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Wayman to Fill Andrews Chair for Christian Unity at Greenville College

Wayman to Fill Andrews Chair for Christian Unity at Greenville College

Greenville College President Ivan Filby is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Benjamin Wayman as the James F. and Leona N. Andrews Chair for Christian Unity (John 17:21) at Greenville College. The chair resides in the Donald N. and Kathleen G. Bastian School of Theology, Philosophy, and Ministry. Wayman, assistant professor of philosophy and theology at Greenville College, begins his new duties June 1.

 

Dr. David L. Andrews and The Full Salvation Union established the chair last fall to coordinate a program, interdenominational in effort and nonsectarian in spirit, that leads “to greater understanding and unity of spirit among all of God’s children.”

 

Wayman has since served as Andrews Fellow for the 2016-17 school year. The temporary appointment ensured a prompt start to programming in Christian unity. In this role, Wayman explored options for creating a certificate program in Christian unity that would also benefit pastors and lay leaders of local congregations. He implemented “Building Bridges,” a series of conversations that invite dialogue on divisive issues, and he also arranged the First Annual Andrews Lecture that brought renowned New Testament Scholar Dr. Michael Gorman to campus.

 

“Dr. Wayman demonstrates a deep commitment to Christian unity,” said Filby. “His work this year has only whetted our appetite for what is to come. He is a thoughtful academician—energetic, measured and pastoral.”

 

Wayman joined Greenville College in 2013 as assistant professor of theology and director of the College’s ministry internship program. He has taught a range of courses that include Early Christianity, Synoptic Gospels, Orientation to Ministry, Christian Thought and Life, and Methods in Wesleyan Theology. He is the author of several books including Diodore the Theologian (Brepols Publishers, 2014) and Make the Words Your Own: An Early Christian Guide to the Psalms (Paraclete Press, 2014). Wayman also serves on the pastoral staff at St. Paul’s Free Methodist Church in Greenville.

 

“Our work at the College is all about helping young women and men embrace the adventure of following Jesus in their various disciplines and professions,” said Wayman. “The Church is our end game.” Wayman believes the work of the Andrews chair will further enrich the college-church partnership.

 

Learn More

James F. and Leona N. Andrews Endowed Chair for Christian Unity (John 17:21)

Greenville College Announces the 1st Annual Andrews Lecture in Christian Unity

Greenville College Receives Generous Funding For Studies in Christian Unity

The Donald N. and Kathleen G. Bastian School of Theology, Philosophy, and Ministry

 

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This story was published on April 07, 2017




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