December 2-5, 2013
SCHOOL FOR LAY MINISTRY
Revelation has an unmatched ability to generate confusion and fear, as well as hope and excitement. We’ll explore some sensationalistic approaches to the book, then venture into Revelation itself. We’ll draw on great art and music to help us appreciate Revelation’s testimony to God and the Lamb.
Beyond the Walls: Practicing Christian Care in Public
In a world of multiple religious perspectives, how can Christian leaders respond to crises and cries for help in the public arena? We’ll address the theological basis for offering pastoral care in a way that is faithful to Christian identity and respectful of other religious traditions. We’ll use case studies, short readings and biblical examples.
The Gospel According to Matthew
In the Revised Common Lectionary, Year A is not far away. The Gospel according to Matthew will soon be returning to your church. Are you ready for the magi, the Sermon on the Mount, the debates about the law and a host of parables about judgment? We’ll focus on the structure, content, themes and theological emphases of Matthew’s Gospel, all aimed at preparing for preaching from Matthew’s perspective. We’ll explore what it means to “let Matthew be Matthew” and explore the distinctive outlook on the significance of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.
Dates: December 2-5, 2013
Craig Koester, Professor of New Testament, Luther Seminary
Patricia Lull, Executive Director, St. Paul Council of Churches
Matthew Skinner, Associate Professor of New Testament, Luther
Contact Hours: 16
Monday, 1-5:15 p.m.
Tuesday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, 8:30-11 a.m.