In this episode, Dr. Pribbenow and Dr. Berge sit down with Dr. Ryan Nilsen, pastor of Praise Christian Fellowship and Executive Director of Fifth Act Church Planting, and discuss a class he just finished teaching at LBS called “Church Planting and Revitalization.” In this discussion we briefly recap the class as we also talk about issues important to the health and vitality of pastors and of churches.
This is the first podcast in a periodic series we’re calling the “five foot shelf” series. In this episode we consider foundational book resources that every pastor/preacher should have on his (five-foot) shelf of resources. Dr. Pribbenow and Dr. Berge consider resources for the beginner, novice, and (still in need of a refresh) seasoned preacher.
Books cited in this episode:
Edward O. Grimenstein, A Lutheran Primer for Preaching (St. Louis: Concordia, 2015)
Bryan Chapell, Christ-Centered Preaching (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005)
Timothy Keller, Preaching (New York: Penguin Books,2016)
Haddon Robinson, Biblical Preaching (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014)
Jacob A. O. Preus, Just Words (St. Louis: Concordia, 2000)
Eugene Lowry, The Sermon (Nashville: Abingdon, 1997)
Francis Rossow, Preaching the Creative Gospel Creatively (St. Louis: Concordia, 1983)
Buttrick, Homiletic Moves and Structures (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1987)
There may be few topics that strike equal amounts of excitement in NEW seminary students, and guilt in GRADUATED seminary students, than the use of the Bible’s original languages, In this episode of EWRW, Dr. Pribbenow and Dr. Berge explain why knowing and using the original languages is important, and offer some practical suggestions on how to maintain and grow your use of them for preaching and teaching.
Grk NT Reader’s Bible: https://www.amazon.com/Readers-Greek-New-Testament-Third/dp/0310516803/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1531422618&sr=8-1&keywords=readers+new+testament+greek
Heb Reader’s Bible: https://www.amazon.com/Readers-Hebrew-Bible-Philip-Brown/dp/0310269741/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1531422681&sr=1-2&keywords=readers+old+testament+hebrew
In this final episode of our “Worship Essentials” series, Dr. Berge and Dr. Pribbenow discuss issues of music evaluation and selection. They end with a few suggestions for how to foster strong singing in your congregation.
This is episode 3 of 4 on this topic of the Essentials of Worship. Building on the foundation of the first two episodes, Dr. Pribbenow and Dr. Berge discuss elements of a worship and how to organize them in a way that reflects thoughtful and theological purposes.
This is episode 2 of 4 on the “Essentials of Worship” series. Dr. Daniel Berge and Dr. Brad Pribbenow continue with a discussion of the role and function of the Word of God in our word-centered worship gatherings. They also discuss thoughts on incorporating a Law-Gospel order to a worship service.
This episode is the first of four podcasts which take on the topic of worship. Dr. Brad Pribbenow and Dr. Daniel Berge dialogue about the meaning and significance of the church’s gathered worship being word-centered.
In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Ryan Nilsen, CLB pastor and Executive Director of 5th Act Church Planting (an affiliate organization of the CLB) to discuss a new summer course Dr. Nilsen will be teaching at LBS called “Church Planting and Revitalization.”
I’m joined this session by Dan Venberg, Mission Mobilizer and Recruiter for Lutheran Brethren International Mission (LBIM), as we discuss LBIM’s mission work and the crucial role of LB Seminary in that mission work.
In this podcast, we interview Professor Nate Oldenkamp to discuss his research and teaching contributions to the goal of forming pastors who are healthy, resilient, and fruitful in ministry. We discuss the challenges of this task and describe the unique sequence of Supervised Ministry Education (SME) courses developed at LBS to address this need.