Preaching Day

Preaching day 2019: Preaching John – the gospel of the beloved disciple


Preach the Word. Be instant in season and out of season…

Preaching is an incredible privilege and a daunting responsibility. Cultivating the art and craft of preaching is a lifelong endeavor that takes time, effort and patience. We all benefit from finding opportunities to nurture our gifts, skill and passions in preaching.

There are many different elements to the practice of preaching. Many preaching seminars and conferences focus on the skills of shaping and delivering sermons. At Wycliffe’s Preaching Day we have made it our primary commitment to continue to learn how to engage more deeply with the biblical text. With a focus on a theological reading of the whole of scripture we seek to equip pastors and priests as they go to the text week after week on behalf of a particular church or community.

This year Dr Joseph Mangina and the Rev. Dr. Annette Brownlee will be looking at the gospel of the beloved disciple, the book of John. Dr Mangina is working on a study of ecclesiology focused on John’s gospel while Dr Brownlee’s recently released book Preaching Jesus Christ Today provides a constructive approach for the busy preacher who seeks to be faithful to the text.

Joseph Mangina - Preaching Day

Prof. Joseph Mangina was raised and schooled in the United States, receiving his PhD in Theology from Yale University in 1994. With his wife Elisa, he moved to Toronto in 1998 to teach at Wycliffe College. He is the author of two books on the thought of Karl Barth, as well as the volume on Revelation in the Brazos Theological Commentary series. He is currently working on a constructive ecclesiology tentatively titled The True Vine: Figural Ecclesiology and the Gospel of John. 

Annette Brownlee - Preaching Day

Prof. Annette Brownlee graduated from General Theological Seminary in 1987 and began twenty years in parish ministry in the United States and mission work in Haiti and Burundi. Annette recently authored, Preaching Jesus Christ Today: Six Questions from Moving from Scripture to Sermon and has written a number of articles such as “Not on the Same Page: Our Vocation to Spouses Who Don’t Share our Faith,” The Anglican: A Journal of Anglican identity.


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