Co-sponsored by The Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence and Williams Memorial United Methodist Church of Texarkana, Texas, this year’s keynote lecture is “How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon” by Rev. Dr. Frank A. Thomas, a renowned preacher, author, and Director of the PhD Program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric and the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana. Alyce McKenzie, Director of the Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence and La Van Professor of Preaching and Worship at Perkins, will offer a workshop titled “Holy Boldness: The Four Virtues of the Prophetic Preacher” at the conference. A second workshop titled, “Sermon Series vs. the Lectionary—A False Dichotomy,” will be taught by Wes Allen, Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Homiletics at Perkins. Email the Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence or visit their website for more information.