Princeton Seminary | Recap: 2019 Black Theology & Leadership Institute

Recap: 2019 Black Theology & Leadership Institute

View photos and listen to audio recordings from the conference.

Founded in 2012, the Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI) is a weeklong intensive continuing education event for clergy and laity for training, worship, and fellowship. BTLI is designed to deepen faith leaders’ thinking and preaching by learning from preeminent scholars of theology and religion.

This year, BTLI fellows partnered with Princeton Seminary’s Farminary Project to explore the struggle for racial and environmental justice; to tackle the complexities and challenges of race, land, and food; and to share food stories. BTLI instructional experiences and worship were held on campus and on the 21-acre farm. Fellows and leaders also had the opportunity to make compost and harvest crops.

Please enjoy a photo gallery of the week and sermons by BTLI’s 2019 pastor/preacher-in-residence, the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, III, community organizer, social entrepreneur, and senior pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland.

Photo Gallery

2019 Black Theology & Leadership Institute


Educating faithful Christian leaders.

PhD Student

Isaac Kim, Class of 2015

“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”