Preaching Justice and Hope in Perplexing Times

July 7, 2021:  10:00-11:30 am by Zoom

Maintaining scriptural and theological fidelity when crafting sermons from a justice-oriented Christian perspective can pose challenges for clergy. The relevant question becomes, “How can I avoid preaching justice too heavy-handedly absent of hope or too cheaply absent of real consequence?” This interactive workshop introduces participants to sermon crafting strategies for preaching prophetic texts today.

Note: This workshop will draw on Exodus Preaching:  Crafting Sermons about Justice and Hope, which you can purchase here.

Facilitator:  Kenyatta Gilbert, Homiletics Professor, Howard University School of Divinity

Rev. Dr. Gilbert is a nationally recognized expert on African American preaching.  A prolific writer and oft-featured expert on Black preaching, civil rights, and social justice, Dr. Gilbert has authored four books:  Exodus Preaching; A Pursued Justice:  Black Preaching fromt eh Great Migration to Civil Rights; The Journey and Promise of African American Preaching; and Just Living:  Meditations for Engaging Our Life and Time. His writing has also been featured on PBS NewsHour, Sojourners, Word & Way, and The Conversation.  In 2011, he launched The Preaching Project, a ministry aimed at equipping ministers to better serve African American churches and communities.

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This workshop is part of a monthly workshop series on preaching, the first Wednesday of every month from 10:00 to 11:30 am. For an overview of the series, click here.