National Episcopal Preaching Conference

National Episcopal Preaching Conference March 5, 2012

Next month, I’ll be at the beautiful Kanuga Conference Center for the first time, along with Shane Hipps, Lauren Winner, and others. Join us there for a great week about new forms of preaching:


APRIL 23, 2012 – APRIL 26, 2012

How is a sermon heard in our day? How might our sermons receive a better hearing?

What is the place of social media, technology and innovation in the contemporary proclamation as we tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love?

Co-sponsored with the Episcopal Preaching Foundation, the third annual National Episcopal Preaching Conference will inspire clergy and seminarians to improve their preaching by exploring emerging patterns of proclamation.

All participants will share in a mix of worship, lecture and discussion. Workshops will be offered on technology, social media, collaborative preaching and improvisation.

An emphasis also will be put on small preaching groups, led by faculty of the Foundation’s annual Preaching Excellence Program, where sermons will be reviewed and critiqued.

“Everyone will bring a sermon to preach in their small group of 10 or so preachers,” said the Rev. Dr. William Brosend, conference coordinator. “The feedback will help their future preaching, as will the chance to hear our keynote speakers and other colleagues.”

Conference speakers will share what drives their preaching and how they stay inspired to make their messages reach a constantly evolving audience.

More info and registration here: Kanuga Conferences.

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  • Tony, you can’t escape the “emergent” label. Pretty much everything new is an “emergent technology” that is used to communicate.

    You brand yourself as one of the most savvy users. I don’t see escaping the term.

  • Kanuga is a beautiful place, and it holds a special place in my heart. I wish I was around that week to hang out with you, Tony! Enjoy your time in North Carolina.