2013 Fall Festival (Nov 10-11) with Rev. Dr. Clayton Schmit
The annual Preaching Festival brings to Western Theological Seminary people who can inspire women and men to preach with excellence and lift high the vocation of preaching.
In 2013, the Rev. Dr. Clayton J. Schmit joined us from Lutheran Theological Seminary. He is currently provost for the School of Theology at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina. Before coming to LTSS he was Professor of Preaching at Fuller Theological Seminary where he taught Homiletics and courses in Liturgical Arts. He is an accomplished choral music director and published composer. Rev. Schmit has published several books including Praying the Hours in Ordinary Life (co-authored with Lauralee Farrer, 2010), Sent and Gathered: A Worship Manual for the Missional Church (2009), Too Deep for Words: A Theology of Liturgical Expression (2002), and Public Reading of Scripture (2002). His areas of expertise include research, writing, preaching, composing and worship.
The Bast Preaching Festival has developed into a partnership with the Chaplain’s Office at Hope College, where the featured preacher begins each festival with a “guest sermon” at Hope College’s Sunday evening Gathering at 8:00pm.