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.
Professor J. Cameron Carter comments to The Root, a daily online magazine, about black voters being pragmatic about gay marriage
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.
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 email@example.com. For more information, visit the Office of Black Church Studies, 108-C Gray Building.
Professor J. Kameron Carter comments on The Immanent Frame blog about the role religious discourse played in the public conversations leading up to the mid-term elections and on ways religion is shaping U.S. political culture
James Earl Massey, dean emeritus and distinguished professor-at-large at Anderson University School of Theology in Anderson, Ind., lectured Sept. 28 and preached Sept. 29 at Duke Divinity School’s Goodson Chapel as part of the 2010 Gardner C. Taylor Distinguished Lecture Series.
The Office of Black Church Studies will sponsor its 2010 fall Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Series on Sept. 28-29. The lecture series provides frequent opportunities to hear outstanding black preachers in Duke Divinity School classes and worship services.