Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

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Lecture/Workshop: "To Teach, Delight, and Move: Preaching and Rhetoric in a New Age of Evangelism"

Tuesday, October 2- Wednesday, October 3

Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad, IN, will present the 22nd annual John S. and Virginia Marten Lecture in Homiletics on Tuesday, October 2, at 7 p.m. Central Time in the conference room on the fifth floor of St. Bede Hall, on the Saint Meinrad campus.

This year’s lecturer is Dr. Lucy Lind Hogan of Washington, D.C., whose talk is titled “To Teach, Delight, and Move: Preaching and Rhetoric in a New Age of Evangelism.” Contemporary Christians live in a challenging environment - from the New Evangelization to indifference in religion to militant atheism. Dr. Hogan will explore how rhetoric, both in its classical and contemporary approaches, assists the preacher in navigating this complicated terrain to proclaim the good news of Christ and God’s love.

She will also conduct a workshop on Wednesday, October 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Central Time in the Flexible Conference Room, located on the fourth floor of Newman Hall. Both the lecture and the workshop are free and open to the public. The workshop will be based on the model presented in the previous evening’s lecture.

Dr. Hogan is the Hugh Latimer Elderdice Professor of Preaching and Worship at Wesley Theological Seminary, where she has taught since 1987. The intersection of rhetoric, persuasion, and preaching has long been the focus of Dr. Hogan’s teaching and academic writing. 

She has been an officer in the Academy of Homiletics as well as Societas Homiletica, the international homiletics society. Among her many authored and co-authored works are Grateful Speech: An Invitation to Preaching,The Six Deadly Sins of Preaching: Becoming Responsible for the Faith We Proclaim, and Connecting with the Congregation: Rhetoric and the Art of Preaching.

This lecture/workshop series is made possible by an endowment established by the John S. Marten family of Indianapolis. For over two decades, Virginia Marten and the late John S. Marten have generously supported the homiletics program at Saint Meinrad.

There is no cost for the lecture or workshop, but registration is encouraged. For more information, contact Dr. Richard Stern at (812) 357-6627. Parking is available behind St. Bede Hall, as well as at the Guest House and student parking lots.