The Preaching Institute hosts one-day events on the Beeson campus in order to provide ongoing education and encouragement to preachers in their lives and ministries. Events include conversations with Beeson professors around their research and teaching, as well as workshops that address the homiletical movement of "Text to Sermon" from a variety of perspectives. Text to Sermon events are hosted on four consecutive Fridays during the fall and spring semesters. Lunch is provided for Beeson students and members of the Birmingham community. These Preaching Institute events are designed with the aim of strengthening both preachers and their preaching.
Dr. Mark Devine will walk through his recent sermon, "The Desecration of Space and Time," on Ecclesiastes 3:1-11.
Dr. Doug Webster will walk through his recent sermon, "The Arc of Devotion," on Psalm 73, explaining how he moved from text to sermon.
Dr. Mike Pasquarello will walk through his recent sermon, "An Impossibly Pregnant Church," on Luke 1:26-38.
This conference will focus on how the beauty of God's love is manifested through the ministries of preaching, worship and the arts and how the arts may support ministries of preaching and worship. More fundamentally, this conference aims to give a more profound awareness of how such practices are rooted in the beauty and glory of the Triune God.
Dr. Mark Gignilliat walk through his recent sermon, "Sola Scriptura," on Psalm 1.
Dr. Ian McFarland, who will give the 2022 Reformation Heritage Lectures, also will give a lecture on how to preach the resurrection. Lunch will be included.