One of Duke University Chapel’s values is integrative education. This year, Chapel Dean Luke A. Powery is teaching the courses listed below.

Dean Powery teachingDeep River: Howard Thurman, Spirituality, and the Prophetic Life
BCS 766, FALL 2018
Instructor: Luke Powery
This seminar course examines the writings, sermons, meditations, and prayers of Howard Thurman as means to exploring the nature and content of the spiritual life in his thought. In particular, this seminar probes how the spiritual life, as presented in Thurman's writings, funds the prophetic life to reveal the integration of the contemplative and active life. Salient themes to be explored include: the inner life, outer life, prayer, silence, community, struggle, suffering, love, and Jesus.

Introduction to Christian Preaching
PREACHING 758, Spring 2019
Instructor: Luke Powery
This course teaches the development of a theology of preaching and methods of sermon construction, including preaching in class, critique, private conference, and local church evaluation.

How We Do Mission: Sustainable, Informed, and Relational Christian Service Abroad
HOUSECS 59.23, Spring 2019
Instructor: Student-led course, advised by Chapel ministers
This course introduces a new approach to international service.  It prepares participants to carry out sustainable, relational, informed, and effective Christian mission work while at Duke and beyond.  We will approach the issue of service from several perspectives: religious, historical, cultural, interpersonal, and structural.  Participants may join the optional Chapel-sponsored spring break trip to Costa Rica, which will offer the opportunity to engage in service, relationships, and reflection.