Schooler Institute on Preaching 2024

Feb. 28 and 29, 2024

Under the theme “The Gift of Lament: A Journey from Struggle to Hope,” Schooler was led by four members of the MTSO faculty: Professor of Worship, Music and Spirituality Lisa Allen-McLaurin, Dean Valerie Bridgeman, Assistant Professor of Homiletics Eugene Gibson Jr., and Associate Professor of New Testament Ryan Schellenberg.

Schooler Institute packet (PDF)

Opening Session: “The Gift of Lament”
Valerie Bridgeman moderates a conversation with Lisa Allen-McLaurin, Eugene Gibson Jr. and Ryan Schellenberg.

Plenary session: “Professional Mourners, Grieving Mothers, and the Divine Politics of Lament”
Lecture by Ryan Schellenberg, followed by panel response.

Closing Worship Sermon: “Preaching Despite the Bones”
Sermon by Eugene Gibson Jr.