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In Praise of the Mundane

By Brent Waters


The Reverend Dr. Brent P. Waters retired on July 1, 2022. In May 2022, the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Board of Trustees unanimously granted Waters the status of faculty emeritus upon the recommendation of the faculty. As director of the Jerre L. and Mary Joy Center for Ethics and Values from 2001 to June 2022, Waters worked collaboratively with colleagues and organizations locally, nationally, and internationally to bring theological perspectives to ethical issues facing contemporary society. Through numerous conferences, guest lectures, and articles, the Stead Center, under Waters’ direction, addressed a wide variety of topics, including technological interventions at the beginning and ending of life, war and religion, theology and economics, the environment, and human experimentation.