 (2006).
International Journal of Practical Theology, Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, 11:2 (2007).
International Journal of Practical Theology, Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, 12:2 (2008).
International Journal of Practical Theology, Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, 13:2 (2009).
Chapters in Books
“The Transforming Church: Education for a Life Style of Discipleship,” co-authored with Allen Moore in A Living Witness to Oikodome: Essavs in Honor of Ronald E. Osborn. Claremont, Ca: Disciples Seminary Foundation, 1982, 50-69.
“Questioning Assumptions: God, Goodness, and Human Nature,” in Donald Joy, ed., Moral Development Foundations. Nashville: Abingdon, 1983.
“Wesleyan Spirituality: Meeting Contemporary Movements,” in Theodore Runyan, ed., Wesleyan Theology Today. Nashville: Kingswood Books, Abingdon, 1985, 291-298.
“Commentary on Gospel Agenda in Global Context,” in Alice F. Evans, Robert A. Evans &
William B. Kennedy, eds., Pedagogies for the Non-Poor. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis, 1987,
“Meeting in the Silence: Meditation at the Center of Congregational Life,” in Ellis Nelson, ed.,
Congregations: Their Power to Form and Transform. Atlanta: John Knox, 1988.
“Women and Men in the Social Order,” in Allen J. Moore, ed., Religious Education as Social
Transformation. Birmingham, Al: Religious Education Press, 1989.
“Feminist Theology and Education,” in Jack L. Seymour and Donald E. Miller, eds., Theological
Approaches to Christian Education. Nashville: Abingdon, 1990.
“Our Teaching Task: Doing Theology,” in Elizabeth Box Price and Charles R. Foster, eds. By What Authority: A Conversation on Teaching Among United Methodists. Nashville:
Abingdon, 1991, 93-124.
“The Style and Substance of United Methodist Theology in Transition,” in Thomas A. Langford,
ed., Doctrine and Theology in the United Methodist Church. Nashville: Kingswood
Books, Abingdon, 1991.
“Education in Congregational Context,” in David S. Schuller, ed., Rethinking Christian Education: Explorations in Theory and Practice. St. Louis: Chalice, 1993, 31-46.
(with Allen J. Moore) “Denominational Identity and the Church School—Teasing Out a
Relationship,” in Jackson W. Carroll and Wade Clark Roof, eds., Beyond Establishment:
Protestant Identity in a Post-Protestant Age. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1993,
“One Spirit-Many Stories: Contemporary Laywomen Share Their Vocational Visions,” in
Rosemary Skinner Keller, ed., Spirituality and Social Responsibility. Nashville: Abingdon, 1993.
“Feminist Practical Theology and the Future of the Church,” in Harmut Heidenreich and Reinhard Schmidt-Rost, eds., Pastoral-Theologische Informationen: The Struggles over the Future of the Church. Mainz: Pastoraltheologische Informationen, 1995, 163-84.
“The Unity of the Sacred and the Public: Possibilities from Feminist Theology,” in Jeff Astley, Leslie J. Francis and Colin Crowder, eds., Theological Perspectives on Christian Formation: A Reader on Theology and Christian Education. Grand Rapids: W.B. Eerdmans, 1996, 201-215.
(with Yolanda Y. Smith) “Olivia Pearl Stokes: A Living Testimony of Faith,” in Barbara Anne
Keely, ed., Faith of Our Foremothers: Women Changing Religious Education. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1997, 100-120.
“Trinity and Covenantal Ministry: Theology of Ministry Reconsidered,” in Randy L. Maddox, ed., Rethinking Wesley ‘s Theology for Contemporary Methodism. Nashville: Kingswood Books, Abingdon. 1998, 143-160.
“Walking with Youth: Youth Ministry in Many Cultures,” in At-Risk Youth, At-Risk Church:
What Jesus Christ and American Teenagers Are Saying to the Mainline Church. Princeton: Institute for Youth Ministry, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1998, 47-61.
“Volcanic Eruptions: Eruptive Youth Ministry,” At-Risk Youth, At-Risk Church: . . ., 63-72.
“Promises and Practices for Tomorrow: Transforming Youth Leaders and Transforming Culture,” At-Risk Youth, At-Risk Church: . . ., 73-84.
