Strengthening the CORE: Radical Hospitality in a Fractured World


Don't miss the Annual Church Retreat at Montreat! October 6-8

What is our response to God’s call for sharing Radical Hospitality?  

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In our polarized culture, extending God’s welcome requires intentional thought and practice. Through Bible Study and conversation, the Rev. Dr. Kenyatta R. Gilbert will help us examine the fragments in our society today. Together we’ll explore how we might go about breaking barriers that divide us and mending them with Radical Hospitality. Can we demonstrate Christ’s love everywhere and thus  reflect FPCA’s CORE values in our practice of everyday life in the world?

Dr. Gilbert, an Associate Professor of Homiletics at the Howard University School of Divinity, holds an M.Div. and Ph.D. in Practical Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and is an ordained Baptist minister.  Kenyatta has most recently authored the book  A Pursued Justice: Black Preaching from the Great Migration to Civil Rights.  His research chronicles how after the Great Migration some black preachers addressed the issues their white social-gospel counterparts avoided. He also founded The Preaching Project a website ministry promoting the nurture of the preaching life of ministers serving African American churches and communities.  Dr. Gilbert and his wife Allison have three daughters: Olivia Copeland, Ella Jane, and Ava Sage and live in Rockville, Maryland.

Listen to Kenyatta speak about “Equipping the Saints: Promising Practices in Black Congregational Life” 

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