We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2020 John Hines Preaching Award is the Rev. Michael (Mike) Angell ’11, Rector of the Church of the Holy Communion in St. Louis, Missouri. His winning sermon, entitled “Moral Courage” can be found here.
Named in honor of the former Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, John Hines (VTS ’33), the award celebrates the ministry of preaching and its importance in our Church by recognizing outstanding sermons that are deeply grounded in scripture and focused on the seen and unseen needs of the worshipping community, the nation and the world.
The award is given each year by the Seminary to honor an Episcopal layperson who, over a significant period of time, has given leadership and unique witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ within his or her congregation, community, Diocese and in the world.
Virginia Theological Seminary invites interested alumni to participate in the third annual environmental sermon contest made possible through the Kreitler Environmental Fund. Clergy are invited to prepare and preach an environmentally and/or creation-centered sermon for consideration in a contest. Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top two finalists.