“Communautes Urbaines et Traditions Culturelles: La Dynamique de la Culture Religieuse,” in Jean-Guy Nadeau et Marc Pelchat, eds., Dieu en Ville: Evangile et Eglises dans L’Espace Urbain. Outremont, Quebec: Novalis, 1998. 299-325.
“Teaching for Justice and Reconciliation in a Conflicted World,” in Paul Ballard and Pam Couture, eds., Globalisation and Difference: Practical Theology in a World Context. Cardiff: Cardiff Academic Press, 1999. 177-184.
“Feminist Practical Theology and the Future of the Church,” in Friedrich Schweitzer and Johannes A. van der Ven, eds., Erfahrung und Theologie—Schriften zur Praktischen Theologie (Practical Theology—International Perspectives). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1999. 189-209.
“Sacramental Teaching: Mediating the Holy,” in James Michael Lee, ed., Forging a Better
Religious Education for the Third Millenium. Birmingham, Al: Religious Education Press, 2000. 41-68.
“Richness in Religious Education: Ethnic, Religious and Biodiversity,” in Leslie J. Francis, Jeff Astley, and Mandy Robbins, eds., The Fourth R for the Third Millenium: Education in Religion and Values for the Global Future. Dublin: Lindisfarne Books, 2001. 115-135.
“Teaching Justice and Reconciliation in a Wounding World,” in Andrew Sung Park and Susan L.
Nelson, eds., The Other Side of Sin: Woundedness from the Perspective of the Sinned-Against (New York: State University of New York, 2001), 143-164.
“Compassion and Hope: Theology Born of Action,” in Bryan P. Stone and Thomas Jay Oord, eds., Thy Nature and Thy Name is Love: Wesleyan and Process Theologies in Dialogue. (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, Kingswood Books, 2001), 315-339.
“Knowing God and Living Fully,” in John S. Park and Gayle D. Beebe, eds., Religion and its Relevance in Post-Modernism (Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen, 2001), 101-117.
“Wounds of Hurt, Words of Faith,” in Jon L. Berquist, ed., Strike Terror No More: Theology, Ethics and the New War (St. Louis: Chalice, 2002), 316-325.
“Curriculum: A Journey through Complexity, Community, Conversation, Culmination,” in William E. Doll, Jr., and Noel Gough, eds., Curriculum Visions (New York: Peter Lang, 2002), 219-227.
“Resurrection Faith: Titus 2:11-14,” in Helmut Nausner, ed., The Quality of the Resurrection
Faith: Documents of the Fourth International Consultation of the United Methodist
Church (Vienna: Evangelisch-methodistische Kirche, 2003), 163-173.
“Following a Tradition: Seeking a Vision,” and “Congregations Struggling with Hope:
Embodied Knowing,” in Janet F. Fishburn, ed., People of a Compassionate God.
(Nashville: Abingdon, 2003), 39-61, 131-157.
“Beyond Poverty and Violence: An Eschatological Vision,” in Pamela D. Couture and Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, eds., Poverty, Suffering and HIV-AIDS: International Practical Theological Perspectives (Cardiff: Cardiff Academic Press, 2003).
“New Creation: Repentance, Reparation, and Reconciliation,” in Douglas Meeks, ed., Wesleyan Perspectives on the New Creation (Nashville: Kingswood Books, Abingdon, 2004).
“Walking with Children toward Hope: The Long Road to Justice and Reconciliation,” in Hanan Alexander, ed., Spirituality and Ethics in Education: Philosophical, Theological, and Radical Perspectives (Sussex: Sussex Academic Press, 2004), 83-97.
“Rythmes de Programme: Reperes pour un Parcours Educatif,” trans. Jean-Marie Breuvart, in Les Rythmes Educatifs dans la Philosophie de Whitehead, ed., Jean-Marie Breuvart (Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag, 2005), 189-222.
“Nourishing Relationships that Nourish Life,” in A Different Three Rs for Education: Reason, Relationality, Rhythm, eds., George Allan and Malcolm D. Evans (New York: Rodopi, 2006), 103-120. (New Delhi: Elpis Books, 2011)
“Dynamics of Religious Culture: Ethogenic Method,” in International Handbook of the Religious, Moral and Spiritual Dimensions in Education, Vol 1, eds., M. de Souza, K. Engebretson, G. Durka, R. Jackson and A. McGrady (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2006), 415-431.
