Virginia Theological Seminary accepting entries for John Hines Preaching Award

Virginia Theological Seminary is accepting entries for the annual John Hines Preaching Award which honors outstanding sermons in which a prophetic voice is central and which are deeply grounded in Scripture and focused on the seen and unseen needs of the worshipping community, the nation, and the world. All bishops, priests, deacons and laity of the Episcopal Church in America are eligible for this award.

Entries should be sermons delivered to a congregation between Advent 2010 and the end of the same liturgical year. The recipients of the John Hines Preaching award will receive $2,000 and will be invited to the Seminary to preach. The award winning sermon will also be posted on the Seminary’s website and printed in either the newsletter or annual magazine. The deadline for the John Hines Preaching Award is December 15, 2011.

The award recipient(s) for this award will be announced in the spring of 2012.

Inquiries should be directed to Ms. Shelagh Casey-Brown, director of Alumni, Church Relations, and Annual Fund, at 703-461-1711 or by email at