from Tuesday 4th May to Thursday 6th May 2010
(lunchtime to lunchtime)
at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbys.
This was a special conference. It was an occasion to celebrate and rededicate our preaching. It was held on the eve of the General Election - which made the subject matter especially appropriate!
Delegates at the conference had the chance to hear.
Fran Unsworth and Julia Bicknell from the BBC, sharing their experience of how the news is put together
David Wilkinson and Kate Bruce from St. John's Durham, answering questions like "Why preach on the news?" and "How can I do so imaginatively?"
Jolyon Mitchell, from Edinburgh University, on how to 'read' the news theologically
and Andrew Graystone from the Church and Media Network, opening up the possibilities of the digital age (which some people found "scary"!).
Then there was some pre-election 'preaching on the news' from Paul Johns; and a final sermon from Leslie Griffiths to bless The College of Preachers and send us on our way into the next fifty years.