of the nation's most captivating and renowned ministers will visit Trinity
Christian College to join the College's celebration of Black History Month.
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., longtime pastor of Chicago's Trinity United
Church of Christ, will deliver the address during convocation Monday, February
23 at 10 a.m. in the Ozinga Chapel.
Wright's congregation, known
to be "unashamedly black and unapologetically Christian," is a pillar of
Chicago's African-American community, with a legacy of political and social
activism as well as spiritual renewal. Under his pastorate since 1972,
Trinity United Church of Christ is home to nearly 10,000 members.
"Dr. Wright is intellectually
and theologically stimulating," said Dr. Brad Breems, sociology chair and
member of the College's ethnic diversity committee. "He approaches the
Scriptures from an Afrocentric perspective and applies biblical principles
to broader real-life cultural issues. He certainly has significant credibility
within the context of black history, and it is a privilege to have him
on our campus."
Originally from Philadelphia,
Wright completed his master's in divinity at the University of Chicago
and his doctorate in ministry at United Theological Seminary. Ebony magazine
named him one of the 15 greatest black preachers, and The HistoryMakers,
a Chicago-based black history archives institution, lauded him for his
impact on religion in the United States.
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