“Imagine Peace: Knowing the Real, Imagining the Impossible,” in Handbook of Process Theology, eds., Jay McDaniel and Donna Bowman (St. Louis: Chalice, 2006), 201-216.
“The Ethics of Institutions: Compassion, Critique, Creativity, and Form-Giving,” in Whiteheadian Ethics, edited by Theodore Walker, Jr., and Toth Mihaly (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008), 83-100.
“Education as Creative Power,” in Handbook of Whiteheadian Process Thought, eds., Michel Weber and Will Desmond (Frankfurt: Lancaster, Ontos Verlag, Process Thought X1 & X2, 2008), 199-214.
“Theology of Life’s End through Portraiture [Trauern und Sterben],” in Der Verborgene Sinn: Religiöse Dimensionen des Alltags, eds., Dietrich Korsch und Lars Charbonnier (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck&Ruprecht, 2008).
“Non-theological Discourse in Theological Practices of Peacebuilding,” in Secularization Theories, Religious Identity and Practical Theology: Proceedings of the International Academy of Practical Theology Conference Berlin 2007, eds., Wilhelm Gräb and Lars Charbonnier (Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2008).
“Twenty-five Years of Contextualizing: A Retrospective for the Future,” in Contextualizing Theological Education, ed., Ted Brelsford (Cleveland: Pilgrim, 2008).
“Passion for Life: Power for Building Justice and Peace,” in Redeeming the Present: Essays in Honour of Grace Jantzen, ed., Elaine Graham (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Pub. 2009), 181-196.
“Foreword,” in Artisanal Theology, Lisa M. Hess (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2009), vii-xi.
“Education for Peace: Exploring the Margins of Human Rights and Religion,” in International Handbook of Inter-Religious Education, eds., K. Engebretson, M. de Souza, G. Durka, & L. Gearon (The Netherlands: Springer Academic Publishers, 2010), 1087-1104.
“Foreword,” in Women, Church and Leadership: New Paradigms, eds., Eunjoo Mary Kim and Deborah Beth Creamer (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2012).
“Reconstructing Wesleyan Ecclesiology: Church as Connection of the Children of God,” in The Renewal of United Methodism: Mission, Ministry, and Connectionalism, ed., Rex D. Matthews (Nashville, TN: General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, UMC, 2012), 179-196.
“Conversation that Matters: Life Transforming Dialogue,” in On the Edge: (Auto)biography and Pedagogical Theories on Religious Education, ed., Ina ter Avest (Rotterdam: Sense Publications, 2012), 115-126.
(with James L. Fozard) “Age Differences in Judgments of Recency for Short Sequences of
Pictures,” Development Psychology, vol. 3, no. 2 (1970), 208-217.
“The Minister and the People of God,” Quarterly Review, vol. 3, no. 3 (Fall 1983), 33-49.
“Making Connections,” Religious Education, vol. 78, no. 4 (Fall 1983), 510-515. (symposium essay)
“Inclusive Language and Power: A Response to Letty Russell,” Religious Education, vol. 80,
no. 4 (Fall 1985), 603-614.
“Response to: ‘The Spirituality of the Religious Educator,’” Religious Education, vol. 83, no. 1 (Winter 1988), 35-37.
“Telling Stories and Crossing Boundaries,” in Charles A. Howe, ed., Unitarian Universalism,
1988. Boston: Unitarian Universality Ministers Association, 1989, 25-41.
“The Unity of the Sacred and the Public: Possibilities from Feminist Theology,” Religious Education, vol. 84, no. 3 (Summer 1989), 384-401.
“The Style and Substance of United Methodist Theology in Transition,” Quarterly Review, vol. 9, no. 3 (Fall 1989), 44-63.
“A Wrestling Church: Cultural Pluralism in the Wesleyan Tradition,” Quarterly Review, vol. 12,
no. 2 (Summer 1992), 75-94.
“Musings of a Psychologist-Theologian: Reflections on the Method of Charles Hartshorne,” Process Studies, vol. 21, no. 2 (Summer 1992), 113-117.
“To Search and to Witness: Theological Agenda of Georgia Harkness,” Quarterly Review, vol. 13, no. 3 (Fall 1993).
