Faith Animating Vocation: Forming Christian Life in Diverse Professions
Lecture given by Dr. L. Gregory Jones, Dean, Duke University Divinity School
The lecture will focus on how faith actually animates or brings to life, one’s vocation so that there is a deeper coherence and formation of one’s life and leadership.
L. Gregory Jones is the Dean of Duke Divinity School, a position he also held earlier from 1997-2010. Jones also is the A. Morris and Ruth W. Williams Professor of Theology and Christian Ministry, senior fellow at the Fuqua-Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics, and senior fellow at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. Jones is dedicated to cultivating strategic and visionary leadership and innovation in partnership with individuals and institutions. His focus on leadership and innovation builds on his scholarly work in forgiveness and vocation as well as his years of leadership in higher education. He founded Leadership Education in 2008 and directed its work until 2010 when he began service as Duke’s chief international strategist to advance and coordinate the university’s global engagement. In 2016-17, Jones served as Executive Vice President and Provost of Baylor University, helping lead the university through a year of challenges as well as several key leadership transitions. He is the author or editor of 17 books, including Christian Social Innovation, the co-authored Forgiving As We've Been Forgiven: Community Practices for Making Peace (with Celestin Musekura, in 2010), Resurrecting Excellence: Shaping Faithful Christian Ministry (with Kevin R. Armstrong, in 2006) and the widely acclaimed Embodying Forgiveness (1995). Jones has published more than 200 articles in a variety of publications. He is an ordained United Methodist pastor and is married to the Reverend Dr. Susan Pendleton Jones.
Thursday, November 14 at 6:30pm
Yawkey Center, Murray Room, 4th floor