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Divinity Student Presents Paper at Christian Life Conference

 Travis JudkinsJanuary 8, 2013 - Travis Judkins, at student in the Shaw University School of Divinity, has been selected to present his paper titled "Ecumenic Pluralism as Transforming Catalyst in the 21st Century," at The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life Conference hosted by the Regent University Center for Renewal Studies. The conference takes place March 1-2, 2013 at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. Judkins is currently completing his Master of Divinity degree.

Judkins' paper examines the concept of ecumenic pluralism by engaging the theological notions of Ted Peters and explores interreligious dialogue as a stimulus for communal unification in conversation with the Afrocentric philosophical concepts of John S. Mbiti. In addition, the paper describes ecumenic pluralism as a model for spiritual revival as exemplified in Acts 1-2.

A native of Newport News, VA, Judkins currently serves as the 15th Senior Minister of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Windsor, NC. Prior to his arrival at Mount Olive, he served as the Senior Minister of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Garysburg, NC.

He is listed in the 2012 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges" and is a member of the Vidant Bertie Hospital Director's Council (Windsor, NC), Generations Community Credit Union Advisory Council, and Mount Olive Community Enhancement Corporation Board of Directors.

Judkins has served in higher education as a Director of Admissions, Director of Instructional Support, Assistant to the College Dean and Vice President of Institutional Development. Presently, he is an adjunct professor of Religion and Humanities at Halifax Community College in Weldon, NC.