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Avoid or Aver? Preaching Crisis

It was an obvious extension of feedback. As well as the usual group of fellow students asked to comment on the trial preacher’s sermon, questionnaires were distributed amongst the congregation hosting the worship

03/09/2020
Avoid or Aver? Preaching Crisis

The Psalms: Wisdom for Hard Times

I have a recurrent dream—or perhaps a nightmare—that when in extremis the only words that I can bring to mind are advertising jingles. My last breaths are accompanied by trite ditties about chocolate bars, insurance, or supermarkets! 

27/05/2020
The Psalms: Wisdom for Hard Times

Justice Preached

The prophet Amos has sharp words to say about the irrelevance of religious observance that ignores the realities of life for the poor. Such indifference to suffering makes hymns of praise pointless. God will simply not listen, according to this most earnest of social critics...

17/03/2020
Justice Preached

With conviction

I began my working life in the retail trade. In the shop where I worked, we were often incentivised in order to sell more of this or that product. The ‘hard sell’ was a matter both of pride amongst the staff and a way to take home free goodies...

02/12/2019
With conviction

Trustee Vacancies

The College of Preachers wishes to fill two vacancies on the Board of Trustees

26/11/2019
Trustee Vacancies

Diversity and commonality

Take heart that God’s call to each of us is to voice God’s presence and urging through our particular voices and in our particular circumstances...

02/09/2019
Diversity and commonality

Introducing the Revd Jennifer Brown as Director of Training

The College of Preachers is pleased to announce the appointment of Revd Jennifer Brown as our new Director of Training.

30/08/2019
Introducing the Revd Jennifer Brown as Director of Training

Report of the Trustees for the Year Ended 31 December 2018

Download the Trustees' Report for 2018. 

30/08/2019
Report of the Trustees for the Year Ended 31 December 2018

Women’s Voices 2019: Women Preachers, Women Hearers

This year sees the fifth Women’s Voices day conference, originally launched by The College of Preachers in The Preacher and a sell-out each year!

02/08/2019
Women’s Voices 2019: Women Preachers, Women Hearers

Differing voices

A woman involved in a car crash is 47 percent more likely than a man to suffer serious injuries according to the journalist and campaigner, Caroline Criado Perez. She makes a strong case that this horrifying statistic is a consequence of car design...

28/05/2019
Differing voices

Vacancy: Director of Training

This post offers a rewarding opportunity for a person who is passionate about preaching and equipping preachers, to make a national contribution to the preaching ministry.

Find out more >

16/05/2019
Vacancy: Director of Training

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...

01/03/2019
Knowing a loved one

Resurrection Now

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...

03/12/2018
Resurrection Now

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.

15/11/2018
Homiletics Symposium 2019

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.

15/11/2018
Would you like to write for The Preacher?