June 2, 2021:  10:00 -11:30 am by Zoom

Often in our divided society, preachers are tempted to think more about proclaiming their convictions than they are to consider how they might persuade their listeners who might be reluctant to hear the Gospel’s call to racial justice. This workshop offers a rhetorical frame for preaching to strengthen your possibility of opening your listeners’ minds and hearts.

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.

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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.