Ichthus Newsletter Autumn 2018

Resources. Training. Grants. ICHTHUS - AUTUMN 2018 Sermon of the Year 2018 is a resounding success Sermon of the Year, a collaboration between LWPT publication Preach Magazine and LST is now in its third year and saw over 150 guests attend the celebration of preaching. The evening saw four finalists preach for 10 minutes each in the packed college chapel before a panel of expert judges – Antony Billington, Head of Theology From L-R: Preach Editor Louisa Lockwood; Rebecca Coatsworth, runner up; at the London Institute for Esther Longe, finalist; Corinne Broughton, finalist; Lydia Lee, winner; Amelia Contemporary Christianity; Anne Gosal, LWPT CEO & Rochelle Owusu, LWPT Comms Manager Calver, Assistant Minister at Stanmore Baptist Church; Krish Kandiah, Author and Founder of Home for Good and Chloe Lynch, LST Lecturer. It was an exhilarating final with humour, personal testimonies woven between scriptural references and a narrative sermon as if it was the woman caught in adultery in John’s gospel. Lydia Lee’s winning sermon drew parallels between personal fear and the disciples who were scared of the storm on Lake Galilee, despite being accompanied by Jesus. Lydia’s vulnerability and honesty juxtaposed with the Word captivated the audience and judges alike. BBC One were also present filming for The One Show. LWPT, Unit 14, Orbital 25 Business Park, Dwight Road, Watford, WD18 9DA 01923 231811 | lwptoffice@lwpt.org.uk | www.lwpt.org.uk | Reg. charity no. 1107967