Duke Wesley student selected to give 2012 Student Preacher Sermon at Duke Chapel

Duke University Junior Kathleen Perry has been selected to give this year’s student preacher sermon on March 18th, 2012 at Duke Chapel. Perry is an active member of the Duke Wesley Fellowship and is pursuing a degree in religion and a global health certificate. Perry will be preaching a sermon entitled “Healing Bitter with Bitter,” based on Numbers 21:4-9. Her sermon was selected by a committee including Religious Life and Duke Chapel staff.

Her sermon is based on the story of the bronze snake Moses lifted up in the wilderness to cure the people from venomous snake bites. According to an article recently published in the local Durham Newspaper, the Herald Sun (full story here), her sermon will focus on “what the Israelites went through and how we undergo healing – recognition, crying out for help and humbling ourselves, and knowing who we need to cry out to, she said.  ‘We can often forget God is supposed to be who we’re crying out to,’ said Perry. She will also talk about painful healing and how God is with us through it all.

Rev. Jennifer Copeland, Executive Director of the Duke Wesley Fellowship, noted that this is the fourth Duke Wesley student in 10 years whose sermon was selected for the Duke Chapel student preacher sermon–an average of which any baseball player would be happy and proud.Read more about Kathleen Perry and her sermon here on Duke Today: Duke Chapel selects 2012 student preacher and also here: The Herald-Sun – Duke student to preach on ‘healing bitter’.

You can drop by or tune in to hear Kathleen preach on March 18th at 11am as Duke University Chapel Sunday worship services are open to the public and webcast live at www.chapel.duke.edu.


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