Crossings Table Talk

Do you like to get together and talk theology? 
If you get excited about the Gospel, you should join us! 
 

We get together once a month and discuss an essay from our Crossings library.  There will be a different discussion leader for each session for the sake of variety and emphases. 

These talks are free and we hope you will join us, but you MUST pre-register via email with Cathy Lessmann.  After registering, you will receive an invitation to join our Zoom-based Crossings Table Talk.   

 


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Upcoming Session:


 December 14, 2021  (Tuesday at 1 PM CDT)

Let’s Roll!” The Mission of Christ the Insurgent, A.D. 2010"  by Jerome Burce.

Discussion Leader:   Rev. Dr. Jerome Burce



Let’s Roll!” The Mission of Christ the Insurgent, A.D. 2010




     We are thrilled to be able to connect, talk theology with you, and share in the hope of the Gospel.  As you are aware, these events are free to you.
    With your generous donations, we are able to offset the costs of these events and will be able to
    offer more opportunities for discussion and learning in the future. Thank you for your involvement in Crossings and your support in our mission!



    Previous Table Talks:

     November 16, 2021  (Tuesday at 1 PM CDT)

    Confessing the Faith"  by Robert Bertram.

    Discussion Leader:   Rev. Dr. Michael Hoy


    Confessing the Faith of the Church




     October 26, 2021  (Tuesday at 1 PM CDT)

    Freedom Under Law"  by Robert Bertram.

    Discussion Leaders:   Rev. Dr. Steven Kuhl


    Freedom Under Law 





     September 28, 2021  (Tuesday at 1 PM CDT)

    Funeral Fails and Grace:  How I Learned to Stop Celebrating Life and Preach the Gospel"  by Rev. Matthew Metevelis.


    The second reading is: "Memento Mori" (Thursday Theology June 28, 2007) by Edward Schroeder.  Ed includes a Memorial Funeral "The Last Passage" preached by Fred Niedner.

    Discussion Leaders:  Rev. Matthew Metevelis and Rev. Dr. Fred Niedner



    Funeral Fails and Grace:  How I Learned to Stop Celebrating Life and Preach the Gospel




    Memento Mori (Thursday Theology June 28, 2007)




    Homily for Thomas A. Droege Memorial Service




     July 27, 2021  (Tuesday at 1 PM CDT)

    "Preaching the Prognosis: Keeping the Gospel in Good Works"  by Steve Hitchcock.

    Discussion Leaders: Steve Hitchcock,  Rev. Candice Wassell and Rev. Dr. Bruce Modahl



    Why is the Gospel not Preached? A Note to a Friend




    Preaching the Prognosis: Keeping the Gospel in Good Works




     June 22, 2021  (Tuesday at 1 PM CDT)

    "It can't be all that bad: Why God's Deadly Diagnosis of our Human Condition Matters"  by Steven E. Albertin.
    Discussion Leader: Steve Albertin and Lori Cornell


    It Can’t Be All That Bad: Why God’s Deadly Diagnosis Of Our Human Condition Matters




    Please also take a minute to read and/or listen to the sermon "Talk to My Lawyer"  by Steve Albertin.  It will be part of the discussion at this month's Table Talk.

    Talk to My Lawyer



     May 18, 2021  (Tuesday at 1 PM CDT)

     "How our Sins were Christ's"  by Robert Bertram.
    Discussion Leader: Rev. Dr. Matthew Becker


    How our Sins were Christ's






    April 20, 2021  (Tuesday at 1 PM CDT)

    “The Homiletical Bind: Preaching Law and Gospel in the Congregation” by Rev. Dr. Steven E. Albertin
    Discussion Leader: Rev. Dr. Steven E. Albertin

    We ask that you please read the attached sermon, "Having It All" before the session begins.  Steve hopes it will provide a concrete example of what can seem simply theoretical.

    The Homiletical Bind: Preaching Law and Gospel in the Congregation






    March 23, 2021  (Tuesday at 1 PM CDT)

    Is There a Lutheran Hermeneutics?” by Edward H. Schroeder
    Discussion Leader: Rev. Dr. Bruce Modahl


    Is There a Lutheran Hermeneutics?






    February 23, 2021  (Tuesday at 1 PM CST)

    Ethical Implications of Military Leadership” by Robert W. Bertram
    Discussion Leader:  Steven Kuhl


    Ethical Implications of Military Leadership





    January 26th, 2021  (Tuesday at 1 PM CST)

    The Orders of Creation—Some Reflections on the History and Place of the Term in Systematic Theology
    by Edward Schroeder
    Discussion Leader:  Dr. Kathryn Kleinhans
     



    The Orders of Creation - Part 1




    The Orders of Creation - Part 2




    The Orders of Creation - Part 3





    December 8th, 2020  (Tuesday at 1 PM CST)

    The Hermeneutical Significance of Apology IV” by Robert W. Bertram
    Discussion Leader:  Steven Kuhl
     


    The Hermeneutical Significance of Apology IV




    November 10, 2020, at 1 PM CST

    The Miller Lectures: “Luther and the Liberation of the Laity: Part I: The Liberation They Enjoy
    and
    Part II: The Freedom They Employ
    by Edward Schroeder
    Discussion leader:  Fred Niedner
     



    Luther and the Liberation of the Laity: Part I: The Liberation They Enjoy




    Luther and the Liberation of the Laity: Part II: The Freedom They Employ





     October 6, 2020, at 1 PM CST

    The Lively Use of the Risen Lord” by Robert W. Bertram
    Discussion Leader:  Steve Albertin
     


    The Lively Use of the Risen Lord