The 2019 Broadus Lectures on Preaching
Featuring Joel Gregory
October 29th & 30th
Free to the Public
Tuesday, October 29th
3:00 pm | Student Center
7:00 pm | Student Center
Wednesday, October 30th
10:10 am | Rainey Fine Arts Center
7:00 pm | Student Center
About Joel Gregory
Dr. Joel C. Gregory holds the George W. Truett Endowed Chair in Preaching and Evangelism at the George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University. Last year, he spoke or taught 170 times in 32 churches and 20 conferences in 18 states, Greece and Oxford, UK. He has just completed a sabbatical at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University where he did research in applied homiletics and 19th century British Baptist history for a forthcoming book and article. He will bring the concluding message at the Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa this summer. He also serves on the BWA Commission on Worship and Spirituality. In that connection and with Baylor University Press he edited and was the lead author of Baptist Preaching: A Global Anthology.
Joel holds the B.A summa cum laude and Ph.D. from Baylor University. He received the M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1973) and taught preaching there 1982-1985. He served for two terms unanimously elected as President of the 5400-church Baptist General Convention of Texas. He has preached at venues as varied as Westminster Chapel, Spurgeon’s College and Kensington Temple, all in London, as well as Regent’s Park College, Oxford. He has preached at the Baptist World Congress in Seoul, the International Seminary in Buenos Aires, Princeton Seminary and Princeton University chapels as well as scores of seminaries and colleges. Among his pastorates were Travis Avenue, Fort Worth and First Baptist Dallas.
His Proclaimers Place® seminars have been conducted in 17 states, Oxford, Paris, Rome and Athens with more than 70 four-day seminars and more than 1000 pastors trained over the last ten years. For the last ten years, Joel has taught the seminar at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University.
For years Joel was the preacher on the International Baptist Hour radio program heard on more than 500 stations. He brought the annual sermon at the critical 1988 Southern Baptist Convention in San Antonio, “The Castle and the Wall,” widely considered a watermark message in recent Baptist history. He is the author of five books, editor of three anthologies and the subject of a nationally performed play, God’s Man in Texas. He was recently recognized by Baylor and his peers for his 50th preaching anniversary.
He is the husband of Joanne Michele Gregory (B.A., RN), a Baylor alumna, and they are the parents of four adult children.
The Broadus Lectures on Preaching are named in honor of John A. Broadus, who was one of the four founding faculty members in 1859 of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Greenville, SC; the seminary moved to Louisville, KY in 1877. He served as professor of preaching and later President of the seminary. His classic book, On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons, was written while teaching in Greenville and was the nation’s preeminent text on the subject for the next century.
“Broadus was the father of modern expository preaching, and today’s great evangelical preachers are his legacy. We are blessed to be able to reclaim this important part of South Carolina’s Christian heritage through recognizing the Broadus name in connection with this significant annual lectureship.”Michael Duduit - Preaching Magazine
2017 Broadus Lectures Featuring Bryan Chapell
Dr. Bryan Chapell is the Senior Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois. He is also an accomplished author writing such books as Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon; Christ-Centered Worship: Letting the Gospel Shape Our Practice; and Christ-Centered Sermons: Models of Redemptive Preaching, among others.
The 2016 Broadus Lectures on Preaching
Featured James Emery White
James Emery White was the guest speaker at the the Broadus Lectures 2016. He addressed the challenges facing preachers for the coming age of Generation Z. He is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, North Carolina; founder and president of Serious Times, a ministry that explores the intersection of faith and culture and hosts ChurchandCulture.org which features his messages and blogs; ranked adjunctive professor of theology and culture at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he also served as their fourth president; and author of twenty books which have been translated into ten languages.
The speaker has requested not to be post full sessions of the 2016 Lectures due to the publication of his book on the topic.
BL2014 Featuring Robert Smith Jr.
Smith Jr., Professor of Christian Preaching at Beeson Divinity School, presented the fourth annual session of the John A. Broadus Lectures at Anderson University.
Robert Smith, Jr. has previously served as the Carl E. Bates Associate Professor of Christian Preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. A popular teacher and preacher, he received Southern’s 1996 Findley B. Edge Award for Teaching Excellence. An ordained Baptist minister, he served as pastor of the New Mission Missionary Baptist Church for twenty years. He earned his Ph.D. while serving as pastor. He is a contributing editor for a study of Christian ministry in the African American church, Preparing for Christian Ministry, and co-editor of A Mighty Long Journey. In addition, he has served as an editor of Our Sufficiency Is of God: Essays on Preaching in Honor of Gardner C. Taylor (Mercer University Press, Macon Georgia: 2010). He has written the book, Doctrine That Dances: Bringing Doctrinal Preaching and Teaching to Life (B&H Publishing Group, Nashville: 2008), which was selected as the winner of the 2008 Preaching Book of the Year Award by Preaching magazine and 2009 Preaching Book of the Year Award by Christianity Today’s preaching.com. In 2010, Preaching magazine named Doctrine That Dances one of the 25 most influential books in preaching for the last 25 years. He has spoken at more than 85 universities, colleges, and seminaries in the United States, Great Britain and the Caribbean.
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