Black Church Studies

"Performing Transcendence: Thoughts on Musical Blackness, the Holy Spirit, and Jazz Improvisation" with Melvin L. Butler

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
York Reading Room, Duke Divinity Library
emoyer@div.duke.edu or carole.baker@duke.edu

The Office of Black Church Studies and Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts at Duke Divinity School will sponsor a public lecture, "Performing Transcendence: Thoughts on Musical Blackness, the Holy Spirit, and Jazz Improvisation," by Melvin L.Butler, assistant professor of music at the University of Chicago.

A reception will follow the lecture.

"The Spirit of David: Negotiating Faith and Masculinity in Black Gospel Performance" with Melvin L. Butler

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
emoyer@div.duke.edu or carole.baker@duke.edu

The Office of Black Church Studies and the Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts will sponsor a public lecture, "The Spirit of David: Negotiating Faith and Masculinity in Black Gospel Performance," by Melvin L. Butler, assistant professor of music at the University of Chicago.

Lunch will not provided.

Professor/Jazz Saxophonist Featured Speaker

Friday, January 13, 2012

On Tues. Jan. 31 Melvin L. Butler, jazz musician and professor of music, will give lectures exploring issues of music and faith in black gospel performance and jazz improvisation.

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Melvin L. Butler, jazz saxophonist and ethnomusicologist, will give two public lectures at the Divinity School on Tuesday Jan. 31. The events are co-sponsored by the Office of Black Church Studies and Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts.

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Audio from Bishop Ntambo Visit Now Online

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bishop Ntambo from the Republic of Congo spoke about his experiences planting 157 churches.

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Bishop NtamboAudio from a recent discussion led by Bishop Ntambo Nkulu Ntanda is now available through iTunes U.

Bishop Ntambo, resident bishop of the N. Katanga Episcopal Area in the Republic of Congo, spoke on Nov. 10 about his experiences planting 157 churches in a talk titled "How Do We Grow the Church?"

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School Hosts Rev. Otis Moss III

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Office of Black Church Studies will host Moss, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Ill. Nov. 28-29.

Rev. MossThe Office of Black Church Studies at the Divinity School will host the Rev. Otis Moss III, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Ill.  Nov. 28 -29.

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Brown Bag Lunch with Rev. Otis Moss III

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
obcs@div.duke.edu

The Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School will sponsor a brown bag lunch discussion with the Rev. Otis Moss III, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Ill.

Informal Dinner and Conversation with Rev. Otis Moss III

Monday, November 28, 2011 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
York Reading Room, Duke Divinity Library
obcs@div.duke.edu

The Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School will host an informal dinner and conversation with the Rev. Otis Moss III, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Ill. Food and beverages will be provided; registration required.

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We Remember Ed Adams

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Office of Black Church Studies honors the life of an extraordinary husband, father, minister, student, mentor, and friend.

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Ed AdamsOn behalf of the Duke University Divinity School Office of Black Church Studies, our associate dean, the Rev. Dr. Joy J. Moore, our teaching faculty, the black staff, and our black seminarians, we stand with the family of the Rev. Edward Allen Adams in this time of sorrow.

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Video of 2011 Gardner Taylor Lecture Series Now Available

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Vanderbilt Professor Dale P. Andrews gave the lecture and sermons this year.

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Dr. Dale P. AndrewsVideo of the 2011 fall Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Series on Sept. 27-28 is now available. The lecture series, sponsored by the Office of Black Church Studies, was established in 1975 and named in honor of the Rev. Dr. Gardner C.

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