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Over 130 preachers from across New Zealand gathered for Carey’s School of Preaching two-day conference “Text Messages: Preaching God’s Word in a Smart-Phone World hosted by Carey Baptist College and the Carey School of Preaching.

Here are the videos of the main sessions from the Conference.

Special acknowledgement to William Willimon and Dr Lynne Baab our keynote speakers.


Thursday 21st July

Main Session 1 – The Future of Preaching: the Possibility of Continuing Conversation with a Living God

William Willimon

Main Session 2 – Spiritual Practices for Preachers: Making space for a Continuing Conversation with a Living God

Dr Lynne Baab

Main Session 3 – The Future of Listening: The Challenges When Modern People Attempt to Hear God

William Willimon


Conference Dinner and Interview with William Willimon


Friday 22nd July

Main Session 1 – Spiritual Practices that Address Idolatries of Preachers: Making Space for God to Shape Us

Dr Lynne Baab

Main Session 2 – How We Preachers Must Change: Informed guesses – by a preacher who has more past than future – on the future shape of Christian preaching

William Willimon

Sermon “Jesus Goes His Own Way” (Luke 4:14-30)

William Willimon

Final Reflections chaired by Charles Hewlett