Preaching Conference

2014 Preaching Conference

Preaching Conference

2014 Institute on Biblical Preaching

When you read blogs these days people really seem to like lists (6 reasons for this or 3 ways to do that). This reminds us that we are all interested in the essentials of a subject or a task. We are excited that in this year’s conference Dr. R. Kent Hughes will be leading us in a study of The Essentials of Biblical Exposition. Also this year we are changing up our Wednesday afternoon schedule as we have invited the Mortification Of Spin Team (Dr. Carl Trueman, Rev. Todd Pruitt, and Aimee Bryd) who will join Dr. Hughes in a wide-ranging discussion of relevant issues related to the joys and challenges of preaching. We look forward to seeing you!

Dr. Timothy Z. Witmer
Coordinator, Department of Practical Theology

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Registration for this conference is free, but it is required.

Westminster Alumni:

If you are a Westminster alumnus, please join us for the alumni luncheon on October 22! Here are the details:

When: Wednesday, October 22 at 12:00 noon
Where: Carriage House
To Register: Please check the box marked "I wish to RSVP for the Alumni Lunch" when you register for the conference
For more information: contact Ellie McNeal at


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R. Kent HughesR. Kent Hughes

Dr. Hughes is Senior Pastor Emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, IL. He has served three churches in his forty-three years of ministry, first on the West Coast as a youth pastor and church planter and, most recently, in the Midwest completing twenty-seven years at College Church where he ministered weekly to numbers of college and university students. Dr. Hughes has degrees from Talbot School of Theology and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He serves on the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version and is a long-time member of the Board of Crossway Books and Bibles. Pastor Hughes is the author of over thirty books including the best-selling Disciplines of a Godly Man. He also serves as series editor of the fifty- volume Preaching the Word commentary to which he contributed numerous volumes. Kent and his wife Barbara have four grown children and twenty-six grandchildren. Today, in addition to speaking and writing and some fly fishing in the Northwest where they live, the Hughes’ most enjoy being with their grandchildren.

Mortification of SpinMortification of Spin

Mortification of Spin is a weekly casual conversation about things that count. Carl Trueman, Todd Pruitt and Aimee Byrd serve up a humorous, informal podcast with bite. Join this engaging and thought-provoking conversation on the challenges the Church faces and what counts in the Christian life. Served up with a healthy dose of germane cultural references. Hear for yourself if British accents carry more weight. Mortification of Spin is a production of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. Alliance ministries include, The Bible Study Hour with James Boice, and events held from Florida to Sacramento. To learn more about the Alliance please visit

Carl Trueman
Rev. Dr. Carl Trueman
Todd Pruitt
Rev. Todd Pruitt
Aimee Bird
Mrs. Aimee Byrd


Tuesday, October 21

Opening Meeting
2 Corinthians 12:10
New Covenant Power
Dr. R. Kent Hughes

Wednesday, October 22
9:00am Plenary Address
Essential Bibliology
Dr. R. Kent Hughes
10:00am Coffee Break
10:30am Plenary Address
Essential Cardiology
Dr. R. Kent Hughes
12:00pm Lunch (in local restaurants)
Alumni Luncheon @ Carriage House (complimentary), RSVP required

Mortification of Spin Panel Discussion
panel discussion with Dr. Carl Trueman, Rev. Todd Pruitt, Aimee Byrd, and Dr. R. Kent Hughes

3:30pm Coffee Break
4:00pm Closing Meeting
Psalm 32
The Lyrics of Forgiveness
Dr. R. Kent Hughes

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