Denmark, S.C. – The Reverend Dr. Mark Jefferson, assistant professor of homiletics at Virginia Theological Seminary, served as the keynote speaker for Voorhees University annual Absalom Jones Feast Day celebration, on today, February 7, at 11:00 a.m. An emerging scholar and theologian, Jefferson’s spoke from the topic of “Broken Blessings.” He motivated everyone in attendance to be of good cheer, while allowing God to expand their possibilities to activate them to be doers who change the world.
During the celebration, moderated by the Right Reverend Ruth Woodliff-Stanley, Bishop of the South Carolina Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, Jefferson reminded those in attendance, “We are here today, not because we are pleasantly whole, but because we are broken and blessed.” He continued to highlight the late Absalom Jones as a pioneer, educator and life-changer for not only the Episcopal church, but the world.
Following his empowering Sermon, Voorhees University President Dr. Ronnie Hopkins expressed remarks encouraging the Voorhees family and visitors to stand firm in truth and love. “Reverend Jones used the pulpit to proclaim the truth of Christ and the Deliverance Jesus offers everyone,” he stated.
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For more information about Jones, see: https://episcopalarchives.org/church-awakens/exhibits/show/leadership/clergy/jones