Friday, September 9, 2016

The Cost to Change: What it Really Takes to BE and DO Something Different

Felicia Howell LaBoy

Associate Dean of Black Church Studies and Advanced Learning
Assistant Professor of Black Church Studies

September 8, 2016
Luke 5: 1-11
Fall Convocation

How can we, as followers of Jesus, begin the process of leaving racism behind so we can truly follow Him?  Listen to the sermon.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Restoring Creation and Reconciling the World


Cliff Kirkpatrick
Professor of World Christianity and Ecumenical Studies

April 22, 2016
Genesis 1:1 - 2:3
Earth Day Service

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New Awareness

Wesley Ariarajah
Visiting Luce Professor of Interfaith Studies
Professor of Ecumenical Theology at Drew University School of Theology

April 14, 2016
Matthew 9:35  10:1

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Health Justice - Hermeneutic of Blessing?

Susan R. Holman
Senior Writer at the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University


Grawemeyer Award in Religion
April 13, 2016

Both faith-based and human rights organizations work to address global health issues, but divergent ideological approaches can create discord and ultimately undermine the efforts of both groups.  Listen to the lecture.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Whose Mind is Changed?

Susan R. Garrett
Dean of the Seminary
Professor of New Testament Studies

Exploratory Weekend
March 4, 2016
Isaiah 55:7-9
Mark 7:26 - 30

What would happen if we decided that there is more than one way of being a good Christian? What would happen if we chose to believe that there is enough grace to go around? What would happen if we stopped automatically judging our own way to be the best? Listen to the sermon Read the sermon in PDF.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

Restoring the Offender: What can the Community of Faith Do?

Kilen Gray
Dean of Students

February 17, 2016
2 Corinthians 5:17-20

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The silence of the church regarding domestic violence is done in collusion with the perpetrators of the violence.  Refusing to be silent leads to an acceptance of the truth.  The path to restoration is hard work that creates a new person in a new relationship with themselves, Christ, and the faith community.

Why Celebrate?

Felicia Howell LaBoy
Associate Dean of Black Church Studies and Advanced Learning
Assistant Professor of Black Church Studies

Spring Convocation
February 4, 2016
Luke 15:17-32

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