“Teaching Christian Particularity in a Pluralistic World,” British Journal of Religious Education, vol. 17, no. 2 (Spring 1995), 70-83.
“Codependence Theory: Heuristic or Reductionistic?,” Journal of Ministry in Addiction and Recovery, vol. 2, no. 1 (1995), 59-77.
“The Myth of Objectivity in Public Education: Toward the Intersubjective Teaching of Religion,” Religious Education, vol. 90, no. 2 (Spring 1995), 207-225.
“Conversation at the Center for Process Studies, Process Perspectives, vol. 19, no. 2 (Fall 1995), 1-5.
“La Theologie Pratique aux Etats-Unis: Une Diversite Options,” Cahiers de l’Institut Romand de Pastorale, no. 24 (Mars 1996), 3-17.
“Theological Education by Conversation: Particularity and Pluralism,” Theological Education. vol. 33, no. 1(Autumn 1996), 31-47.
“Poverty, Human Depravity, and Prevenient Grace,” Quarterly Review, Winter 1996-97, 343-360.
“Wisdom, Sophia, and the Fear of Knowing,” Religious Education, vol. 92, no. 2, (Spring 1997), 227-43.
“Synergistic Education: Contexts and Norms in Higher Education,” Process Papers, vol. II (1997).
“Poetry, Prophecy, and Power,” Religious Education, vol. 93, no. 3 (Summer 1998), 268-287. (Presidential Address)
“Dynamics of Religious Culture: Theological Wisdom and Ethical Guidance from Diverse Urban Communities,” International Journal of Practical Theology, vol. 2 (1998), 240-262.
“Teaching Religion Synergistically: Creativity and Structure in Dynamic Tension,” Panorama: International Journal of Comparative Religious Education and Values, vol. 10, no. 2
(Winter 1998), 135-150.
“Critiquing Codependence Theory and Reimaging Psychotherapy: A Process-Relational Exploration,” Process Studies, 29:1 (Spring-Summer 2000), 103-123.
“Ethnic Diversity and Biodiversity: Richness at the Center of Education,” Interchange, 31:2 & 3 (2000), 259-278.
“God’s Spirit and the Renewal of Creation: Living in Committed, Ambiguous Hope,” Quarterly Review, 21:2 (Summer 2001), 169-181.
“Beyond Poverty and Violence: An Eschatological Vision,” International Journal of Practical Theology, vol. 7, no. 1 (Summer 2003), 39-59.
“Commissioning the People of God: Called to Be a Community in Mission,” Quarterly Review, vol. 23, no. 4(Winter 2003), 399-411.
Mary Elizabeth Moore, Boyung Lee, Katherine Turpin, Ralph Casas, Lynn Bridgers, and Veronice Miles, “Realities, Visions and Promises of a Multicultural Future,” Religious Education, 99:3 (Summer 2004), 287-315.
“Imagine Peace: Knowing the Real, Imagining the Impossible,” Process Papers, 8 (March 2004), 5-25.
“The Relational Power of Education: The Immeasurability of Knowledge, Value, and Meaning,” Interchange, 36.1-2 (Jan. 2005), 23-48
“Imagination at the Center: Identity on the Margins,” Process Studies, 34.2 (Fall-Winter 2005), 192-210.
with Claire Bischoff, “Cultivating a Spirit for Justice and Peace: Teaching through Oral History,” Religious Education, 102:2 (Spring 2007), 151-171.
“Stories of Vocation: Education for Vocational Discernment,” Religious Education, 103.2 (March/April 2008), 218-239.
(with Sister Fund, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and Candler School of Theology’s Women in Theology and Ministry research team) “Healers of Our Time,” New York: Sister Fund, in press. [monograph-length research report]
“Difference: Pathway to Wholeness,” in Process Papers, 12 (2008).
“The United Methodist Church at 40: What Can We Hope For?,” Methodist Review, 1 (2009), 69-91.
“Let Freedom Ring! Let Peace Reign!,” Religious Education, 107:3 (May 2012), 236-240.
Articles for Church and Popular Audiences
“Telling and Being the Story,” Impact, Disciples Seminary Foundation, no. 5 (1980).
“Living in God’s House,” Impact, Disciples Seminary Foundation, no. 14 (1985), 1-7.
