You can now download the audio and/or text versions of sermons and addresses delivered by Louisville Seminary faculty and guests in the Frank H. and Fannie W. Caldwell Chapel each academic year.
At the Chapel Sermons Blog, download the recent Convocation address by Dr. Johnny B. Hill, assistant professor of theology and newest member of the LPTS faculty. Hill’s address, “Reclaiming the Prophetic: Toward a Theology of Hope and Justice in a Fragmented World,” focused on the deep roots of prophetic Christian heritage, from which one can learn the language of hope and justice. In his address Hill spoke about the need for a theology of hope that speaks contextually and holds deeper meaning for those who are suffering.
Or, download a faculty sermon from one of the community chapel services: such as Dr. Christopher Elwood’s “A Death in Egypt,” based on Genesis 49:29 - 50:14, in which he encourages individuals to wrestle with questions of cultural differences and faithfulness; or Dr. Amy Plantinga Pauw’s sermon for World AIDS Day entitled, “Gathering the Outcasts of Israel” (Isaiah 56:1-8).
Worship is central to community life at the Seminary. The community gathers in Caldwell Chapel, Wednesday through Friday, to encounter God, individually and corporately, through Word and Sacrament. On special days during the liturgical year, additional services of worship, like the Service of Lessons and Carols, includes spouses, children, and the larger community. Regular participation in worship is central to the spiritual formation of students.
In consultation with the student worship coordinator and the director of spiritual formations, our three-day-a-week chapel services are designed and led by students, faculty, administrators, and staff with equal opportunity to preach and lead the liturgies.
The Louisville Seminary faculty is distinguished in academic fields vital to training leadership for the church, with credentials from some of the world’s leading theological institutions, including Duke, Emory, GTU, Harvard University Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary, Yale, Vanderbilt, Union Theological Seminary (New York), Union-PSCE Theological Seminary (Virginia), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
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