2022 MidWinters


2022 MidWinters


Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary's 2022 Midwinter lectures.

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The Reckless Reconciliation of God
Andrew Zirschky preaches on the prodigal son. The Scripture readings were Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 and 2 Corinthians 5:16-21.

On Your Mark, Go! Get Set
Building on her first MidWinter sermon, Betsy Lyles Swetenberg cautions against the danger of "running someone elses race" and asks us to reflect on what work God is calling us to today. The Scripture reading was Hebrews 12:1-3. The Scripture…

Look Up
MidWinters preacherBetsy Lyles Swetenberg encourages us to "look up" and remember those who came before amidst the sting of the continued separation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Scripture reading was Hebrews 11:17-34.

Tragedy Plus Time: Preaching Laughter in the Presence of Death
In the second Jones lecture of 2022, Matt Gaventa lectures on moving beyond catharsis to transformation.

Lessons on Courage: What the Church Can Learn from the Creators of #BlackLivesMatter and Octavia E. Butler’s Lauren
In this second Westervelt Lecture of 2022, Evelyn Parker proposes courageous practices for the church to combat injustice.

The Joke’s On Me: Comedy and Vulnerability in the Pulpit
In this first Jones lecture of 2022, Matt Gaventa discusses how stand-up's use of hurmor, vulnerability, and trust can spark pastoral moments.

Lessons on Courage: What the Church Can Learn from Ruby Doris Smith
Examining the faith-driven activism of Ruby Doris Smith, Evelyn Parker argues that Courage and Christian faith are inseparable in this first Westervelt lecture of 2022.
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