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In this season of fragility, fear, and social upheaval, racial disparities and the devaluing of black and brown bodies have been exposed in new ways. Many feel trapped in patterns and systems that stifle and kill. Rev. Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert issues a powerful summons to claim God’s liberation through the prophetic power of the pulpit. This timely seminar offered in webinar format speaks to the present crises, integrating biblical rootedness, theological reflection, cultural exegesis, pastoral care, and practical preaching suggestions that will help pastors unmask evil and dethrone idols while also binding up the wounds of human tragedy and communal despair.



Date: August 12-14, 2020

General: $49
Student: $20

CEUs available at additional cost: $20

Registration closes at 8 a.m. ET on Monday, August 10.



Participants are encouraged to have a copy of the book Exodus Preaching: Crafting Sermons about Justice and Hope to reference during Dr. Gilbert’s presentations. Exodus Preaching is available for purchase at or on


Webinar Schedule

Aug. 12
Session 1 | 2:00-3:15 p.m. | Kenyatta Gilbert, “Unmasking Evil and Dethroning Idols”

Aug. 13
Session 2 | 9:00-10:15 a.m. | Kenyatta Gilbert, “Preaching on the Prophets”

Session 3 | 11:00a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Kenyatta Gilbert, “Preparing the Brief and Mapping the Message”

Session 4 | 2:00-3:30p.m. | Panel Discussion

Aug. 14
Session 5 | 9:00-10:15 a.m. | Kenyatta Gilbert, “Unmasking the Messenger”



Featured Speaker

The Reverend Dr. Kenyatta R. Gilbert is Professor of Homiletics at the Howard University School of Divinity. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Baylor University and both his M.Div. and Ph.D. in Practical Theology (Homiletics) from Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Gilbert specializes in the history, theory, and practice of African American preaching.  He is author of The Journey and Promise of African American PreachingA Pursued Justice:  Black Preaching from the Great Migration to Civil Rights, Exodus Preaching:  Crafting Sermons about Justice and Hope and founding director of The Preaching Project.

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