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D. Brent Laytham

Brent Laytham is an elder in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church where he served in pastoral ministry for eight years (1991-99). Raised in the Church of the Nazarene, he matriculated in biblical studies at MidAmerica Nazarene College, earning the bachelor of arts in 1984, and completing the master of divinity at Nazarene Theological Seminary in 1988. His doctorate from Duke University (1999) is in theology and ethics, with minor concentrations in church history and political philosophy. Laytham taught at Lambuth University in Tennessee before joining the Seminary faculty in 2001. He is the editor of God Is Not...Religious, Nice, 'One of Us,' an American, a Capitalist (Brazos, 2004), a book drawn from a lecture series he coordinated at North Park University during 2002-03. Laytham has participated in a two year Lilly grant to connect Christian teaching with local churches (2000-02), and a Workshop for Theological Faculty at the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning (2003-04). He is coordinator of The Ekklesia Project, an ecumenical organization that seeks to foster radical commitment to the gospel in the church. His teaching and writing focus on the intersections of Christian thought and practice, Christian theology and worship, and the church and popular culture.