Speakers

Speakers include:

Nadia Bolz-Weber

Nadia Bolz-Weber is the founder and former pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints, in Denver, Colorado, and a leading voice in the emerging church movement.

Her books include Shameless (Canterbury Press 2019) and Accidental Saints (Canterbury Press 2015).

Sessions

Avenues into preaching

Barbara Brown Taylor

Barbara Brown Taylor is an Episcopal priest, professor, author, and theologian and is one of the best-known preachers in the United States.

She is the author of many books, including New York Times bestsellers Leaving Church (Canterbury Press 2011), An Altar in the World (Canterbury Press 2017), and Holy Envy (Canterbury Press 2019).

Sessions

Barbara Brown Taylor in conversation with Mark Oakley
Closing sermon

Joanna Collicutt

Joanna Collicutt is the Karl Jaspers Lecturer in Psychology of Religion and Spirituality at Ripon College Cuddesdon and the Oxford Diocesan Adviser on Spiritual Care for Older People. She also ministers in a West Oxfordshire parish. She is passionate about preaching - in particular making the deep truths of the Bible accessible to people of varied backgrounds and needs.

Her books include Being Mindful, Being Christian (Lion Hudson 2016) and The Psychology of Christian Character Formation (SCM Press 2015).

Sessions

The gift of the occasional offices: finding the sermon in the liturgy

Ellen Eames

Ellen Eames is Priest in Charge of an inner-city parish in the Diocese of Southwark. She was previously chaplain at an Anglican comprehensive school.

She has taught preaching since 2009 and is now Associate Tutor for Homiletics at St Augustine's College of Theology. She loves learning from fellow preachers and accompanying others in their preaching formation.

Sessions

Hopeful voices for an anxious Church

Doug Gay

Doug Gay is a Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow and has taught preaching to ministry students for the past ten years. He is a Church of Scotland minister, and has worked as a columnist for the Times.

He is the author of God be in My Mouth (SCM Press 2018) and Reforming the Kirk (Saint Andrew Press 2017).

Sessions

Avenues into preaching

Malcolm Guite

Malcolm Guite is the author of numerous bestselling poetry collections and anthologies. An accomplished singer-songwriter, poet and academic, he is a Life Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge. Malcolm has a particular interest in the imagination as a truth-bearing faculty and continues to reflect deeply on how poetry can stimulate and re-awaken our prayer life. He writes the weekly Poet's Corner column in the Church Times.

His books include David's Crown (Canterbury Press 2021) and Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Hodder 2017).

Sessions

River Deep, Mountain High: Preaching the Gospel from the Psalms

Alister McGrath

Alister McGrath is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, and one of the world's best-known theologians. He has held major teaching positions at Oxford University, King's College London, and Gresham College London, and directs Oxford University's Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion.

His books include Narrative Apologetics (Baker Books 2019) and A Theory of Everything (That Matters) (Hodder & Stoughton 2019)

Sessions

Labouring in the Lord’s Vineyard: Preaching and the Art of Winemaking

Mark Oakley

Mark Oakley is Dean of St John’s College Cambridge. He is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Kings College London; Visiting Scholar at Sarum College, and a Deputy Priest in Ordinary to HM the Queen.  He is an Ambassador for StopHate UK, Patron of Tell MAMA (supporting those affected by anti-Muslim hate crime) and a Trustee of the Civil Liberties Trust.

His books include By Way of the Heart (Canterbury Press 2019) and The Splash of Words (Canterbury Press 2016).

Sessions

The Language of the Shipwrecked: Preaching through Confusion
Barbara Brown Taylor in conversation with Mark Oakley

Pádraig Ó Tuama

Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet, theologian and broadcaster who has worked in reconciliation in Ireland for many years, including as Leader of the Corrymeela Community.

He is the author of In the Shelter (Hodder & Stoughton 2016), Daily Prayer from Corrymeela (Canterbury Press 2017) and, with Glenn Jordan, of Borders and Belonging (Canterbury Press 2021).

Sessions

TBC
Avenues into preaching

Martyn Percy

Martyn Percy is Dean of Christ Church, Oxford and teaches in the Faculty of Theology and Religion. He is a Fellow of the University's Said Business School and was previously Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon.

He is the author of The Humble Church (Canterbury Press 2021) and Thirty Nine New Articles (Canterbury Press 2013).

Sessions

Unicorns and Eunuchs: Lost and Found in Translation

Jarel Robinson-Brown

Jarel Robinson-Brown is a theologian and Assistant Curate at St Botolph's-Without-Aldgate. He has served churches in Cardiff, South Wales and South East London, and most recently as Associate Chaplain at King's College London. Prior to full-time ministry Jarel studied classical music as a pianist and organist at the London College of Music, and privately in Paris.

He is the author of Black, Gay, British, Christian, Queer (SCM Press 2021).

Sessions

Opening Worship: The inextinguishable blaze

Sam Wells

Sam Wells is Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and a widely-known preacher, pastor, writer, broadcaster, and theologian. Sam is also Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics at King’s College, London.

He has published over 30 books, including academic studies, explorations of social mission, liturgy and Anglican faith, and four collections of sermons. His latest are Finding Abundance in Scarcity (Canterbury Press 2021) and A Cross in the Heart of God (Canterbury Press 2020).

Sessions

Opening Worship
Political Preaching

Lucy Winkett

Lucy Winkett is one of today's most outstanding Christian communicators and is renowned as a preacher and a broadcaster; she frequently gives Radio 4's Thought for the Day. She has been Rector of St James' Piccadilly since 2010 and was previously Precentor of St Paul's Cathedral. She is Theological Adviser to Theos.

She is the author of Reading the Bible with your Feet (Canterbury Press 2021) and Our Sound is Our Wound (Bloomsbury 2009).

Sessions

On Not Preaching to the Choir
Closing worship: Lighten Our Darkness

Speakers

Martyn Percy
Doug Gay
Joanna Collicutt
Nadia Bolz-Weber
Lucy Winkett
Thu 22 Jul @ 08:14
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