School of Preaching 2016
Event report from Director of the School of Preaching, Revd Dr Simon Vibert | 29th Jun 2016
This year’s School of Preaching was on the theme of 'Preaching the Gospel of Grace', 13th– 17th June.
Outside delegates study alongside Wycliffe Hall students and enjoy Bible expositions, lectures and seminars on this ever-relevant theme: how do we preach the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ in our sermons?
We were in Chapel at the start of each day for a “model exposition” from Scripture with a Q&A which enables the speakers to share some of the thinking underlying the structure and theme of the sermon.
The main plenary sessions covered big themes on Grace and the Gospel: “Preaching about evil so that grace might shine more brightly” (Michael Lloyd); “Preaching through Questions” – looking at the large numbers of questions which Jesus asked enquirers in John’s Gospel (Amy Orr Ewing); “Waging war against the world, the flesh and the devil by preaching the Gospel (Simon Vibert); “Putting Amazing back into Grace” (Dr Michael Horton, best-selling author and Professor of Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California); and “How can you say that?” (2 talks on “sin” and “the cross” by veteran evangelist Dr Michael Green).
Seminars included workshops on preaching preparation and “the Art of Conversation” by Dr Vince Vitale.
We welcomed visitors from several parts of the world studying alongside Wycliffe Hall students.
Delegates spoke about the fresh challenge to preach the grace of the Gospel; the encouragement of appreciating God’s grace for themselves and of being feed through the teaching which happened during the week.
Report from Revd Dr Simon Vibert