Thursday, January 6, 2011

Westminster Preaching Conference

In October, Westminster Seminary hosted their annual Preaching Conference. The keynote speaker was Dr. Dennis Johnson of Westminster Seminary California.

Dr. Johnson (B.A., Westmont College; M.Div. and Th.M., Westminster Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) has taught at Westminster Seminary California since 1982. He previously pastored Orthodox Presbyterian churches in Fair Lawn, New Jersey and East Los Angeles, California.

After teaching New Testament for 16 years, he now teaches primarily preaching and ministry courses, applying his background in biblical studies to the issues of ministry, the church, and the culture. He is Associate Pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Escondido, California. Dr. Johnson has preached and taught internationally in Africa, Asia, and Europe. He is the author of Triumph of the Lamb: A Commentary on Revelation; Let’s Study Acts; The Message of Acts in the History of Redemption; and Him We Proclaim: Preaching Christ from All the Scriptures, as well as numerous articles and reviews. Dr. Johnson and his wife, Jane, have four married children, whose families are scattered from Florida to Asia.
Opening Meeting
2 Samuel 16:5-14
Falsely Accused
Dr. Dennis Johnson

Plenary Address
Defining and Defending Apostolic Christocentric Homiletics
Dr. Dennis Johnson

Plenary Address
Substructures and Strategies for Apostolic Christocentric Homiletics
Dr. Dennis Johnson

Seminar 1
From Biblical Text to the Sermon Manuscript
Dr. Greg Beale

Seminar 2
Why Johnny Mustn’t Preach: Anemia in the Pulpit, Anarchy in the Pew
Dr. David Garner

Seminar 3
The Prophetic Message: Preaching to the Heart of Imagination and the Imaginations of the Heart
Mr. Mike Kelly

Closing Meeting
Philippians 2:12-18
Bright Stars in a Dark Sky
Dr. Dennis Johnson


Harley A. said...

If I had a nickel for every "Substructures and Strategies for Apostolic Christocentric Homiletics" talk I've sat through...

Todd Pruitt said...

Definitely. I can't go a day without hearing someone addressing it at length. It's everywhere I tell you!