Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Preaching without Notes

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will offer a course on learning to preach without notes Tues., Jan. 26 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The Rev. Dr. William Carl III, president and professor of homiletics, has lectured on the brain at medical schools and medical conferences around the country. From his research on neuroscience, he has developed a technique for learning sermons and lectures that creates a ‘virtual teleprompter’ for the speaker. Learn from him a sure-fire method to “preach without notes”.

To learn more about this course - "The Brain Technique for Preaching without Notes" - or to register, contact the Continuing Education Office at 412-924-1373 for ConEd@testsite.pts.edu. Fee is $30 and 0.3 CE units are available. Lecture Brochure

Before coming to the Seminary, Carl served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas, for 22 years where he monthly to half a million people on television across Texas. Bill is a graduate of the University of Tulsa (B.A.), Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and the University of Pittsburgh (Ph.D.). Previously, he was associate professor of homiletics and worship and instructor of New Testament Greek at Union Theological Seminary (Va.). He has served as a speech consultant to a presidential candidate, a U.S. Senator, the former Director of the U.S. Mint, a top official at the Pentagon, and CEO’s around the country. Carl has lectured at Oxford, Princeton, Cornell, and Boston Universities, the Moscow Theological Academy, the Kerala United Theological Seminary in India, the Beijing Theological Seminary in China, and dozens of other divinity schools and conferences both here and abroad. He has published eight books, including, most recently, The Lord’s Prayer for Today (WJK, 2006), Dancing in Holy Places (CSS Publishing, 2008), Preaching Christian Doctrine (Augsburg/Fortress, reprinted 2008), and Best Advice: Wisdom on Ministry from Thirty Leading Pastors and Preachers (WJK, 2009).

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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