The Bast Preaching Festival


2014 Fall Festival (Nov 9-10) with Rev. Eugene Peterson

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Bast Preaching Festival 2014: Session 1

Bast Preaching Festival 2014: Session 2


Be inspired and renewed at the Bast Preaching Festival as we engage our vocation of preaching, our call as pastors and our lives as disciples.

This year, our featured guest is Eugene H. Peterson. He will join us in conversation around the importance of “Eating the Book” we are called to preach. Eugene Peterson is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver. He is the author of over thirty books, including Eat this Book and Tell it Slant.

Discussion groups, TED style talks, and conversations will fill our time together. Newly formed Bast Preaching Peer Groups will gather for the first time at the festival as they begin their journey as cohorts.

Note that the Bast Festival will be preceded on November 8, 2014 by a conference surrounding the new book, “Pastoral Work”. This text is an exploration of Eugene Peterson’s work throughout his life by several contributors. If interested in attending this conference, contact Tara Macias (

The Bast Preaching Festival has developed into a partnership with the Chaplain’s Office at Hope College, where WTS president Rev. Dr. Tim Brown will precede the conference with a “guest sermon” at Hope College’s Sunday evening Gathering at 8:00pm. This portion of the conference is open to the public.