Sunday, March 26, 2023
All are welcome to attend this ecumenical service of Christian worship on Sunday mornings throughout the year. Duke Chapel is home to a long--and living--tradition of faithful preaching and inspiring sacred music. Join us as we sing, pray, give thanks, and learn together. The Gomes Guest Preacher for this Sunday will be the Rev. Dr. Willie James Jennings, associate professor of systematic theology and Africana studies at Yale University Divinity School. A graduate of Duke University, Dr. Jennings is a systematic theologian teaches in the areas of theology, black church and Africana studies, as well as post-colonial and race theory. The author of a number of books, he wrote The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, which has become a standard text read in colleges, seminaries, and universities. He is the recipient of the 2015 Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his groundbreaking work on race and Christianity. His recently authored commentary on the Book of Acts won the Reference Book of the Year Award from The Academy of Parish Clergy. He is also the author of After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging, which won the 2020 book of the year award from Publisher's Weekly and was selected as a finalist for the 2021 American Academy of Religion Book of the Year in the Constructive-Reflective Studies category. In addition to being a frequent lecturer at colleges, universities, and seminaries, Dr. Jennings is also a regular workshop leader at pastor conferences. Parking is available in the Bryan Center garage at 125 Science Drive. ADA parking is available in the Bryan Center Surface Lot at the same address. Receive a pass for free parking on Sunday mornings at the visitor desk inside the Chapel. Services are livestreamed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/dukechapel and broadcast live on channel 12 of the Duke Hospital TV system and on the radio on 620 AM WDNC. Sign up for the Duke Chapel Sermons podcast on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. For a listing of Christian education offerings before the service, consult the Chapel's website calendar.