Byberg 2012 – Craig Satterlee

January 30-February 1, 2012

Presenter: The Rev. Craig Satterlee

About our Presenter

Craig A. Satterlee is professor at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, where he holds the Axel Jacob and Gerda Maria (Swanson) Carlson Chair in Homiletics. He is also Dean of the ACTS Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program and adjunct professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame.

Professor Satterlee received the B.A. from the University of Michigan, M.Div. and S.T.M. (pastoral care) from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio, and M.A. and Ph.D. in homiletics and liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Professor Satterlee is the author of seven books, serves as editor of “Preaching Helps” for Currents in Theology and Mission, and frequently contributes to both scholarly and ecclesiastical journals. Dr. Satterlee’s scholarly interests include the relationship of preaching and areas of congregational life and mission, including liturgy, spirituality, stewardship, mission, and leadership. He also studies patristic preaching, most notably that of Ambrose of Milan, and the worship of the early church.

Professor Satterlee is described as belonging  “to the relatively small group of working homileticians whose work can justifiably be said to have changed the agenda of the discipline.”  His books are described as “superb examples of practical theology, remaining fully theological while engaging on-the-ground realities in the life of the church.”

Dr. Satterlee is vice president of the North American Academy of Liturgy, and a member of Societas Liturgica, Societas Homiletica, and the Academy of Homiletics.

Ordained in 1987, Pastor Satterlee served congregations in Upstate New York and Michigan before being called to LSTC. He regularly leads continuing education events throughout the church. Firmly grounded in parish ministry, Pastor Satterlee currently serves as consulting pastor of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Glenwood, IL, and also preaches and presides in congregations of the ELCA.

As a person who is legally blind, Dr. Satterlee has a passion for ministry with persons with disabilities and a unique perspective on the Christian faith, church, and world.

Craig and his family make their home in Chicago’s Hyde Park.

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Suggested Books:

Charles L. Campbell, The Word Before the Powers:  An Ethic of Preaching (WJK, 2002).

Jana Childers, Birthing the Sermon:  Women Preachers on the Creative Process (Christian Board of Publication, 2001).

Anna Carter Florence, Preaching as Testimony (WJK, 2007).

Mike Graves, The Fully Alive Preacher:  Recovering of Homiletical Burnout (WJK, 2006(.

Eunjo Mary Kim, Preaching in an Age of Globalization (WJK, 2010).

Cleophus J. La Rue, I Believe I’ll Testify:  The Art of African American Preaching (WJK, 2011).

James R. Nieman, Knowing the Context: Frames, Tools, and Signs for Preaching (Fortress, 2008).

Craig A. Satterlee, Preaching and Stewardship: Proclaiming God’s Invitation to Grow, The Alban Institute, Herndon, VA, 2011.

Craig A. Satterlee, When God Speaks through You: How Faith Convictions Shape Preaching and Mission, The Alban Institute, Herndon, VA, 2007.

Christine Smith, Preaching Justice:  Ethnic and Cultural Perspectives (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2008).

Session One: When the Preacher Is the Sermon

Session Two: What Is a Sermon?

Session Three: What About Them?

Session Four: Preaching About Money