Each year, Preaching Grace celebrates the positive impact of strong preaching by welcoming an internationally renowned preacher to share their gift through a free public lecture and to teach an enthusiastic audience during a hands-on workshop.
This year, Grace Presbyterian proudly welcomes Dr. Anna Carter Florence, the Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. The title for Preaching Grace 2017 is “Come Back When You've Found Something True: New Ways to Encounter Scripture.”
In her time at Columbia, Dr. Florence has been known for walking students through some of the most difficult passages of scripture. She believes, “the authority for authentic preaching is based on the depth of the preacher’s engagement with the text,” and she teaches students to engage with scripture – challenging them to open their imagination to what’s possible not only in scripture but also in life.
Her research focuses on testimony, methods for preaching, the creative process by which communities engage and embody scripture, and how other fields—particularly poetry and theatre—offer models for prophetic speech. We cannot wait to hear what she brings to Preaching Grace 2017!
Preaching Grace has something for everyone and is open to anyone who is interested. Join us at any or all the events. Just be sure to register soon!
FREE Evening Lecture
Friday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. – Register to attend this free lecture and hear Dr. Florence talk about her process for approaching scripture and sharing what she encounters in the text.
Hands-on Workshop - $75
Saturday, May 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – If you’re an experiential learner and looking for more than a lecture, this hands-on workshop is where you want to be. Space is limited so register today! (Student rate available)
Sunday Morning Sermon
Sunday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. – Curious about what Dr. Florence’s work looks like from across the pulpit? Don’t miss this chance to hear her offer a sermon at Grace on Sunday morning.