“Stretching into Prophetic Preaching”

Prophetic Preaching doesn’t mean sermons which tell the future; prophetic preaching follows in the footsteps of the Biblical prophets who had a right word from God at the right time to the right group of people.  This word is sometimes hard and always challenging, spurring us to think about what shape the Kingdom of Heaven might take in the circumstances around us.

The workshop will spring from Yale Divinity School scholar Leonora Tubbs Tisdale’s book, Prophetic Preaching:  A Pastoral Approach.  It will be a mix of lecture, Q&A, and discussion.

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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.