Seasons of Gifts: Preaching from Christmas to Epiphany

Event date: Monday, November 28, 2011, from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Emmanuel College

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Seasons of Gifts
Preaching from Christmas to Epiphany

A Multi-Site Seminar Sponsored by the Princeton Monthly Conversations Series

Monday, November 28
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Emmanuel College, Room 205

Christmas and Epiphany each present distinct opportunities and challenges for gospel proclamation. Christmas is one of the most joyful festivals at which to preside and preach, but it can be challenging to find something fresh to say, while Epiphany often feels like the “overlooked” season of the church year as most of us leave the revelry of Christmas far behind before the Magi arrive on January 6th.

Join us as we explore these seasons in more depth, attending closely to the appointed texts for these Sundays and discussing strategies for faithful and creative proclamation.

Seminar Instructor

David LoseThe Reverend David Lose is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary and the leader of the creative team that developed and Sermon Brainwave. Lose holds a Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and earned his doctorate in homiletics from Princeton Theological Seminary. Ordained in 1993, Lose served three ELCA congregations in New Jersey between 1993 and 2000 before joining the faculty of Luther.

Lose is the author of Making Sense of Scripture (2009), a book that helps everyday Christians read the Bible with greater understanding and enjoyment, and Confessing Jesus Christ: Preaching in a Postmodern World (2003), which was named one of the "Top 10 Books of 2004" by the Academy of Parish Clergy. A popular speaker, Lose has lectured and led workshops throughout the country and internationally.


Reverend Lose will lead this interactive webinar for regional gatherings of preachers throughout the country. Come to Princeton to participate in the group that gathers here, or contact us to organize a gathering of preachers in your own area.


10:15-10:30 a.m.    Introduction
10:30-11:30 a.m.    Presentation by David Lose
11:30-12:00 p.m.   Directed Small Group Discussion with Jennifer Weetman, Emmanuel AD Student
12:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   Concluding Interactive Online Discussion with David Lose

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