LEN SWEET Preaching Conference

Story and Song: The New Revolution in Homiletics

Len Sweet giving a lecture

Thursday, May 17, 2018

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |   First Baptist Church, 909 S.W. 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Portland Seminary is hosting a one-day conference with Dr. Leonard Sweet to ignite the imagination about what is possible in the pulpit.

The Seminary is making this special event available to students, alumni, and friends at no charge.

Futurist and semiotician, Dr. Sweet is widely recognized as one of the premier homelicians in the United States. He has authored more than two hundred articles, twelve hundred published sermons, and dozens of books. He is the primary contributor to the web-based preaching resource, sermons.com, and the director of createthestory.com.

In his 2014 book, "Giving Blood: A Fresh Paradigm for Preaching," Len brings preaching back into the realm of sacramental act, and addresses preaching as an interactive, participatory, metaphorical medium for facilitating relationship between congregation and Christ, where the sermon does not give answers so much as opens doors to personal experience and spiritual conversion.

Since 2001, Dr. Sweet has been teaching at Portland Seminary, where he mentors a select group of doctoral students in the Semiotics, Church, and Culture DMin program from around the world who desire to move their ministries to the next level.