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Craig A. Satterlee's When God Speaks Through You: How Faith Convictions Shape Preaching and Mission published by Alban Institute

Posted Jan 16, 2008

Dr. Craig A. Satterlee's latest book, When God Speaks Through You: How Faith Convictions Shape Preaching and Mission (ISBN 978-1-56699-3, paper, $17.00) has been released by The Alban Institute. In it, Satterlee shows how individuals and groups can identify and articulate their convictions about the Christian faith. It invites pastors and parishioners to discuss together how their faith convictions shape their lives and the congregation's worship, life together, and mission. For more details on When God Speaks Through You, or to order the book, visit

Ronald J. Allen, the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Preaching and New Testament at Christian Theological Seminary said of the book, "Satterlee skillfully helps people identify how they can become better listeners by developing better understandings of the purposes of preaching, of how their social and theological locations influence what they hear, and of how they can respond. Preachers and laity should read this book together."

Craig A. Satterlee occupies the Axel Jacob and Gerda Maria (Swanson) Carlson Chair of Homiletics at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He is the dean of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools Doctor of Ministry in Preaching program. Satterlee is the author of numerous books and articles, including When God Speaks Through Change: Preaching in Times of Congregational Transition (Alban Institute, 2005) and with Lester Ruth, Creative Preaching on the Sacraments (Discipleship Resources, 2001). He is a sought-after teacher, speaker and preacher who continues to do interim parish ministry in the Chicago area.


Kathleen D. Billman
VP for Academic Affairs

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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