Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Annual Preaching with Power coming March 9-13

Preaching with Power, a forum on African American preaching and theology, returns this March with a week of preaching, music and learning at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) and area churches. Sponsored for over 25 years by the Urban Theological Institute (UTI) at LTSP, the week features five sermons and one lecture by six distinguished African American preachers and theologians, and a celebration of black sacred music. All are welcome! Come and be inspired!

Preaching in 2009 will be the Rev. Dr. Gerald Lamont Thomas on Monday, March 9, at 7:30 pm at Grace Baptist Church of Germantown; Dr. Kathryn Love on Tuesday, March 10, at 7:30 pm at Reformation Lutheran Church in Mt. Airy; the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., on Wednesday, March 11, at 7:30 pm at Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ; the Rev. William D. Watley, PhD, on Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 pm at Mother Bethel AME Church; and the Rev. Jacqueline G. Capers on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 pm with UTI Alum Night at the Schaeffer-Ashmead Chapel on the LTSP campus. This year’s lecture will be by Dr. Evelyn L. Parker, associate professor of Christian Education at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, on Tuesday, March 10 at 11:30 am at Benbow Hall, The Brossman Center, on the LTSP campus. A Celebration of Black Sacred Music! is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 11:30 am at the Schaeffer-Ashmead Chapel on the LTSP campus.

More information on Preaching with Power, including more on the preachers and location directions, can be found at Proceeds from the offering at each service benefit the Joseph Q. Jackson Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarship assistance to UTI students at LTSP.

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