The narrative sagas of the Hebrew Scriptures give access to some of the Bible’s most interesting and challenging figures as well as powerful opportunities for Christian proclamation.
Dayton, OH (PRWEB) June 29, 2013
United Theological Seminary will host the 11th Annual Preaching Retreat: Preaching Biblical Narrative from Aug. 13, 2013, to Aug. 15, 2013.
Dr. Richard Eslinger and Dr. Joni Sancken will be the instructors for "Preaching Biblical Narrative," which will run from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Pohly Meeting Center at United Theological Seminary, 4501 Denlinger Road, Dayton, OH, 45426.
The narrative sagas of the Hebrew Scriptures give access to some of the Bible’s most interesting and challenging figures as well as powerful opportunities for Christian proclamation. "Preaching Biblical Narrative" will trace the stories foundational to the people of God, spanning from Abraham and Sarah to the Wilderness Wanderings. During the three days of the Seminar, a selected series of Hebrew Scripture passages from Year A of the Revised Common Lectionary will be explored with regard to interpretation and preaching strategies. A variety of homiletical methods will be employed as we seek to hold together the deep meaning that these narratives hold in their own right as well as trajectories that connect to broader themes in Christian scripture. CEUs are available.
Dr. Eslinger is United's Professor of Homiletics and Worship, and Dr. Sancken will be joining United's faculty as Assistant Professor of Homiletics in January.
For more information or to register for Preaching Biblical Narrative, visit United’s website or contact Georgia Alexander at 937.529.2201 or at cwpa(at)united(dot)edu.
United Theological Seminary, now in its 142nd year, is one of the fastest growing theological schools in the United States. It was founded in 1871 by Milton Wright, a Bishop in The United Brethren Church and father of Wilbur, Orville and Katherine Wright. United offers accredited, innovative graduate and non-degree education programs for both clergy and laity. See http://www.united.edu for more information.