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Center for Black Church Studies

Mission

The Center for Black Church Studies endeavors to cultivate black theological genius and inspire people to interweave their ministry and scholarly work into the historical tapestry of the black church’s prophetic witness. Subsequently, critical reflection is for emancipatory action. The Center for Black Church Studies also functions as a center for creativity fostering theological imagination and cultivating innovative practices.

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What We Do

  • Bridge the gap between the church and the academy
  • Cultivate theological genius
  • Support students, local churches, and pastors through educational opportunities and by building community

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Associate Rector at Trinity Church, Princeton, New Jersey

Nancy Hagner, Class of 2013

“Preaching is one of the most important things we do as pastors because it’s one of the last places in our society where people will actually listen, perhaps to things they may not agree with.”