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2018 BSA Empowerment Preaching Series

  • Warren UMC 3028 South Malcolm X Boulevard Dallas, TX, 75215 United States (map)

2018 Black Seminarians Association
Preaching Empowerment Series: “Preaching Jesus in an Unjust World.”

A three-day interdenominational exploration of the hermeneutic of Justice, through lecture, celebration, and preaching in the African American context.

November 8-10th

We, the Black Seminarians Association of Perkins School of Theology - SMU, humbly invite you to join us in celebration and support of our 2nd Annual Preaching Empowerment Series: “Preaching Jesus in an Unjust World.” 

It’s an ecumenically empowering series of lecture, worship and Gospel proclamation, focused on honing preaching skills within the African American context and Justice hermeneutic. This series is open to students, ministers in training, growing and seasoned ministers, and laity of all Creeds and ethnicities who dare to declare and demand Justice in Jesus’ name. Let’s bring our contexts together to learn, share, and grow together! 

The BSA Preaching Empowerment Series is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; seminarians, pastors, and laity alike. All are welcome! Let’s bring our contexts together to learn, share, and grow.

~Order of Events~
Thursday, November 8th, 11:30am Perkins Chapel Service in Prothro Great Hall (w/ continuing conversation and lunch in the Kirby Parlor): 
Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, Sr. Pastor of Friendship West Baptist Church

Friday, November 9th, 11-1pm Lectures and Lunch @ the Perkins Great Hall:
Rev. Dr. Gina M. Stewart & Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters, 
Nationally renowned pastors, authors and community advocates for Justice.

Friday, November 9th, 6:30pm Worship Service @ Warren UMC
Rev. Dr. Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr. 
with empowering segments on organizing for Justice, individually and in community: Rev. Edwin Robinson and Dr. Baranda Fermin - Fmr. Faith In Texas directors

Saturday, November 10th, 9-12pm Preaching Lab @ Warren UMC
RSVP attendance requested. 
The Saturday Preaching Lab is intended to empower seminary and theology students, ministers-in-training, and vocal advocates in the various fights for justice. It is open to students and ministers who would like to be critiqued by local homileticians on their preaching, both in-person and via prior sermonic and speech submissions. 
Sermons and reflections may be submitted to 

Special thanks to our host church:
Warren United Methodist Church 
3028 S. Malcolm X Blvd,
Dallas TX, 75215
Rev. Joshua E. Manning, Senior Pastor

Donations can be made to:
Perkins School of Theology, re: “Zan Wesley Holmes Fund” in support of the Black Seminarians Association of Perkins School of Theology’s programming and scholarships.

This year’s event is a precursor to the Red Letter Revival in Dallas... A Jesus and Justice Revival.
Red Letter Revival event details can be found online at: