Styberg Preaching Workshop - Holy Homiletics: Legitimate Encounters with the Living God

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Both the lecture and workshop will interface the theology of divine presence with Dr. Isaac R. Clark, Sr.’s rhetorical method, wherein we break open the usefulness of our ah- hah experiences, so that as people seeking faithfulness to God our ethical utterances beg the macro question “who is God?” and the micro question “how is God acting in the social fabric of our lives?”

Screen Shot 2013-07-26 at 10.09.51 AMThe lecture and two-day workshop will be led by Dr. Katie Cannon. Dr. Cannon is first African-American woman to be ordained in the United Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Her work focuses in the areas of Christian ethics,Womanist theology, and women in religion and society. She has lectured nationally on theological and ethical topics and is the author or editor of numerous articles and seven books including Womanism and the Soul of the Black Community and Black Womanist Ethics. 

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There is no cost for the lecture on April 30 and all are welcome to attend. The registration fee for the two-day preaching workshop is $100 per person and a limited number of scholarships are available. Registration fee is waived for Garrett-Evangelical and ACTS students, as well as 2009-2013 Garrett-Evangelical alums, but registration is still required. For fee waiver code, please contact Shane Nichols at

A 0.5 CEU credit is available for people who attend all of the sessions of this workshop. The cost for the CEU certificate is $25.00 and can be purchased at the end of the workshop.

To register, please go here.

Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Public Lecture: Holy Homiletics: Legitimate Encounters with the Living God

Thursday, May 1, 2014

10:00 a.m.  On-Site Registration Opens

11:15 a.m. – 12:15p.m.  Worship Service – Preacher Dr. Ouida Lee


1:30 – 1:45 p.m.  Greetings and Introductions

1:45 – 3:15 p.m.  Session 1: Preaching as Divine Activity

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.  Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.  Session 2: Preaching as the Word of God

5:00 – 5:15 p.m.  Break

5:15 – 5:45 p.m.  Logos Presentation

6:00 p.m.  Dinner in Loder Hall

Friday, May 2, 2014

8:30 a.m.  On-Site Registration Opens

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.  Breakfast available in Cross Tower Room

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.  Opening Devotions

9:20 – 10:50 a.m.  Session 3: Preaching as Proclamation

10:50 – 11:05 a.m.  Break

11:05 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.  Session 4: Preaching as Emmanuel - A Very Present Help in Times of Trouble

12:35 – 1:35 p.m.  Lunch (provided)

1:40 – 3:10 p.m.  Session 5: Preaching as an Ultimate Response to Our God

3:10 – 3:30 p.m.  Wrap Up and Closing Prayer

**All workshop sessions will be held in Room 205 on the 2nd floor of the Main building.

Directions and Accomodations

Directions and Accomodations

Directions and Parking to Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Parking is available at $7 per day and may be purchased on the day of the event.


A select number of rooms are available at Loder Hall, on the campus of Garrett-Evangelical, for $75 a night. To inquire, contact Diana Ahn in the Housing Office at 847.866.3950.  For a list of hotels in the Northwestern University/Evanston area click here.

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