Twelve Ruling Elders (above) are pupils in the Ruling Elder Preaching Institute in the Presbytery of Cincinnati. (We are expecting the arrival of an additional student next week.) These twelve students represent eight congregations in the Presbytery of Cincinnati.
This past Monday included material related to the Reformed theology of worship and preaching, and a historical reflection of how sermons have tried to accomplish different things at different times and venues have varied in the tradition of the church. Our textbooks for the course include Matthew: Interpretation: A Biblical Commentary for Teaching and Preaching, A Sermon Workbook: Exercises in the Art and Craft of Preaching, and The Whispered Word: A Theology of Preaching.
While some of our instructors are local, in two weeks the Reverend Dr. Ronald J. Allen, Professor of Preaching and Gospel and Letters, at Christian Theological Semi-nary (Indianapolis) will be our guest instructor. Please pray for our students, teach-ers, and our shared experience together as the Presbytery.
Many thanks to the Mount Washington Presbyterian Church for being the host site for the Ruling Elder Preaching Institute on Monday evenings!