AT THE CROSSROADS LECTURE SERIES 2017-18
Tuesday, September 26 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Old St. Patrick’s Church
We are honored to welcome Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III to Old St. Pat’s for another addition of the At the Crossroads Lecture Series, with a discussion on Inclusion. Rev. Moss will lead us through the first of four intriguing conversations exploring each of these four Gospel values and their power to transform us, our relationships, our work, and our communities.
Admission: $10 | Please reserve your place by registering online at: signmeup.com/121134
Church doors will open at 6:30 pm Following the program, all are invited to join us downstairs in Hughes Hall for coffee and fellowship.
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III
With civil rights advocacy in his DNA, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III built his ministry on community advancement and social justice activism. As Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL, Dr. Moss spent the last two decades practicing and preaching a Black theology that unapologetically calls attention to the problems of mass incarceration, environmental justice, and economic inequality.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Moss is an honors graduate of Morehouse College who earned a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and a Doctor of Ministry from Chicago Theological Seminary.
With a unique gift to communicate across generations, Dr. Moss’ creative Bible-based messages have inspired young and old alike. His intergenerational preaching gift has made Dr. Moss a popular speaker on college campuses and at conferences and churches across the globe. He is highly influenced by the works of Zora Neale Hurston, August Wilson, Howard Thurman, Jazz, and Hip-Hop music. The work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the pastoral ministry of his father, Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio, have been primary mentors for his spiritual formation.
His earlier publications include: Redemption in a Red Light District, and The Gospel According to the Wiz: And Other Sermons from Cinema. He co-authored The Gospel Re-Mix; How to Reach the Hip-Hop Generation with three other contributors, and Preach! The Power and Purpose Behind Our Praise, with his father, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr.
Dr. Moss is an ordained minister in the Progressive National Baptist Convention and the United Church of Christ. He is on the board of The Christian Century Magazine and chaplain of the Children’s Defense Fund’s Samuel DeWitt Proctor Child Advocacy Conference. Learn more about Rev. Moss and Trinity United Church of Christ at: trinitychicago.org
ABOUT THE AT THE CROSSROADS LECTURE SERIES
Calling upon the expertise of thought leaders, public intellectuals, and other individuals who are making a positive impact on society; AT THE CROSSROADS creates a public forum for exploring the most important and compelling issues spanning the broad spectrum of human endeavor and experience. The AT THE CROSSROADS LECTURES SERIES is made possible by the generous support of Richard and Ann Carr.
At the Crossroads continues …
Non-Violence | November 2017 | Speaker TBA
Acceptance | Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | Edwina Gateley
Compassion | Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J.