Brooks gives Martin Luther King Day presentation at Concordia
Rev. James L. Brooks spoke at Concordia in honor of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 21. Brooks’ presentation was titled “The Eight Key Components of Christian Community Development.”
A pastor at Harmony Community Church in Chicago, Ill., Brooks attended Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey and completed his clinical pastoral education at University of Illinois Medical Center. He has led missions in Kenya and Tanzania, Africa, in addition to leading community development efforts in the areas of teamwork, leadership development and spiritual resiliency.
The presentation focused on Romans 1:16: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes.”
Brooks’ lecture was part of the Looking Beyond Speaker Series, made possible through an ongoing gift from Martin and Regina Maehr. The Looking Beyond series was created to expose Concordia students and the Seward community to diverse speakers and ideas.