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“Preaching: Dialogue on Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation,” January 25-27, 2011



Decatur, GA—Columbia Theological Seminary’s Center for Preaching is sponsoring the 2011 January Seminars, “Preaching: Dialogue on Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation,” January 25-27, 2011. The event is coordinated by the Center for Lifelong Learning.

“Practicing what we preach is never easy,” says Dr. Joseph L. Roberts, the Wade Huie Professor of Preaching and director of the Center for Preaching. “Preaching and teaching about peace, justice, and reconciliation is especially challenging in today’s contentious climate. This gathering will provide opportunities to create our own dialogue and learn from and with others who share a commitment to the preaching life.”  Roberts, who has served at the seminary since 2008, is pastor emerit us at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and serves as the conference director and as a worship leader.

The event includes Dr. Roberts, along with two nationally acclaimed preachers, Otis Moss, Jr., and James A. Forbes, Jr.  Moss is the Pastor emeritus of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, Cleveland, OH, and served with Martin Luther King, Sr. as co-pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta   He will deliver the conference's opening lecture, “Love, Justice and Reconciliation: Our Present Need and Future Hope.” Forbes, president and founder of the Healing of the Nations Foundation, is the senior minister emeritus at The Riverside Church, New York City. He will offer the concluding lecture and conversation around the topic of “The Life of Ministry (as a dialogue on peace, justice and reconciliation)” and will lead closing worship.

Dr. Anna Carter Florence, the Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching at the seminary, will preach during the opening worship service on Tuesday afternoon. The program features several Columbia faculty members as plenary and workshop leaders, including Pamela Cooper-White,  Matthew Flemming, Skip Johnson, Jeffery L. Tribble, Sr., and Marcia Riggs.

Additional information about the event, including links to registration, may be found by clicking here.
Additional  information about the Center for Preaching may be found here.

Michael Thompson
Director of Communications

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