Summer Preaching Seminar:
Preaching in a Time of Dissonance

Preaching in a Time of Dissonance: A Four-Part Harmony

17th Annual Summer Preaching Seminar

Date: August 7-9, 2018

Featuring: Dr. Richard Eslinger, Professor Emeritus of Worship and Homiletics, United Theological Seminary


  • Dr. Joni Sancken, Associate Professor of Homiletics, United Theological Seminary
  • Dr. Elise Eslinger, Compiler and Editor of The Upper Room Worshipbook: Music and Liturgies for Spiritual Formation


Place: United Theological Seminary

CEUs: 1.8 ($20)

General registration: $200
United alumni/ae: $140
Students (non-masters credit): $35
CEU certificate: $20


Preachers today have their work cut out for them. Our congregations are polarized politically, racially and culturally. How can preachers navigate this territory with integrity and hope? Beginning with a love of Scripture, the practice of preaching also demands the virtues of authenticity, truthfulness, prophetic passion and pastoral compassion. The 2018 Summer Preaching Seminar proposes that these virtues create a musical blend that can guide congregations and leadership into greater harmony amidst cultural discord.

About the Featured Speaker

Richard Eslinger is Professor Emeritus of Worship and Homiletics at United Theological Seminary. In 2012 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Homiletics. The author of seven books, including Preaching and the Holy Mystery: The Eucharist as Context and Resource for Proclamation (OSL Publications, 2016), he consults at United, Perkins School of Theology and The University of Notre Dame.