Book Giveaway: The Big Idea Companion for Preaching and Teaching

Matthew Kim (M.Div. ’02), alumnus and Director of Gordon-Conwell’s Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching, and alumnus Scott Gibson (M.Div. ’83), recently published The Big Idea Companion for Preaching and Teaching. With contributions from the Gordon-Conwell community, this new resource will help preachers and teachers find the “big idea” of passages from every book of the Bible and share them with diverse cultures.

Listed alphabetically, alumni and faculty contributors include:

  • Casey Barton (M.Div., Th.M. ’03): Genesis, Lamentations, 2 Corinthians
  • Patricia Batten (M.Div. ’00, D.Min. ’08, Ranked Adjunct Professor of Preaching): Deuteronomy, Ruth, Mark
  • Timothy Bushfield (M.Div. ’09, Adjunct Faculty in Practical Theology): Ezra, Malachi
  • Calvin Choi (Th.M. ’07): Ecclesiastes, Romans
  • David Currie(M.Div. ’84, Professor of Pastoral Theology): 2 & 3 John
  • Alison Gerber (M.Div. ’17, Th.M. ’21): 1 Peter
  • Scott Gibson (M.Div. ’83): Esther, Philippians, Titus
  • Paul Hoffman (M.Div. ’03): 2 Chronicles, Galatians, Philemon
  • Pablo Jiménez (Associate Professor of Preaching): Song of Songs, Hebrews
  • Matthew Kim (M.Div. ’02, Professor of Preaching and Ministry): Nehemiah, Obadiah, Jonah
  • Steven Mathewson (D.Min. ’00): 1 & 2 Kings, Proverbs
  • Chris Rappazini (M.Div. ’10): Joshua, Hosea, 1 & 2 Timothy
  • Ken Shigematsu (M.Div. ’95): Job
  • Andrew Thompson (M.Div. ’09, Th.M. ’10): Isaiah, Ezekiel, Joel
  • Nathaniel Wright (M.Div. ’07, Th.M. ’09): Exodus

In honor of this collaborative effort from so many of our Gordon-Conwell alumni and faculty, we will be giving away a new copy of the book on Instagram to 2 randomly selected winners on June 15, 2021. Please visit our Instagram account (@gordonconwell) for details on how to enter.


For those interested in basic training on preaching principles, Dr. Kim and Dr. Arthurs, Robinson Chair of Preaching and Communication, will be hosting the annual Preachers’ College on June 9, 2021.