Preaching Consultation

Mercer University Preaching Consultation 2019

James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology

October 6-8, 2019
The Chattanoogan, Chattanooga, TN

"The Old Testament is Dying"


Brent A Strawn, PhD
Professor of Old Testament
Duke Divinity School

Brent Strawn


Conference Cost

Early Bird Registration open through August 30: $135.00
Registration after August 30: $150.00

Other Opportunities

Alumni and Friends Lunch: $15.00
Brent Strawn's Book, The Old Testament is Dying: $20.00
Doctor of Ministry Information Breakfast: FREE
Board of Visitor Breakfast: FREE



Hotel Accommodations

The Chattanoogan
1201 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
(800) 619-0018

Group rate of $195 available until September 6, 2019 with Group ID: MERCER

Use this link to register:


Dr. Denise Massey will be presenting the CARING Method from her new book, CARING:Six Steps for Effective Pastoral Conversations in 2 one-hour workshops at the consultationYou will be able to purchase the book at the event and have Dr. Massey sign it. Hear below from Doctor of Ministry students who were introduced to this method in this summer's seminars. Expand the video to full screen for optimal viewing.



Sunday Evening, October 6

4:00 — 5:45 p.m.         Check-in and Registration
6:00 — 7:15 p.m.         Dinner
7:30 —7:45 p.m.          Welcome
7:45 —8:45 p.m.          Brent A. Strawn       
                                      The Diagnosis and Initial Testing   

Monday Morning, October 7

7:30 — 8:20 a.m.        McAfee Board of Visitor Breakfast (reservation required)
                                     Doctor of Ministry Information Breakfast (reservation required)
8:30 — 10:30 a.m.     Denise Massey, Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling
                                     Part I: CARING: Pastoral Conversations that Connect and Focus
                                     Part 2: CARING: Pastoral Conversations that Inspire Action and Commitment
10:30 — 11:00 a.m.    Fellowship and Refreshments
11:00 — 12:00 p.m.    Brent A. Strawn
                                      The Death of Languages, the Death of the Old Testament
12:00 — 1:30 p.m.      Mercer/McAfee Alumni and Friends Lunch (reservation required)                 

Monday Evening, October 7

7:00 — 8:00 p.m.       Brent A. Strawn 
                                    Further Signs of Morbidity
8:00 — 9:00 p.m.      Book Signing with Brent Strawn and Denise Massey

Tuesday Morning, October 7

8:30 — 9:15 a.m.     Angela Parker, Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek
                                  Claim Mature Faith: Preaching Pistis in Galatians              
9:15 — 9:30 a.m.     Break              

9:30 — 10:00 a.m.   Terry Ladd, Pastor at First Baptist Church, 
                                   The Preacher as Coach: Preaching Faith that Leads to Authentic Faith Praxis

10:00 — 10:30 a.m.  Fellowship and Refreshments

10:30 — 11:30 a.m.   Brent A. Strawn
                                    Recommended Treatment

Thank you to our sponsors

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