6, 2007 Guest – Phillip
No More Violence
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,
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.