A series of videos on books, movies and events at Concordia Seminary
David Schmitt and Dean Nadasdy
Conversations in Preaching: Dr. Dean Nadasdy
Dr. David Schmitt, the Gregg H. Benidt Memorial Professor of Homiletics and Literature at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, chats with Lutheran theology scholar Dr. Dean Nadasdy about his recent publication of The Beautiful Sermon: Image and the Aesthetics of Preaching. The book is the first title in The Conversations in Preaching Series from Concordia Seminary Press, the publishing arm of Concordia Seminary. In The Beautiful Sermon, Nadasdy sets preaching in the context of aesthetic theology. He highlights preachers who have contributed significantly to aesthetic theology such as Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther and Jonathan Edwards. Nadasdy explores seven elements that contribute to the beautiful sermon and the various approaches to using images in preaching Read more about the book Beautiful Sermon.
Thomas Egger and Jon Vieker
Meet the Professor: Dr. Jon Vieker
Concordia Seminary President Dr. Thomas J. Egger sits down with Dr. Jon Vieker, who became associate professor of Practical Theology in August 2021. He also serves as dean of chapel. Vieker previously served as senior assistant to Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) President Dr. Matthew C. Harrison (2010-21) and assistant director for the LCMS Commission on Worship. He was involved with all aspects of research, development, editing and production of the seminal Lutheran Service Book and its core companion volumes. In his role as dean, he oversees daily chapel services. “Chapel is an opportunity to feed the Seminary community with the Gospel preached and with Sacraments on Wednesdays and then also to model how Lutheran worship is done in this place,” he says. “That’s a great joy.” Learn more about Vieker.