Black Church Studies

"Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus" Book Reading with Bishop Michael Curry

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
0012 Westbrook Building
stilley@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3539

The Anglican Episcopal House of Studies and the Office of Black Church Studies, both at Duke Divinity School, will host a book reading and discussion of a recently released book, "Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus," by the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.

Copies of the book will be available for sale at this public event.

No registration required.

2013 Gardner C. Taylor Video Available

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sermons and a lecture by the Rev. Martha Simmons are now on video.

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Video is now available of the 2013 Gardner C. Taylor lecture and sermons featuring the Rev. Martha Simmons.

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The Great Black Preachers

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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Black Preachers

Duke Chapel posts archive of sermons showcasing the legacy of leading ministers. Read more on Duke Today.

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Mentoring for Ministry: Time Management and Self Care

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 12:30pm
0012 Westbrook Building
acase@div.duke.edu

The Student Life and Ministrial Formation offices at Duke Divinity School will host a workshop for students on time management and self care as part of the "Thursday Mentoring for Ministry" series.

The workshop will feature Eboni Marshall Turman, director of the Office of Black Church Studies and assistant research professor of Black Church Studies at the school, making practical suggestions on how students can best manage their time and be intentional about self care.

African-American Alumni Day

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 8:00am
Duke Divinity School, Westbrook Building
Tara Batemon, tbatemon@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3461

The Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School will host a gathering for Divinity School African-American alumni.

The day will include a panel discussion, "Between Memory and Hope;" an alumni dinner and lecture by the Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NACCP; and worship with the Rev. Martha Simmons, the lecturer for the 2013 Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Series, associate minister at Rush Memorial United Church of Christ in Atlanta, Ga., and founder of The African American Lectionary.

The cost is $25 each, with advance registration required.

Simmons also will present a lecture and attend a luncheon with attendees as part of the this year's Gardner C. Taylor Lecture.

Register to attend African-American Alumni Day

Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Community Lunch

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 12:30pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
Tara Batemon, tbatemon@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3461

The Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School will host a luncheon with the 2013 Gardner C. Taylor lecturer, the Rev. Martha Simmons, associate minister at Rush Memorial United Church of Christ in Atlanta, Ga., and founder of The African American Lectionary.

Divinity School alumni, community and the public are welcome to attend. The cost is $5 each, with advance registration required. The luncheon is being held in conjunction with the Duke Divinity African-American Alumni Day.

Simmons also will be presenting the 2013 Gardner C. Taylor Lecture later that day from 2-4 p.m. in Goodson Chapel.

Register and attend the luncheon

 

Free Church Women's Retreat

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 4:00pm
The King's Daughters Inn, 204 N. Buchanan Blvd., Durham, N.C.
Tara M. Batemon

The Duke Divinity School Office of Black Church Studies and the Baptist House of Studies will co-host the Free Church Women's Retreat.

The theme of the two-day retreat is "In God's Image: Women Reimagining the Face of 21st Century Pastoral Ministry." This retreat is designed for women seeking clarity and guidance regarding their place in the church. It also fulfills the retreat requirement for the school's Fall Spiritual Formation course for first-year students.

Registration is required.

To register, contact Tara M. Batemon at (919) 660-3461.

Gardner C. Taylor Lecture with Rev. Martha Simmons

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Goodson Chapel
Tara Batemon, tbatemon@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3461

The Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School will hold the annual Gardner C. Taylor Lecture featuring the Rev. Martha Simmons, associate minister at Rush Memorial United Church of Christ in Atlanta, Ga., and founder of The African American Lectionary.

The free event is open to Divinity School alumni, community, and the public. Advance registration is required. This year's lecture series will be held in conjunction with the Duke Divinity African-American Alumni Day.

To Register

Marshall Turman to Lead Black Church Studies

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dean Hays announced the appointment of Eboni Marshall Turman as director of the OBCS.

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Duke Divinity School Dean Richard B. Hays has announced the appointment of Eboni Marshall Turman as director of the Office of Black Church Studies and assistant research professor of Black Church Studies.

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Divinity Grad on Rachel Maddow Show

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Rev. Michael McBride, M.Div. '05, of PICO National Network talks with Rachel Maddow about the importance of gun safety activism. Watch the video, starting at 12 minutes, 23 seconds into the clip.

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