Blacks in Theology

Blacks in Theology

Celebrating the contributions of black men and women who have shaped our theological history: Past, Present, and Future.

February 4-7, 2019 - Denver Seminary  |  February 8, 2019 - The Gala, at Restoration Christian Fellowship 

Introducing Blacks in Theology

Denver Seminary has dedicated February 4-8, 2019 as a week-long celebration we’re calling Blacks in Theology. It’s an intentional reflection of the Seminary’s heart for the black theologians of the past, to honor their contributions, to recognize those who are currently shaping culture, and to express our desire to strengthen and engage with black communities in the future.

The week will be filled with presentations, live musical performances, discussion groups, personal stories, and of course—celebration, so there will many opportunities to join in the festivities.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Scheduled events will begin on Monday, February 4, 2019

Two Chapel Services with Brown Bag Discussions

  • Monday February 4, 2019, 11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday February 5, 2019, 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Denver Seminary Chapel 
    6399 South Santa Fe Drive
    Littleton CO, 80120
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Dr. Vincent Bacote (PhD, Drew University) will be our main chapel speaker and brown bag facilitator. He will be speaking to us from a wealth of knowledge and wisdom as the renowned Associate Professor of Theology and Director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. He has authored over thirty publications including, The Political Disciple: A Theology of Public Life (2015), The Spirit in Public Theology: Appropriating the Legacy of Abraham Kuyper (2005), and has contributed to books including The Church’s Social Responsibility (2015), Black Scholars in White Space (2015), Theological Questions our Students Ask: Christian Faith in Plain Language (2014), Aliens in the Promised Land (2013), Keep Your Head Up (2012),  Prophetic Evangelicals (2012) and Natural Law and Evangelical Political Thought (2011). He has been a regular columnist for Comment (wrf.ca/comment) and has also had articles appear in magazines such as Books and Culture, Christianity Today, Think Christian and re:generation quarterly and journals such as The Journal of Markets and Morality, Christian Scholars Review, Urban Mission and the Journal for Christian Theological Research. He has also contributed to The High Calling and blog of The Institute for Faith, Work and Economics. He a fellow of the Center for Public Justice, and a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Christian Ethics.

 

At the Table Presentation of the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. presented by More Than Music

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Denver Seminary Chapel 
    6399 South Santa Fe Drive
    Littleton CO, 80120
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At the Table Presentation of the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a one-hour dramatic presentation - using live music, spoken word, and multi-media to bring to life Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Knock at Midnight" and portions of America's Civil Rights Movement. Challenging audiences to listen for and respond to the unique call upon their lives to serve others for the betterment of their communities. Click here for more information.

 

A Video Presentation of “Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story” a film by Martin Doblmeier

  • Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: TBD

Backs Against The Wall: The Howard Thurman Story explores the extraordinary life and legacy of one of the most important religious figures of the 20th century. Born the grandson of slaves, Thurman became a “spiritual foundation” for the Civil Rights Movement, inspiring many of its leaders including Martin Luther King, Jr, Jesse Jackson and Congressman John Lewis. Thurman is also remembered for helping launch The Fellowship Church for All People in San Francisco, a pioneering venture to create the nation’s first interracial, intercultural church community. Thurman was a gifted and prolific writer who authored more than 20 books and celebrated as one of the great preachers of his era. Click here for more information.

THE GALA

Friday, February 8, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.

The week will culminate Friday, February 8, 2019 with an evening gala event. The Blacks in Theology Gala is Denver Seminary’s way of intentionally recognizing the legacy of blacks who have made contributions and sacrifices to make theological education possible, recognize those who are currently shaping culture, and to express our desire to strengthen and engage with black communities in the future. Click here for more information.

  • Location: Restoration Christian Fellowship
    15660 E 6th Ave
    Aurora CO, 80011
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Register for the Gala

We extend a cordial invitation to you to celebrate with us