CTS is honored to announce Nick Peterson as the new Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Worship. In this role, he will teach classes in the School of Theology. Professor Peterson is a PhD candidate in the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Franklin & Marshall College in Africana Studies and Business Management as well as a Master of Divinity from Lancaster Theological Seminary. His dissertation, On Being an Issue of Delores: A Meditation on Black Faith in an Antiblack World, explores how black faith engenders intramural care practices, which he refers to as black-on-black care. This transformative care contends with and sometimes exceeds the constraints of antiblackness.
As a practical theologian, Nick interrogates how intentional and unintentional practices shape Christian identities and configure worldviews. Teaching in the areas of preaching and worship, Nick is acutely interested in the ways biblical interpretation, tradition, culture, and social location inform public proclamation and liturgy. He has taught coursework at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, Morehouse College, Lancaster Theological Seminary, Columbia Theological Seminary, and Pennsylvania State University – Berks.
Nick is an ordained Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and has served broadly in the local church as assistant pastor, pastor, minister of music, and youth minister. He has a demonstrated commitment to ecumenism and has served in Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Mennonite, United Church of Christ, and United Methodist church contexts. Nick and his spouse NaKisha have twin 6-year-old sons Zayden and Zander. Please join us in welcoming Professor Nick Peterson to our faculty! We look forward to the many blessings his wealth of experience and visionary scholarship will bring to our community.