Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Behold I am Doing a New Thing

David Sawyer
Director of Lifelong Learning and Advanced Degrees
Associate Professor of Ministry

1 Corinthians 15: 20-26
Isaiah 43:19
Originally preached on April 28, 2006

The text for today from 1 Corinthians is the foundation of an old theological argument—the struggle between life and death in the resurrection of Jesus. The speaker once believed that if it can’t be measured, it can’t be real. He confesses here that was siding with death instead of life. The trouble with the epistemology he had adopted was that it left no room for God to do anything new. Listen to the sermon. Read the sermon in PDF.

Monday, August 13, 2007

A Pedagogy of Redemption

David C. Hester
Dean of the Seminary
VP for Academic Affairs
Professor of Christian Education

Romans 8: 18-25
Micah 4:1-4
Originally preached at Convocation on February 17, 2006

Louisville Seminary is at a kairos moment in its life, as we commit ourselves to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural community and begin in the fall a new curriculum. Our vocation and identity as a seminary of the Presbyterian Church (USA), with the mission of preparing men and women to participate in the continuing redemptive ministry of Jesus Christ for the world, requires us to have a "pedagogy of redemption" that equips our students to be practical theologians who can, in turn, teach those they serve to live redemptively in the world God loves. Listen to the sermon. Read the sermon in PDF.

Friday, August 3, 2007

The Politics of Jesus

Christopher L. Elwood
Professor of Historical Theology

Psalm 27
Mark 15:6-20

Originally preached on April 7, 2006

We continue our summer series of most-downloaded sermons with the question: is there politics in this story? The familiar story of Jesus’ passion is surprising in its relevance. As together we seek ways to embody God’s call for justice, we may find we cannot do without the politics of Jesus. Listen to the sermon.