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2017 Preaching Lectures Feature Mark Meynell on “The Pulpit and the Body of Christ”

The 2017 Covenant Seminary Preaching Lectures Present

The Pulpit and the Body of Christ: Preaching in an Individualistic Church

with

Rev. Mark Meynell

Associate Director (Europe and Caribbean), Langham Preaching

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Rayburn Chapel

Register Online Here: https://preaching2017.eventbrite.com/

Every fall, Covenant Seminary invites a gifted preacher to share wisdom about how to better preach and teach the Bible. Our guest this year is Rev. Mark Meynell, associate director (Europe and Caribbean) for Langham Preaching (a program of Langham Partnership), and part-time Whitehall Chaplain for Her Majesty’s Treasury, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, and the Cabinet Office, UK. If you are a pastor or seminary student, or are simply interested in the challenges of communicating God’s Word in today’s world, we invite you to join us.

Free and open to the public, but registration is required. (Covenant Seminary students do not need to register.)

Schedule for the Day:

  • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. — Session 1: “Christ has Died: Preaching and Corporate Memory”
  • 10 – 10:40 a.m. — Session 2: Chapel Sermon
  • 11 a.m. — noon — Session 3: “Christ is Risen: Preaching and Corporate Identity”
  • 12:15 – 1 p.m. — Session 4: Lunch and Q&A with Students
  • 1 – 1:45 p.m. — Break
  • 1:45 – 3 p.m. — Session 5: “Christ Will Come Again: Preaching and Corporate Hope” 

About Our Speaker

Rev. Mark Meynell is associate director (Europe and Caribbean) for Langham Preaching (a program of Langham Partnership), and part-time Whitehall Chaplain for Her Majesty’s Treasury, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, and the Cabinet Office, UK. From 2005 to 2014, he was on the senior ministry team of All Souls Langham Place, where he and his family are still members. Prior to that, he taught biblical studies at a small seminary in Kampala, Uganda, for four years, and did student work at Christ Church, Fulwood, and St Ebbe’s, Oxford.

Mark is passionately concerned to cross the bridge between the Bible’s world and the contemporary world. He is crazy about music (from Bach to Bono), art (from Raphael to Rothko), fiction (especially John le Carré and Graham Greene), and movies (from The Third Man to Grand Budapest Hotel), and is the author of several books, including What Angels Long to Read: Reading and Preaching the New Testament, What Makes Us Human? and Other Questions about God, Jesus, and Human Destiny, A Wilderness of Mirrors: Trusting Again in a Cynical World, Cross-Examined: The Life-Changing Power of the Death of Jesus, Colossians: Confident Christianity, and The New Testament and Slavery: Approaches and Implications. He and his wife, Rachel, have two children.

Find out more about Mark and read his blog at Quaerentia.