Effective Preaching for Today

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church, Belvidere

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Rolf Jacobson (Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary)

Join the Rev. Dr. Rolf Jacobson of ‘Working Preacher’ fame, and professor at Luther seminary as he discusses the challenges that preachers face in this politically-charged, rapidly changing day and age, and what makes for effective preaching today. Drawing from his experience as a professor, and his passion for the narrative lectionary, Dr. Jacobson will have helpful insights for anyone who seeks to bring good news to their people through preaching.

Cost is $75 per person until October 8. After October 8, cost is $90.

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Rolf Jacobson is Professor of Old Testament and Alvin N. Rogness Chair in Scripture, Theology, and Ministry at Luther Seminary. With Craig Koester, he developed the Narrative Lectionary. His books include Psalms (New International Commentary on the Old Testament; co-authored withe Beth Tanner and Nancy Declaisse-Walford; Eerdmans, 2014); Invitation to the Psalms: A Reader’s Guide for Discovery and Engagement (co-authored with Karl Jacobson; Baker Academic, 2013); and Crazy Talk: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Theological Terms (Augsburg Fortress 2008). His articles have appeared in Theology Today, Word & World¸ Interpretation, and other places. He is a frequent speaker and preacher, known for his humor and snarkiness. He can be heard weekly on Sermon Brainwave and I Love to Tell the Story (the Narrative Lectionary podcast). See his full bio.

Event Schedule

9:00-9:30 a.m.   Check in

9:30 – 9:45          Welcome, Announcements and Opening Words

9:45 – 10:15        Worship – Rev. Dr. Jacobson preaching

10:15 – 10:30     Break

10:30 – 11:45     Keynote Session 1 Preaching as Equipping the Saints

12:00 – 1:00        Baked Potato Bar Lunch, Catered by ABC Catering 

1:00 – 2:15          Keynote Session 2 Preaching the Old, Old Story

2:15-2:30             Break

2:30  – 3:45          Keynote Session 3 Preaching as the Soundtrack for the Life of  Faith

3:45 – 4:00          Closing remarks and prayer