Category Archives: Seminary

2018 A. A. Pedersen Lectureship – Session 4



Session 4: Dialogical Preaching

This session will examine in greater detail the contemporary trend of dialogical preaching. Pastors will consider the theology that guides this style of preaching and then examine a wide variety of ways in which dialogical preaching can foster a more vibrant ministry of the word in a congregation.


2018 A. A. Pedersen Lectureship – Session 3



Session 3: Transformational Preaching — Narrative

This session will examine in greater detail the contemporary trend of narrative preaching. We will consider the development of a storied sermon moving from the art of reading the stories of Scripture to the art of preaching them.


2018 A. A. Pedersen Lectureship – Session 1



Session 1: An Overview of Recent Trends in Preaching

This session will offer an overview of the varied practices of contemporary preaching: confessional preaching; kerygmatic preaching; transformational preaching; and dialogical preaching. Using a sample text, preachers will see what a sermon would look like in each of four different types of preaching and consider both the values and the challenges each type poses for the preacher.


Follow Up to Church Planting and Revitalization Class



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.


The Five Foot Shelf: Preaching Resources



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:

LAY LEVEL:
Edward O. Grimenstein, A Lutheran Primer for Preaching (St. Louis: Concordia, 2015)

NOVICE/BEGINNER:
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)

REFRESHER/ADVANCED:
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)