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A Preaching Intensive with Karoline Lewis

The Gospel of John has been a perennial challenge for preachers, seemingly an "out-of-body" experience of Jesus. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Fourth Gospel insists that bodies matter and that faithful preaching tends the entirety of what it means to be human. This course will focus on how to preach John's unique voice in the canon, and in particular, how the incarnation matters deeply for a homiletic in our time.

Presenter: Karoline M. Lewis

Dates: July 8-12, 2019, Monday at 1pm - Friday at Noon

Location: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, McCord Community Center, 
100 East 27th Street, Austin, 78705

Cost: $250; Meals and housing included; Limited to 15

Recommended for: those who want to deepen their practice of preaching

Pre-work: Please purchase a copy of Karoline Lewis's commentary on John and read before the workshop. Participants will be preaching a short sermon on Friday morning developed during the course of the week. 

This workshop is now full.  Please call 512-404-4857 if you wish to be placed on a wait list in case of cancellations.

About the Presenter

Karoline M. Lewis is professor in the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, and she previously taught at Candler School of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, and Augsburg College. Lewis is the author of SHE: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry (including an accompanying facilitator guide, participant guide, and DVD) and John: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries, as well as numerous articles for The Christian Century, Feasting on the Word, Feasting on the Gospels, Currents in Theology and Mission, Lutheran Forum, Word & World, Abingdon Preaching Annual, and Odyssey Network's ON Scripture. She was one of the 100 religious scholars in the United States to contribute to the Values and Voices Campaign (valuesandvoices.com).

Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Lewis holds degrees from Northwestern University (BA), Luther Seminary (MDiv), and Emory University (PhD, New Testament Studies and Homiletics). She has served as treasurer of Academy of Homiletics and regional coordinator for the Upper Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Lewis is a regular preacher/presenter at the Festival of Homiletics and leads conferences, workshops, and retreats internationally on the Gospel of John, the New Testament, interpreting the Bible, preaching, leadership, and women in ministry. She is a contributing writer for Working Preacher, author of the site’s Dear Working Preacher column, and co-host of the site's weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave. Visit karolinelewis.com for resources on preaching and being a woman in ministry.

 
Agenda

Specific times are subject to change.

Monday, July 8

1:00 – 5:00          Introductions/The Challenges and Joys of Preaching John  

5:30 – 6:30          Dinner – Knox Dining Hall (across from elevators, 3rd floor McCord)

6:30 – 8:30          Overview of John’s Homiletic

8:30                     Refreshments and relaxation (McCord housing central area)                   

Tuesday, July 9

7:30 - 9:00           Breakfast available – Stotts Dining Hall, McCord top floor

9:00 – 12:00         Workshop on John 1:19-6:71

12:00 – 2:00         Lunch and for Work Break

2:00 – 5:00           Preaching Points Discussion                       

5:30 – 8:30           Group dinner and informal discussion  

8:30                      Refreshments and relaxation

Wednesday, July 10

7:30 - 9:00           Breakfast available – Stotts Dining Hall, McCord top floor

9:00 – 12:00         Workshop on John 7-12

12:00 – 2:00         Lunch and for Work Break

2:00 – 5:00           Preaching Points Discussion                       

5:30 – 7:00           Group dinner out – your choice  

8:30                      Refreshments and relaxation         

Thursday, July 11

7:30 - 9:00           Breakfast available – Stotts Dining Hall

9:00 – 12:00         Workshop on John 13-19

12:00 – 2:00         Lunch and for Work Break

2:00 – 5:00           Preaching Points Discussion                       

5:30 – 8:00           Group dinner and activity

8:30                      Refreshments and relaxation

Friday, July 12

7:30 - 9:00            Breakfast available – Stotts Dining Hall

Check-out before morning session starts. (Bags may be left at the front desk.)   

9:00 – 12:00          Preaching John's Resurrection Narratives


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