Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Luke 24

J. Bradley Wigger
Second Presbyterian Church Professor of Christian Education

Psalm 116
Luke 24:13-35
April 4, 2008

Looking at the relationship between food, Christian Education, and faith, Dr. Wigger refers to the story of Jesus on the road to Emmaus and asks, “Where did Jesus go?” Listen to the sermon. Read the sermon in PDF.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

You Can Help Yourself, but Don’t Take Too Much

Teresa Snorton
Executive Director, National Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc

Nehemiah 5:1-12
March 31, 2008

Practices of oppression when institutionalized by the community call us to action and rage. We must confront the behavior as Nehemiah did. Listen to the sermon.
This sermon held in conjunction with the Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture is sponsored by the Women's Center at LPTS.

What’s Going On: Unmasking, Debunking, and Disentangling the Interlocking Forces of Oppressive Institutions and Social Sin

Stacey Floyd-Thomas
Associate Professor of Ethics and Director of Black Church Studies at Brite Divinity School of Texas Christian University

Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture
March 30, 2008

How does one reach the current generation of young people dealing with the price of success, grasp of power, loss of cultural memory, and lack of communal support? This new generation deals with the crisis of faith exemplified by their lack of faith in the existence of God. Listen to the lecture. Please note, the lecture begins about 11 minutes into the recording following the introduction of the speaker and her opening remarks.
The Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture is sponsored by the Women's Center at LPTS. You can learn more about the Women's Center by visiting their blog.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Preaching in the Post-Modern World

Otis Moss III
Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

Greenhoe Lecture
March 3, 2008

How are we to speak to the members of a generation of great potential who are exiled from the church? They live in an environment of tragic contradictions. Destiny and despair fused together change the concept of preaching. This generation no longer knows the stories that traditional preachers love to tell. The text of this lecture is not available.
Listen to the lecture.

That Was Then, This Is Now

Otis Moss III
Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

Joshua 1:1-5
March 3, 2008

In this sermon Moss proposes that the Church to which we cling is in need of a remix in order to remain a vibrant, active, and influential voice in society. Utilizing terms found in Hip Hop, Moss helps his listeners understand that there is amazing grace in embracing the language of today’s culture and helping today’s youth participate in reviving the place of the Church. The text of this sermon is not available. Listen to the sermon.