Revelation and Resisting Empire
Reading Revelation with The Lens of Liberation
Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation @ Providence Baptist Church
Following the presentation on the Book of Revelation, The Dean of Duke University Chapel, Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery, will be giving a sermon both nights focusing on the theme of the "Promises of God."
Revelation and Resisting Empire (Monday 9/9 and Tuesday 9/10 6:30-8pm)
Monday, Sep. 9th, 6:30-8pm
1106 Tuscaloosa Street
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C. Wess Daniels, Ph.D.
...is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center & Quaker Studies at Guilford College. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife, Emily and their three children and three chickens. Wess is interested in strategizing better human interactions, spiritual development, and revitalization of tradition and community. Prior to teaching at Guilford, Wess was a “released minister” at Camas Friends Church in Washington. He is the author of, “A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing The Quaker Tradition in Participatory Culture” (2015). Identifying as a “convergent Friend,” Wess is a bridge-builder and boundary-crosser when it comes to our various Quaker branches and is passionate about renewing the Quaker tradition.
Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery
The Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery is the dean of Duke University Chapel and associate professor of homiletics at Duke Divinity School. A national leader in the theological study of the art of preaching, Powery regularly delivers sermons at Duke Chapel as well as at churches throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is often a keynote speaker and lecturer at educational institutions, conferences, symposia, and retreats.
His teaching and research interests are located at the intersection of preaching, worship, pneumatology, and culture, particularly expressions of the African diaspora. He has written three books: Spirit Speech: Lament and Celebration in Preaching; Dem Dry Bones: Preaching, Death, and Hope; and his latest book Rise Up, Shepherd! Advent Reflections on the Spirituals. He has also co-authored an introductory textbook on preaching, Ways of the Word: Learning to Preach for Your Time and Place, and is currently working on the second in the series of meditations on the Spirituals, this time for the season of Lent. He is also a general editor of a forthcoming nine volume lectionary commentary series for preaching and worship titled, Connections.