Marten Lectures in Preaching

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Each year the Marten Program sponsors special lectures in preaching for the benefit of current Master of Divinity students and others.


Upcoming Lecturer

February 2018 - Deacon James Keating, PhD, Director of Theological Formation at the Institute for Priestly Formation, Omaha, NE

Past Lecturers

February 2017 - Dr. Anna Carter Florence, Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decature GA (Video links: Sermon on Exodus 1:8-14, 22, 2:1-10, "The Girls in the Reeds" and Lecture, “Come Back When You've Found Something True: Reading and Rehearsing the Script in the Scripture”)

September 2016 - Deborah Organ, DMin (Video link: "Speaking the 'Grief inside our Bones': Preaching and Trauma"

February 2016 - Fr. Paul A Janowiak, S.J. (Video link: "Meeting a Laboring World" From Idol Chatter to Holy Preaching")

October 2015 - Fr. Guerric DeBona, OSB, (Video Link: Lecture: "Recovering Our Voice: Reflections on American Catholic Preaching before the Second Vatican Council")

February 2015 -  Rev. Dr. Frank A. Thomas (Video links: Sermon on Lamentations 3:19-24: “Did Heaven Make a Mistake?”Lecture: “Keepin’ It Real: Preaching, Jay-Z and Hip Hop Poetics”)

2014 -  Sr. Theresa Rickard, O.P. (Video links: Sr. Terry's homily at Evening Prayer, Sr. Terry's lecture, "Preaching for the New Evangelization: Warming Hearts and Awakening Faith")

2013 - Fr. J. Michael Joncas  (Video links:  homilylecture: "Preaching and Singing God's Word: A Ministerial Partnership")

2012 - Tom Long

2011 - Luke Timothy Johnson

2010 - Fr. Ray Kemp

2009 - M. Catherine Hilkert, O.P.

2008 - Barbara Reid, O.P.

2007 - John Cavadini

2006 - Eugene Ulrich

2005 - Fr. John Pawlikowski, O.S.M.

2004 - Dianne Bergant, O.S.A.

2003 - Hugh Page

2002 - Fr. John Donahue, S.J.

2001 - Fr. Walter Burghardt, S.J. (also the inaugural lecturer, 1984)