Each year, Heritage Theological Seminary invites pastors and ministry leaders to the Heritage Preaching Lectures to take part in the opportunity to learn from recognized, pastoral scholars and grow in their abilities to preach and teach God’s Word to their local congregations.
For this year’s event, Heritage is excited to announce that pastor and scholar Darrell Johnson will be joining us online from British Columbia to be the guest lecturer for the annual Heritage Preaching Lectures being held on Thursday, October 14th.
Once again, the Heritage Preaching Lectures will be broadcasted in churches, homes, and offices across the country as the event will be live streamed online for participants.
Darrell Johnson has been preaching Jesus Christ and His Gospel for over 50 years. He has served a number of Presbyterian congregations in California, Union Church of Manila in the Philippines, and the historic First Baptist Church in the heart of Vancouver, Canada. He has taught preaching for Fuller Theological Seminary, Carey Theological College in Vancouver, and Regent College in Vancouver. He has authored eight books, including The Glory of Preaching and Discipleship on the Edge: An Expository Journey Through Revelation.
Dr. Rick Reed, President of Heritage College & Seminary, says that he is looking forward to the opportunity to learn from Johnson at this year’s Heritage Preaching Lectures. He says that Dr. Johnson’s book The Glory of Preaching is one of the most helpful preaching texts he has ever read and, as a result, encourages preachers of God’s Word to join this special online event.
“Dr. Johnson combines practical sermon advice with a biblically-rich theology of preaching,” says Dr. Reed. “If you want to be stretched and strengthened as a preacher, carve out the time to join us for this year’s Heritage Preaching Lectures.”
Dr. Barry Howson, Dean of Seminary at Heritage, sees Johnson’s experience as a preacher, in particular serving as a pastor within a Canadian context, makes the chance to learn from him that much more important for pastors today.
“We need to hear from men like him so that we can grow in our preaching of the word which is so necessary for the well-being of the church,” says Dr. Howson. “He understands our cultural context, and therefore, how to preach the Word in it and to it.”