Day of Homiletical Reflection – Wed, May 8, 2013
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will host its 11th Annual Day of Homiletical Reflection on Wednesday, May 8, from 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Seminary’s Clara and Spencer Werner Auditorium. The event is designed for pastors, students involved in homiletical education, and others interested in the proclamation of the Gospel in today’s world.
Dr. Michael Duduit will be the featured speaker. He will speak on “The Centrality of Application in Biblical Preaching.”
Duduit is founding dean of the College of Christian Studies at Anderson University in Anderson, S.C., where he also serves as professor of Christian ministry. He previously served as an administrator and teacher at several institutions, including Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Samford University, and Union University. He also serves as Executive Editor of Preaching magazine, a publication he founded in 1985. Michael is founder and director of the National Conference on Preaching and the International Congress on Preaching. He writes PreachingNow, a weekly email newsletter read by more than 50,000 pastors and church leaders. A graduate of Stetson University and Southern Baptist Seminary, he received a Ph.D. in humanities from Florida State University. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including the Handbook of Contemporary Preaching, Joy in Ministry, Preaching With Power, and Communicate With Power.
Sectional presentations include “Crafting a Life Purpose Sermon” by Dr. Duduit; “Singing the Songs of Zion” by Dr. Reed Lessing, professor of exegetical theology and director of the Graduate School at Concordia Seminary; and “Preaching the Resurrection Hope — For the Last Day and Every Day” by Dr. Glenn Nielsen, professor of practical theology and director of vicarage and deaconess internships at Concordia Seminary.
The Day of Homiletical Reflection combines the annual Wenchel Lecture that promotes critical thought about preaching and practical enhancement in this art with the Ernie and Elsie Schneider Endowment for Excellence in Preaching that fosters support for innovative 21st century proclamation.