Black Church Studies

Fall 2011 Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Announced

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The fall 2011 lecture will take place Sept. 27-28 and feature the Rev. Dr. Dale P. Andrews preaching and lecturing.

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

Friday, September 16, 2011 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm
0012 Westbrook
Elizabeth Moyer (919) 660-3461 or obcs@div.duke.edu

The Office of Black Church Studies will sponsor a back-to-basics information session for 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.


MLK Lectures Brown Bag Lunch with Cheryl Sanders

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
jmoore@div.duke.edu

There will be a brown bag lunch with Cheryl Sanders, senior pastor of the Third Street Church of God in Washington, D.C. and professor of Christian Ethics at the Howard University School of Divinity, as part of the  2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Series sponsored by the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School.

Worship Service with Cheryl Sanders Preaching on “Called to Net-Work”

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 11:25am to 12:25pm
Goodson Chapel
(919) 660-3558 or cbenjamin@div.duke.edu

Cheryl Sanders, senior pastor of the Third Street Church of God in Washington, D.C. and professor of Christian Ethics at the Howard University School of Divinity, will preach on “Called to Net-Work” as a worship service as a part of the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Series sponsored by the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School.

“The Leadership Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” MLK Lecture with Cheryl Sanders

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Goodson Chapel
cbenjamin@div.duke.edu

Cheryl Sanders, senior pastor of the Third Street Church of God in Washington, D.C. and professor of Christian Ethics at the Howard University School of Divinity, will lecture on “The Leadership Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” as the guest lecturer for the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Series sponsored by the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School.

Worship Service with Cheryl Sanders Preaching on “Behold the Dreamer”

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 11:25am to 12:25pm
Goodson Chapel
cbenjamin@div.duke.edu

Cheryl Sanders, senior pastor of the Third Street Church of God in Washington, D.C. and professor of Christian Ethics at the Howard University School of Divinity, will preach on “Behold the Dreamer” at a worship service as part of the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Series sponsored by the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School.

Special Visit Days Planned

March events to reach students of color and women interested in the ministry
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

In collaboration with the Office of Black Church Studies and the Divinity Women’s Center, the Office of Admissions will host Students of Color Visit Day on March 16-17 and Women in Ministry Day on March 23-24.

For students considering Duke Divinity School, a campus visit offers perhaps the best opportunity to experience the community and discern whether the school is a good fit for their theological education and preparation for ministry.  

Durham Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope

Friday, April 1, 2011 (All day) to Sunday, April 3, 2011 (All day)
Durham, N.C.
cbenjamin@div.duke.edu

The Office of Black Church Studies will hold its annual Durham Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope in which divinity students can learn the rich history of the racially diverse Durham, N.C., community and critically engage in the lives of Durham residents. Students also will hear the stories of the faithful but painful struggle of becoming the church in the American South.

The pilgrimage is led by Joy J. Moore, associate dean for Black Church Studies and Church Relations at Duke Divinity School. The two and a half day event includes walking tours of historic sites, worship, testimony, and reflection. Meals will be provided. First year students can receive credit from this retreat for their spring spiritual formation requirement.

Register to cbenjamin@div.duke.edu. For more information, visit the Office of Black Church Studies, 108-C Gray Building. 

The Legacy of M.L. King, Jr.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Professor Richard Lischer and NAACP President William Barber II, a Duke Divinity alumnus, discuss Dr. King’s legacy during an “Office Hours” interview.

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