Preaching the Seasons

October 5, 2018 - April 5, 2019

A Hybrid Event


In person meetings at PTS: Oct. 5, Nov. 2, and Dec. 14, 2018, Jan. 25, March 1, and April 5, 2019 / 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Online sessions: Online content will be uploaded during the time between in-person meetings. These sessions will be available for participants to review and respond to at their convenience, i.e., offered asynchronously.


This monthly series will be delivered in a hybrid format: occasional face-to-face meetings interspersed with online contact between. The series will help pastors prepare for upcoming sermons according to the liturgical calendar (Ordinary Time, Advent, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost). Understanding of biblical languages is helpful but not required.


James Platt, Lecturer in Scripture, PTS, and Scholar in Residence, Northway Christian Community, Wexford, Pa.

Registration / Directions / Required Texts / CEUs

Fee: $90; Maximum enrollment 15

Directions / Parking / Lodging

Directions to PTS Free parking is available on the Seminary campus. There will be directional signs from the parking lot to the class location for the face-to-face meetings. Campus map

Lodging is available at the Seminary if you wish to arrive on Thursday evening or stay over Friday night. To make reservations for a room, e-mail [email protected] or call 412-924-1397.

Required Texts

Robert Farrar Capon. (1988). The Foolishness of Preaching: Proclaiming the Gospel against the Wisdom of the World, Eerdmans.

The Revised Common Lectionary: 20th Anniversary Edition. Augsburg Fortress Publishers; Annotated, Revised, Anniversary edition (Sept. 10, 2012).

CEUs: 2.0 for clergy and laity


Call 412-924-1345 or e-mail [email protected].