Public is invited to YDS’s Opening Convocation address on Tuesday, August 26th, at 4 p.m. in Marquand Chapel.
Divinity School is pleased to announce that Thomas H. Troeger, J.
Edward and Ruth Cox Lantz Professor of Christian Communication,
will deliver YDS’s Opening Convocation address on Tuesday, August 26th,
at 4 p.m. in Marquand Chapel.
Professor Troeger’s address, "The Precise Location of
the Kingdom of God," is free and open to the public. Please join us on
campus or online at Livestream.
Professor Troeger has written twenty books in the
fields of preaching, poetry, hymnody and worship, is a frequent
contributor to journals dedicated to these topics, and is a monthly
columnist for Lectionary Homiletics and The American Organist. His most
recent books include Wonder Reborn: Preaching on Hymns, Music
and Poetry; God, You Made All Things for Singing: Hymn texts, anthems,
and poems for a new millennium; So that All Might Know: Preaching that
Engages the Whole Congregation (with Edward Everding); Preaching
While the Church Is Under Reconstruction; Above the Moon Earth Rises:
Hymn Texts, Anthems and Poems for a New Creation.
He is also a flutist and a poet whose work appears in
the hymnals of most denominations and is frequently set as choral
anthems. For three years Professor Troeger hosted the Season of Worship
broadcast for Cokesbury, and he has led conferences and lectureships in
worship and preaching throughout North America, as well as in Denmark,
Holland, Australia, Japan, and Africa. Ordained in the Presbyterian
Church in 1970 and in the Episcopal Church in 1999, he is dually aligned
with both traditions. He has served as national chaplain to the
American Guild of Organists and is a former president of the Academy of
Homiletics (the North American guild of scholars in homiletics) and the
immediate past president of Societas Homiletica (the international guild
of scholars in homiletics). He was awarded an honorary D.D. degree from
Virginia Theological Seminary. Professor Troeger is a fellow of