In this second episode Stephen Clark discusses how he preaches the incarnation at Christmas and the importance of understanding the doctrine from the narrative of scripture. There are some great hints for the preacher here so find yourself a brew and a comfy chair, or settle into a sustainable pace on your run and join me for another riveting episode of the EMW Team Talk Podcast.
Stephen Clark has had many years of experience in pastoral ministry, having pastored 3 very different churches. Having trained on the EMW’s Theological Training Course while working as a solicitor, in 1983 he became pastor of the newly founded Llandrindod Wells Evangelical Church, set in a county town in a rural area. In 1991 he moved to Abersychan, a small South Wales valley town, to become pastor of his home church, Noddfa Evangelical Church, which had been founded in 1846. In 1998 he became pastor of Freeschool Court Evangelical Church, Bridgend; Bridgend is a rapidly growing town on the M4 corridor. He retired as pastor at the end of August 2020. Stephen lectured Systematic Theology at London Seminary (formerly London Theological Seminary) from about 2005 until December 2020. From its inception early this century he served as Chairman of the Affinity Theological Study Conference until retiring from this position in 2019. He still serves on the Committee of the Westminster Conference, an annual event in London which is committed to the study of theological issues in relation to church history. He has written two books: Putting Asunder: Divorce and Remarriage in Biblical and Pastoral Perspective (Bryntirion Press, 1999) and The Da Vinci Code on Trial (Bryntirion Press, 2005). He also edited and contributed chapters to Tales of Two Cities: Christianity and Politics (IVP / Affinity, 2005), and The Forgotten Christ: Exploring the Majesty and Mystery of God Incarnate (Apollos [IVP] / Affinity, 2007), and co-edited and contributed a chapter to In Christ Alone: Perspectives on Union with Christ (Affinity / Mentor, 2016). In retirement he now lives in Paphos in Cyprus, where he is actively involved in preaching and writing.