Preaching Conference

  • Preaching Conference

    God as the Renewer of Preaching

    In connection with the celebration of 20 years of seminary programs, Logsdon is offering you the opportunity to participate in a preaching conference led by Rev. Dr. Paul Scott Wilson, Professor of Homiletics at Emmanuel College in the University of Toronto and the Toronto School of Theology. Paul Wilson, an internationally-renowned preacher and lecturer on homiletics, is the author or editor of more than a dozen books on preaching, including the Practice of Preaching, a widely-used homiletics textbook, and the award-winning Setting Words on Fire: Putting God at the Center of the Sermon, as well as his most recent work Preaching as Poetry.

    In our preaching conference on September 17-18, Paul Wilson will explore the theme of God as the Renewer of Preaching through three sessions.

    • Thursday, 2:30-5:00 pm:
      1st Preaching Conference Session: Challenges and Opportunities of Preaching Today
    • Thursday, 7:00-8:30 pm:
      2nd Preaching Conference Session: The Awesome Beauty of God's Grace
    • Friday, 9:00-11:30 am:
      3rd Preaching Conference Session: The Transforming Power of Proclamation

     

    Rev. Dr. Paul Scott Wilson

    Rev. Dr. Paul Scott Wilson

    The Rev. Dr. Paul Scott Wilson is Professor of Homiletics at Emmanuel College in the University of Toronto and the Toronto School of Theology, where he teaches at the basic and doctoral levels. He is the son of a minister, is ordained in the United Church of Canada, and has served several churches in full-time and interim capacity, and had a long involvement with youth ministry. He was the recipient of the Davidson Award for Teaching Excellence in 2004. In 2013 he was the recipient of a major research scholarship from the Louisville Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. A past president of the Academy of Homiletics, he is the author of numerous books including: Preaching as Poetry (2014); Setting Words on Fire: Putting God at the Center of the Sermon (Abingdon 2008), that won the 2010 Book of the Year for PreachingToday.com; The New Interpreter’s Handbook on Preaching (Abingdon 2008) of which he is general editor, a book that won the 2010 Book of the Year Award in the journal Preaching; The Practice of Preaching, Revised Edition (Abingdon, 2007); Broken Words: Reflections on the Craft of Preaching (Abingdon, 2004); Preaching and Homiletical Theory (Chalice, 2004); God Sense: Reading the Bible for Preaching (Abingdon, 2001); The Four Pages of the Sermon: A Guide to Biblical Preaching (Abingdon, 1999); The Practice of Preaching (Abingdon, 1995); A Concise History of Preaching (Abingdon, 1992); Imagination of the Heart: New Understandings in Preaching (Abingdon, 1988). He is the general editor for two series of books, Preaching and its Partners (Chalice Press) and The Artistry of Preaching Series (Abingdon Press) has co-edited two books, published a novel, and has written many articles, for nine years was editor of Preaching: Word and Witness. He lectures and preaches widely throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Canada. He is married to Deanna who is also an ordained minister and they have three grown children and two grandchildren.