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Prof Insights: Faculty-Led Workshop 2021 – Professor Saleska in St. Paul, MN


June 28, 2021
June 30, 2021


Continuing Education


Concordia University, St. Paul
1282 Concordia Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104
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Influenced by a Cloud of Witnesses: Reading the Psalms for Spiritual Strength

In this workshop, participants will approach the Psalms with the assumption that reading them is more like having a conversation with other people than analyzing an object or mining for jewels. The shift of perspective makes it more difficult to keep the Psalms at arm’s length and opens us up to being influenced and changed by the voices we hear speaking to us. During the workshop, we will have the opportunity to read and meditate on individual psalms, and we will discuss questions such as: “Why is there poetry in the Bible?” “How do we read the poetry of the Psalms?” “What am I doing as I read and listen to the speakers in the Psalms?” “What is the speaker doing to me as I listen to him?” “How do we meditate on the Psalms?” “How can we teach others to use the Psalms for their own spiritual growth?” It is hoped that our time together will bring us closer to each other as well as closer to our Lord, who speaks to us in and through the Psalms.

Dr. Timothy Saleska

Professor of Exegetical Theology and Dean of Ministerial Formation, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Dr. Timothy Saleska is writing the Concordia Publishing House commentary on the Psalms. His devotional reading of the Psalms and drawing upon them for spiritual strength have been incredibly well received. Saleska is an engaging speaker who takes a sincere interest in all with whom he comes into contact.

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Tentative schedule

Day one 1-4 p.m.
Day two 9-11:30 a.m.
1-4 p.m.
Day three 9 a.m.-noon
Registration cost: $100
Registration deadline: June 14, 2021
Location contact: Dr. Reed Lessing
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Note: The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the workshop presenters.