Jameson Jones Preaching Award

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Duke Divinity School seniors who will graduate in May or December of 2010 are invited to apply for the Jameson Jones Preaching Award.

The award is presented to one or two seniors who demonstrate great promise in preaching.  The award honors Jameson Jones, late dean of the Divinity School (1981 – 1982) and is made possible by a bequest from his estate.

Applicants should make a DVD in one of the media center studios or in a church.  The sermon may be preached in the presence of a few friends and supporters or in a worship setting.

Applicants are responsible for reserving the media center and bringing their DVDs.  Media Center personnel will provide the necessary technical assistance.

Guidelines:  Applicants should state their name, read a text, and preach a sermon on the basis of the text.  The sermon should not exceed 15 minutes.  Students may use sermons previously preached in Divinity classes, Goodson Chapel, or a setting in the field.  A manuscript of the sermon is not required.

The deadline for application is 4 p.m. on March 15, 2010.

DVDs may be turned in at the Office of Black Church Studies/ Baptist House of Studies, 203 Gray Building, Duke Divinity School.  Applicants must include their names on the DVDs they submit.

The winner(s) will be selected by a committee of faculty and staff members of the Divinity School. The award includes a prize of $500 if one winner is selected or $250 if the award is shared.