2018 Preaching Conference: It’s All in How You Tell It
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
This year’s Preaching Conference held on March 6, 2018, welcomed a record number of registrants.
“Preaching the good news in (today’s) dramatically changing social context is a challenging and holy task. The annual Preaching Conference is one of the ways Tyndale seeks to serve and equip ministry leaders by providing training, encouragement and resources for preaching,” noted Dr. Gary Nelson, President and Vice Chancellor of Tyndale University College & Seminary, to conference attendees.
Tyndale alumni and local pastors Rev. Dr. Robert Dean, Rev. Kaarina Hsieh, Rev. Dr. Mona Scrivens and Rev. Dr. Tim Tang led workshops, and Dr. Torrey Robinson, Senior Pastor of The First Baptist Church in Tarrytown, New York, was the day’s keynote.
Dr. Robinson shared themes from his book, “It’s All in How You Tell It”. With his cumulative experience of 35 years of ministry, Dr. Robinson led conference participants through the strategies of narrative preaching and first-person expository sermons. “I gained from my Dad (the late Haddon Robinson) the importance of being relevant and biblical,” he noted in an earlier interview.
“We need a school like Tyndale, so people get grounded in the Word, grounded in theology and know how to relate it to society. Relevance (to society) that doesn’t have a good root in the Bible and theology is not going to help people. Just having the knowledge without making it relevant is probably not going to help people either. You have to have a wedding of those two.”
This year marked the 11th year of Tyndale’s Preaching Conference organized by a team of Tyndale faculty, including Rev. Dr. Kevin Livingston, Rev. Dr. Fred Penney, and Dr. Daniel Wong. Scroll down to view the opening keynote address.