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The Power of the Story: Perkins Fall Convocation on Creative Communication

SMU | Perkins School of Theology, PO Box 750133
Dallas, TX 75275 United States

Calling all poets, actors, preachers, writers and communicators of every variety!  
This thirty-hour experience with stellar presenters will stimulate your imagination and inspiration.

Registration for the entire day-and-a-half convocation includes plenary presentations by Anne Lamott, church leader and seminary president Marvin McMickle, Bible scholar and bestselling author N.T. Wright, Perkins preaching professors Alyce McKenzie and Wes Allen, and SMU playwright Will Power.

Develop your skills in creative communication by participating in a workshop of your choice on one of these topics:

  • Are Only Five People Reached by Your Social Media? Make Google Work for God with Michele Houston
  • The Liberation that Liberates: Preaching the Gospel that Transforms Us Inside and Out with George Mason and Maria Dixon Hall
  • Preaching the Parables with Wes Allen
  • Video Gaming the Gospel with Gary Brubaker
  • S.L.A.M.  (Spoken Language Arts Methods) with Michael Guinn
  • Novel Preaching! Fiction Writing Strategies for Sermons with Alyce McKenzie
  • Prophetic Preaching in the 21st Century: How do Ancient Texts Speak to Issues of Economic Justice with Marvin McMickle

All conference events will take place at Perkins School of Theology on the SMU campus or at neighboring Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas.

Conference details and registration feesworkshop descriptions, and registration information are all available on the Perkins website. For additional information, please contact Mary Roberts.

Advanced registration July 28 – October 27 = $185
General registration October 28 – November 10 = $225
At-the-door registration November 13 = $265


November 13, 2017
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Dallas, TX 75275 United States
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