Currently appointed as Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society and Director of the Desmond Tutu Center at General Theological Seminary in New York, the Very Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D. has an undergraduate degree from Duke University, received his master’s of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, a master’s of Sacred Theology from Yale University and a PhD in theology and ethics, also from Duke University. He was ordained a priest by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 1993.
In his PeaceBattle Institute, he works on subjects of diversity, spirituality, prayer, race, and reconciliation. Battle and his wife, Raquel, were married by Archbishop Tutu and are parents to two daughters, Sage and Bliss, and a son, Zion.
Dr. Battle will speak on Sunday morning at 8:30 and 11:00 am, using Matt. 22:34-46 on The God Conflict: “The ultimate conflict is in our relationship with God. Until we see this, nothing else will be solved. Therein, facing God we solve our ultimate conflicts.”
On Sunday evening at 6 pm, Dr. Battle will offer a brief reflection on The Right Answer but the Wrong Question: “Our love is a need. God’s love is a gift (Mark10:17). We do well to meditate on this wisdom; otherwise, we remain content with self-serving religion instead of pursuing the shattering realization of God’s kingdom already in our midst. Learn to ask deeper questions. Resist self-seeking answers.”