Preaching Christ well from the Old Testament is one of the hardest things preachers have to do. However often we do it, we always feel we could be doing better. Either we struggle to do it at all (not so much of an issue these days), or we struggle to do it well in a way that is honest with the text and doesn't flatten OT preaching into a kind of "one sermon fits all" mould. That's why we've made it the focus of our Autumn Ministers Conference (9-12 November 2015). We're really pleased that this year we're joined by Richard Pratt who is an expert in this field. Many of us have benefitted from his superb Chronicles and Exodus work and this time around we've asked him to address Joshua. Who doesn't want to hear that! With other sessions focused on the vexed question of getting from the Old Testament to Christ, it should be a remarkable time away together in every way. We look forward to seeing you there. If you've not been for a few years, it would be great to see you. If you have, make it a date again. And why not bring a friend....? Booking is open here.
Anyone who encounters what we do at Cornhill quickly discovers that we’re rigorous in training students to come up with two sentences for any Bible passage that they’re teaching or preaching: a Big Idea (a.k.a. BI, or Theme Sentence) and Aim Sentence. This practice sometimes raises some good questions, and here are a couple of them. Isn’t it more formulaic than Scripture itself? Of course any set of disciplines can be turned into a lifeless formula by the petty-minded, but I’m pretty insistent that our insistence on BI and Aim does not drain the life from Scripture, but actually leads the preacher to be listening out for it.
- The BI boils down to this: what is the passage actually talking about?
- The Aim boils down to this: why are these things written here in this way in Scripture?
Day rate £50
3 days £115
Student day rate £25
Student 3 days £60
Tuesday 21st June 2016 –
Thursday 23rd June 2016
Speakers will include Jonty Allcock, Don Carson, Simon Manchester, Vaughan Roberts, Dan Steel, Tim Ward and Robin Weekes.
Marriage and Ministry Wiltshire Oct 2015
Monday 26th October 2015 –
Tuesday 27th October 2015
A 24 hour stopover hosted by Adrian and Celia Reynolds for up to 14 couples. Join us at The Old Bell in Malmesbury, on the border of Wiltshire and the Cotswolds. Marriage can be tough. Ministry can be tough. Together, they can be an explosive combination. What should be a joyful partnership sometimes turns out to be the very thing on which both ministry and marriage founder. We cannot let it.
Started in 1991, PT Cornhill exists primarily to train preachers, as well as equipping men and women to teach the Bible in other contexts, such as youth/children's work and women's ministry. Click here for more details
We're gradually adding material from our archive. EMA 1993 featured Dick Lucas, Phillip Jensen, Don Carson, David Petersen and John Lennox for a mix of inspiring teaching, challenging exhortation and encouraging reports of gospel work. (Click the title, left, for the talks)