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Craig Satterlee Publishes When God Speaks Through Change: Preaching in Times of Congregational Transition

Posted Mar 10, 2005

When God Speaks Through Change: Preaching in Times of Congregational Transition, a new book by Craig A. Satterlee, offers help for preachers who wish to use significant events in a congregation's life to preach the gospel. Satterlee is associate professor and holder of the Axel Jacob and Gerda Maria (Swanson) Carlson Chair of Homiletics at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

When God Speaks Through Change is the collected wisdom of pastors who have led or are leading congregations through significant transitions. Through a grant awarded to LSTC by the Louisville Institute, a Lilly Endowment program for the study of American religion, Dr. Satterlee led a consultation of leaders identified for their preaching and leadership. The insights and conclusions in his book were tested and refined through courses offered in LSTC's Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry programs.

This, and Satterlee's other books are available at LSTC's Book Center (1-800-635-1116 ext. 753.) When God Speaks Through Change: Preaching in Times of Congregational Transition (ISBN 1-56699-297-4) is $18.00 plus tax and shipping.

Craig A. Satterlee, in addition to teaching and writing, serves as Dean of the Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS). He served congregations in upstate New York and Michigan before being called to LSTC. Satterlee holds a B.A from the University of Michigan; an M.Div. and S.T.M. (pastoral care) from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio; and an M.A. and Ph.D. in homiletics and liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame.

He is the author of three books and co-author with Lester Ruth of Creative Preaching on the Sacraments. Satterlee serves as editor of Homily Service published by The Liturgical Conference, and "Preaching Helps" in Currents in Theology and Mission.


Jan Boden
Director of Communications

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, forms visionary leaders who bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. It provides high-quality seminary and graduate education for women and men in a community that is global, multicultural, ecumenical, interfaith, and urban. LSTC faculty provides resources for the whole church through their research, writing, and workshops and presentations around the world. Graduates serve in every type of ministry setting as they work to realize the gospel vision of peace and justice.

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