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Hendel, Satterlee Featured in Mosaic Television DVD "Holy Communion"

Posted Nov 14, 2006

Insights from Lutheran School of Theology faculty members Kurt K. Hendel and Craig A. Satterlee are featured in the new Mosaic Television DVD "Holy Communion" scheduled to be released December 1.

Satterlee, Axel Jacob and Gerda Maria (Swanson) Carlson Chair of Homiletics, and Hendel, Bernard, Fischer, Westberg Distinguished Ministry Professor of Reformation History, talk about the centrality of Holy Communion to the Christian faith and Luther's understanding of the Eucharist and how it shaped our own understanding.

"We have echoes of the Eucharist in all of the meals of Jesus," said Satterlee. "And one of the ways we can think about what the Eucharist is, is to look scripturally at all of those meals."

"The wonder that I found in Luther's understanding is that God always comes down to us," said Hendel. "And the Eucharist, especially if you affirm real presence in some material sense . . .is that God in Christ literally enters us to transform us."

For more information about "Holy Communion" visit Mosaic Television's homepage at

The Rev. Dr. Craig A. Satterlee is dean of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS) Doctor of Ministry in Preaching program. His latest book is When God Speaks Through Change: Preaching in Times of Congregational Transition. He is a prolific writer and preacher.

The Rev. Kurt K. Hendel is director of the master of arts program at LSTC and the author of numerous articles on Reformation and church history. He is currently engaged in a lengthy research project on the sixteenth-century reformer, Johannes Bugenhagen.


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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