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RTC Preaching Conference 2024

Preaching Colossians and the Supremacy of Christ

Every preacher’s greatest joy and foremost focus should be showing people the supremacy and sufficiency of Jesus Christ. That is exactly what Paul does in Colossians, and so it is wonderful book not only for displaying to us the riches of Christ but also helping us learn how to preach those riches to others.

Richard Condie, Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, together with RTC faculty, will open up the treasures of this short and timely epistle, and help us preach Christ-saturated sermons.

Join us at RTC’s 2024 Preaching Conference to spend two days basking in the glory of preaching Christ. The need for great confidence in Christ and for compelling preaching of his supremacy has never been greater.

PREACHING CONFERENCE PROGRAM:

Day 1 – Wednesday 24 July

9.30amWelcome
9.45amSermon: Col 2:6-7 (Richard Condie)
10.30amMorning Tea
11.00amTackling Colossians as a Preacher (Richard Condie)
12.30pmLunch
1.15pmThe Image of God and the Good of Human Life (Nick Brennan)
2.30pmInterview with Richard Condie
3.00pmAfternoon tea
3.30pmTreasures of Wisdom and Knowledge: Colossians and OT Wisdom
(Stephen Lewis)
4.20pm Closing
5.30pmOptional Dinner (At own cost, at a local restaurant)

Day 2 – Thursday 25 July

9.00am Welcome
9.10amChristology in Colossians: Theology and Pastoral Application
(Richard Condie)
10.15amMorning tea
10.45amDoctrinal Preaching: What, Why, How? (Andrew Stewart)
12.00pmQ&A Panel with Speakers: Richard Condie, Nick Brennan, Stephen Lewis, Andrew Stewart
12.30pmLunch
1.15pmPreaching a Beautiful Saviour: Holding Christ Up and Holding Christ Out
(Murray Capill)
2.30pmMark 9:2-9 (Nick Brennan)
3.15pmClosing

Conference Speakers:

Richard Condie

Richard Condie serves as the Bishop of Tasmania, overseeing the Anglican Church’s diocesan affairs in the region. With a commitment to pastoral care and spiritual leadership, Bishop Condie guides the church’s mission and ministry within Tasmania. His leadership is informed by extensive experience and expertise in theology and ecclesiastical governance. Bishop Condie’s vision and dedication contribute to the spiritual and communal well-being of the Anglican community in Tasmania.

Murray Capill

Murray is the RTC’s Lecturer in Pastoral Ministry and Dean of Ministry Development, with over 30 years of experience in pastoral ministry. Originally from New Zealand, he came to Australia in 2001 to teach at the college, before serving for 12 years as the principal. He is the author of Preaching with Spiritual Vigour and The Heart is the Target

Nick Brennan

Nick joined RTC in 2023 after previous roles at Westminster Seminary California, Queensland Theological College, and Grace Theological College. With international experience in church and student ministries, he holds degrees in Theoretical Physics, Biblical Studies, and Theology from Durham University, Westminster California, and Otago University respectively. His PhD thesis focused on divine Christology in Hebrews.

Stephen Lewis

Stephen is the RTC’s Lecturer in Old Testament and Hebrew. He came to the RTC from the USA with extensive pastoral ministry experience. He holds three degrees, including a PhD in Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation (Old Testament), awarded by Westminster Theological Seminary.

Andrew Stewart

For over 20 years, Andrew has been minister of the Geelong Reformed Presbyterian Church and serves as an adjunct lecturer in New Testament and Theology at the RTC. Originally from Northern Ireland, he’s served pastorates in his home country, Cyprus and Australia. In 2021, he was awarded his Th.D. degree for a thesis entitled, “The Three Accounts of Paul’s Conversion in Acts 9, 22 and 26: A Study of Consistency and Creativity in Narrative Retelling.”

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