Sophie’s Table

Sophie’s Table is a result of earnest conversations with several preaching men that saw the deep value in a forum where preaching men could learn together about issues confronting the women they pastor. These brothers said that they wanted that conversation to be among their women colleagues. Thus, Sophie’s Table was born. The title, “Sophie’s Table: A Conversation Among Siblings” is a nod toward strong wisdom traditions, which people have been called to as far back as Proverbs. We chose siblings to signify all genders and persons are welcome in the conversation.

Themes for Sophie’s Table focus on amplifying voices of people of marginalized genders, women, and children and dealing radically with the perpetuation of patriarchy, misogyny, and toxic masculinity in the church. Participants are encouraged to embrace Womanist wisdom and process subtle structures of power that impede paths to true liberation.

If you’d like to partner with WomanPreach! Inc. to host a Sophie’s Table, contact us at programs@womanpreach.org or 740-500-4187.

Past Themes: Not on My Watch!: Ending Violence Against Women and Children, In it Together, Saving the Whole Folk: Preaching to Build a Thriving Community, This is My Body

Past Wisdom Partners: 

  • The Late Dr. Dale Andrews, Distinguished Professor of Homiletics, Social Justice and Practical Theology and the Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

  • Rev. Dr. Leslie Callahan, Pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA.

  • The Late Dr. James H. Cone, the Bill and Judith Moyers Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary.

  • Rev. Martin Espinosa, Senior Pastor of the Ray Of Hope Community Church in Nashville, TN.

  • Dr. emilie townes, Dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society.

  • Rev. Dr. Neichelle Guidry, Dean of the Chapel and the Director of the WISDOM Center at Spelman College.

  • Rev. Dr. Jim Rigby, Pastor, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Austin, TX.

UPCOMING SOPHIE’S TABLE: Baltimore, MD (Friday, September 13 - Saturday, September 14, 2019) Information coming soon!