Insights from History: The Power of the Pulpit: Religious Leaders During Times of Crisis
Where and when
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
1 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Throughout our history, Americans have looked to religious leaders for hope and direction during times of crisis. Our current crisis is no different, even though many congregations have been forced online.
To help explore how the power of the pulpit from the Founding to the present has helped to guide and shape the American people, Ashbrook hosted this webinar on April 29th at 1 p.m. (Eastern Time). Executive Director Jeff Sikkenga talked with Professor Melissa M. Matthes, a professor in Ashbrook’s graduate program and at the United States Coast Guard Academy.
Jeff and Dr. Matthes explored several sermons from across America’s history:
- The Babylonian Exile and the Love of God, Pastor Hideo Hashimoto, February 1942
- “We All Killed Kennedy,” Reverend William Holmes, 24 November 1963
- Letter from Thomas Merton to Coretta Scott King After Martin Luther King, Jr’s Assassination, 5 April 1968
- “9/11: God’s Celestial Army,” Billy Graham, 13 September 2001
- “The Ministry of Mana: Wandering in the Wilderness,” Reverend Dr. Howard-John Wesley, 19 April 2020
A recording of the webinar is available below.