2018 Toronto Festival of Preaching
November 11 - November 13
INSPIRATION. EDUCATION. MENTORSHIP. FELLOWSHIP.
LRPF looks forward to seeing you on November 11, 12 and 13, 2018.
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience some of the greatest preaching and teaching of our day. Registration will be open in early May. Save the dates and be sure to be with us in November.
AN EXCITING LINE-UP FOR 2018
We are pleased to announce our Keynote Speakers for 2018 are Patricia Dutcher Walls, Terry LeBlanc, Susan Sparks and Rowan Williams.
The Rev. Dr. Patricia Dutcher Walls is Dean and Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Vancouver School of Theology, an inter-denominational graduate school that prepares students for ministerial leadership in Canada. She holds a Doctor of Theology in Old Testament/Biblical Studies from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA and a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School.
The Rev. Dr. Terry LeBlanc, a Mi’kmaq-Acadian, is the Executive Director of Indigenous Pathways and also the founding Chair and current Director of the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies (NAIITS).
The Rev. Susan Sparks, currently the Senior Pastor of the historic Madison Avenue Baptist Church in New York City (and the first woman in its 165-year history), is also a professional comedian. Susan is a nationally known motivational speaker with clients such as the World Bank, Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society and the Chautauqua Institution.
The Right Rev. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 to 2013, is acknowledged internationally as an outstanding thinker, writer, scholar and teacher. He has been involved in many theological, ecumenical and educational commissions. His more than two dozen books cover a very wide range of related fields – philosophy, theology (especially early and patristic Christianity), spirituality and religious aesthetics.