Eden Seminary Storyboard

Congratulations to Recipients of 2016 Awards!


The Reverend Carol Shanks to Lead Eden's Contextual Education Program


Eden Alumnus Will Be Moderator of Presbytery of St. Andrew in Mississippi


Richard H. McClure to Receive Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Eden Seminary


All-In Music Project Shares an Evening of Worship, Celebration and Learning - April 29


The Reverend Karen Georgia Thompson to Address Graduates at Eden's Commencement Service May 13


Eden's Travel Seminars Offer Experiences of the Worldwide Church


"Don't Get Burned" Was a Win-Win for Everyone


Racial Justice Solidarity Delegation from World Council of Churches Visits Eden


The Reverend Starsky Wilson to Receive Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree


Lutheran School of Theology Announces Easter Term Offerings 2016


Dr. Tiffany Anderson to Receive Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree


Festival of Young Women Preachers at Eden April 7


Dr. Jason Purnell Received Reinhold Niebuhr Award


Ann Weems Dies at Age 81


Spring into LIFE - April 8-9


Session on Supporting Families at Life's End to be Offered at Eden - April 26


Dr. Gregory C. Ellison II Spoke at Spring Convocation


March 14 Event Featuring Author Jeanne Bishop's Perspective on the Death Penalty


Eden Seminary Welcomed Dr. Iva E. Carruthers to Campus March 30


Lutheran School of Theology Offers Workshop on February 11


Welcome New Students!


The Reverend Dr. Walter Brueggemann Spoke at Spring Convocation


OASIS Classes Meet at Eden Seminary


Eden Program Fosters Understanding about Christianity and Its Approach to Other Religions


Give Yourself a Mid-Winter Break at the LIFE Retreat - February 19-20, 2016!


Beyond Resistance: An Afternoon With John Dorhauer


Congratulations to the Reverend Starsky Wilson!


Dr. Leah Gunning Francis Spoke at Community Martin Luther King Event


2016 Spring Convocation - Forward from Ferguson: Prophetic and Pastoral Visions


Trinity Institute Offers Conference on Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice


Rahiel Tesfamariam Spoke at the Bracke Lecture on Congregational Leadership - February 12


Eden Faculty Participate in AAR SBL Annual Meeting


The Armin and Shirley Limper Program in Christianity and World Religions - January 15-17 in Coral Gables, Florida


Retired Eden Professor Makes Significant Gift to Support Christian Education


Start the New Year with LIFE - January 15-16, 2016!


Celebrating the Holidays at Eat. Bid. Learn.


Eden Professors Participate in "Scholars in Action" at the Carter Center


Eden Alumna the Reverend Shana Johnson Named as Illinois South UCC Designated Conference Minister


"Walking with Jesus" Links Old and NewTestaments


A Shared Thanksgiving Dinner at Eden


Eden Offers Full-Tuition Scholarship for Master of Divinity Exploratory Year


Eden's Virtual Advent Lectionary Workshops


Eden Welcomes Tammy Craig as Chief Financial Officer


New Elective Course on Inclusivity to be Offered in the Spring Semester


Congratulations to Three Remarkable St. Louisans with Eden Connections


CrockStar November 2015 Was a Big Hit!


Celebrate the Holiday Season at "Comfort and Joy" - December 18


Playing with God


Eat. Bid. Learn. - December 10


Annual Christmas Concert - December 9


Members of Eden Support Staff Enjoy a Saturday Outing


Eden Band Plays MoValoween


Experience the Fall Festival of Praise - November 20


Learn How to Make More with Less at CrockStar - November 18!


Eden Professor Accepts Call as Dean at Christian Theological Seminary


A Covenant Between Friends - A True Story


International Students Worship at Hope UCC


The Reverend Dr. Walter Brueggemann Honored


Gathered Together


Interfaith Partnership Annual Dinner and Celebration - November 5


The Challenge of a Borderless Chapel - Pfautch Lectures


All Saints' Day Worship


The Reverend Dr. Warren Crews Teaches Lutheran School of Theology Course


Bookstore Connects Eden Alums


American Red Cross Blood Drive at Eden Seminary - October 12


Come to LIFE - November 6-7 at Eden!


