Community members listening to a lecture at the Rethinking Confirmation event

Aus Memorial Lecture

Lost and Found
(musical duo Michael Bridges and George Baum)

Oct. 3-4
, 2016

Olson Campus Center, Chapel of the Incarnation



You can view the 2015 Aus Memorial Lecture featuring Teresa Fry Brown here. The lecture was held on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Olson Campus Center, Chapel of the Incarnation.

Teresa Fry Brown

Teresa Fry BrownTeresa Fry Brown is the historiographer and executive director of research and scholarship for the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She also serves as professor of homiletics at the Candler School of Theology and director of black church studies at Emory University.

She is the first tenured black female professor at Candler and the first African-American and female to hold the Bandy Chair in Preaching. She holds a Ph.D. in religious and theological studies from the Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver. She also holds a Master of Divinity, a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science.

Fry Brown has extensive teaching and preaching experience in national and international academic and ecumenical settings. Seminar, workshop and lecture topics include homiletics, womanist discourse, black church studies, church administration and leadership, African-American health and family issues, ministerial relationships and worship.

A prolific author, Fry Brown’s books include “Delivering the Sermon: Voice, Body and Animation in Proclamation” (2008); “Can A Sister Get a Little Help?: Advice and Encouragement for Black Women in Ministry” (2008); and “The 2006 African American History Devotional.” She has also contributed to “Our Sufficiency is of God: Essays on Preaching in Honor of Gardner C. Taylor” (2010), Homiletix, the Wesley Study Bible, African American Pulpit Lectionary, Lectionary Homiletics, Abingdon Press African American Pulpit Library, Abingdon Women’s Preaching Annual and many more.

Fry Brown is an ordained itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and an associate minister at New Bethel A.M.E. Church in Lithonia, Ga.

Aus lectures

Established in 1978, the Aus Lectures focus on evangelism. In memory of George Aus, a prominent evangelist and professor of systematic theology at Luther Seminary from 1939 to 1973.