Ruling Elder Preaching Institute

registration deadline April 23rd!

Seven Wednesdays at the Presbytery Of Cincinnati’s Office

217 Wyoming Ave, Wyoming, OH 45215

May 4 through June 15, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

A light dinner provided each week


Registration is Required Below

Cost – $75.00

Please send payment – Attn: DawnMarie Hayes at the Presbytery Office

(217 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming OH 45215)

Ron Allen – Leading the REPI

Ron Allen, a professor at Christian Theological Seminary from 1982-2019, taught preaching and Gospels and Letters. Prior he co-pastored First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with Linda McKiernan-Allen in Grand Island, Nebraska. He frequents as a leader for Congregational Bible Studies. As an author he has published more than 40 books including recent released:

  • I Will Tell You the Mystery: A Commentary on Preaching from the Book of Revelation.

and widely used for small group study:

  • A Faith of Your Own: Naming What You Really Believe
  • The Life of Jesus for Today
  • Reading the New Testament for the First Time

He assisted in editing the pioneering three volume Preaching God’s Transforming Justice: A Commentary on the Lectionary, which comments on every reading in the lectionary and introduces 22 new Holy Days for Justice (e.g. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Peace in the Home, Yom haShoa, Gifts of Sexuality and Gender, Sojourner Truth Day).

“Preaching as Conversation” is a concept he believes, in partnership with O. Wesley Allen, Jr. Together they authored The Sermon Without End: A Conversational Approach to Preaching.

Ron Allen’s current projects include:

  • Writing You Never Step into the Same Pulpit Twice: Preaching from the Perspective of Process Theology
  • Editing the two-volume reference work The Manifold Grace of God: Theologies of Preaching

Allen and his spouse have five young adult children: Canaan, Genesis, Moriah, Barek, and Sabbath, as well as five grandchildren. He and his family spent summers teaching in Zambia and Jamaica. He has also traveled in Israel, India, South Korea, Belize, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Aruba, Canada, the countries surrounding the Baltic, as well as Mexico, Spain, the Canary Islands, Uruguay, Argentina, Italy, Greece, Antarctica, and French Polynesia.

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