Poetry of the Word

Start: 20th April 2021 10:00 am End: 20th April 2021 12:00 pm

Workshop leader: Canon Dr Rod Garner, Anglican priest, writer, and theologian.

The heart of preaching is in part an engagement with beauty and truth and the ultimate source from which they both derive. Jesus and St Paul are both poets; the one is at home with parable, and the other revels in paradox. Their words move and inspire, and point to the graced possibilities of all human lives. Preachers are Christ's troubadours and words, the very best words, should form part of their armoury. In this workshop we shall explore why the right words matter. As St John Henry Newman insisted, 'with us a poetic view of things is a duty.'

This workshop is being offered on-line via Zoom. The cost to book a place on this workshops is £7 or £5 for those in training for ministry (ordained or lay). For details of how to book, please visit our web site: www.collegeofpreachers.co.uk/events.