Friday, February 20, 2015

Can I Get a Witness?

Heather Thiessen
Former Director, Women’s Center at Louisville Seminary

February 13, 2015
Matthew 27:55-61

Matthew 27:55-61 reports the witness of Jesus' women followers to his passion and death. The sermon explores the meaning of this witness, which is located in being present with the suffering human Jesus, its relationship to the radical witness and presence of the incarnation.  This ultimately reminds us that the church's coherence as a community of witness is grounded in the radical presence to and beyond death empowered by the living God and exemplified both by the women witnesses and the witness of the incarnate [crucified and risen] one.  Listen to the sermonRead the sermon in PDF.

Friday, February 6, 2015

The Ethics of Empathy

Scott C. Williamson
Robert H. Walkup Professor of Theological Ethics

Spring Convocation
February 5, 2015
Hosea 11:1-11
Mark 8:1-6

Recent laboratory studies find that empathy is a poor moral guide, but in biblical thought empathy is a virtue. Is empathy a reliable guide for being good and doing good? Listen to the sermon.

Monday, December 8, 2014


Ken Hockenberry
Interim Director of Field Eduction
Pastor, Beulah Presbyterian Church

November 21, 2014
1 Samuel 7:3-13

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Doors to Dialogue and Mission: Openings Afforded by the Holy Spirit in a World of Many Faiths

Amos Yong
Director of the Center for Missiological Research
Professor of Theology and Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary

Presler Lecture
November 13, 2014

This lecture focuses on how beliefs in the presence of a divine or “holy” spirit influence or inspire interfaith dialogue and understanding, especially with respect to missionary activity shared or common among different faith traditions.  Listen to the lectureView the accompanying slides.

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Just Peace Approach to Ending the Global War on Women

Susan Thistlethwaite
Professor of Theology, Chicago Theological Seminary

Edwards Lecture
November 13, 2014

This lecture focuses on the roles that spiritual leaders and faith communities from all denominations play to respond to the widespread culture of violence against women.  Listen to the lecture.  (Please note that the speaker occasionally refers to images that we do not have the rights to post.)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing

Kilen Gray
Dean of Students

October 24, 2014
Psalm 1

How do we use the gifts that God has given us to focus on what is most important in our lives?  Listen to the sermon.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Listening for God

Michael Jinkins
Professor of Theology

Exploratory Weekend
October 3, 2014
I Kings 19: 1-13

How do we listen for God in this world and in our lives?  Listen to the sermonRead the sermon in PDF.