The Garner Prize for Preaching

9:30 am on Saturday, November 3, 2012
4:00 pm on Saturday, November 3, 2012
Marsh Chapel
2012 BUSTH Student Sermon Celebration Day: The Garner Prize for Preaching is dedicated to promoting homiletical excellence among M.Div. students at Boston University School of Theology. Its aim is to encourage preaching that embodies the best of exegesis, theology, and performance/delivery. The Garner Prize is calling for up to 15 BUSTH M.Div. students to preach sermons on either a Hebrew Bible or a New Testament text at a Student Sermon Celebration Day at Marsh Chapel on Saturday, November 3. The scripture reading and sermon must be no more than fifteen minutes in length. A panel of three judges, Profs. David S. Jacobsen, Kathe Darr, and Robert Neville, will evaluate the sermons and identify three award winners who will receive a prize of $500, $300, and $200 respectively. All participants will receive a CD of their scripture reading and sermon as thanks for their homiletical contribution to the celebration. The prize is made possible through a generous gift from Tammie and Chapin Garner, a prominent BUSTH alumnus, adjunct faculty, pastor, and author.