Dr. Patricia Batten, Alumni, and Student Recognized at 2022 EHS Conference

This October, Gordon-Conwell faculty, alumni, and students presented papers and received awards at the Evangelical Homiletics Society (EHS) 2022 Conference, Engaging a World Homiletic.

Dr. Patricia Batten (MDiv ’00, DMin ’08), Ranked Adjunct Assistant Professor of Preaching and Associate Director of the Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching, was awarded the Scott M. Gibson Emerging Scholars Grant. Named in honor of alumnus Scott Gibson (MDiv ’83), the award was created to assist developing scholars fund their education and to feature the best rising scholars contributing to graduate educational scholarship in homiletics. Dr. Batten received this grant for her paper “Toward a Homiletic of Belonging: Evangelical Preaching & the Transformation of People with Intellectual Disability.”

Alumni Nathan Wright (MDiv ’07, ThM ’09) and Alison Gerber (MDiv ’17, ThM ’21) received the Keith Willhite Award for demonstrating the highest standard in evangelical homiletics in their paper “What’s Our Big Idea?: Analyzing the Academic Literary Corpus of the Evangelical Homiletics Society.”

Students and alumni also presented the following papers:

Emily Dolan Gierer (DMin student)
“Teaching and Preaching: Utilizing Tools from the Classroom in the Pulpit”

Todd H. Hilkemann (MDiv ’06)
“Towards a Contextualized African Homiletic in African Homiletics Pedagogy”

Chris Rappazini (MDiv ’10)
“Show AND Tell: The Use of Visual Aids in Preaching”

Christian A. Schmitt (MDiv ’22)
“Epic Transcendence and Christian Preaching: An Initial Foray into Epic Preaching”

Steve Tu (DMin ’10)
“Homiletics of the Oppressed”