Joyful Preaching: Laugh Your Way to Grace

New York, NY
Oct. 25
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Joyful Preaching: Laugh Your Way to Grace
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Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
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Karl Barth said that “Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.” Why not leverage the power of this great gift of humor in preaching and ministry? Join Rev. Susan Sparks—trial lawyer, turned standup comedian and Baptist minister—for an entertaining and instructive afternoon on how humor can transform preaching, strengthen pastoral care, and inspire hope and reconciliation. Rev. Susan Sparks is America’s only female comedian with a pulpit. She is senior minister of Madison Ave. Baptist Church. “Joyful Preaching: Laugh Your Way to Grace” will also feature Dr. David Carr, Professor of Old Testament at Union Theological Seminary, and Shola Adegbite, Ph.D. Student in New Testament. “A Fresh Word” (formerly Got Sermon?), brings the gifts of Union’s faculty to Union and EDS alumni/ae, seminary students, neighbors, and friends who primarily serve congregations in ministries of preaching. Tickets are $50. The cost of the event includes breakfast refreshments and lunch. Visit the website for more information and/or to register.
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Emily Odom