Black Church Studies

Worship Service with Chris Brady Preaching

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 11:25am to 12:15pm
Goodson Chapel
stilley@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3539

Duke Divinity School will hold a worship service of the word with the Rev. Chris Brady, ThM'08, preaching. The pastor of Wilson Temple United Methodist Church in Raleigh, N.C., Brady was director of Student Life and Formation at the Divinity School from 2008-10. 

The Gospel Choir will provide music at the service.

All are welcome.

Worship Service with Cheryl Moore Adamson Preaching

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 11:25am to 12:15pm
Goodson Chapel
stilley@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3539

Duke Divinity School will hold a worship service of the word with the Rev. Cheryl Moore Adamson, D'02, preaching. She is the founding pastor of Palmetto Missionary Baptist Church in Palmetto, S.C. The church opened its doors for worship in October 2006. 

The Gospel Choir will provide music at the service.

All are welcome.

New Book on Black Church

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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

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A new book by Duke Divinity School Professor Eboni Marshall Turman explores how gender discrimination in the black church is rooted in a theological problem with the human body that has troubled Christianity for centuries, producing violence and fragmentation.

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2014 MLK Lecture Series Worship Service with Randal Jelks

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 11:25am to 12:20pm
Goodson Chapel
tbatemon@div.duke.edu

The Duke Divinity School worship service will feature Randal Jelks, guest lecturer for the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Series on April 1-2, as the guest preacher. He is an associate professor of American Studies with a joint appointment in African and African American Studies at the University of Kansas.

The Office of Black Church Studies at the school sponsors the annual lecture series.

For more information about the lecture series, contact Tara Batemon at (919) 660-3461.

CANCELLED - "Let Freedom Ring: An Evening of Sacred Art" Celebrating MLK

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 5:30pm
0014 Westbrook Building
tbatemon@div.duke.edu

Editor's Note: The following event has been cancelled.

The Office of Black Church Studies and the New Creation Arts student group at Duke Divinity School will hold a public event commemorating the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. through theology and the arts. "Let Freedom Ring: An Evening of Sacred Art" will include songs, spoken words, drama and instrumentals.

Registration is required.

To register, contact Tara M. Batemon at (919) 660-3461.

"Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus" Book Reading with Bishop Michael Curry

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
0012 Westbrook Building
stilley@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3539

The Anglican Episcopal House of Studies and the Office of Black Church Studies, both at Duke Divinity School, will host a book reading and discussion of a recently released book, "Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus," by the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.

Copies of the book will be available for sale at this public event.

No registration required.

2013 Gardner C. Taylor Video Available

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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

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Video is now available of the 2013 Gardner C. Taylor lecture and sermons featuring the Rev. Martha Simmons.

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The Great Black Preachers

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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Black Preachers

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

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Mentoring for Ministry: Time Management and Self Care

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 12:30pm
0012 Westbrook Building
acase@div.duke.edu

The Student Life and Ministrial Formation offices at Duke Divinity School will host a workshop for students on time management and self care as part of the "Thursday Mentoring for Ministry" series.

The workshop will feature Eboni Marshall Turman, director of the Office of Black Church Studies and assistant research professor of Black Church Studies at the school, making practical suggestions on how students can best manage their time and be intentional about self care.

African-American Alumni Day

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 8:00am
Duke Divinity School, Westbrook Building
Tara Batemon, tbatemon@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3461

The Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School will host a gathering for Divinity School African-American alumni.

The day will include a panel discussion, "Between Memory and Hope;" an alumni dinner and lecture by the Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NACCP; and worship with the Rev. Martha Simmons, the lecturer for the 2013 Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Series, associate minister at Rush Memorial United Church of Christ in Atlanta, Ga., and founder of The African American Lectionary.

The cost is $25 each, with advance registration required.

Simmons also will present a lecture and attend a luncheon with attendees as part of the this year's Gardner C. Taylor Lecture.

Register to attend African-American Alumni Day

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