History & Purpose
The Evangelical Homiletics Society (EHS) convened its inaugural meeting in October of 1997, at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA, at the initiative of Drs. Scott Gibson of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Keith Willhite of Dallas Theological Seminary.
Professors Gibson and Willhite desired an academic society for the exchange of ideas related to instruction of biblical preaching and to advance it through:
- Promotion of a biblical-theological approach to preaching.
- Increased competence for teachers of preaching.
- Integration of the fields of communication, biblical studies, and theology.
- Scholarly contributions to the field of homiletics.
- Connection and networking with others who teach preaching, including senior professors.
- Opportunities to interact with publishers.
- Scholarly and practical enrichment.
- Spiritual encouragement.
- Improved teaching.
- Receive online access to the Bi-Annual Publication of the Journal of the Evangelical Homiletical Society (JEHS).
- Annual Meetings that include:
- Worship and preaching
- Presentation of academic papers
- Interaction with colleagues and publishers
- Professional dialogue
- A portion of free time for local sightseeing
- Access to papers presented at the annual meeting