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The Rev. Dr. Luke Powery The Rev. Dr. Luke Powery is dean of Duke University Chapel and associate professor of homiletics at Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC. He was ordained by the Progressive National Baptist Convention.

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The Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery is the dean of Duke University Chapel and associate professor of the practice of homiletics at Duke Divinity School. Prior to his appointment at Duke, he served as the Perry and Georgia Engle Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary. He received his B.A. in music with a concentration in vocal performance from Stanford University, his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and his Th.D. from Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto. 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 two books, titled Spirit Speech: Lament and Celebration in Preaching, and Dem Dry Bones: Preaching, Death, and Hope and is currently working on a co-authored introductory textbook on preaching, Ways of the Word: Learning to Preach for Your Time and Place, as well as two devotional books of meditations on the Spirituals for the liturgical seasons of Advent and Lent.

Powery was ordained by the Progressive National Baptist Convention and has served in an ecumenical capacity in churches throughout Switzerland, Canada, and the United States. He is a member of the Academy of Homiletics, for which he has served as secretary; the American Academy of Religion; and the Society for the Study of Black Religion. Powery served as a member of the executive lectionary team for The African-American Lectionary and is the recipient of numerous scholastic fellowships and awards. In 2008, the African-American Pulpit named him one of 20 outstanding black ministers under the age of 40 who are helping shape the future direction of the church. More recently, in 2014, he was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars at Morehouse College for his ethical and spiritual leadership in the academy, church, and broader society.

He is married to Gail Powery, and the couple has two children.

 

 


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Day1 Faith & Science Series 8: Luke Powery - Continuing Education

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The Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery, Dean of the Chapel at Duke University, encourages people of faith to continue their inquiry into science and keep learning. This video is part of the Day1 Faith & Science in the 21st Century Series.
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Continuing Education - Faith & Science Series Part 8

Acts 19:1-7

Baptism of the Lord - Year B

November 15, 2015

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Luke Powery: There's so much more to learn, and it is an expression of grace that we have the capacity to still learn and the opportunity to be taught by others when we don't fully comprehend. Continuing education is a gift as we keep inquiring and listening and being curious and open to new ideas and fresh experiences.

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September 28, 2015

ON Scripture: Domestic Violence: Are the Children Safe? (Mark 10: 2-16) By Luke Powery

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Through this lens, it might not be a coincidence that directly following the teaching about marriage and divorce (vv.2-12) is a short story about how Jesus blesses children (vv.13-16). We can’t avoid this literary connection that points to existential realities. Children are affected by divorce, not just the partners.