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What's new in preaching? A celebration of Paul Scott Wilson's Career

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What's new in preaching? A celebration of Paul Scott Wilson's Career

MARCH 11-12, 2019

Emmanuel College presents a continuing education preaching event marking the retirement of Prof. Paul Scott Wilson. Preachers will have an opportunity to hear what is new from top scholars, to engage with one another, and to reflect on fresh possibilities for renewing their own preaching.


The Rev. Dr. Luke Powery: “Preaching in a Polarized Culture”

The Rev. Dr. Joni Sancken: “Words that Heal: Preaching Hope in the Wake of Trauma”

The Rev Dr. John Rottman: “What I Have Learned About Preaching in Prisons”

This event celebrates preaching as the church moves into the next decades. Some key issues facing preachers will be addressed, including: ministering to changing needs, use of technology, preaching that affects change, finding and telling effective stories, and getting to the good news of the gospel. You will hear great preaching and lectures, and participate in discussions that will inspire you and renew your preaching. Our keynote speakers/preachers are three of many graduates of Emmanuel College’s doctoral program in homiletics (ThD/PhD).

To register for Professor Wilson's Retirement Tea please visit here: https://psw2019.eventbrite.ca

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS/PREACHERS:

The Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery is Dean of Duke University Chapel, Durham, North Carolina, the cathedral church on campus where he preaches, and is Associate Professor of Homiletics at Duke Divinity School. He has written, Spirit Speech: Lament and Celebration in Preaching; Dem Dry Bones: Preaching, Death, and Hope and two books of meditations on the Spirituals and

preaching in Advent and Lent; has co-authored, Ways of the Word: Learning to Preach for Your Time and Place; and is a general editor of a forthcoming lectionary commentary series, Connections. He is the recipient of numerous awards including one from Morehouse

College in ethical and spiritual leadership in the academy, church, and broader society. He is married to Gail Powery, and they have two children.

The Rev. Dr. Joni Sancken is Associate Professor of Homiletics at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. She has written two books, Stumbling Over the Cross: Preaching the Cross and Resurrection Today, and the forthcoming, Words That Heal: Preaching Hope to Wounded Souls Her interests include theological approaches to preaching, women preachers, and preaching and interfaith matters. In Hamilton, Ontario, she sang with a Christian group that sought to bring attention to issues of restorative justice through music and was involved in Dismas Fellowship that provides a safe place for ex-prisoners to find Christian community. She has served as a pastor in Mennonite congregations and taught at Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg, VA. She is married to The Rev. Steven Schumm and they have two children and dogs.

The Rev. Dr. John M. Rottman is Professor of Preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he has taught for many years. He is an editor of Seasons of Preaching and The New Interpreters Handbook on Preaching, and has published numerous articles. He spent five years working in a psychiatric hospital before seminary, and twenty years preaching, mainly in Toronto churches, before he was called to teach at Calvin. John has been a leader in bringing seminary classes, degrees, and ordination into prisons, in both Louisiana and Michigan. These programs have received national praise not least for dramatically reducing prison violence. He is a fly fisherman and carpenter. He is married to Marilyn Rottman and they have three adult children and two dogs.

The Rev. Dr. Paul Scott Wilson is Professor of Homiletics at Emmanuel College where he has taught since 1981. A son of the manse, he is ordained in the United Church of Canada and has served several churches. A past president of the Academy of Homiletics, he has written many articles and book chapters, fourteen books and edited another fourteen―two won Book of the Year awards. He has supervised many doctoral students. He received the United Church Davidson Award for Teaching Excellence in 2004 and in 2013 received a major research scholarship from the Louisville Institute. He lectures, teaches, and preaches widely throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Canada. He is married to Deanna who is also ordained and they have three grown children and two grandchildren.

Timetable:

9:15 registration

9:30-10:00 worship: preacher, John Rottman

10:00 break

10:10 Luke Powery, “Preaching in a Polarized Culture”

11:30 break

11:45 Preaching and Technology: Jason Meyers (M.Div. Student)

12:30 lunch (provided)

1:30 Graduate Student Panel: “What’s New in Homiletics?” Christine Smaller,

Betsy Devries, Moses Kang (PhD/ThD students)

2:15 break

2:30 Joni Sancken, “Words that Heal: Preaching Hope in the Wake of Trauma”

3:45 break

4:00 worship: preacher, Luke Powery

5:00 Supper (on your own)

7:15 Reception (open to the public): Celebration of the Retirement of Prof. Paul Scott Wilson

combined with a book launch of his revised, The Four Pages of the Sermon.

Tuesday, March 12

9:00 worship: preacher, Joni Sancken

9:30 Small groups chaired by the keynote speakers: “What’s new in your preaching?”

10:30 break

10:45 Lecture 3: John Rottman, “What I Have Learned About Preaching in Prisons.”

12:00-1:30 Lunch (provided)

1:30 Paul Scott Wilson, “How My Mind Has Changed”

2:45 Closing Prayer

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