9:00 - 9:05 Opening Devotion Pre-recorded. Deacon Susan Williams 9:05 - 10:10 First Session "Preaching Advent In Protest and Pandemic" 10:50-11:00 Break 11:00-12:30 Second Session "When Things Get Revealed" (Mark 13:24-37; Mark 1:1-8) 12:30-1:30 Lunch Break/Chat time, etc. 1:30 - 2:45 Third Session "Can I Get A Witness?" (John 1:6-8; 19-28) 2:45 - 2:55 Break 2:55 - 3:55 Fourth Session - Wrap Up/Feedback, etc. "Do Not Be Afraid" (Luke 1:26-38) 3:55 - 4:00 Closing Prayer & Blessing Pre-recorded Bishop-elect Amy Odgren
Come, and let this be a word for you! Join us digitally as Dr. Lewis leads us through digging deeply into the roots of the upcoming Advent texts. How can/do we proclaim a word of hope and the promise of Immanuel in the midst of big changes - a Bishop Election, a Presidential Election and a Pandemic?
Come, and have your souls fed as well as an opportunity for some wonderful preparation work for anyone who preaches, teaches, and is involved in faith formation. You have all been working extra hard to provide care, worship, and faith formation for your people! It’s your turn to be on the receiving end. Join us for this no-cost event.
Come, gather together digitally or in small group watch parties. Explore these texts with a dynamic teacher along with wonderful colleagues to hear anew - “God’s promise to be with us” - for you.
This is a one day event. Portions of the Fall Theological Conference will be recorded and available for use later in worship services or faith formation studies. Watch for the schedule to be posted on the synod website. Register today!
A special thank you to Portico Benefit Services for their generous donation to assist in making this a no-cost event for your well-being.
Karoline M. Lewis is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, where she has taught since 2007.
Lewis is the author of A Lay Preacher’s Guide: How to Craft a Faithful Sermon (2020), 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 and book chapters. She was one of the 100 religious scholars in the United States to contribute to the Values and Voices Campaign (valuesandvoices.com). Her next book, to be released in August, is Embody: Five Steps to Leading With Integrity.
Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Lewis holds degrees from Northwestern University (B.A.), Luther Seminary (M.Div.), and Emory University (Ph.D., 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 the Program Director of the Festival of Homiletics and Chair of the Homiletics and Biblical Studies Section of the Society of Biblical Literature. Lewis 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, co-host of the weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave, and regularly authors the Dear Working Preacher column.