Monday, May 22, 2023

Guest Preachers This Summer

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The Chapel continues its tradition of compelling preaching with the schedule of guest preachers given below. All of these guest preachers will deliver their sermons during the Chapel's weekly Sunday service at 11:00 a.m. See the Chapel's calendar for a full schedule of worship services, including dates when Chapel Dean Luke A. Powery and other Chapel staff will preach. A recent archive of services is available on the Chapel website and a podcast of sermons is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Duke Libraries' maintains the Duke Chapel Recordings collection.

June 4 — Rev. Dr. M. Keith Daniel

Ordained in the American Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Daniel is the owner of Madison Consulting Group and the co-founder and managing director of Resilient Ventures, which invests in African American entrepreneurs. A member of the Duke Chapel National Advisory Board, he previously served at the Chapel as director of the PathWays program and director of community and campus engagement. He was executive director at two nonprofits, StepUp NC and DurhamCares. A triple Duke graduate (BA, MDiv, and DD), he currently serves on the boards of the School for Conversion, Justice Matters, and Duke Health Chaplain Services and Education. He is also an instructor at Duke Divinity School, leading spiritual formation and assistant teaching in the Black Church Studies curriculum on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Howard Thurman.

June 25 — Rev. Scott E. Hoezee

An ordained pastor in the Christian Reformed Church in North America, Rev. Hoezee is the director of the Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books including Proclaim the Wonder: Preaching Science on Sunday, Grace Through Every Generation, Actuality: Real Life Stories for Sermons That Matter, and Why We Listen To Sermons. He blogs regularly for The Reformed Journal and along with Darrell Delaney is the co-host of the Groundwork radio and podcast program from ReFrame Ministries of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. He has previously served as a pastor and as co-editor of the journal Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought. He was also a member of the Pastor-Theologian Program sponsored by the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey.

July 2 — Dr. Mark Andrew Jefferson

A public theologian, Dr. Jefferson is the CEO of Maleko Global Partners, a consulting firm that equips and empowers leaders, especially clergy. Prior to founding Maleko Global, he taught homiletics at the Virginia Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He has preached at churches and other institutions across the country, including Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.; Alfred Street Baptist Church, Alexandria, Virginia; Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix, Arizona; the Alexandria Detention Center, Alexandria, Virginia; and Calvary Episcopal Church, Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Jefferson was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College.

July 16 — Rev. Joe Ananias

July 23 — Rev. Dr. Stephanie Paulsell

Rev. Dr. Paulsell is the Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies at Harvard Divinity School where she teaches in the areas of religion and literature and Christian spirituality. Her recent publications include Religion Around Virginia Woolf and Toni Morrison: Goodness and the Literary Imagination, which she co-edited. She is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and lives in Cambridge with her husband, Kevin Madigan, where they serve as faculty deans of Eliot House in Harvard College.

August 6 — Dr. Ellen Davis

Dr. Davis is the Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School and a member of the Duke Chapel National Advisory Board. The author of eleven books and many articles, her research interests focus on how biblical interpretation bears on the life of faith communities and their response to urgent public issues, particularly the ecological crisis and interfaith relations. Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible integrates biblical studies with a critique of industrial agriculture and food production. Biblical Prophecy: Perspectives for Christian Theology, Discipleship and Ministry explores the prophetic role and word across both Testaments of the Christian Bible. Her most recent books are Preaching the Luminous Word, a collection of her sermons and essays, and Opening Israel’s Scriptures, a comprehensive theological reading of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. A lay Episcopalian, she has long been active as a theological consultant within the Anglican Communion. Her current work explores the arts as modes of scriptural interpretation.