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Nancy has worked as a teacher and an administrator first at Mennonite Central Committee and since 1999 at EMU. Her fifteen-year involvement with Mennonite World Conference and her research interests in early Christianity shape her reading and research into approaches to biblical interpretation. She enjoys singing, crocheting, and talking with her three granddaughters.
B.A., Messiah College
M.Div., Eastern Mennonite University
M.A., Temple University
Ph.D., Temple University
“Know Your Story” and “Pray Out of Your Lives.” In Setting the Agenda: Meditations for the Organization’s Soul. Ed Edgar Stoesz and Rick M. Stiffney. Herald Press (2011).
“Shaped by Travel: MCC and Mennonite Mobility.” In A Table of Sharing: Mennonite Central Committee and the Expanding Networks of Mennonite Identity. Ed. Alain Epp Weaver. Telford, PA: Cascadia, (2011), 167-191.
“Paul on Idolatry: Finding Fruitful Fellowship.” In Vision (Spring 2011), 30-37.
“‘Reading With’ and Related Biblical Conversations: Ordinary Readers and Biblical Scholars Around the World.”TIC Talk 67 (2010).
Review of Thomas P. Scheck, Origen and the History of Justification: The Legacy of Origen’s Commentary on Romans, in The Conrad Grebel Review (Fall 2009), 89-91.
“The Place of Prayer: Origen’s On Prayer as Map and Territory.” Christian Scholar’s Review (Fall 2007), 11-24.
“Pilgrimage, Place, and People: A History of the Locations of Mennonite World Conference Assemblies, 1925-2003. Church History 75:4 (December 2006), 849-879.
Origen the Egyptian: A Literary and Historical Consideration of the Egyptian Background in Origen’s Writings on Martyrdom. Nairobi: Paulines Publications Africa, 2000.
Theological Education on Five Continents: Anabaptist Perspectives. Edited with Daniel S. Schipani. Strasbourg, France; Mennonite World Conference, 1997.
“Mademoiselle Miss Elsie: Relief Work and Pilgrimage in Southern France, 1938-1948,” EMU University Colloquium with M.J. Heisey (March 28, 2012)
“Remembering Dirk Willems: memory and history in the future of ecumenical relationships.” North American Academy of Ecumenists. (September 24, 2011).
“Shaped by Travel: MCC and Mennonite Mobility.” Paper presented to “A Table of Sharing: Mennonite Central Committee and the Expanding Networks of Mennonite Identity” (Akron, PA, June 14, 2010).
“‘Domine Ivimus:’ Perspectives on Egeria and Melania as pilgrims and tourists.” Paper presented at the North American Patristics Society (May 21, 2009).
“Jesus the Serpent.” Sermon at Pilgrims Mennonite Church, Akron, PA. (March 2012)
“Dumbstruck.” Sermon at Zion Mennonite Church, Broadway, VA. (December 2011)
“Living More With Less” retreat leader, together with Paul Longacre, at Blossom Hill Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA. Sunday sermon, “The burden and gift of abundant life.” (November 2011)
“All You Need is Love.” Sermon at First Mennonite Church, Richmond, VA (March 2011).
“How We Got the Bible,” and “Studies in 1 Corinthians.” Spring Gathering, First Mennonite Church, Richmond, VA (March 2011).
Facilitator, Mennonite Central Committee New Wineskins mini-summit (Jan 31-Feb 1, 2011)
“How Does Gratitude Work?” Panel Member on Virginia Insight, WMRA Radio (Nov. 18, 2010).
“Something Old, Something New.” Sermon at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, VA (Nov. 2010).
“Come to Me, Come Together.” Homily at EMU chapel (Sept. 2010).
“National Holidays and Family Reunions.” Sermon at Bally, PA, Mennonite Church (July 2010).
“The Lord is Present.” Sermon at Community Mennonite Church (April 2010).
“The Year of the Lord’s Favor.” Sermon at Immanuel Mennonite Church (January 2010).
“Unromantic Saints.” Homily at Eastern Mennonite Seminary (November 2009)
“Calling all Backyard Fruit-bearers.” Sermon at Akron (Pa.) Mennonite Church 50th anniversary celebration (September 2009).
“The Love of God and the Life of the Churches.” Opening sermon at Mennonite World Conference Assembly 15, Asuncion, Paraguay (July 14, 2009)
“In the beginning was the book…?” teaching at Pilgrims Mennonite Church, Akron, PA (May 3, 2009)
Abstractor, Religious and Theological Abstracts
Anabaptist-Mennonite Scholars Network
North American Patristics Society
Society of Biblical Literature
“The Gendered Liberal Arts? Femininity, Masculinity and the Future of Liberal Education,” Westmont College (February 2012)
" Mirror on the Globalization of Mennonite Witness," Biannual Shenk Mission lectureship Program, AMBS (October 2011)
“Called Together: Identity, Accountability, Hospitality,” North American Academy of Ecumenists (Allentown, PA), (September 2011).
Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Atlanta (Nov. 2010).
Annual Meeting of the North American Patristics Society. Chicago (May 2010)
Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. New Orleans (November 2009).
Annual Meeting of the North American Patristics Society. Chicago (May 2009)
“Mennonite World Conference and the globalization of Mennonite identity.” Presentation in Mennonite History (EMS/EMU) class (7 April 2011).
“Thinking about biblical study.” Presentation in Honor Ruling Ideas class (21 Sept 2010)
“Overview of Anabaptist History and Theology.” Presentation at ADCP Biblical Perspectives class (April 7, 2010).
“Invited into God.” Presentation at EMU chapel (April 7, 2010).
“Christianity in World Perspective” (April 6, 2010), “The Council of Nicaea” (October 13, 2009), “Origen, Tertullian, and Clement of Alexandria” (September 29, 2009). Guest lectures in EMS Christian Traditions class.
Library Task Force, 2011-2012