Aquinas Institute of Theology Commencement Speech by Dr. Alyce McKenzie

by Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence on Thursday, May 26, 2022


Dr. Alyce McKenzie, Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship at Perkins was the commencement speaker at Aquinas Institute of Theology in Saint Louis, Missouri Friday, May 13, 2022. The theme of her address was “Wisdom is Calling,” based on Proverbs 3:5-7 and Matthew 11:28-30. It emphasized our common calling as Christians to the lifelong cultivation of the virtue of humility, the fear of the Lord, and Jesus the Wisdom of God as our companion along the way. This year’s graduating class featured 10 graduates of Aquinas’ D.Min Program in Preaching.

In recognition of Dr. McKenzie’s contributions to the field of homiletics through her teaching, preaching, and writing, Aquinas conferred on her the degree,  Doctorate of Theology, Honoris Causa.  

Congratulations, Dr. McKenzie!

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