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The Rev. Dr. Richard A. Jensen Presents "Thinking in Pictures," July 5-6 During ACTS Preaching Residency at LSTC

Posted Jun 13, 2006

As part of the Association of Theological Schools (ACTS) Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program, the Rev. Dr. Richard A. Jensen, former dean of the program, will present the Don M. Wardlaw Lectures July 5 and 6 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Augustana Chapel at LSTC. The lectures are free and open to the public. Augustana Chapel at LSTC is at 1100 East 55th Street, Chicago.

"The Wardlaw Lectures provide us with a wonderful opportunity to hear from and be in conversation with some of the leading voices in homiletics," said Dean Satterlee. "Welcoming our friend Dick Jensen, who continues to be a real fan and supporter of the program, makes this year's lectures extra special."

Richard A. Jensen, Axel Jacob and Gerda Maria (Swanson) Carlson Professor of Homiletics, emeritus, is renowned for his emphasis on story and narrative preaching. His latest emphasis is preaching in images, or "thinking in pictures." His Wednesday, July 5 lecture will be on "Seeing Salvation: The Church's Struggle with Words and Images." On Thursday, July 6, Jensen will speak on "Visualizing Salvation: The Nitty-Gritty of the Task" For more information about the lectures and the ACTS D. Min. in Preaching Program, visit

Jensen's books include Preaching Matthew's Gospel, Preaching Luke's Gospel, Preaching Mark's Gospel, and Thinking in Story. He was a popular host of the radio program, "Lutheran Vespers."

During the ACTS Doctor of Ministry in Preaching residency, preaching students lead daily worship in the Augustana chapel, 11:30-12 noon Tuesday, June 20 through July 7 (no chapel on July 4 or the days of the Wardlaw Lectures.) Students in the program come from a variety of denominations. Richard A. Jensen will be preaching for the Friday, July 7.

The ACTS Doctor of Ministry in Preaching program is jointly sponsored by six Chicago seminaries: Chicago Theological Seminary, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, McCormick Theological Seminary, North Park Theological Seminary, Northern Baptist Seminary, and Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. The program produces transformed preaching in congregations and other ministry contexts by combining course work with leading homileticians in a ecumenical learning environment and preaching projects that are integral to the life and mission of participants' ministry contexts.


Jan Boden
Director of Communications

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Its approximately 290 students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in the masters level and advanced studies programs. Graduates become pastors, other church leaders, and university and seminary professors. LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, allowing students to cross-register among the 12 member seminaries and drawing on a wealth of ecumenical resources. LSTC enjoys a number of cooperative arrangements with the University of Chicago.

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