Faculty Highlights

Graceland University Professor of History Steve Glazer attended “Reformations and Revolutions in World History,” the eighth annual conference of the Midwest World History Association, held this year at the University of Central Oklahoma from Sept. 22-23. Glazer chaired a panel on “Contested Revolutions in the Middle East: Islamization, Urbanization, Democratization,” and attended a roundtable on “Education for Native American Students: Then and Now,” as well as other panels and presentations.

Frizzell Book Review Published

September 26, 2017

Matt Frizzell, Dean, Community of Christ Seminary, attended the 45th annual meeting of the John Whitmer Historical Association in Nauvoo, Illinois, in September. Frizzell's book review of Dale Luffman's The Book of Mormon’s Witness to Its First Readers was published in the most recent volume of the John Whitmer Historical Association Journal (Fall/Winter 2017).

Graceland University Professor of Art Julia Franklin's newest and most personal exhibition, "Picking Up the Pieces," is now on view in the Farnham Galleries on the Simpson College campus in Indianola, Iowa. The solo exhibition runs from Aug. 24 to Sept. 21 and closes that evening with a reception and artist talk from 5-6 p.m.

An article titled “September Song,” by Anthony Chvala-Smith, Paul E. Morden Seminary Chair in Religion and Assistant Professor of Theology and Scripture, was featured in Herald 164 (September/October 2017). In his article, Dr. Chvala-Smith reflects on facing the boundary of mortality and the awareness of the impermanence of all things.

A paper proposal titled, “In Life and in Death: Barth, Bonhoeffer and the Path from the Great War to the Confessing Church,” by Anthony Chvala-Smith, Paul E. Morden Seminary Chair in Religion, has been accepted for presentation at a conference at the National World War 1 Museum in Kansas City, Oct. 19-22. The conference is titled Remembering Muted Voices: Conscience, Dissent, Resistance and Civil Liberties in World War 1 through Today. Information about the conference can be found at https://www.theworldwar.org/learn/remembering-muted-voices . Chvala-Smith will argue in his paper that Karl Barth's and Dietrich Bonhoeffer's experience, memory and interpretation of the trauma of WWI substantially shaped their theological/ecclesial resistance to Nazism in the 1930s.