Sharpening the Sword of the Spirit
In this workshop, pastors will reflect on the art of preaching and learn specific techniques for continued growth in proclaiming God’s Word. Beginning with an overview of the theology of preaching, the sessions will identify ways to evaluate one’s preaching, clarify one’s Law and Gospel proclamation and integrate current homiletical theory into the practice of preaching. Participants will submit one sermon to the instructor for use in collegial discussion and learning.
Professor of Practical Theology; Chairman of the Department of Practical Theology; and the Gregg H. Benidt Memorial Professor of Homiletics and Literature at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
Dr. David Schmitt is one of our church’s brightest thinkers in the area of homiletics and devotional studies today. His ability to engage the intersections of faith and culture (especially literary culture and more recently, the visual arts) is extremely helpful for church leaders. He does this by drawing upon our confessional Lutheran tradition. Schmitt currently is working on two books: The Pilgrimage of Preaching, a homiletics text on the art of preaching; and Restoration Spiritualities, a literary study on late 17th-century faith and literary culture.
|Monday, July 17
|Tuesday, July 18
|Wednesday, July 19
Note: The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the workshop presenters.