Byberg Preaching Workshop 2020
January 27-29, 2020
Registration is in two parts:
Part One: Conference registration for program and meals; link is up and running on Registration page.
Part Two: Best Western Ocean View in Seaside, hotel info is also on registration page,
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Karoline M. Lewis, Ph.D.
Karoline M. Lewis is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, where she has taught since 2007.
Lewis is the author of SHE: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry (including an accompanying facilitator guide, participant guide, and DVD) and John: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. She was one of the 100 religious scholars in the United States to contribute to the Values and Voices Campaign (valuesandvoices.com). Her next two books are Embody: Five Steps to Leading With Integrity and A Lay Preacher’s Guide: Eight Steps Toward Crafting a Faithful Sermon (both in May 2020).
Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Lewis holds degrees from Northwestern University (B.A.), Luther Seminary (M.Div.), and Emory University (Ph.D., New Testament Studies and Homiletics). She has served as Treasurer of Academy of Homiletics and Regional Coordinator for the Upper Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature. Lewis is the Program Director of the Festival of Homiletics and Chair-Elect of the Homiletics and Biblical Studies Section of the Society of Biblical Literature.
Lewis leads conferences, workshops, and retreats internationally on the Gospel of John, the New Testament, interpreting the Bible, preaching, leadership, and women in ministry. She is a contributing writer for Working Preacher, co-host of the site's weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave, and authored the Dear Working Preacher column for five years. Visit karolinelewis.com for resources on preaching and being a woman in ministry.
Theme: “Conversation Matters: Preaching John in Matthew's Lent”
What does a preacher do with Lent Year A when faced with four of the most important passages in John? Especially when you have been doing just fine preaching through Matthew? Our time this year at the Byberg Conference will focus on the homiletical possibilities of these texts, with a larger vision cast toward the particularities and sensitivities when it comes to preaching on the Fourth Gospel. Time spent with these rich and wonderful stories will not only speak about the meaning of faith to your congregations, but will also enrich your own sense of call as a preacher.
Presentation One: The Conversation Between Jesus and Nicodemus (John 3:1-17; 2nd Sunday in Lent)
Presentation Two: The Conversation Between Jesus and the Woman at the Well (John 4:5-42; 3rd Sunday in Lent)
Presentation Three: The Conversation Between Jesus and the Man Born Blind (John 9:1-41; 4th Sunday in Lent)
Presentation Four: The Conversation Between Jesus and Martha (John 11:1-45; 5th Sunday in Lent)
AND Serving as Chaplain:
Kristy Daniels is serving in her second call at Church of Steadfast Love in Compass Housing Alliance, Pioneer Square, Seattle. She has been at COSL for 12 years. She grew up in Washington and attended Pacific Lutheran University. She majored in Sociology and Social Work. From PLU she attended Luther in St. Paul. In her free time she like to read, knit, sew, and garden. Some of the things that she truly enjoys about her current ministry setting are the diversity, how grateful people are, the visible formation of community, and how active the congregation is in the synod.
Musician: Chris Ode/Living Stones...Established in 2006, Living Stones Prison Congregation is a ministry of the ELCA operating "behind the walls" of the Washington Corrections Center (Shelton). Having accepted the call to serve Living Stones in mid-2018, Pastor Chris Ode spends his time ministering directly to the members of the congregation, developing reentry resources and opportunities, and sharing stories from "the inside" with outside congregations and community groups. He lives happily with the funniest woman on earth, two inquisitive young children, a pair of loyal - but dense - Labrador retrievers, and four aging chickens. In his spare time, he produces and performs with a local theatre and film company.