Biblical Scholar, Seminary Professor, Episcopal Priest

The Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D.

The Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D. is Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. She is the author of Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to Women of the Torah and of the Throne, a commentary on Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah, Daughters of Miriam: Women Prophets in Ancient Israel and co-editor of The Peoples’ Bible and The Peoples’ Companion to the Bible. She is an Episcopal priest canonically resident in the Diocese of Pennsylvania and licensed in the Diocese of Fort Worth, and a former Army chaplain and congregational pastor in the AME Zion Church. A former member of the Dorshei Derekh Reconstructionist Minyan of the Germantown Jewish Center in Philadelphia, she has co-taught courses with and for the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Seminary in Wyncote, PA. Read Dr. Gafney’s Bio  
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A Sermon on God(s), Kings, and Men

A Sermon on Jonah: Turn That Motha Out!

Excerpt of Wil Gafney preaching

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Wil Gafney preaching “Preaching A Feminist Faith
From Priscilla’s Epistle

Sermon preached by Wil at Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd,
East Falls, Philadelphia, PA Sunday August 18, 2013.
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Wil Gafney preaching “Believe God: Listen to
the Voices in Your Heart & Head

Sermon preached by Wil Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the
African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, Philadelphia.
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