A sermon written by Salem Academy and College chaplain Amy Rio has been published in a new journal called The Term: A Word for the Campus by the Campus. The publication is issued semiannually and it is written by collegiate ministers. According to Amazon, the purpose of the new journal is to provide “a place for sharing timely and beneficial homiletical, liturgical, and reflective resources for collegiate ministry by utilizing collegiate ministers' own exemplary work.”
Dr. Rio's sermon, entitled “The Canaanite Woman,” focuses on engaging in a multi-faith world. The Term: A Word for the Campus by the Campus will be available in both paperback and ebook form. And don't forget that Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Salem Academy and College when you order through AmazonSmile
Dr. Rio earned her bachelor of arts degree from Greensboro College, her master of divinity from Duke Divinity School, and her doctor of ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary. She joined the Salem community as chaplain in 2007. Dr. Rio's essay, “I always wanted to be Julia Sugarbaker,” was published in Courageous Spirit: Voices from Women in Ministry (Upper Room: 2006). She also wrote a chapter entitled “Spiritual Development of College Students” which was included in the book To Transform the World: Vital United Methodist Campus Ministry (United Methodist General Board of Higher Education: 2009). “Mountain Preacher,” an essay about Dr. Rio's grandfather who was also a Methodist minister, was published in Our State magazine (December 2013).