2006 Wesleyan Heritage Conference – Asbury University
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2006 Wesleyan Heritage Conference

“Renovating Grace” — October 9-13, 2006

WHC 2006


Wednesday, October 4

10 a.m.   Pre-Conference Chapel
                   “The Significance of Our Heritage
                           at Asbury College” – 
                           Dr. Victor Hamilton
                   Hughes Auditorium

Monday, October 9

10 a.m.    Conference Chapel
                   “The Theological & Religious Womb Out of Which Asbury College Came” –
                              Dr. Paul Vincent
                   Hughes Auditorium

Tuesday, October 10

11 a.m.    Faculty Development Seminar and Luncheon
                   “Renovating Grace in the Context of John Wesley’s Overall Theology” – Dr. Ken Collins
                   Gray Room, Cafeteria

Wednesday, October 11

10 a.m.    Conference Chapel
                   “Experiencing the Hymnody of Charles Wesley” – Dr. Mark Schell
                   Hughes Auditorium

Thursday, October 12

 6 p.m.    Banquet
                   “The Pastoral Implications of the Holiness Message” – Dr. Steve DeNeff
                   Gray Room, Cafeteria

Friday, October 13

10 a.m.     Conference Chapel
                   “We Don’t Need Another Hero” – Dr. Steve DeNeff
                   Hughes Auditorium 



Kenneth Collins

  • Professor of Wesley Studies and Historical Theology at Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Ordained elder in the United Methodist Church
  • Publications in the field of Wesley studies include John Wesley:  A Theological Journey, Conversion in the Wesleyan Tradition, A Real Christian:  The Life of John Wesley, and The Scripture Way of Salvation:  The Heart of John Wesley’s Theology, as well as dozens of featured articles
  • Has also published books on spirituality, such as Exploring Christian Spirituality:  An Ecumenical Reader and The Evangelical Moment:  The Promise of an American Religion
  • On the steering committee of the Wesleyan Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion

Steve DeNeff

  • Senior pastor of the College Wesleyan Church in Marion, Indiana, and pastor in the Wesleyan Church for 25 years
  • Publications include Whatever Became of Holiness? and More Than Forgiveness, as well as frequent contributions to Wesleyan periodicals
  • Active in the training and development of new ministers at various sites throughout the U.S.
  • Bachelor’s, master’s, and honorary doctorate degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University

Victor Hamilton

  • Professor of Religion at Asbury College, where he has taught since 1971
  • Ph.D. and M.A. from Brandeis University, B.D. and Th.M. from Asbury Theological Seminary, and B.A. from Houghton College
  • Publications include Handbook on the Pentateuch and a two-volume commentary on Genesis
  • Served on the translation team of The New Living Translation of the Bible (NLT)

Mark Schell

  • Professor of Organ and Church Music at Asbury College, where he has taught for 16 years
  • Director of the Asbury College Men’s Glee Club and Wesley Memorial Handbell Choir, as well as church handbell and youth choirs
  • Minister of music/organist for Wilmore Free Methodist Church for 15 years
  • B.A. from Asbury College, M.C.M. and D.M.A. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary/School of Church Music
  • Has been a guest performer, accompanist, organist, and conductor for concerts and music festivals throughout Kentucky and West Virginia

Paul Vincent

  • Professor of English at Asbury College, where he has taught since 1976
  • Graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College, M.A. in literature from State University College in Buffalo, and Ph.D. from Syracuse University
  • Member of the Lexington Corps of the Salvation Army