Nelson W. Trout Lectures

April 27-28

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Featured Presenter: 
Frank A. Thomas is the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics and Director of the Academy of Preaching and Celebration at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis. He is the author of the popular They Never Like to Quit Priasin' God: The Role of Celebration in Preaching, considered by many to be a standard for homiletics. 
Thomas has been a professor of homiletics to graduate students at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, and at Memphis Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the CEO of Hope for Life International Inc., which formerly published The African American Pulpit. Recognized for his preaching and preaching method, Thomas was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College. He also serves as a member of the International Board of Societas Homiletica. Thomas holds a Ph.D. in Communications from the University of Memphis, a Doctor of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary, Doctor of Ministry degrees from Chicago Theological Seminary and United Theological Seminary, and a Master of Arts in African-Caribbean Studies from Northeastern Illinois University.
His other works include American Dream 2.0: A Christian Way Out of the Great Recession (Abingdon Press, 2012) and Preaching With Sacred Fire: An Anthology of African American Sermons, 1750 to the Present, co-edited by Martha Simmons.
Thursday, April 27
Opening Worship 3:00 pm 
First Lecture 3:30 pm 
Book Signing / Break for Dinner 5:00 pm

Evening Worship 7:30 pm 

Friday, April 28
Pancake Breakfast (Fundraiser) 9:00 am 
Lecture 10:30 am