The annual Preaching Workshop is an invite-only interactive event focused on the craft of homiletics. The Doctor of Ministry program partners with recognized experts in the field to give seminar participants mentored experiences on sermon delivery. Current doctoral students and guests gather together on the Lipscomb campus for this 3 day experience. For 2016, we will feature Dr. Cleo LaRue.
Cleophus J. LaRue, Princeton Theological Seminary’s Francis Landey Patton Professor of Homiletics (c.v.), received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Baylor University, his M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton Seminary. He specializes in the theory and method of African American preaching and worship. An ordained minister in the National Baptist Convention of America, LaRue is the former pastor of two churches in Texas as well as the former interim pastor of churches in Harlem and Jamaica Queens, New York. He is a frequent speaker at churches, seminaries, and conferences throughout the country and is a member of the Academy of Homiletics.
In addition to Dr. LaRue, other featured guests include Reverend Becca Stevens and the women of Thistle Farms, Dr. Kris Miller, Director of the Institute for Christian Spirituality at Lipscomb, Dr. Richard Hughes, Scholar in Residence in the College of Bible and Ministry and Dr. Ben Ries, a graduate of our D.Min. program (2015).