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2020 Meeting Schedule


Annual Meeting, December 3-5, 2020



1:00 PM-4:00 PM -- Black Caucus Meeting

4:30 PM-5:30 PM -- Black Caucus Business Meeting

9:30 AM-5:00 PM -- Catholic Association of Teachers of Homiletics (CATH)


1:00 PM-2:00 PM EST -- Graduate Students.  Hosts: Kat Olson (Vanderbilt University) and Scott Donahue-Martens (Boston University School of Theology)

2:00 PM-3:00 PM EST -- Session on Publishing with Fortress Press.  Participating will

  • Will Bergkamp, Publisher, Fortress Press 
  • Scott Tunseth, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Fortress Press
  • Beth Gaede, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Fortress Press
  • Susan McGurgan, Academy of Homiletics, Moderator 

7:00 PM-8:30 PM EST -- Intro and Plenary Keynote with Dr. Shelly Rambo on Zoom

  • Response from Rev. Dr. Paula Parker, Roots Matter (Richmond, Virginia)
  • Questions and Dialogue with AoH Membership 

8:30 PM-9:30 PM EST -- President’s Reception and Invite to Book Exhibits Open on Zoom               

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4                   

10:00 AM-11:00 AM EST -- Interactive Session with Shelly Rambo in Celebration of International Scholars (both AoH + Societas guests).  We will chat with Shelly Rambo about her article in Christian Century (Nov. 1, 2019) entitled “How Christian Theology and Practice are being Shaped by Trauma Studies.”  Special Questioners from Societas Homiletica

  • Andrea Bieler (University of Basel)
  • Alfred Stephen (Tamilnadu Theological Seminary)
  • Wessel Wessels (University of the Free State).

11:00 AM-1:30 PM EST -- Work Groups (First Half of the Groups)

1:30 PM-2:00 PM EST -- Video/Response: Honoring Retirees

2:00 PM-2:30 PM EST -- Break and chat with access to book rooms all on Zoom

2:30 PM-5:00 PM EST -- Work Groups (Second Half of the Groups)

6:30 PM-7:30 PM -- Worship with Leadership of Black Caucus

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5                                                                 

11:00 AM-12:30 PM EST -- Plenary Speaker: Dr. Shelly Rambo

  • Respondent: Teresa Fry Brown (Emory University)
  • Respondent: Alma Ruiz (Duke Divinity School)
  • Respondent: Joni S. Sancken (United Theological Seminary of Dayton)

12:30  PM-1:45 PM EST -- Annual Business Meeting and the FedEx-ing of the Gavel              

1:45 PM-3:00 PM EST -- Closing Worship and Remembrance with Frank Thomas (Christian Theological Seminary) and Jerusha Neal (Duke Divinity School)