PREACHING EXCELLENCE PROGRAM FOR PARISH CLERGY
JUNE 5th-8th, CLAGGETT CENTER, ADAMSTOWN, MD
Rev. Dr. O. Wesley Allen, Jr. Lou Craddock Perkins Professor of Homiletics, SMU Perkins School of Theology
introduction to preaching, preaching the New Testament; exegesis for preaching; preaching in postmodernism; preaching through the liturgical year; theology in preaching; prophetic preaching; preaching in the context of worship
Preaching in postmodernity; conversational homiletics; cumulative approaches to preaching; preaching and the Synoptic Gospels; preaching and the human condition.
Associate Rector for Adult Formation and Service Ministries, All Saints Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA,
The Rev. Kim Jackson is Associate Rector for Adult Formation and Service Ministries. She is a public theologian and a fierce community activist. Kim works to end the death penalty, advocates for women and children’s issues, and is passionate about sharing the liberating Gospel of Christ. When she’s not wearing a collar, you can find her in the gym perfecting her weightlifting techniques.
Associate Professor of Preaching, Seminary of the Southwest
Micah Jackson is the Bishop John Hines Associate Professor of Preaching and serves as Director of Comprehensive Wellness. Professor Jackson's academic interests include the spiritual discipline of preaching, homiletic form, and postmodern construction of the relationship between preacher and congregation. Professor Jackson is a popular guest preacher and teacher at congregations and clergy gatherings throughout the diocese and country.
Managing Director of Alban at Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC
In this role, he designs educational programs, facilitates leadership development opportunities for clergy, denominational and institutional leaders, works with publisher Rowman & Littlefield to publish Alban books, and consults with senior church leaders around the United States and abroad.
Rev. Kirkpatrick serves as assistant to the rector at Church of the Advocate in Chapel Hill.
Visiting Professor in Speech, Duke Divinity School
Christine has a background in fine arts and drama and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. She has been working with preaching students and preachers in the field since 1991 and considers herself a professional pew-sitter. The art and craft of reading Scripture aloud is an area of particular interest as well as the care of the professional voice.
St. Patrick’s Church, Dublin, OH
Stephen has been rector of St. Patrick’s since 2003. He is the author of Saving Salvation: The Amazing Evolution of Grace (Morehouse: 2005).
He plays in a classic rock n roll band for fun and occasionally does triathlons.