Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Preaching Workshop

Lenten Preaching Workshop

Monday, January 17, 2022

8:30 a.m. – Class begins
10:00 a.m. – Chapel
10:30 a.m. – Coffee and fellowship – Student Commons
11:00 a.m. – Class
12:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – Class
4:30 p.m. – Class ends


Shadows of the Cross

In this Lent series, Dr. Peperkorn will trace the cross and atonement through the Old Testament, particularly some of the major narratives, such as the sacrifice of Isaac and the bronze serpent. Particular attention will be paid to why it is important in preaching the cross and resurrection that our Lord have a body (corpus) in art and imagery. A special lecture will be included on how to introduce the crucifix into the art and worship of the Lutheran congregation.


Dr. Todd A. Peperkorn

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions

Rev. Dr. Todd A. Peperkorn is a 1996 (M.Div.) and 1999 (S.T.M.) graduate of CTSFW. He earned his B.A. in history in the pre-seminary program at Concordia University Nebraska (CUNE) in 1992. He recently completed his D.Min. in preaching at The Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis. For the past ten years, he served as Senior Pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rocklin, California. Prior to that, he served as pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, for twelve years, and for three years as an admission counselor at CTSFW. The author of several books and articles in the areas of mental illness, preaching, and American church history, he also brings several decades of parish experience to bear on forming pastors. His wife, Kathryn neé Brandt, (CUNE ’93, Ball State M.Mus., 1999), is a Lutheran music teacher and singer. They have four children: Renata is a junior and Isabella a freshman at Concordia University Nebraska; Richard is a sophomore at Concordia Lutheran High School; and Beata is in eighth grade at St. Paul’s Lutheran School.


$40.00 per person, includes lunch. You may register using the form included in this brochure or by going online to ctsfw.edu/PreachingWorkshop.


In the Daniel’s Lantern of The Wayne and Barbara Kroemer Library.

Additional Information

Email Symposia@ctsfw.edu or phone (260) 452-2204.