Registration is now open for the fifth annual Preaching Academy. This year's event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, featuring Dr. Amy Oden. The academy will focus on a key question: How can we preach the good news of God’s welcome in a time of fear and anxiety?
View the brochure for seminar descriptions and the detailed schedule.
Dr. Amy Oden will lead participants in discovering hospitality as the deep Christian tradition of welcoming the stranger. Seminar 1 will explore biblical texts for preaching the good news of God’s welcome. Seminar 2 will explore readiness, risk and repentance on the path of hospitality.
Dr. Amy Oden is a visiting professor of Early Church History and Spirituality at Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University. She has also served on the faculties of Oklahoma City University and Wesley Theological Seminary where she served as Dean. She earned her Ph.D. in religious studies from Southern Methodist University, writing her dissertation on Augustine.
She has published an anthology of women’s primary source writings in the history of Christian thought (In Her Words) and was a primary sources editor for the study series Christian Believer: Historic Teachings of the Church. She developed a video-study series, Women Speak of God, produced by the Wesley Ministry Network for congregational study in 2004.
Her interest in the Christian practice of hospitality has issued in And You Welcomed Me: Sourcebook on Hospitality in Early Christianity (Abingdon Press, 2001) and God’s Welcome: Hospitality for a Gospel-Hungry World (Pilgrim Press, 2008).
To learn more about Preaching Academy, please email Rev. Dr. Youngsook Kang, Superintendent of Leadership Development and Director of Connectional Ministry of the Mountain Sky Conference.