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Wake Forest University hosts Worship in Wait series


September 6, 2007

The 2007 – 2008 Worship in Wait series brings distinguished ministers from diverse faiths to Wait Chapel to respond to contemporary issues within the context of ecumenical worship. 

The series begins at 11 a.m. Sept. 18 with Teresa Fry Brown, associate professor of homiletics at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.  Fry Brown's research interests include homiletics with an emphasis in African American and womanist styles, womanist ethics, sociology, and history focusing on African American spiritual values.

Tony Campolo, professor emeritus at Eastern University, will give the sermon at 7 p.m. Oct. 28.  Campolo is the founder of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, an organization that develops schools and social programs in various third world countries and in cities across North America.  He is the author of 34 books.  His most recent two are “Letters to a Young Evangelical” and “The God of Intimacy and Action.”

Other upcoming Worship in Wait events:

  • Dec. 2 at 8 p.m.:  The 43rd annual Christmas Lovefeast with guest speaker Edwin G. Wilson, Provost Emeritus of Wake Forest University.
  • Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. :  The Rev. Don E. Saliers, retired William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship, and Director of the Master of Sacred Music Program at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
  • April 15 at 11 a.m.:  The Rev. Charles G. Adams, William and Lucille Nickerson Professor of the Practice of Ethics and Ministry at Harvard Divinity School.

Worship in Wait is co-sponsored by the Office of the President, the Divinity School and the Office of the Chaplain.  All Worship in Wait services are free and open to the public.  More information about the speakers can be found online at http://www.wfu.edu/chaplain/worship/index.html

Press Contacts:

Audrey Fannin
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


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