Contributions to: J. Cy Rowell, The Church’s Educational Space: Creating Environments for Teaching and Learning. St. Louis: Christian Board of Publication, 1989, 5, 16-19.
“The Time Is Now: And It is Not over Yet,” Circuit Rider, November 1991.
“Teaching toward Future,” in Creative Transformation, vol. 1, no. 2 (Fall 1991).
“Re-Membering the Spirit: Pentecost in Multi-Cultural Community,” in Creative Transformation, vol. 1, no. 4 (Summer 1992).
“Multicultural Connections: Pain and Promise,” in Creative Transformation, vol. 2, no. 2 (Winter 1993).
“Poppies and the Politics of Violence,” Creative Transformation, Fall 1994.
“Report from Malaysia: Sabah Theological Seminary,” Circuit West, October 1994.
“Images of Hospitality: Images Gathered on a Journey,” Creative Transformation, Spring 1995.
“Many Faces of Youth Ministry,” Circuit Rider, March 1995, 6-7.
“Institutional Leadership and Social Transformation,” Creative Transformation, vol. 5, no. 2 (Winter 1996), 4-5, 20-23.
“The Future of Christian Education: Challenges for Christian Educators Fellowship,” Christians
in Education, vol. 4, no. 1 (Winter 1997-98), 1-14.
“Korean Blessings,” Claremont Hanmadang: KAAC BiMonthly Newsletter, September 1999, 1.
“An Interview with Mary Elizabeth Moore,” Process Perspectives, vol. 22, no. 2 (Fall 1999), 3-8. (a short article written in response to interview questions)
“Orthodoxy is Heresy?!,” Occasional Paper of the California-Pacific Methodist Federation for
Social Action, Summer 2000.
“Signs of Hospitality: Genesis 18:1-6,” Creative Transformation, 10:1 (Fall 2000), 7-9.
“Spiritual Leadership in a Beautiful, Broken World,” Christians in Education, vol. 7, no. 2 (Spring 2001), 1-4.
“Sacramental Teaching—Sacramental Spirituality,” Creative Transformation, 10:3 (Summer 2001), 9-10.
“Beyond Poverty and Violence: An Eschatological Vision,” APT Occasional Papers, no. 5 (Fall
“Teaching with and for the Earth,” Creative Transformation, vol. 11, no. 2 (Spring 2002), 16-17.
“Stories, Images and Sound,” Creative Transformation, vol. 11, no. 3 (Summer 2002), 12-13.
“Education for Immortality?” Creative Transformation, vol. 11, no. 4 (Fall 2002), 14-15.
“Discovering Builder-God and Wisdom-Woman,” Creative Transformation, vol. 12, no. 1 (Winter 2003), 14-15.
“God-Nudges and the Art of Meaning-Making,” Creative Transformation, vol. 12, no. 3 (Summer, 2003), 14-15.
“Loving and Hating Religion,” Creative Transformation, vol. 12, no. 4 (Fall 2003), 18-19.
“Incarnational Teaching in a Multi-Faith World,” Creative Transformation, 13:1 (Winter 2004), 18-19.
“Conversing: God, Evil, and the Body of Christ,” Creative Transformation, 13:2 (Spring 2004), 16-19.
“Conversing: God, Evil, and the Body of Christ,” Creative Transformation, 13:2 (Spring 2004), 16-19.
“Dancing Bones and Living Waters: Seeking Creative Visions,” Creative Transformation, 14:1 (Winter 2005), 16-17, 30.
“New Creation: Ancient Wisdom,” Creative Transformation, 14:3 (Summer 2005), 14-15.
“Prayer and Doctrine in Times of Tragedy,” Creative Transformation, 14:4 (Fall 2005), 16-17.
“Let’s Talk Straight about Power and Spirituality in the Public Sphere,” Tikkun, vol. 20, no. 6 (Nov./Dec. 2005), 41-43.
“Water as Sacred: Jewish and Christian Traditions,” The Academic Exchange, Emory University, vol. 8, no. 5 (Apr-May 2006), 8-9.
“Hello, My Name Is …,” Creative Transformation, 15:2 (Spring 2006), 20-21, 29.
“Worship-Filled Education, Education-Filled Worship,” Creative Transformation, 15:3 (Summer 2006), 14-15.
