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Summer Workshop: Professor Okamoto in Springfield, Mo.
Making Sense of [Your] Preaching
Preaching is becoming more demanding because more people come to church today with less than they used to: less knowledge of the Bible, less understanding of the Christian faith, less patience with preachers. On top of these challenges, preachers know how the lives of those they are interacting with are growing more complex and confusing. There are no easy answers, but making sense of preaching in the congregation today might make it easier to discern direction and accomplish purpose. This workshop is designed to give participants ways to make sense of the preaching task and the preaching office in the congregation, and also to make sense of specific issues that often arise in discussing preaching, including textual preaching, distinguishing Law and Gospel and uses of the Law.
Okamoto is the Waldemar and Mary Griesbach Professor of Systematic Theology and interim chief academic officer. He is known for bringing a thoughtful analysis to today’s increasingly non-Christian culture and exploring how the church can address the issues it faces within that culture. He has spent much time studying how we can carry out apologetics today, engage science and, as always, keep Jesus at the center of everything we do.
Registration deadline: July 16, 2018
Contact: Rev. Nick Hagerman