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News from the Hill May 20, 2009 | back to index

Alumnus and adjunct faculty member Kirk Byron Jones speaks at University of Penn. Baccalaureate


Kirk Byron Jones M.Div. ‘81, adjunct professor of ethics and preaching, was the guest speaker at the University of Pennsylvania’s 2009 Baccalaureate ceremonies on Sunday, May 17 in Philadelphia.

Dr. Jones is the former Kelsey-Owens Professor of Black Ministries and assistant professor of ethics at Andover Newton. Besides his degree from Andover Newton,

Jones, a native of New Orleans, is a graduate of Loyola University and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Emory University and a Ph.D. from Drew University.

A pastor for twenty years, Dr. Jones is a frequent guest preacher, speaker, and teacher and is the author of numerous articles and books on ministry and preaching, including Holy Play: The Joyful Adventure of Unleashing Your Divine Purpose (Jossey-Bass 2007). His book, Rest in the Storm: Self-Care Strategies for Clergy and Other Caregivers (Judson Press 2001) was one of forty books and films recently selected by Sojourners Magazine as “The Best Resources for Social Change.”

For a transcript of Dr. Jones’ address, click here.