School of Divinity

Preaching Today Conference 2021

Preaching Today – the third conference on this theme hosted by Ascend and New College, University of Edinburgh – will take place on Monday 19 April, 11:00-16:00, online. Please join us for a day of thought-provoking talks and small group conversations: time to reflect together on what it means to preach today.

A recording of this event is now available via the link below:

Recording

Please find the relevant timestamps for each session below. Please note that discussions in breakout groups are not recorded. 

Welcoming and Introduction 

Revd Prof Susan Hardman Moore

Preaching Promise in a Time of Lament (00:08:30 - 01:01:31)

Introduction from Prof Alison Jack (00:08:30)

Revd Canon Dr Rachel Mann: preacher, poet, writer, philosopher, Rector of St Nicholas, Burnage, Manchester (00:09:13)

Breakout groups (not recorded)  (00:31:12)

Plenary session (00:51:54)

Too Close for Comfort? Preaching by Video (01:09:26 - 02:05:10)

Introduction from Prof Jolyon Mitchell (01:09:26)

Revd Dr Marjory MacLean of South Ronaldsay + Burray Parish Church and Development Officer, Presbytery of Orkney (01:11:40)

Revd Neil Glover of Aberfeldy Parish Church (01:21:38)

Breakout groups (not recorded) (01:32:31)

Plenary session (01:52:01)

A Glint, a Dewy Wisp, a Mote – Preaching and Poetry (02:33:41 - 03:23:59)

Introduction from Revd Prof Susan Hardman Moore (02:33:41)

The Very Revd Dr Russell Barr: Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 2016, former minister of Cramond Kirk, Edinburgh (02:34:31)

Breakout groups (not recorded) (02:51:40)

Plenary session (03:12:55)

Repairers of the Breach: Preaching in the Post-Pandemic Church (03:33:34 - 04:13:56)

Introduction from Prof Joshua Ralston (03:33:34)

Revd Professor Sally A. Brown: Elizabeth M. Engle Professor of Preaching and Worship, Princeton Theological Seminary (03:35:20)

Breakout groups (not recorded) (03:58:53)

Plenary session (04:02:12) 

Closing of Conferences by Karen Campbell (04:14:20)

Apr 19 2021 -

Preaching Today Conference 2021

Preaching Today – the third conference on this theme hosted by Ascend and New College, University of Edinburgh.

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