A number of prestigious awards were given to scholars and pastors at the 47th annual Wesleyan Theological Society meeting March 2-3 at Trevecca Nazarene University, and one of those awards went to the university's president, Dan Boone.
Boone was awarded the 2012 Pastor-Preacher-Scholar Award. Before his election to the presidency of Trevecca in 2005, Boone pastored in Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Illinois in the Church of the Nazarene. Boone attended Trevecca, earning his Bachelor of Arts, and also had the pleasure of serving as a research assistant to Mildred Bangs Wynkoop. In 1977, Boone graduated from Nazarene Theological Seminary, where he was a graduate assistant for William Greathouse. While in Chicago, Boone earned his Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary. He and his congregations founded several social justice ministries and gave generously to mission work around the world.
Boone has authored several books, including Answers for Chicken Little – A No-Nonsense Look at the Book of Revelation (2006), The Worship Plot: Finding Unity in Our Common Story (2007), Seven Deadly Sins: The Uncomfortable Truth (2008), Preaching The Story That Shapes Us(2008), and Dancing With the Law: The Ten Commandments (2010). Boone’s most recently published book, A Charitable Discourse: Talking about the Things that Divide Us, is particularly noteworthy for addressing head on the difficult issues the church and university face, including questions of science and religion, homosexuality, politics, drinking alcohol, the emerging church, etc.