Community Hour at Perkins (CHAP)

Perkins School of Theology

The Perkins community gathers on Tuesdays from 11:30 am – 12:20 pm in Prothro Hall to discuss interesting and relevant topics led by faculty members, guest speakers, and student organizations.  CHAP sessions will be offered during the Fall and Spring semesters.  If interested in sponsoring a CHAP, please contact Laura Figura, our Student Life Coordinator, at



Community Hour at Perkins presents


Prayer, Politics, and Personal Faith:
Scripture in Obama’s and Bush’s
Prayer Breakfast Speeches
Tuesday, April 16
11:30 am - 12:20 pm
Prothro Hall Room 222 and on Zoom

You are invited to this week's CHAP featuring Kaitlyn Schiess as she presents original work concerning the use of scripture at the National Prayer Breakfasts during the Bush and Obama administrations. A doctoral student in Christian ethics at Duke Divinity, Kaitlyn studies political theology, theological interpretation of the Old Testament prophets, and the religious history of the USA. Kaitlyn's work is pivotal as we wrestle with the rise of Christian nationalism in the US. Hosted by the Justice-in-Action branch of the PSA,
JIA will cover CHAP attendees' lunches so that you can continue any discussion into the community lunch hour.