Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Welcome catechesis wrapped up in the subject of preaching. . .

With these words, the cause of preaching among us Lutherans (at least of the Missouri stripe) is lifted up and connected to our 500th Anniversary observance of the shot heard round the world in the 95 Theses of Martin Luther.  It is a noble endeavor.  My own circuit of pastors has plodded through about half the modules that cover everything from content to delivery in what is by all means one of the most central of the pastoral tasks and solemn responsibilities.
Preaching is challenging business. Everyone can use some encouragement and fresh ideas.  Preach the Word (PTW) will help pastors work together to improve their preaching through video modules with accompanying resources and by interacting with seminary professors and fellow preachers.

Pastors can gather with brother pastors to watch and discuss the modules. The power of the Lutheran Reformation was the Word of God. Pastors may commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by honing their vocation of proclaiming the Gospel.

What I did not expect to find was such a profound explication of sacramental preaching, indeed, sacramental theology.  Even if you are not a Lutheran preacher and if you are probably one of those who hears preaching regularly from the pew, there are some good things in this series.  The best is the catechesis done on the 6th Module entitled Sacramental Preaching.  The Rev. David Petersen has led this solid teaching on preaching the Sacraments faithfully both exegetically and doctrinally and I wholeheartedly recommend those videos (along with the entire series).  Petersen's are placed below to make it easier upon you to have access to this liturgical preaching and sacramental catechesis.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now is the perfect time for the LCMS to witness to the elites in the Philippines:

"Your Bishops, Kill Them": Duterte Says Most Catholic Priests Gay, Useless; Warns Against Moralizing