Concordia Seminary Press, in partnership with Mission Nation Publishing, has released a new downloadable Lenten sermon series, Lent for All Nations. The series examines characters in the New Testament and their explicitly named nationalities to help worshipers learn how the church can respond to issues of race and ethnicity without descending into partisan politics.
The series offers nine well-researched, exegetical sermons: one each for Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday and five undated sermons that can be used throughout Lent. Materials like The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) documents on racism and immigration, as well as other materials, are offered for further reading.
The series is written by Dr. Benjamin Haupt, associate provost and assistant professor of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. “Before being called to the Seminary, I was a parish pastor at both large and small congregations. I know the rigors of writing sermons during Lent,” Haupt said. “I put this series together with the congregations I served in mind. As a parish pastor, I also was involved in various ways in multiethnic ministry. Equipping the church for becoming a church of all nations is mission critical. I’m grateful for the many people throughout the LCMS who are working on this important outreach and hope these sermons can make a small contribution to this noble work.”
The series is available as a PDF download for $19.95 from Concordia Seminary’s online store.
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