Broadus Lectures 2017 Clamp

The 2017 Broadus Lectures on Preaching

Featuring Bryan Chapell
The Challenge of Application: When Law Meets Grace

Dr. Bryan Chapell is the Senior Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois. He began his ministry pastoring in churches that include Glen Ridge Presbyterian Church in St. Louis (1976), Woodburn Presbyterian Church in Woodburn, Ill. (1976-80), and Bethel Reformed Presbyterian Church in Sparta, Ill. (1980-1986). Bryan then joined the Covenant faculty fulltime in 1986 and has since served as a professor, Department Chair, Seminary Dean, and Executive Vice President. From 1994-2012, he served as the institution’s President. He has also served as President of Christ College in Taiwan. From 2012-2013, he served as Chancellor of Covenant Seminary, representing the school both nationally and internationally through leadership and speaking responsibilities in organizations throughout the world.

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.

Free Event – Open to the Public

  • Tuesday, October 24
    3:00p & 7:00p
    Student Center Theatre

  • Wednesday, October 25
    Rainey Fine Arts Center

  • Wednesday, October 25
    Student Center Theatre

“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

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James Emery White Clamp Divinity

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 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.

2015 Broadus Lectures Featuring Ralph Douglas West

Ralph Douglas West was the featured speaker at the 2015 Broadus Lectures on Preaching in October 201. West serves as founder and senior pastor of The Church Without Walls (Brookhollow Baptist Church, Houston, TX) which now embraces 24,000 people in three locations.

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  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.


You can view all of our previous Broadus Lectures  on our channel. These include lectures from some of the top preachers in the country including  Haddon Robinson, Rick Warren, and Michael Quicke.