2022 Preaching Conference

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"Living in the Light of the Word: Enlivening the Scriptural Imagination for Preaching"

June 20-22, 2022
At this conference, we will take a deep look at how the Holy Scriptures shape and inspire our preaching.  How do we turn from love of the Word of God to the kind of preaching which the Christian community needs for its very life?  What are the imaginative leaps which preaching demands as we turn from ancient texts to contemporary listeners? 
Keynote speakers:
  • Tom Long, Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, "Explaining, Exclaiming, and Proclaiming: Reclaiming the Parabolic Imagination for Preaching"
  • Rita Ferrone, Catholic scholar and journalist, "Receiving the Sunday of the Word of God"
  • Gary Anderson, Hesburgh Professor of Catholic Thought, University of Notre Dame, "Preaching from the Whole Bible"
  • Fr. Donald Senior CP, Professor of New Testament Studies and President Emeritus, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL, "Preaching the Incarnate Word"
In addition, at least twelve workshop sessions are planned:
  • Ann Garrido, "Ignatian Approaches to Preaching Preparation"
  • Fr. David Garcia, "Pandemic Preaching: The Pulpit in a Year Like No Other"
  • (The Rev. Canon) Hugh Page, "The Bible as Medium for Healing: Preachers as 21st Century Scriptural Apothecaries"
  • Sr. M. Catherine Hilkert OP and Fr. Jude Siciliano OP, "Preaching the Psalms"
  • Fr. Ken Schmidt, "Preaching and Trauma"
  • Karla Bellinger, "Keepin' It Fresh: How to Creatively (and Faithfully) Connect Scripture and Ordinary Life"
  • Fr. J. Michael Joncas, "Music and Preaching"
  • Panel: Lay preaching: Layla Karst, Sara Fairbanks OP, Oscar Castellanos, “I Have Seen the Lord: The Challenge and Promise of Lay Liturgical Preaching”
  • Robert Krieg, "The Cross: Five Homiletic Approaches"
  • Sr. M. Catherine Hilkert OP, Elizabeth Donnelly, Jude Siciliano OP, Flora Tang: “Go and Preach to All Nations: Online Preaching and Virtual Communities of Faith”
  • Msgr. Stev Bosso, "Sacred Scripture, Homiletics, and Creative Imagination"
  • Fr. Benjamin Roberts, "Preaching as the Bridegroom: A Model for Pastors"
  • Closing panel: Fr. Michael Connors CSC, Bishop Greg Kelly, Susan McGurgan, and Fr. Mike Kueber
Presider/preachers at our liturgies will be Bishop Greg Kelly of Dallas, TX and Fr. J. Michael Joncas.
Cost of conference registration $300 through April 30, 2022. Conference registration will increase to $350 on May 1.
"Keynote and Workshop Descriptions and Speaker Bios"