"Preaching at the Crossroads:  The Gospel and the New World"

You are warmly welcomed to join us for the annual 2019 Preaching Workshop at Lipscomb University, February 11th and 12th. The Preaching Workshop is an interactive event focused on the craft of homiletics, bringing together students, guests, and recognized experts in the field for mentored experience and rich dialogue. Traditionally, this has been an invite-only event designed specifically for vocational preachers. This year, however the evening sessions with Dr. Miroslav Volf and the Tokens show are  open to any and all who would like to come.

We are proud to feature Dr, Miroslav Volf and Mason Lee as our featured presenters, and who will guide our conversation around this year's theme:  "Preaching at the Crossroads:  The Gospel and the New World"   We will name why preaching matters, explore what it looks like to live and speak prophetically in our given sociopolitical context, and share powerful examples of reconciliation and redemption both here in our community and beyond.  Also presenting at this year's workshop are Dr. Kate Watkins, Dr. Richard Goode, and Rabbi Flip Rice.

This year's workshop will also feature The Tokens Show, hosted by Lee Camp.

The workshop runs from 2:00 pm on Monday, February 11 until after the tokens show on Tuesday, February 12. The cost is $125, which includes four meals (dinner on Monday, and all meals Tuesday, plus admission to the Tokens show). If financial assistance is needed, please contact Mallory Wyckoff at mallory.wyckoff@gmail.com.

We hope you will make plans to join us for this timely and important two-day event, where together we explore our call to preach and live prophetically in an age of social turmoil.


Dr. Miroslav Volf

Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology, and Founding Director, Yale Center for Faith & Culture

Miroslav Volf, Founder and Director of Yale Center for Faith and Culture and Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology, Yale University Divinity School, New Haven, CT.

Miroslav Volf was educated in his native Croatia, the United States, and Germany. He earned doctoral and post-doctoral degrees (with highest honors) from the University of Tuebingen, Germany. He has written or edited more than 20 books and over 90 scholarly articles. His most significant books include Exclusion and Embrace (1996); After Our Likeness (1998) in which he explores the Trinitarian nature of ecclesial community; Allah: A Christian Response (2011), on whether Muslims and Christians have a common God; and A Public Faith: On How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good (2011)

After receiving the B.A. from the Evangelical-Theological Faculty in Osijek, Croatia, Miroslav received his M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary and both his Dr. theol. and Dr. theol. habil. from the University of Tübingen, Germany. He served as co-editor (1979-84) and then editor (1984-89) of Izvori, a Croatian Christian monthly, and he has published numerous books and articles in the U.S., Germany, and his native Croatia.


    Mason Lee

   Mason Lee is a PhD Candidate in Homiletics and Practical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary where he helps teach the Introduction to Preaching courses each semester. He holds degrees from York College (BA), Abilene Christian University (MDiv), and Boston University (STM). Mason currently serves as the Editorial Assistant for the academic journal Theology Today and is the Co-Director of the Sustaining the Preaching Life Program at Princeton Seminary, a continuing education initiative that partners with ministers to encourage, sustain, and deepen their preaching ministries.

  Mason lives in Princeton, NJ, with his wife, Kelci, their daughter, Addison Constance, and their two dogs. Mason and Kelci are active members of the Monmouth Church of Christ in Tinton Falls, NJ.