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2014 Workshop To Feature Charles L. Campbell


Charles L. Campbell

CampbellCharles L. Campbell is Professor of Homiletics at Duke Divinity School.  He also serves as Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch, South Africa.  An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U. S. A.), Dr. Campbell has degrees from Hendrix College, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, Yale Divinity School, and Duke University.

Dr. Campbell’s work focuses on the biblical, theological, and ethical dimensions of preaching. He is specifically interested in the Christological and apocalyptic aspects of preaching, the role of preaching in relation to the “principalities and powers,” and contemporary homiletical theory.

Dr. Campbell grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas.  From 1982-1988 he served as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Stuttgart, Arkansas.  Before coming to Duke in 2009, he taught preaching for seventeen years at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. 

Dr. Campbell and his wife, Dana, have two adult children, Lydia and Thomas.

John Mark Hicks

John Mark HicksJohn Mark teaches theology and history courses. He received his B.A. in Bible from Freed-Hardeman University (1977), his M.A.R. in Theological Studies from Westminster Theological Seminary (1980), his M.A. in Humanities from Western Kentucky University (1981) and his Ph.D. in Reformation and Post-Reformation Studies from Westminster Theological Seminary (1985). He has taught theology since 1982, including nine years at Harding University Graduate School of Religion (1991-2000). He has been at Lipscomb since 2000. He has ministered with churches in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Tennessee.

He has published nine books and thirteen journal articles as well as contributed to nineteen other books. He has spoken in thirty-eight states and nineteen countries. He and his wife, Jennifer, have five living children and two deceased.

Dr. Hicks' blog can be accessed here.


Rhonda Lowry

Rhonda LowryRhonda Lowry earned the MDiv at Fuller Theological Seminary while maintaining her many helping roles in family, church and community. Now in her eighth year as First Lady for Lipscomb University, she is a widely sought-after speaker, having taught at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pepperdine University, and now as an assistant professor at Lipscomb University. She is a frequent speaker at Laity Lodge in Texas, the ZOE Group, the North American Christian Convention, and the Pepperdine Bible Lectures. In 2004 Pepperdine University conferred upon her the WINESKINS award for Christian service.

Lowry brings to the worship experience a deeply compassionate heart, insights into liturgics and spiritual formation, and the ongoing role of mentor to both young and older Christians throughout the larger Christian community.


Randy Lowry

Randy LowryPresident Lowry has been one of the nation’s leaders in the dispute resolution field for over 20 years and is one of the country's most sought-after speakers on those subjects. After establishing an innovative program at Willamette University School of Law in Salem, Ore. he founded the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. The Straus Institute has been named the number one graduate program of its kind for eight consecutive years, achieving the number one ranking in 11 of the last 16 years by U.S. News & World Report. In 2004, he formalized his long-standing consulting and training practice into the firm now called Strategic Resolutions Group, LLC. A lawyer, mediator, author, consultant and teacher, he has served clients in conflict management consulting, systems design and training in more than 40 states and on six continents.