Northern Ireland Ministry Assembly

Equipping and Encouraging Preachers

Christ & Culture
Preaching that connects

The Fourth Northern Ireland Ministry Assembly

Christ & Culture: Preaching that connects

Preaching the Word of God is always a challenge.

But how can we preach into the post-Christian culture of the 21st century and still be true to God's written Word?


Photograph of Hugh Palmer

Hugh Palmer believes that Paul in 1 Thessalonians will help us make our preaching connect and in four talks will introduce us to the contemporary nature of the apostle's message.

Hugh Palmer has been Rector of All Souls Church since June 2005. Previous ministry has included ten years serving at St Helen's Bishopsgate in London where Hugh had responsibility for leading the staff team under Dick Lucas. He also served as Vicar of Christ Church, Fulwood, Sheffield, succeeding Philip Hacking.

Photograph of Voddie Baucham

Voddie Baucham currently serves as Pastor of Preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church, Spring, Texas, USA. He has served as an adjunct professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas, and Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He has also lectured at Southern Seminary. He is the author of The Ever Loving Truth; The Ever Loving Truth Curriculum; Family Driven Faith; and What He Must Be. He was one of the speakers at the 2006 Desiring God National Conference

He has been married to Bridget since 1989. They have four children, Jasmine, Trey, Elijah and Asher.

From the Book of Acts and 2 Peter, Voddie will demonstrate how the apostolic message effectively engaged with the pagan cultures and worldviews of its day. He will also show that preaching this same message today is still God's way of revealing the truth of the Gospel to a post-Christian secular society.


16–17 November 2009


Trinity Methodist Church, Lisburn, Co Antrim
Map showing location of Trinity Methodist Church (click for larger image)

Audio Recordings

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