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The African American Legacy Preaching Series of Christian Theological Seminary presents “A Conversation with Rev. Dr. Catherine E. Williams hosted by Rev. Jennifer Carner.” The Reverand Dr. Williams is a profound professor of homiletics and worship focused on inter-cultural pedagogy as a learning strategy in worship and preaching classrooms. She is a sought-after contemplative preacher. […]

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The African American Legacy Preaching Series of Christian Theological Seminary presents “A Conversation with Rev. Dr. Debra J. Mumford hosted by Rev. Dr. Courtney V. Buggs.” Dr. Debra Mumford is Dean of the Seminary and Frank H. Caldwell Professor of Homiletics at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. An ordained Baptist minister, Dr. Mumford is a skilled […]

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The African American Legacy Preaching Series of Christian Theological Seminary presents “A Conversation with Dr. Lance D. Watson hosted by Dr. Frank A. Thomas.” Dr. Lance D. Watson, mega church pastor and phenomenal preacher and revivalist, shares his formation as such a brilliant leader based in wisdom from mentors such as Dr. Frederick G. Sampson […]

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The African American Legacy Preaching Series of Christian Theological Seminary presents “A Conversation with Rev. Sheleta Fomby hosted by Dr. Frank A. Thomas.” Reverend Fomby is a powerfully gifted teacher who has been privileged to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ on various national platforms. In 2018, she made history as the first female senior […]

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The African American Legacy Preaching Series of Christian Theological Seminary presents “A Conversation with Bishop John Richard Bryant hosted by Dr. Frank A. Thomas.” Bishop John Richard Bryant is a retired bishop who was the former Senior Bishop and Presiding Prelate of the Fourth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Bishop Bryant, one […]

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The African American Legacy Preaching Series of Christian Theological Seminary presents “A Conversation with Rev. Reginald W. Sharpe, Jr., hosted by Dr. Frank A. Thomas.” Dr. Reginald W. Sharpe, Jr. is a preaching phenomenon. Even before he became the third Senior Pastor of the prestigious Fellowship Church of Chicago, his preaching ministry was a YouTube […]

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The African American Legacy Preaching Series of Christian Theological Seminary presents “A Conversation with Bishop Walter Scott Thomas, Sr. hosted by Dr. Frank A. Thomas.” Bishop Thomas shares his reflections on preaching, friendship with Dr. Charles Edward Booth, his preaching method, sermon preparation process, insight on over forty years of pastoring, support for the PhD […]

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Join us for an inspiring episode of “The Legacy Preaching Series” as Rev. Dr. Frank A. Thomas, renowned preacher and Director of the Christian Theological Seminary’s PhD program, announces his plans to transition towards retirement and introduces Rev. Dr. Courtney V. Buggs as his chosen successor to serve as Director of the PhD program of […]

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McCormick Theological Seminary has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. in support of McCormick’s Sacred Memory Work: Preaching Wisdom for Christian Innovation (the “Sacred Memory Project.”)  The program is being funded through Lilly Endowment’s Compelling Preaching Initiative. Lilly Endowment launched the Compelling Preaching Initiative in 2022 with an invitational round of grants to over […]

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Despite a surge of technology over the past decades – especially during the pandemic – faith institutions have struggled to put new tools into practice and accommodate people’s changing lives. This initiative will unlock new opportunities to bring faith groups into the 21st Century. New York – Today, a group of faith and social justice […]

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