Pre-Lenten Workshop

The annual Pre-Lenten Workshop is held on campus each year to help pastors in developing their worship resources for Lent.

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Presidents Room
Registration (includes lunch): $50
Registration deadline: Jan. 17, 2020

Presenter:

Dr. Benjamin Haupt
Associate Provost and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology

There’s no denying that there’s a lot of talk about nationality, race and ethnicity in our country these days. Both the left and the right have their talking points and agendas. But how do the Scriptures address these kinds of issues? And what can the church say without descending into partisan politics?

This Lenten series will examine characters in the New Testament and their explicitly named nationalities and ethnicities because even these little details point us to Christ and teach us to love our neighbors. While it may be more obvious to consider the importance of Pontius Pilate’s or the Good Samaritan’s countries of origin, why do the Gospel writers want us to know that Simon, who carried Jesus’ cross, hailed from Cyrene?

The series kit will offer well-researched, exegetical sermons that focus hearers’ attention on Jesus in new ways. Materials like the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations’ documents on racism and immigration, as well as other materials, will be offered for further reading. Through a partnership with Mission Nation Publishing, there also will be opportunities to give thanks for ethnicity and nationality today through consideration of modern missionaries who have come from all lands to the United States to share the love of Jesus.


 

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