2018 Scholar-in-Residence

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 9:30am
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 9:30am

Re-Imaging Our Practices of Interpretation

Through the Gospel of Luke


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The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m. Childcare available upon request. 

Dr. Shively Smith photoWe welcome Rev. Dr. Shively Smith as our 2018 Scholar-in-Residence.  Dr. Shively Smith will lead us through a provoking and insightful series on the Gospel According to Luke.

Dr. Shively T. J. Smith joined the Wesley faculty in New Testament studies in 2014 after completing her doctorate at Emory University. Her work has been supported by organizations such as the Louisville Institute, the Ford Foundation, the Fund for Theological Education, and the Mellon Mays Fellowship Program. She has also studied abroad at Oxford University as an English-Speaking Union (ESU) Luard scholar in the Theology Department.

Strangers to Family book coverHer research interests include the General Letters and Luke-Acts, Call Narratives, and biblical discourses on diaspora. Ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), Dr. Smith has actively worked in ministry and academia for more than 15 years. Currently, she is working on her first book, Strangers to Family Diaspora and 1 Peter’s Invention of God’s Household

Dr. Smith received a B.A. from Fisk University (Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa); has two master’s degrees in theology; and a Ph.D. in New Testament from Emory University. Dr. Smith is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards.

Dr. Smith preached during Foundry's 2017 Outstanding Preacher Series. 

Watch the July 2, 2017, worship service on UStream or listen to the podcast of Dr. Smith's sermon.


Founded in 2015, Foundry's Scholar-in-Residence series is a part of our on-going commitment to critical engagement with the core questions of faith and strong belief that life-long discipleship is rooted in study and learning. 


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