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. 

To view previous Text to Sermon workshops, check out our playlist here. To view the full playlist of past events of the Preaching Institute, click here

Text to Sermon: Ecclesiastes 3:1-11
October 7, 12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Divinity Hall N-101

Dr. Mark Devine will walk through his recent sermon, "The Desecration of Space and Time," on Ecclesiastes 3:1-11.

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Text to Sermon: Psalm 73
October 14, 12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Divinity Hall N-101

Dr. Doug Webster will walk through his recent sermon, "The Arc of Devotion," on Psalm 73, explaining how he moved from text to sermon.

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Text to Sermon: Luke 1:26-38
October 21, 12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Divinity Hall N-101

Dr. Mike Pasquarello will walk through his recent sermon, "An Impossibly Pregnant Church," on Luke 1:26-38.

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The Beauty of God: Preaching, Worship and the Arts Conference, Oct. 24-25, 2022
October 24 – October 25
Samford University

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.

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Text to Sermon: Psalm 1
October 28, 12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Divinity Hall N-101

Dr. Mark Gignilliat walk through his recent sermon, "Sola Scriptura," on Psalm 1.

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Preaching the Resurrection: Lunch with Dr. Ian McFarland
November 2, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Divinity Hall: N-101

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.

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Day with a Beeson Author: Dr. Osvaldo Padilla
December 5, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Divinity Hall: S-111

Join us for a Day with a Beeson Author as Dr. Osvaldo Padilla teaches on preaching like the apostles and prophets in the book of Acts.

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