Is There No Balm in Gilead?

The prophetic ministry of grief must be embraced. Luke Powery calls on ministry leaders to find hope in the midst of tears through the lamentations of the prophet Jeremiah.

Preacher: Luke Powery

Text: Jeremiah 8:18-22, 9:1

Sermon from The Engle Institute of Preaching
Princeton Theological Seminary, 2015


The Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery is the dean of Duke University Chapel and associate professor of homiletics at Duke Divinity School. A national leader in the theological study of the art of preaching, Powery regularly delivers sermons at Duke Chapel as well as at churches throughout the U.S. and abroad. His teaching and research interests are located at the intersection of preaching, worship, pneumatology, and culture, particularly expressions of the African diaspora. Prior to his appointment at Duke, he served as the Perry and Georgia Engle Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary. He received his B.A. in music with a concentration in vocal performance from Stanford University, his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and his Th.D. from Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto.