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Concordia Seminary to Host 22nd Annual Theological Symposium

“Rediscovering the Art of Preaching” is the title of the 22nd Annual Theological Symposium, to be held Sept. 20-21 on the campus of Concordia Seminary. The main presenters for the event are Dr. Dean Nadasdy, Dr. Dale Meyer, Dr. David Schmitt, and Dr. Glenn Nielsen.  Sectional presenters include Seminary faculty members David Maxwell, David Peter, Tony Cook, Glenn Nielsen, David Schmitt, and Jeffrey Gibbs. Additional sectional presenters include  David Coe, Justin Rossow, and Ed Grimenstein.

While the heart of preaching is familiar conversation for Lutherans, the art of preaching may be a bit stranger speech. Caemmerer’s Preaching for the Church was published in 1959 and, in many ways, has shaped our discussion of preaching. Much has changed since then, both in the world and in homiletics. The discipline of homiletics has grown, interacting with various cultural settings, exploring new methods, and incorporating new insights. How can we learn from these conversations, reflecting on the art so that we better communicate the heart of preaching? The 2011 Theological Symposium will address this question. “Rediscovering the Art of Preaching” explores recent developments in homiletics, inviting participants to rediscover the art of preaching while preserving the heart of faithful proclamation.

Full registration is $130 per person ($140 after Sept. 6) and includes program materials, Tuesday’s buffet reception, and refreshments. Other registration fees come at ala carte pricing. Registration deadline is Sept. 9.

You can download either a full-color printable brochure [1] for the 22nd Annual Theological Symposium, or just the registration form [2].

For more information and/or registration information, contact the office of continuing education and parish services at 314-505-7486 or ce@csl.edu [3].

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