There is wide spread confusion in American culture regarding sex, marriage and gender which greatly complicates Christian life and witness. This Seminar prepares Christians to advocate confidently, purposefully and positively for the biblical vision of human sexuality within their families and in the public square not merely on religious freedom grounds, but as a matter of common sense, compassion and human flourishing.
Dr. Lucas Woodford teaches on how to preach, teach, catechize, evangelize and care for souls in a world of increasing sexual delusion and chaos. Using Scriptural teaching as well as case studies from his own pastoral practice, Dr. Woodford will provide useful examples of how to apply our Lutheran theology using actual examples of pastoral work.
SPOTLIGHT on Ministry Conference, 9/10 October 2012, Waukesha, Wisconsin Dr. John W. Kleinig — Adelaide, Australia
Featuring lectures from Dr. John Kleinig: The Family Altar, Access to the Father’s Grace: Finding Help for Ourselves and Others, Rejoicing in God’s Law: On Preaching the Decalogue Positively, Enacting God’s Word in the Divine Service, The Cleansing Blood
Featuring lectures from Dr. John Kleinig: The Lost Art of Meditation, Daily Sanctification, Called to Be Thanks-givers and Praise-Singers, Spiritual Empowerment for Unashamed Ministry, Dealing with Spiritual Abuse
Featuring lectures from Dr. John Kleinig: The Mystery of Christ, Headship and Subordination, Dealing with Anger, Spiritual Warfare, The Use of Blessing in Pastoral Care
Christian households and churches alike are trying to figure out how to navigate a world that seems to have lost its direction on foundational matters of faith, interpersonal relations, sexuality, marriage and family. How do we communicate the biblical story of God’s love in Christ Jesus to a culture that considers it outmoded and bigoted?
Pastoral care is difficult. It involves careful attention to both the Scriptures and the people we care for. But we don’t learn it alone; we need to cultivate the company of other pastors, living and departed. In May 2015 the Fellows of our DOXOLOGY Collegium traveled to Kalispell, Montana to sit down with Rev. Eugene Peterson, noted pastoral theologian and author of more than 20 books on pastoral care, for a discussion on our favorite topic: the classic heritage of the cure of souls and its contemporary application.
With the legal redefinition of marriage, the confusion regarding gender, and rapidly changing sexual mores in society, biblical singles, couples, and parents are looking for guidance in articulating and promoting a positive view of the Christian vision for marriage and sexuality. Our goal is to equip people with the tools to speak constructively and to live confidently amid the current confusion.
Dr. Menuge tackles the complex problem of Post-Christian Christianity with a multi-dimensional approach that confronts the root of the problem rather than the symptoms. This approach deals with the will, intellect, and imagination of a person, specifically of those coming from the modern and post-modern worldview, with the goal of restoring the idea that Christianity is objectively true.