Preaching to the converted?
Have you ever asked yourself the question, “Who is this sermon for?”
Christian hope is resurrection hope
As I write Easter will soon be upon us – and what a wonderful opportunity preachers will have to preach the good news of the risen Christ. This year more than any year we have had so much death
Becoming a Hermeneutical Community
The second of our two-part interview with Dr Stuart Murray-Williams
Post-Christendom: The Most Important Term You May Never Have Heard Of
This week we have the first of a two-part interview with Dr Stuart Murray-Williams on Post-Christendom and its impact on preachers & preaching
More Than One Approach
The distress and uncertainty of these coronavirus times calls for the reassuring possibility in Paul’s soaring rhetoric
What Every Preacher Should Give-Up for Lent
I have been asking myself a question. “What should I be giving-up for Lent as a Preacher?”
The Greatest Sermon I Ever Heard | Steve Holmes
Today we launch a new occasional series, The Greatest Sermon I Ever Heard. We hope that preachers will share not only what the sermon was, but why it made such an impact
A New Resource to Help You in the Demanding Ministry of Preaching: Relaunching The College of Preachers’ Blog
Where do you go for encouragement, thoughtful reflection, or practical ideas to help you in your preaching ministry? We have some good news for you
Context and Content
A colleague of mine who spent much effort each week carefully crafting a relevant sermon was outraged when she found her supervising minister sorting sermon scripts
Report of the Trustees for the Year Ended 31 December 2019
Download the Trustees' Report for 2019.
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
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!
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...
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...
The College of Preachers wishes to fill two vacancies on the Board of Trustees