Summer Workshop: Professor Sánchez in Grand Junction, CO
Sculptor Spirit: Models of Sanctification from Spirit Christology
Leopoldo (Leo) Sánchez’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 utilize compelling images to help us learn, discern and communicate what the sanctified life looks like.
Sánchez is one of the few scholars in the Missouri Synod who has devoted his teaching and writing career to studying and expounding on the doctrine of the Holy Spirit in a day and age when Pentecostalism or Neo-Pentecostalism is growing by leaps and bounds around the world. In good Lutheran fashion, he focuses on the relationship between 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. And in bringing our attention to the person and work of the Holy Spirit, Dr. Sánchez shows how we can recover a lively doctrine of sanctification without infringing or diminishing the doctrine of Justification.
Registration deadline: May 3, 2019
Contact: Rev. Mike Redeker