Congratulations to Leslie Bowling-Dyer (2009), who is in her first year of doctoral studies at the Graduate Theological Union and has been named a Doctoral Fellow by the Fund for Theological Education (FTE).
Leslie is studying in the area of Ethics and Social Theory focusing on college educated, professional Black women in Progressive Baptist churches and their perspectives on and engagement with social justice activism. Leslie continues to affiliate with ABSW during her PhD studies.
The Revered Barbara Jim-George (MDiv ’10, DMin exp. ’13) speaks of her call journey and her Girl’s Rite of Passage ministry in an interview with Rev. Sandra L. Hasenauer, Associate Executive Director for American Baptist Women's Ministries in Valley Forge, PA for the National Mission Project's "In Their Shoes: Women walking with Women World Wide" series. To listen to this international podcast, click here (episode 36) or access it through iTunes.com. To learn more about the Girl’s Rite of Passage Program, which “BJ” began during her MDiv studies, visit their website here. BJ continues to work on this program through her Doctor of Ministry project at ABSW.
From Judson Press Release:
Valley Forge, PA—Many of today’s most popular preachers, particularly those dominating the airwaves, are inviting Christians to experience a gospel that allows them to “prosper, even as [their] soul prospers.” These so-called prosperity preachers emphasize that God only wants the best for us, and that God promises true believers wealth and good physical health.
What are the seeds of truth in the prosperity gospel? Why is it so popular, especially in today’s African American church? Homiletics professor and author Dr. Debra J. Mumford will speak to the prosperity gospel and sign copies of her new book Exploring Prosperity Preaching: Biblical Health, Wealth, and Wisdom, on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Joyce Gordon Gallery.
In Exploring Prosperity Preaching, Mumford:
· Traces the roots of prosperity preaching to its Word of Faith origins
· Examines its common teachings
· Carefully weighs biblical proof texts against the larger scriptural testimony concerning our health, wealth, and spiritual wisdom
Foreword writer Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries Jr. calls Exploring Prosperity Preaching “the most important book written about prosperity theology in the last thirty years.”
About the Author: Debra J. Mumford, PhD, MDiv, is the Frank H. Caldwell Associate Professor of Homiletics and Associate Dean of Student Academic Affairs at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY. She is ordained in the American Baptist Churches USA and holds degrees from Howard University, the American Baptist Seminary of the West, and the Graduate Theological Union.
The Joyce Gordon Gallery is located at 406 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612. For more information, contact Joyce Gordon at email@example.com or 510-465-8928. Copies of Exploring Prosperity Preaching will be available for purchase.
Exploring Prosperity Preaching
Pub Date: May 2012
Format: Trade Paper
Size: 5.5" x 8.5" Pages: 160