Preaching Conference Recap

November 06, 2011

Cure for the Boring Sermon

Thank you to all who participated in the 2011 Preaching Conference, including speakers, staff, students, alumni, and local pastors. We had a turnout of over 360 participants, one of the largest in history! Rev. Kevin DeYoung delivered inspirational messages on Leviticus 1 and Mark 15, and he lectured on the key to passionate pulpit sermons with the power to penetrate hearts. Our Westminster faculty, Rev. Dr. Carl Trueman, Rev. Dr. David B. Garner, and Rev. John Currie each gave informative and challenging seminars which were all well attended and received encouraging feedback. The conference was a true blessing to all!

All audio from this conference is now available through the Westminster Media Center

See below for the audio and photos of this event


Tuesday, October 25:
Burnt to a Crisp - Rev. Kevin DeYoung

Wednesday, October 26:
How Can a Biblical Sermon Be So Boring? The Case for Clarity, Specificity, and Authenticity - Rev. Kevin DeYoung

How Can a Biblical Sermon Be So Boring?: The Case for Ingenuity, Spontaneity, and Authority - Rev. Kevin DeYoung

Does the Trinity Change the Way We Preach? - Rev. Dr. Carl Trueman

I.C.B.I. Again? The Living Word and the Lively Pulpit - Rev. Dr. David B. Garner

The King's Speech: Seeing Preaching as Kingdom Leadership - Rev. John Currie

Bearing our Shame - Rev. Kevin DeYoung

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Kevin DeYoung is the Senior Pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan, located across the street from Michigan State University. He serves as a council member at The Gospel Coalition and blogs on TGC’s DeYoung, Restless and Reformed.  He is the co-author of Why We're Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be, Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion, and What is the Mission of the Church? Making sense of social justice, Shalom and the Great Commission; and the author of Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will and The Good News We Almost Forgot: Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism. Kevin is also the editor and a contributor to Don’t Call It a Comeback: The Old Faith for a New Day. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have four children: Ian, Jacob, Elizabeth, and Paul, and are expecting their fifth this year.