Doug Hume

Doug Hume is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion at Pfeiffer University, where he is principally responsible for teaching Biblical Studies courses. Doug’s research and teaching interests include the study of Luke-Acts, Narrative Criticism, the Bible and film, and connecting the Bible to contemporary ethical issues. Doug earned his M. Div. and Ph.D. in New Testament Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey, and his B.A. from the University of Louisville. After college, Doug spent five years as an ecumenical worker, serving diverse churches and studying Theology in former East Berlin, Germany. Doug and his wife live in Albemarle, N.C., where they are active in their ethnically and socio-economically diverse neighborhood. When he’s not walking the dog or studying, Doug enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and tooling around the house.

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On Scripture: Paul’s Call to Unity and Dr. King’s Legacy

by Doug Hume 01-20-2014
16th St. Baptist Church, Sean Pavone /

16th St. Baptist Church, Sean Pavone /

There is no question that our nation is currently deeply divided about a great many issues. In our effort to enshrine him, some may have lost sight that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. too addressed a nation that was divided. With all the media focus on the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination this past fall, the 50th anniversary of another great national tragedy received little notice. On September 15, 1963, white racists bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., killing four young African-American girls who were attending Sunday school.