The Conference on Sermon Studies is sponsored by the Marshall University Center for Sermon Studies, with logistical and administrative support provided by Arete Event Services of Santa Rosa, CA. It is multidisciplinary and interfaith, bringing scholars and practitioners together to discuss sermon texts and the art of preaching from a variety of academic and religious perspectives.

Follow the links below for more information on the meetings held in 2017 (Huntington, WV), 2018 (Montreal, Quebec), 2019 (Dublin, Ireland), and 2021 (virtual). The next one will be a hybrid conference in Oxford, England in September 2022.


Browse the contents of Conference on Sermon Studies:

2022: The Twentieth Century, Before, and Beyond
2021: Preaching and the Sermon in the 20th Century
2019: The Technologies of Preaching
2018: Space, Place, Context
2017: Text and Performance