Preaching the Gospel of Matthew

Following my thoughts on preaching the other day Sue sent me information about this event:

Preaching the Gospel of Matthew

18th November 2010

10 am – 4pm Davidson’s Mains Parish Church Edinburgh

Preaching from a Gospel challenges us to read with discernment, intelligence and sensitivity, listening to what God wishes to say to us uniquely through that Gospel, today. The College of Preachers is delighted to be working with several different church denominations in Scotland to present a day conference devoted to exploring the Gospel of Matthew, featured in Year A of the Common Worship Lectionary.

Come to learn from the latest critical NT scholarship, to be homiletically refreshed by the pictures and stories of Matthew, and to be challenged anew by the Word of God.

This day is for all preachers who want to take preaching from the Gospels seriously. The event is a follow-on from the highly successful event held last year in Durham and in Edinburgh on preaching from the Gospel of Luke.

Topics include:

  • Background material for preaching Matthew
  • Reading Matthew’s material faithfully
  • Crafting a sermon from Matthew
  • Matthew’s Gospel in film and visual art
  • Hearing and critiquing a sermon from Matthew’s Gospel

Speakers for the day

Revd Kate Bruce St John’s College, Durham

Revd David Day St Nicholas Church, Durham

Prof. Larry Hurtado New College, Edinburgh

Dr Geoffrey Stevenson New College, Edinburgh

Cost: £20 – full day with mid-morning tea and coffee and a buffet lunch, including tea and coffee £15 – students including lunch £5 – students without lunch

Timing: There will be soft drinks from 9.30 for a 10.00 start and we finish at 4.00 pm prompt.

Venue: Davidson’s Mains Parish Church 1 Quality Street, Edinburgh EH4 5BB

Travel Directions at: Parking There is parking at Davidson’s Mains Church.

Safe and easy ONLINE BOOKING at: or print out and send attached Booking Form For further information phone David Bunyan on 01324 482438 or visit the College of Preachers website