The Office of Public Witness presents:
Preaching, Politics, and Justice
From the Pew to the Public Square: Preaching, Politics, & Justice
September 30, 2020 - 4:00 pm EST/3:00 pm CST
Can you preach justice without getting hurt?
How do you preach about race and still get heard?
What kinds of witness counts as political?
Join Rev. Dr. Mark Jefferson of Virginia Theological Seminary, and Austin Presbyterian Seminary’s Rev. Dr. Carolyn Helsel to discuss navigating the tensions of proclamation and social justice during this election season.
Presented by the Episcopal Church Department of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care, and the Presbyterian Church USA Office of Public Witness
Rev. Dr. Mark Jefferson, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Homiletics. He joined the faculty in 2016. His areas of interest and research include homiletics and black church studies. Before coming to VTS, he taught Homiletics at Candler School of Theology and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Rev. Dr. Carolyn Helsel, Associate Professor in the Blair Monie Distinguished Chair of Homiletics - The Reverend Dr. Carolyn B. Helsel joined the faculty of Austin Seminary in 2015. Prior to her appointment she was a transitional pastor for The Presbyterian Church in Sudbury (Massachusetts), as well as visiting professor at both the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and Wartburg Theological Seminary.