Nevertheless, She Persisted
From June 9 to September 1, we will post a sermon from a preacher who is either a woman and/or a person of color. These “guest preachers” will guide us in exploring God’s word this summer from a perspective different than many of our own.
Our fifth “guest preacher” is Rev. Dr. Frank Thomas, professor of homiletics at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Our third “guest preacher” is Rev. William J. Barber, II. Rev Barber is pastor at Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, NC and is the former president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP. He is the co-chair of the Poor People’s Campain and senior lecturer at the Repairers of the Breach.
Our second “Guest Preacher” is Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence. She is the Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary, Pastor Stephen’s alma mater. Anna was Pastor Stephen’s preaching professor when he was in seminary from 2010-2014.
"The Woman Who Just Said No"
Our first “Guest Preacher” is Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. He is the Senior Minister Emeritus at the historic Riverside Church in New York City. Pastor Stephen had the privilege of hearing him preach in person in May at the Festival of Homiletics. You can either listen to the audio of the sermon or, if you’re able, watch a video of that same sermon below. There is a liturgical dancer who dances during the sermon so the video does give a different perspective than the audio.