“Seen ‘An Inconvenient Truth’? Now What?,” Creative Transformation, 16:1 (Winter 2007), 16-17.
“Spirituality and Sacramentality,” Creative Transformation, 16:2 (Spring 2007), 18-19.
“Forming the Habit of Loving Life,” Creative Transformation, 16:3 (Summer 2007), 14-15, 9.
“A Church of Odds and Ends,” Creative Transformation, 16:4 (Fall 2007), 20-21.
“Forming Faith: Riding the Waves,” in Creative Transformation (in press).
“Thomas Mann”, in Iris & Kendig Cully, eds., Dictionary of Religious Education. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1990.
“Rabanus Maurus”, in Dictionary of Religious Education.
“Methodology”, in Dictionary of Religious Education.
“Elizabeth Bailey Seton”, in Dictionary of Religious Education.
“Diskriminierung, Discrimination,” in Redaktion der Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart vierte Auflage, Vol. 2. Tubingen, Germany: J.C.B. Mohr, 2000. 3750.
Poetry and Visual Media
“Clouds,” “Words,” “A River’s Journey,” “God Rumbled,” “Leaving,” “Desert Mountains,” Creative Transformation, vol. 6, no. 1 (Fall 1996), 12-13.
“Creation” Video–photographic slides and reading, presented first in Christian Educators’
Fellowship, San Antonio, Texas, October 1996.
“Birds in Spring: In Honor of Charles Hartshorne-Lover of Birds,” Creative Transformation,
vol. 6, no. 2 (Winter 1997), 16. (poem)
Videotapes produced by four “Education and Story” classes, most recently, “Shards of Wholeness: A Pilgrim Journey,” April 1998.
(with Jerry Larsen) “Creation” and “Baptism”—videos, presented first in Quadrennial Consultation of Deacons and Diaconal Ministers, October 1998.
(with Mark Gresham, Composer) “Blessings”—anthem (Decatur, Ga.: Lux Nova Press, 2001), 4-8.
Prayers—in Barbara Day Miller, ed., Prayers: Voices of the Candler Community (Atlanta, Ga.: Emory University, 2001), 67, 83.
“Daybreak,” in Kathy Black and Heather Murray Elkins, eds., Wising Up: Ritual Resources for Women of Faith in their Journey of Aging (Cleveland: Pilgrim, 2005), 165. (hymn)
Published Curriculum and Teaching Resources
“Bringing Together the Broken Pieces,” Fellowship Times, Winter 1978-79, 41-47.
“Faith is a Verb,” Fellowship Times, Winter 1978-79, 53-56.
“Is There a Devil?” Fellowship Times, Spring 1979, 24-32.
“What Makes Us Different?” The Church School, December 1979, 6-8.
“Strategies for Change: Visions and Actions,” The Church School, May 1980.
“Free to Belong – Free to Follow,” Explore (Teacher’s and Students’ books), U.M.C. Graded Press, Summer 1981, 27-63.
“Is Our Task to Form or Transform Christians?” Church School Today, Winter 1983-84, 32-35.
“Celebrating the Waiting,” Church School Today, Fall 1985, pp. 46-9.
“Celebrating Lent and Easter,” Church School Today, Winter 1985-86.
“God in Our Midst,” St. Louis: Christian Board of Publication, 1991. (theme article for National
Council Churches Outdoor Ministries Curriculum)
“Pentecost: A Grand Intercultural Communication Event,” in Culture Crossings, vol. 3, no. 2
“Listening to Silent Voices,” Professional Approaches for Christian Educators, vol. 22 (December 1992), 6-9.
“Ministering with Forgotten Partners,” Professional Approaches for Christian Educators, vol. 22 (April 1993), 15-17.
“Blessed by Babel,” Newsletter of Multicultural Resource and Research Center, vol. 1, no.1 (Fall 1997).
“Wrestling with Blessings,” Newsletter of Multicultural Resource and Research Center, vol. 1, no. 3 (Summer 1998), 7.
“Everyday Learning: Teaching from the Heart,” Horizons, Sept./Oct. 1998, 4-6.
“Stewards of the Good News of Creation I” and “Stewards of the Good News of Creation II,” in Steward: Living as Disciples in Everyday Life, eds., Judy Smith, Bruce Birch, and Charles Foster. Nashville: Abingdon, 2000.