Black Church Studies

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.

Register

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. Taylor, and provides opportunities to hear outstanding black preachers in Duke Divinity School classes and worship services.

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Gardner C. Taylor Luncheon for Students

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 2:30pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
obcs@div.duke.edu or Elizabeth Moyer, (919)660-3461

Dale P. Andrews, guest lecturer for the Office of Black Church Studies' 2011 fall Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Series on Sept. 27-28, will  hold an open discussion with students at a luncheon in the Alumni Memorial Common Room. Limited space is available. Students may register for the luncheon and discussion by e-mail or by calling (919) 660-3461.

Andrews is a distinguished professor of homiletics, social justice and practical theology at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion.  An ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Dr. Andrews has served AME Zion churches in Connecticut and New Jersey.

The lecture series, established in 1975 and named in honor of the Rev. Gardner C. Taylor, provides opportunities to hear outstanding black preachers in Duke Divinity School classes and worship services.

Loving God Mind, Body, Strength: Orienting Yourself to Life as a Divinity Student

Friday, September 16, 2011 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm
0012 Westbrook
obcs@div.duke.edu

The Office of Black Church Studies will sponsor a back-to-basics information session for Duke Divinity students to gather tools for a close reading (of Scripture and textbooks), writing theologically, and surviving as a student without mounting debt.

Light refreshments will be served.

Fall 2011 Gardner C. Taylor Lecture

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Goodson Chapel
emoyer@div.duke.edu

The Office of Black Church Studies will sponsor its 2011 fall Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Series on Sept. 27-28, 2011. The lecture series, established in 1975 and named in honor of the Rev. Gardner C. Taylor, provides opportunities to hear outstanding black preachers in Duke Divinity School classes and worship services.

This fall’s lecturer will be Dale P. Andrews, distinguished professor of homiletics, social justice and practical theology at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion.  An ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Dr. Andrews has served AME Zion churches in Connecticut and New Jersey.

His Sept. 27 lecture will be on “’Jus’ Couldn’t Keep It to Myself’: Preaching and the Black Church in the Public Square.”

On Sept. 28 at 12:30 p.m., there will be a luncheon featuring Andrews holding an open discussion with students in the Alumni Memorial Common Room. Limited space is available. Students may register for the luncheon and discussion by e-mail or by calling (919) 660-3461.

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