Preaching Day - Anna Carter Florence

Preaching Day - Anna Carter Florence

10:00am-3:00pm Feb 12, 2019
Holy Trinity Church, Swarthmore

SCRIPTURE. We can study it carefully. We can listen to sermons on it and read what the experts say about it. But in the end, Scripture needs to be rehearsed and encountered—and we can do that best in community with others. We’ll work through concrete, practical tools for reading and rehearsing Scripture in groups. Suitable for new and seasoned Bible readers alike, this session will invite solitary readers to become community readers as well—to gather around a shared text and encounter God anew together.

Anna Carter Florence is the Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological
Seminary and an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She is known for her work
on the historical, theological, aesthetic, and performative dimensions of preaching. Reverend Dr.
Florence has focused much of her research on testimony, feminist theology, and the relationship
of preaching to other fields and traditions. In addition to teaching and lecturing around the world on
these topics, she has written several books, including Rehearsing Scripture: Discovering God’s
World in Community (2017) and Preaching As Testimony (2007).