Knowing a loved one
‘He unrolled the scroll and found the place …’ is a phrase from Luke’s Gospel (4:17) that I treasure. Whatever else we should take from the story of Jesus in his hometown synagogue, I’m sure we are meant to notice his evident familiarity with the text...
In a poll commissioned by BBC Religion and Ethics a couple of years ago, around a quarter of people who identified as Christians said they did not believe in the resurrection of Jesus...
Homiletics Symposium 2019
Calling all teachers and researchers of preaching
The Symposium brings together researchers and educators in the field of homiletics to hear about innovative practice and new findings. It provides a blend of invited speakers with the opportunity for new teachers and researchers to submit papers.
Would you like to write for The Preacher?
With the practical work of preachers always in mind, The Preacher is eager to recruit more practitioners to its bank of writers.
We are looking for sermon writers, reviewers, and occasional article contributors.
Have you noticed how carefully radio and TV presenters of magazine shows link different items together?
The topics being considered may be diverse but somehow the presenter manages to link them together. By an artful comment, a careful recapitulation, or a humorous retort, the show-host moves things along, creating a pleasing sense of coherence and flow...
In Defence of Preaching
The worth of preaching isn’t, of course, to be measured solely in terms of whether it is remembered. Neither is ‘being remembered’ the qualifying mark of an effective preacher.
Nevertheless, remembering, and the continued use of those memories, by the individuals concerned is an indicator of the value of preaching...
It’s not often that the sermon as sermon makes the news but it has this week.
The respected Radio Four news show PM broadcast an excerpt of Martin Luther King’s last speech to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Nothing unusual there, you might think. But at more than eight minutes long, the excerpt was certainly not soundbite radio...
A new look for The Preacher
Saint Augustine urged preachers to vary the style in which they spoke. He suggested that the force of our words should alternate like the waves of the sea.
The preacher has to judge what style will speak most effectively to particular listeners, and what style is best suited to the topic...
Major changes to The College of Preachers
We are delighted to be able to update you, on behalf of the Chair of the College, Bishop Stephen Cottrell and the Executive, on major changes to The College of Preachers...