James T. and Alice Mead Cleland Professor Emeritus of Preaching at Duke Divinity School
Richard Lischer is the James T. and Alice Mead Cleland Professor Emeritus of Preaching at Duke Divinity School and an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The author of “The Preacher King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Word that Moved America,” “The End of Words” and “Open Secrets,” Lischer has taught and lectured widely in practical theology, ministry, religious autobiography and preaching.
He received a lifetime achievement award in 2007 from the Academy of Homiletics.
Leadership Education at Duke Divinity grants Traditioned Innovation Awards to initiatives that engage in experiments to transform communities by living out the convictions of an ancient faith in the current challenging circumstances. The awardees inspire Christian leaders to consider our convictions and daily activities so that we may more abundantly bear witness to the reign of God.
Each of the 2021 winners will receive $10,000 and be featured in Faith & Leadership.