from the Office of Black Church Studies

2014 MLK Lecture with Randal Jelks

Jelks will give a talk on Benjamin Mays and Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 1, and will preach in Goodson Chapel.

Friday, March 21, 2014
Emilie Townes to Lecture

Townes, dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School, will speak on womanist theology on Feb. 24.

Friday, February 21, 2014
Resurrection Power and the Black Church

An interview with Eboni Marshall Turman, new director of the Office of Black Church Studies and assistant professor at the Divinity School.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Cooper Appointed to Faculty

The Divinity School names Valerie C. Cooper as the new associate professor of black church studies.

Friday, February 7, 2014
New Book on Black Church

Professor Eboni Marshall Turman explores roots of sexism in black churches.

Thursday, January 23, 2014
2013 Gardner C. Taylor Video Available

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

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The Great Black Preachers

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

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Marshall Turman to Lead Black Church Studies

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

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Divinity Grad on Rachel Maddow Show

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.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
James A. Forbes, Jr. to Give MLK Lecture April 2

The Office of Black Church Studies will sponsor the 2013 MLK Jr. Lecture Series featuring Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Jr., Senior Minister Emeritus at the Riverside Church and President of the Healing of the Nations Foundation in New York City.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013