“Preaching and Culture Making” event will offer discussion with top preachers
In today’s changing church and world, what does the future hold for preaching and pastoral leadership? An important symposium on “Preaching and Culture Making,” hosted by Fuller Seminary on Monday, April 20, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., will bring together some of today’s greatest preachers to discuss this critical question and more. The event, to be held in Travis Auditorium, is sponsored by the Lloyd John Ogilvie Institute of Preaching at Fuller Seminary’s Brehm Center. The symposium is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required and can be reserved through the Brehm Center.
The symposium will feature comments and discussion from some of today’s most dynamic preachers from the U.S. and internationally, including Lloyd John Ogilvie, James Earl Massey, William Willimon, Renita Weems, Peter Storey, Ken Fong, Jana Childers, and Mark Labberton. Andy Crouch, noted author and senior editor at Christianity Today International, will moderate the evening.
Each of these celebrated speakers will offer comments on the future of preaching, followed by a significant time of discussion and audience interaction. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from these preachers’ collective decades of experience in sharing God’s Word with power and passion.
The event will also introduce Dr. Mark Labberton as the new Lloyd John Ogilvie Chair of Preaching at Fuller, as part of a discussion on the ways Fuller is teaching and equipping new generations of preachers for the 21st century global church.
The following notable speakers and preachers will participate in the symposium:
Andy Crouch (moderator), senior editor at Christianity Today International and author of Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling, winner of Christianity Today’s 2009 Book Award for Christianity and Culture and a Publishers Weekly best book of 2008.
Lloyd John Ogilvie, celebrated preacher, speaker, author, and radio ministry host, who served as senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood for more than 20 years and chaplain of the U.S. Senate for eight.
James Earl Massey, noteworthy preacher, teacher, and communicator, who has preached and lectured for the past half-century at more than 100 colleges, universities, and seminaries in the U.S. and internationally.
William Willimon, bishop in the United Methodist Church, former dean of chapel at Duke University, and author of nearly 60 books, who was named by Baylor University as one of the Twelve Most Effective Preachers in the English-speaking World.
Peter Storey, former president of the Methodist Church of South Africa and Methodist Bishop of Johannesburg/Soweto, who served as chaplain to Nelson Mandela, former South Africa president.
Ken Fong, senior pastor of Evergreen-LA (Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles) in Rosemead, California, noted speaker and author, and a pioneer in multi-Asian and multiethnic church ministry.
Mark Labberton, who will be introduced as Fuller’s new Lloyd John Ogilvie Chair of Preaching, after serving as senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, California, for the last 16 years.
Renita Weems, biblical scholar, ordained elder in the African Methodist Church, and former faculty member at Vanderbilt University, who was named one of America’s top 15 preachers by Ebony magazine.
Jana Childers, professor of homiletics and speech communication at San Francisco Theological Seminary, and co-editor with Clayton Schmit of Performance in Preaching: Bringing the Sermon to Life.
Seating will be limited at the symposium, with overflow seating available. The event is free, but tickets are required for entry. For more information about ticket reservations, contact the Brehm Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-304-3789.
All are invited to pose questions to the speakers and moderator of the symposium via Twitter, at http://twitter.com/preachingsummit.