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Book by Tyshawn Gardner Receives Award

Tyshawn Gardner’s book Social Crisis Preaching: Biblical Proclamation for Troubled Times (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2023) was named “The Preaching Book of the Year” for 2023 by Preaching (p. 24 of the Winter 2024 issue)!  Tyshawn serves as Associate Professor and Director of the Preministerial Scholars Program at Samford University.  Congratulations to Tyshawn!

Andre Johnson Receives Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Andre E. Johnson, the Benjamin W. Rawlings Jr. professor of rhetoric and media studies in the department of communication and film at the University of Memphis, for receiving the 2023 Orlando L. Taylor Distinguished Scholarship Award in Africana Communication. Presented annually by the National Communication Association, the prize honors a scholar whose work has contributed to the study of African American or African Diaspora communication and culture. You can read more about the award and Andre’s accomplishments here.

Book by Luke Powery Receives Award

Luke A. Powery’s book Becoming Human: The Holy Spirit and the Rhetoric of Race (WJKP, 2022) was named “2023 Book of the Year” by the Religious Communication Association at their recent meeting in November.  You can read more about the award here.