Exploring the Themes of Advent 2021

October 6, 2021: 10:00 -11:30 am by Zoom

Advent gives us a chance to proclaim God’s coming into the world, in Christ’s first and second coming. Attendance is often the highest of the year. Yet preachers often struggle to find a fresh approach to this annual season. This workshop will dive into the particular lectionary texts for this December, developing potential themes for preaching and worship.

Facilitator:  Chip Hardwick, Interim Executive, Synod of the Covenant

Chip earned his Ph.D. in homiletics (preaching) at Princeton Theological Seminary, helping to teach courses in Introduction to Preaching and Worship in the Reformed Tradition. He has served as the regular preacher at churches in Bloomington, IL, and Lake Forest, IL.  He is the former Director of Theology, Formation, and Evangelism for the Presbyterian Church (USA), and has served the Synod since April 2020. His book Crossbound was published for Lent 2015 and his article for the Presbyterian Outlook “My Mom and Me:  Theological Comfort and the Suicide Crisis” won first place in its category in the 2018 Associated Church Press Awards.

This workshop is part of a monthly workshop series on preaching, the first Wednesday of every month from 10:00 to 11:30 am. For an overview of the series, click here.