Messer, Donald E(dward)
MESSER, Donald E(dward)
MESSER, Donald E(dward). American, b. 1941. Genres: Theology/ Religion. Career: Ordained elder, 1966. Associate pastor of United Methodist church in Sioux Falls, 1969-71. Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, assistant professor of sociology, 1969-71; Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, SD, president, 1971-81, Stark Lecturer, 1991; Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO, president, 1981-. United Methodist Church, delegate to jurisdictional conference, 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996, member of jurisdictional committee on ministry, 1985-88, member of World Methodist Council, 1986-, delegate to general conference, 1988, 1992, and 1996. South Dakota Citizens Committee on Corrections, co-chairperson; South Dakota Foundation of Private Colleges, president, 1973-75, and member of board of directors; South Dakota Committee on the Humanities, member, 1976-81, vice-chairman, 1979-81; Education Commission of the States, member of steering committee, 1978-79. Urban League of Denver, member of board of directors, 1984-86. Publications: Christian Ethics and Political Action, 1984; Contemporary Images of Christian Ministry, 1989; A Conspiracy of Goodness: Contemporary Images of Christian Mission, 1992; Calling Church & Seminary into the 21st Century, 1995. EDITOR: Send Me? The Itineracy in Crisis, 1991; (with S.B. Geis), Caught in the Crossfire: Helping Christians Debate Homosexuality, 1994; (with B. Abraham) Unity, Liberty and Charity: Building Bridges under Icy Waters, 1996; (with S.B. Geis) How Shall We Die? Helping Christians Debate Assisted Suicide, 1997. Contributor of articles and reviews to professional journals and popular magazines. Address: Iliff School of Theology, 2201 South University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210, U.S.A.