"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.
|Join us for a time of Equipping, Fellowship, and Renewal|
Our Keynote: Dr. Ellen F. Davis
Dr. Ellen F. Davis is Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School. The author of eleven books and many articles, Dr. Davis’ research interests focus on how biblical interpretation bears on the life of faith communities and their response to urgent public issues, particularly the ecological crisis and interfaith relations. For Preaching Day 2020, Dr. Davis will be exploring preaching from the Psalms in the context of some of the different traumas we experience in life and in ministry such as the opioid crisis, PTSD, and the global refugee crisis. Dr. Davis is the author of 11 books and is a well-respected and sought after public speaker, teacher, and scholar.
- Entering the World of the Psalmist
- Holy Wanting, Holy Waiting, Holy Fear
- The Story: Psalm 23 (Chapel)