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Concordia Seminary to Host Day of Homiletical Reflection

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will host its 4th annual Day of Homiletical Reflection on Wednesday, May 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The event is designed for pastors, students involved in homiletical education and others interested in the proclamation of the Gospel in today’s world. Registration for the Day of Homiletical Reflection is $20 and does not include meals.

Dr. Fred B. Craddock, the Bandy Distinguished Professor of Preaching and New Testament, emeritus, at the Candler School of Theology, will be the main presenter, speaking on “Are We Preaching to Post-Moderns?” and “Enabling Listeners to Speak.”

Craddock is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), serving in various positions in this church, as well as guest professor at several universities and seminaries.  He is the founding pastor of Cherry Log Christian Church and the present director of The Craddock Center (a program for serving the needs of people of Southern Appalachia).  Craddock has written numerous books, articles and commentaries. Newsweek named him one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world. He received the B.A. degree (1950) fromJohnston Bible College, Knoxville, Tenn., the Bachelor of Divinity (1953) from Phillips and the Ph.D. degree (1964) from Vanderbilt. He has done post-doctoral study in Tübingen, Germany, and Yale.

The Day of Homiletical Reflection combines the annual Wenchel Lecture that promotes critical thought about preaching and practical enhancement in this art with the Ernie and Elsie Schneider Endowment for Excellence in Preaching that fosters support for innovative 21st century proclamation.

Previous presenters have included Dr. Thomas Long, Dr. Haddon Robinson and Dr. Eugene Lowry.

For more information, contact the Office of Continuing Education and Parish Services at (314) 505-7123, ce@csl.edu; or visit the Seminary’s Web site at www.csl.edu.