Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Custom Made Headphones

Amos Disasa

Trustee, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Organizing Pastor, Downtown Church, Columbia, SC

October 23, 2015
Deuteronomy 6:4-6

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

Term Paper Christianity

Michael Jinkins
President
Professor of Theology

September 11, 2015
Mark 8: 27-34

Our profession of faith in Christ is not an exercise in speculative metaphysics; it is a pledge of our undivided loyalty rendered directly to God in the first person, singular.

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The Patterns We Live By

Susan R. Garrett
Dean of the Seminary
Professor of New Testament Studies

September 10, 2015
Psalm 19
James 3:13-18

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Reign of God and the Limits of Social Justice

Debra J. Mumford


Frank H. Caldwell Associate Professor of Homiletics
Associate Academic Dean

September 9, 2015
Fall Convocation
Matthew 4:23-25

The Convocation address explores the limits of social justice while challenging the Louisville Seminary community to embrace Jesus’ vision of the reign of God as a more observable and holistic goal.  Listen to the addressRead the address in PDF.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

To Arrive Where We Started

Morgan Roberts
Honorably Retired Pastor Emeritus, Presbyterian Church, USA

These are thoughts gathered together at the time when the library computer at Louisville Seminary was named “Morgan” in honor of my ministry.  This is s sermon in which I look back with gratitude over many years, remembering those who have helped me along the way.  I hope that I will always hold fast to Harry Truman’s resolve, ”I tried never to forget who I was and where I’d come from and where I was going back to.”  Listen to the sermon.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

(Insert Expletive Here) the Box

Caitlin Simpson
LPTS Student Body President

May 6, 2015
Romans 12:2,3

Since being in seminary I have learned a thing or two about that box we call the pulpit.  I can’t, in good conscious enter into that box.  Learn why by listening to the sermon or reading the sermon in PDF.

(Note: there are a few expletives in this sermon. If you feel you are likely to be offended, please don’t listen or read.)

Monday, May 4, 2015

Elisha and Na`aman: Crossing Boundaries and Healing Strangers

David C. Hester
Harrison Ray Anderson Professor of Pastoral Theology
Professor of Christian Education
Director, Doctor of Ministry and Continuing Education

April 15, 2015
2 Kings 5:1-19

Na`aman wants to be healed of his bodily illness.  He ends up being healed in body and soul through the boundary-busting grace of God for reasons only God knows. What sort of healing do we need?  Listen to the sermon.

Friday, April 17, 2015

How Should We See Race?

Willie Jennings
Associate Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies, Duke Divinity School

April 15, 2015
Grawemeyer Award in Religion Lecture

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A God Who Joins

Willie Jennings
Associate Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies, Duke Divinity School

April 15, 2015
Acts 10:19-29

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Where’s My Water?

Marian McClure Taylor
Former Executive Director, Kentucky Council of Churches
Member, LPTS Alum Board of Directors

April 14, 2015
Festival of Theology Worship
John 4:1-42

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A Theology of Hopelessness

Miguel De La Torre

Professor of Social Ethics and Latino/a Studies, Iliff School of Theology

April 14, 2015
Festival of Theology
Caldwell Lecture

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Navigating the Changing Landscape of World Christianity

Wesley Granberg-Michaelson
Retired Secretary of the Reformed Church in America

April 13, 2015
Festival of Theology
Greenhoe Lecture

Christian witness, ministry, mission and evangelism today take place within the radically changing landscapes of world Christianity.  And these changing landscapes should change the paradigms, theological perspectives, partners, and the sharing of power as we all seek today to join in God’s ongoing mission in the world. Listen to the lectureRead the lecture in PDF.

What’s My Line?

Marian McClure Taylor
Former Executive Director, Kentucky Council of Churches
Member, LPTS Alum Board of Directors

April 13, 2015
Festival of Theology Worship
John 4:1-42

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Here I am, Lord! Now What?

Michael Jinkins
President and Professor of Theology

March 6, 2015
Exploratory Weekend
Isaiah 6:1-13
2 Timothy 4:1-5

Isaiah also reminds us that it is possible to be both prophet and priest at the same time. But we must never forget who is king. We can bear the people in our hearts, only if we bear also God’s full and redemptive purposes for them in our hearts as well.  Listen to the sermonRead the sermon in PDF.

Where do you come from and where are you going?

Debra J. Mumford
Frank H. Caldwell Associate Professor of Homiletics
Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs

February 27, 2015
Judges 19: 16-21

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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.