Dr. Burris has been working on a new book during his sabbatical, Wisdom From Africa: Theological Reflections on the Confessions of St. Augustine. He hopes to have it complete in 2016.
He has also played a lot of music during his sabbatical as a way of getting a break from the writing. His group, Total Focus, has played in Vallejo and San Pablo, and are scheduled to play in Oakland on August 22 for the Faith Fancher Breast Cancer Challenge to combat breast cancer. They will play early in the morning (8-10) at Lake Merritt. He hopes many will come out in support of this event.