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Course: Preaching in the Anglican Tradition

| Posted: December 16, 2019

Preaching in the Anglican Tradition

ATLANTA—The upcoming week of “J-term” classes in early January at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology will include a course taught by Episcopal clergy, including the former presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church, the Right Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori. In addition to Candler students, the course is open to members of the public to audit for continuing education credits in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.

Preaching in the Anglican Tradition
January 7-10, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Course instructors:
• The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, former presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church
• The Rev. Dr. Stephen Smith, rector at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Dublin, Ohio
• The Rev. Kimberly Jackson 09T, interim vicar at the Church of the Common Ground in Atlanta
• The Rev. Nikki Mathis, rector at St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church in Athens, Georgia
• Christine Parton-Burkett, lecturing fellow in speech at Duke Divinity School
Open to clergy of all denominations.
Register here:

This course, presented in partnership with the Episcopal Preaching Foundation’s Preaching Excellence Program for Seminarians, will augment and deepen participants’ enthusiasm for preaching in the Anglican tradition, and will increase their competence in the methodology of sermon preparation and the art of sermon delivery. Presentations by noted clergy and preaching instructors will be interwoven with small preaching groups that offer participants the opportunity to preach and receive critically constructive feedback from colleagues and faculty.

Candler and the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta have partnered to offer scholarships to Episcopal lay leaders and clergy who wish to audit the course. Scholarship recipients will pay $160 for one course rather than the regular auditor tuition of $310. Those interested in the scholarship should contact the Rev. Canon P. Lang Lowrey, director of Episcopal and Anglican Studies at Candler, at

Current seminary students or others who wish to take the course for academic credit should contact Candler Registrar Shelly Hart at by December 15 for information on costs and procedures for enrolling. Lay people and clergy may register by December 30.

Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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