Biblical Preaching Events and Resources
May 14-18, 2012
Come join us for the 20th anniversary Festival of Homiletics, held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Ga. Speakers include Craig Barnes, John Bell, Walter Brueggemann, Michael Curry, Anna Carter Florence, Adam Hamilton, Karoline Lewis, Tom Long, David Lose, Barbara Lundblad, Will Willimon, and Andrew Young.
Additional highlights include a session on emergent preaching today hosted by Tony Jones, Doug Pagitt, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and Andrew Root; a day at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church including the Martin Luther King Jr. Center; and special John Bell worship workshops throughout the week.
October 1-3, 2012
Come join us for the 2012 Celebration of Biblical Preaching, where our theme is "Preaching the Story." Whether we are prepared to admit it or not, many in our congregations do not know the biblical story. Rolf Jacobson, Barbara Lundblad, Michael Curry, Jana Childers and David Bartlett will lead us in exploring how best to preach the old, old story for a new day and age. Plenary presentations, inspiring worship, informative workshops all surrounded by great fellowship will inspire and encourage you for another year of proclamation.
All plenary sessions and chapel services will take place in Luther Seminary's Olson Campus Center at 1490 Fulham St., Saint Paul, Minn.
Registration will open in May.
Upcoming Continuing Education Courses
Lectionary Study Series:
Apr. 24; Jul. 9; Sept. 18, 2012
This year's Working Preacher Lectionary Study Series include lectures and group discussion that will help you gain theological insights and preaching ideas for the months ahead. Each 3-hour session is offered in-person and online. You can watch sessions live or view the course archive online.
Time after Pentecost, Part 1 (Apr. 24, 3-6 p.m. Central Time): Matthew Skinner, Assoc. Professor of New Testament
Time after Pentecost, Part 2 (Jul. 9, 3-6 p.m. Central Time): Mary Hinkle Shore, Professor of New Testament
Advent, Christmas and Epiphany (Sept. 18, 3-6 p.m. Central Time): Eric Barreto, Assistant Professor of New Testament
Oct. 3, 2012
Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary provides a great opportunity for congregations to swim in the deep theological waters of Luke's Gospel. Spend an afternoon with Prof. Matt Skinner re-acquainting yourself with this Gospel, its portrait of Jesus Christ the spurned prophet, and the wide cast of supporting characters (Elizabeth, Mary, Simeon, Anna, John, the faithful centurion, the widow of Nain, sisters Mary and Martha, and many more).
1:30 - 5 p.m. Held immediately after the Celebration for Biblical Preaching. Register for both events today!