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May 6, 2007  Guest Phillip Wogaman
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The Rev. Dr. J. Philip Wogaman, president of the American Theological Society and professor emeritus of Christian ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary, was unanimously elected president by the Iliff School of Theology's Board of Trustees in 2004.

Wogaman is well known in religious, political and academic circles. From 1966 to 1992 he not only taught at Wesley, but served as dean from 1972 to 1983. He also taught at the University of the Pacific from 1961 to 1966. From 1992 to 2002, he was pastor of the historic Foundry United Methodist Church, a large church in the heart of the nation's capital, where he also served as spiritual counselor to President Bill Clinton. Now retired as a minister in the UMC's Baltimore-Washington Conference, Wogaman was a delegate to the denomination's General Conferences of 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000, as well as a member of the World Methodist Council from 1986 to 1991. He has published 17 books, including,
From the Eye of the Storm: A Pastor to the President Speaks Out, and Christian Moral Judgment, and most recently Faith and Fragmentation: Reflections on the Future of Christianity.

Wogaman is active in many professional, denominational and ecumenical organizations, including The Interfaith Alliance (of which he is past president) and the Society of Christian Ethics (president, 1976-1977). He earned his doctorate (social ethics) and master of divinity degrees from Boston University and his bachelor of arts degree from the University of the Pacific.


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