Dr. Leopoldo A. Sánchez M.’s recent work Sculptor Spirit: Models of Sanctification from Spirit Christology (IVP Academic, 2019) offers a constructive narrative approach to the theology of sanctification through a wide-ranging biblical, historical, systematic and practical account of life in the Spirit. By reading and discussing the book with the author and reflecting on Christian ministry and mission in light of the book’s themes, participants will have an opportunity to pursue deep, imaginative ways of thinking about the sanctified life, particularly in a North American context. Special attention will be given to how Scripture, early church fathers, Martin Luther and selected contemporary theologians use compelling images to help us learn, discern and communicate what the sanctified life looks like.
Professor of Systematic Theology; Director of the Center for Hispanic Studies; and the Werner R.H. Krause and Elizabeth Ringger Krause Professor of Hispanic Ministries at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
Dr. Leopoldo A. Sánchez M. is one of the few scholars in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod who has devoted his teaching and writing career to studying and expounding on the doctrine of the Holy Spirit — important work in a time when Pentecostalism or Neo-Pentecostalism is growing rapidly. In good Lutheran fashion, he focuses on the relationship of the Holy Spirit to Jesus Christ, both in terms of the Spirit’s work in the ministry of Jesus and the way in which Jesus now carries out his work through the Holy Spirit. In bringing attention to the person and work of the Holy Spirit, Sánchez shows how the church can recover a lively doctrine of sanctification without infringing or diminishing the doctrine of Justification.
|Thursday, June 1||1-4 p.m.|
|Friday, June 2||9-11:30 a.m.|
|Saturday, June 3||9 a.m.-noon|
Note: The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the workshop presenters.