July 28, 2013
Reverend Dr. Luke A. Powery became the new dean of
Duke Chapel, Duke University on September 1, 2012. Powery, who is the first
black dean of Duke Chapel, has taught at Princeton Theological Seminary since
2006, where he was the Perry and Georgia Engle assistant professor of
homiletics. He has taught courses and lectured at numerous other educational
institutions and has been a frequent guest preacher and singer at various
congregations and conferences. He is the
author of "Spirit Speech: Lament and Celebration in Preaching"
(Abingdon Press, 2009). His most recent book, "Dem Dry Bones: Preaching,
Death, and Hope," on the spirituals as a resource for preaching, was
recently published by Fortress Press. Powery received his B.A. degree from
Stanford University, his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and his
Th.D. from Emmanuel College, University of Toronto.