This week featured the 41st annual Preaching with Power series, featuring an annual lecture and sermons on the ULS Philadelphia campus and at local churches. Three student in the Black Church Studies program were awarded the JQ Jackson Merit Scholarship. The Rev. Dr. Joseph Q. Jackson Endowed Scholarship Fund provides support for students preparing to serve the African American church community. The fund provides scholarships for Master degree seeking students in the Black Church concentration, in addition to merit awards given annually to the African American Urban Theological Institute student preparing for ordained ministrty.
This year's annual lecture was entitled "The Last Shall Be First: The Ethiopian Eunuch & the Challenge of Radical Christian Inclusion," presented by Rev. Dr. Raquel S. Lettsome. Photo from left: Rev. Dr. Quintin Robertson, Director, Urban Theological Institute and Black Church Studies; ULS Dean, Rev. Dr. J. Jayakiran Sebastian; Dr. Lettsome; JQ Jackson Merit Scholarship recipients Denise Bennett, Clifford Stanley, Farrah Gaskin; and, ULS President Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin.
Posted by Linda Fiore