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Diversity and Inclusion

“Matters that Matter” with Rev. Luke A. Powery

September 9, 2020 at 7:00pm8:00pm EDT

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Join The Rev. Luke A. Powery, dean of Duke University Chapel, and Hendricks Chapel Dean Brian Konkol for a virtual conversation on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. ET. They will discuss bridging faith and learning.

The virtual event can be accessed with Facebook Live on Hendricks Chapel’s Facebook page or Zoom webinar. Pre-registration is not required, and the conversation is free and available to all.

Powery is the first African American dean of Duke Chapel. He is also an associate professor of homiletics at Duke Divinity School. His teaching and research interests are located at the intersection of preaching, worship, pneumatology and culture, particularly expressions of the African diaspora. He is the author of numerous books on preaching and African American spirituals.

Prior to his appointment at Duke, he served as the Perry and Georgia Engle Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary. In 2014, he was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars at Morehouse College for his ethical and spiritual leadership in the academy, church and broader society.

This will be the 13th installment of “Matters that Matter: A Conversation Series from Hendricks Chapel,” a virtual series hosted by Hendricks Chapel that brings local and national thought leaders together in conversation to discuss critical matters facing society. Learn more at

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This event was first published on September 8, 2020 and last updated on September 9, 2020.

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