Minister-in-Residence Working to Open the Conversation


Healing Invisible Wounds: Moral Injury in War and Life


Eden Alumnus the Reverend Dr. Rudolph Raber Dies


Eden Alumnus on Leadership Team for St. Louis ADA Celebration


Eden Celebrated Dr. Adam Ployd's New Book with Book Signing on October 8


President Greenhaw Goes to Washington!


Ferguson and Faith Book Signing - October 7


Autumn Music Series Comes to Eden Seminary


St. Louis Metro CROP Hunger Walk October 11 at Eden


Dr. Jason Purnell Spoke at Schmiechen Lectures October 7


Festival of Psalms - What Our Bones Long to Sing - September 27 at Eden Seminary


Interfaith Concert - Building a Harmonious St. Louis


Historic Uniting Synod Name Badge - Still Uniting


Eden to Host Commissioning Ceremony for the Reverend Frank Krebs


Study Travel Seminars Bring Social Issues to Light


Eden Archivist Scott Holl Explores the History of Evangelical Synod in St. Louis


Start Something! God's Calling You Has Lasting Impact


Eden Says Goodbye to Bookstore Director Hannah Rice Hill


A Call for Change


Eden Students Support Community in First Event for BlackLivesMatter Immersion Course


The Reverend Geoffrey Black Spoke at Opening Convocation


Eden Begins the 2015-16 Academic Year at Opening Convocation - September 8


Eden's Roofing System Being Restored


LIFE Starts the Year with the September 11-12 Retreat


Take Us Out to the Ballgame!


Shantha Alonso Named Executive Director of Creation Justice Ministries


Dr. Massimo Faggioli Spoke at the Aquinas Institute August 30


Eden to Host Preaching Clinic - Proclaiming a Fierce Hope: Strengthening Our Voices in the Movement


BlackLivesMatter Course Offered at Eden in August


Congratulations to General Minister and President - Elect, Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer


Dr. Leah Gunning Francis Presents Workshop at General Synod


UCC Recommitting Itself to Being a Just Peace Church


Professor Christopher Grundy Leads Music at Synod


Eden Alumni Introduce Fellow Eden Graduate - the Reverend Dr. John C. Dorhauer at General Synod


Eden Offers Full-Tuition Scholarship for Master of Divinity Exploratory Year


Good Times at General Synod!


Destination Ohio! We're There!


Trucking to Synod!


Dr. Adam Ployd's New Book Offers a Fresh Perspective on Augustine's Theologies of the Trinity and the Church


A Prayer Service for Emmanuel AME Church


Eden Bookstore Takes Road Trip to UCC General Synod


Dr. Leah Gunning Francis is Author of New Book on Ferguson - Published August 4


Eden Hosted Art&Air Fair - June 5-7


Eden Alum Susan Artt Will Serve as Vice Moderator at the UCC's General Synod


Eden Seminary Grieves the Death of the Reverend Dr. Jerry Paul


Fontbonne University Honors Dr. Leah Gunning Francis


Eden Archivist Scott Holl Receives Prestigious Award for His Contributions in the Field of Genealogy


Ben Sanders III to Join Eden Faculty in Fall 2015


The Reverend Douglas Anders Received Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree


Lutheran School of Theology Course - Preaching John


The Reverend Traci Blackmon Received Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree


K Wentzien Received Doctor of Humane Letters Degree


The Longest Loss: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Educational Session


The Reverend Dr. Luther Smith, Jr. Received Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree


Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor Addressed Graduates at Eden's Commencement


The Proctor Conference Has a Profound Impact


Dr. Christopher Grundy Spoke at Spring Convocation


Juried Papers Shared at Spring Convocation


Eden Welcomes the Reverend Geoffrey Black as Visiting Professor


Congratulations to Eden Alum Agripa Ndatila!


Ministry and the Prophetic Preacher


2015 Travel Study Seminar to Costa Rica and Nicaragua - A Powerful Experience


Spring into LIFE - April 17-18, 2015!


CrockStar 2015 - A Full Commons for a Fun and Educational Event!


Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr. Spoke at Eden During Spring Convocation


Painting for Peace - Community Creating Connections Toward Hope and Peace


Eden Students Serve at First-Time Shelter - Assisi House


Dr. Norman Wirzba Spoke at Spring Convocation


Dr. Mark Chaves Spoke to a Full House at the Bracke Lecture on Congregational Leadership


Eden Alum Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer Named Candidate for UCC General Minister and President!


Eden is Represented at the Proctor Conference


Spring Convocation April 7-8, 2015 - Food & Faith


Dr. Ellen Davis Spoke at Spring Convocation


Rev. Dr. John Bracke to Facilitate Lutheran School of Theology Workshop - February 12


Expand Your Horizons at LIFE - March 6-7, 2015!


President Barack Obama Visits Head Start in UCC Church


Dean Deborah Krause Speaks at MCU Event


Come to CrockStar 2015!


Dean Krause Led Lectionary Workshop for Clergy


Religious Leaders Urge 2016 Presidential Candidates to Care for the Poor


Engaging in Urban Theology


2015 Travel-Study Seminar Goes to Costa Rica and Nicaragua


Lamentations


St. Louis Religious Leaders Named "People of the Year" Includes many related to Eden Seminary


Hallelujah!


Educating for Hope and Change


Start the New Year with LIFE!


Pray Out at Eden


Eden Volleyball Team Begins 2014-2015 Season


Advent Worship Resources Featuring Materials Provided by Members of Eden Community


Eden Hosts Forum on Ferguson with Methodist Theological Seminary in Ohio


Eden's Annual CHOPPED - A Culinary Delight!


Show-me Marriage - Eden Alumni Perform Weddings Following Historic Ruling in Missouri


Creative Gift Challenge: The Balance of Christmas Giving


Congratulations to Denise Stauffer!


Dr. Leah Gunning Francis Spoke on Racial Profiling and Policy Brutality at Doane College


President Greenhaw Participated in Interfaith Panel - From Klinghoffer to Ferguson and Beyond


Join in the Fun for Eden's Annual CHOPPED Event


Annual Christmas Concert


Rev. Nikotemo Sopepa - Working Toward Unification Through Ecumenical Interaction


Eden Celebrates Legacy of Social Justice


Eden's Professor Clint McCann Presents at IPM General Assembly


Our Whole Lives Training for Facilitators to be Offered at Eden


East African Children's Choir Concert Friday, November 7


Members of the Eden Community Participate in Ferguson October Demonstration


All Saints' Day Worship


New Location for the Food Pantry at Eden


Dr. Jing (Cathy) Zhang Spoke at the Schmiechen Lectures on November 18


Eden Seminary Changes Class Schedule on October 13 to Provide Opportunity for Participation in Ferguson Protest


Explore Your Faith at LIFE - November 14-15!


St. Louis Symphony Trombones Performed at Eden


Interfaith Partnership Annual Dinner and Celebration October 30 - Rev. Dr. David Greenhaw and Leigh Hunt Greenhaw to Be Honored


Dean Deborah Krause is Contributor to the Fortress Commentary on the Bible


Dr. Damayanthi Niles Presented at AANATE Conference


Lutheran School of Theology Offers Michaelmas Fall Term Courses


Free Flu Shots Were Offered at Eden October 10


Dr. Leah Gunning Francis Participated in Mother 2 Mother Forum on September 22


Congratulations to Eden Graduate Seth Agidi!


Festival of Psalms - Singing Justice - September 28 at Eden Seminary


Eden Seminary Welcomes New Director of Admissions - Tiffany Pittman!


St. Louis Metro CROP Hunger Walk Took Place October 12 at Eden


Dr. Leah Gunning Francis - Giving Voice and Empowering


The Journey Begins at the Opening Session of LIFE - September 19-20!


Congratulations to Eden Archivist Scott Holl!


President David Greenhaw Spoke at Interfaith Commemoration in Music on September 7


Celebrate Eden - Friday, September 26!


