October 7, 2020

DALLAS (SMU) – One of this generation’s leading scholars in homiletics will be the featured speaker at the third annual ArkLaTex (Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas) Lectures in Preaching on Monday, Oct. 7 at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church in Texarkana, Texas.

Rev. Dr. Paul Scott Wilson, noted author, preacher and professor will present “Finding God in Divided Times: Renewing our Common Faith Amid an Uncivil Culture.” The lecture is co-sponsored by Williams Memorial UMC and Perkins School of Theology’s Center for Preaching Excellence.

About the Speaker

Rev. Dr. Paul Scott Wilson is Professor of Homiletics at Emmanuel College of the University of Toronto. He lectures and preaches widely in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. He is a past recipient of the United Church of Canada’s Davidson Trust Award for excellence in teaching and scholarship and a past president of the Academy of Homiletics. Dr. Wilson is a prolific author of bestselling books for preachers. His book, The Four Pages of the Sermon: A Guide to Biblical Preaching, is a bestseller and a homiletical classic. Recently updated and re-released, the book offers a weekly method of organizing the preparation and content of the sermon.

Other books include The Practice of Preaching; Broken Words: Reflections on the Craft of Preaching; God Sense: Reading the Bible for Preaching; The Imagination of the Heart: New Understandings in Preaching; Setting Words on Fire: Putting God at the Center of the Sermon; and A Concise History of Preaching.