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Virginia Union University Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology

71st ELLISON-JONES CONVOCATION
November 10-12, 2020
7:00pm-8:30pm

“Preaching a Timeless Word for Troubling Times: Truth and Hope In Crisis”

Lectures: Rev. Dr. Gina Stewart, Rev. Dr. Eric Williams
Preachers: Rev. Dr. Steven Blunt, Rev. Dr. Charlotte McSwine-Harris, 
Rev. Dr. William Small

Presenters: Rev. Dr. Gregory Howard, Rev. Dr. Faith Harris, Rev. Dr. John Kinney, Rev. Dr. Jerome C. Ross

 Join us for this virtual experience! 


Tuesday, November 10th

Welcome 

Rev. Dr. James H. Harris 

Distinguished Professor of Pastoral Theology & Homiletics

Praise and Worship 

7:00p.m. 

Elder David Bratton & VUU Choir 

Inaugural Induction 

2020 Wyatt Tee Walker Social Justice Society of Preachers and Prophetic Witnesses 

Rev. Dr. Gregory M. Howard

Interim Dean & Associate Professor of Religious Studies 

Inductees 

Roslyn Brock

Iva Carruthers

Dwight Jones

Otis Moss, jr. 

Al Sharpton

Ann Walker

Virgil Wood 

Jeremiah Wright

Evening Proclamation 

Rev. Dr. William Marcus Small 

Adjunct Instructor of Practical Theology

Evening closing & Thanks

Rev. Dr. Gregory M. Howard

Interim Dean & Associate Professor of Religious Studies


 

Wednesday, November 11th

Evening Emphasis & Recap: 

Rev. Dr. John W. Kinney 

Distinguished Professor of Theology

Praise and Worship

7:00p.m.

Elder David Bratton & VUU Choir

Lecture I 

 (A Historical Perspective)

Rev. Dr. Eric Williams 

Adjunct Instructor of Church History, STVU

 & Curator of Religion NMAAHC

Respondent:

Rev. Dr. Jerome C. Ross

Adjunct Instructor of Old Testament  

Elder David Bratton & VUU Choir 

Evening Proclamation 

Rev. Dr. Charlotte McSwine-Harris

Adjunct Instructor of Homiletics 

Evening Closing & Thanks

Rev. Dr. Gregory M. Howard 

Interim Dean & Associate Professor of Religious Studies


Thursday, November 12th 

Evening Emphasis & Recap: 

Rev. Dr. John W. Kinney

Distinguished Professor of Theology

Praise and Worship 

7:00p.m.

Elder David Bratton & VUU Choir

Lecture II 

(A Theological Reflection)

Rev. Dr. Gina M. Stewart

Adjunct Instructor of Practical Theology

Respondent:

Rev. Dr. Faith Harris 

Assistant Professor of Theology 

Elder David Bratton & VUU Choir 

Evening Proclamation 

Rev. Dr. Steven Blunt

Adjunct Instructor of Practical Theology