Summer Preaching Seminar:
Getting to Grace

Getting to Grace: The Joy of Preaching

16th Annual Summer Preaching Seminar

Date: August 9-11, 2017

Featuring: Dr. Paul Scott Wilson, Professor of Homiletics, Emmanuel College of the University of Toronto


  • Dr. Richard Eslinger, Professor Emeritus of Worship and Homiletics, United Theological Seminary
  • Dr. Elise Eslinger, Compiler and Editor of The Upper Room Worshipbook: Music and Liturgies for Spiritual Formation
  • Dr. Joni Sancken, Associate Professor of Homiletics, United Theological Seminary


Place: United Theological Seminary

CEUs: 1.4 ($10)

General registration: $200
United alumni/ae: $140
CEU certificate: $10


“[The] recovery of preaching as a dual art of teaching and proclamation may be not so much a matter of the church finding passionate preachers as it is a matter of preachers finding the good news and allowing their passion for it to be expressed in the sermon.”* Paul Scott Wilson, Setting Words on Fire

In a world where we experience terror attacks, racism, sexism, illness, loss, uncertainty and political discord, it can be challenging to preach words of grace and hope to our congregations. This year’s Summer Preaching Seminar can help equip and inspire you.

Featuring Dr. Paul Scott Wilson, Professor of Homiletics at Emmanuel College of the University of Toronto, the 16th annual Summer Preaching Seminar will explore theological and practical matters of preaching grace in times of trouble. This three-day seminar will include practical presentations and sessions that can be immediately applied to your preaching. Come together with clergy, lay speakers and seminary students for “Getting to Grace: The Joy of Preaching,” and renew your passion for preaching the Good News.

About the Featured Speaker

Paul Scott Wilson is Professor of Homiletics at Emmanuel College of the University of Toronto. One of the most respected and recognized teachers of homiletics in North America, he is the author of a number of books, including Setting Words on Fire: Putting God at the Center of the Sermon, The Practice of Preaching, Imagination of the Heart, God Sense: Reading the Bible for Preaching, The Four Pages of the Sermon and, most recently, Preaching as Poetry, all published by Abingdon Press. Dr. Wilson is the General Editor of The New Interpreter’s Handbook of Preaching.