Last Tuesday Richard Hays was installed as Dean of Duke Divinity School. I was privileged to go and offer support and congratulations to my colleague, mentor (from a distance; I was not his student), and friend.
It was a wonderful event, capped by a powerful homily by the new Dean—highly recommended viewing and/or reading.
The day was greatly enhanced by catching up with former students and colleagues from when I was a visiting professor at Duke in spring 2009, and by being with my son and his family, he in the choir and they with me.
Duke has posted the entire service, the video and text of his homily, and other items here.