Christ the King UCC Hosts Community Action Forum


Engaging Our Faith in Protest of the Moral Outrage in Ferguson, MO - A Community Forum with Ruby Sales


Interfaith Leaders Offer Support for the Family of Michael Brown and Call for Change


Eden Alum Provides Online Resource Focused on Aging


Eden Mourns the Loss of Beloved Professor Emeritus - Dr. Lowell Zuck


Role of Spirituality in Well-Being of LGBT Community is Topic of Educational Event


Eden Welcomes New Students to Orientation


Fighting Apiru Playing This Summer


Opening Convocation at Eden Seminary - September 2


New Technology in Eden Seminary Classrooms


Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon to Speak at Aquinas Institute of Theology


Rev. Dr. K. Jesurathnam to Visit Eden Seminary


Art and Spirituality with Poet and Priest Spencer Reece


Eden Alum Serves Intentional Community for Young Adults


Bringing Arts and Faith Communities Together


Innovative Program Fostering Leadership in a New Generation of Clergy


Missouri's Student Religious Liberties Act - Does It Serve Religious Liberty?


History Inspires the Present


Eden Receives Sizeable Gift from Former High School Teacher


Eden Theological Seminary 2014 Commencement


Eden Students Attend the Festival of Homiletics


Working Toward Understanding and Change


Summer Courses Offered by Lutheran School of Theology


Eden Bookstore - On the Road Again


Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers


Eden Theological Seminary Wins Lawsuit Against City of Webster Groves


Rev. Dr. Damayanthi Niles is Promoted to Full Professor


Eden Seminary is Searching for a Director of Admissions


Eden Hosts Informative Session on International Disability Rights


Eden Hosts Art and Air Fair


Dr. Frank Thomas Addressed Graduates at Eden Commencement


Rev. Dr. David Ruhe Received a Doctor of Divinity Degree


Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune Received a Doctor of Divinity Degree


Shalom Award Presented to the Missouri Association for Social Welfare


Rev. Dr. Martha Robertson Retires


Judge Jimmie Edwards Received a Doctor of Laws Degree


Congratulations to Recipients of 2014 Awards!


Juried Papers Presented at Spring Convocation


Thank You Class of 1964!


Keep Calm and Continue Hebrew


Rev. Dr. Carl Schenck - We Wish You Well!


Ida Early - A Woman of Achievement


Bowling With Professors!


Bishop Robert Schnase to Speak at Opening Convocation - September 2


A Rich Heritage of Caring, Healing, and Teaching


Book Signing and Celebration for Dr. Laurel Koepf Taylor


GOD LOVES UGANDA to be Shown at Eden May 8


Reflections on the Journey


Gospel Mass Performed at Eden April 30


Pulpit Fiction Provides Opportunity for Insight and Interaction


Thank You St. Lucas UCC!


Celebrating the Deaconess Spirit at Spring Convocation April 22


Come and See What Your Life Could Be Like


Students Shared Their Culinary Skills at CHOPPED


Rev. Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown Spoke at Eden


Dr. Laurel Koepf Taylor Spoke of Children at Spring Convocation


Spring Was In Air at the April 25-26 LIFE Retreat!

Bracke lecture series inaugurated

Bracke lecture series inaugurated

The first of a lecture series created in honor of longtime Eden professor John Bracke took place on Friday, February 15, 2013. Dr. Bracke, Martha McCall Egan Professor of Biblical Studies, taught Old Testament and congregational leadership. Dr. Bracke retired from the seminary in 2012 after teaching for 28 years.

The inaugural lecture of the John Bracke Lecture Series featured Dr. Richard Lischer, an expert in the areas of homiletics and ministry. The event began with worship at 10:30am, followed by the lecture at 11 and lunch at 12:30pm. 

Lischer is the James T. and Alice Mead Cleland Professor of Preaching at Duke's Divinity School and received in 2007 a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Homiletics. In his scholarly work Dr. Lischer has sought to portray proclamation as an integrated theological activity. He also has explored the interactions of preaching, politics and contemporary culture, notably in The Preacher King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Word that Moved America and in his most recent book The End of Words. His theological memoir, Open Secrets, evokes the hidden dynamics of ministry in a small-town parish. His latest book, Stations of the Heart: Parting with a Son, will be released April 2, 2013.

A native of St. Louis, Professor Lischer's graduate theological training is in systematic theology. He is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has nine years of pastoral experience in rural and suburban settings. He joined the Duke Divinity School faculty in 1979 and teaches in the areas of homiletics and ministry.

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