Prof Insights: Faculty-Led Workshop Series – Professor Saleska
Due to concerns about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, this workshop will be held online.
Influenced by a Cloud of Witnesses: Reading the Psalms for Spiritual Strength
This workshop approaches 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 each psalm at arm’s length and opens us up to being influenced and changed by the voices we hear speaking to us. During the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to read and meditate on individual psalms. Questions such as the following will be discussed to bring participants closer to each other as well as closer to our Lord, who speaks to us in and through the psalms:
- 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?
Registration deadline: May 25, 2020
Dr. Timothy Saleska
Saleska serves as professor of Exegetical Theology and dean of Ministerial Formation at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He is currently writing a Concordia Commentary on the psalms for Concordia Publishing House. 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 everyone with whom he comes into contact.
|June 15||10-11:45 a.m.||Session One|
|2-3:45 p.m.||Session Two|
|June 16||10-11:45 a.m.||Session Three|
|2-3:45 p.m.||Session Four|
|June 17||10-11:45 a.m.||Session Five|
Note: The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty/staff presenters.