Douglas Webster
April 17, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Divinity Hall S-111
Contact: Anna Russell

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A Conversation on Pastoral Commentaries

Doug Webster will discuss a pastoral approach to biblical scholarship with special attention given to The Psalms: Jesus’s Prayerbook (his forthcoming commentary on the Psalms will be out in June).

We will have available an assortment of his pastoral commentaries: Follow the Lamb: A Pastoral Approach to The Revelation; The Christ Letter: a Christological approach to preaching Ephesians; Outposts of Hope: First Peter’s Christ for Culture Strategy; Jeremiah: A Parable of Jesus; The Parables: Jesus’s Friendly Subversive Speech; Preaching Hebrews: The End of Religion and Faithfulness to the End.

The workshop will include lunch, refreshments, and a copy of one of his books. 

Douglas Webster joined the faculty in 2007 as a professor of Pastoral Theology and Christian Preaching. Before coming to Beeson Divinity School, he was the senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church of San Diego (1993-2007). He has taught at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Canada and served churches in Toronto, Bloomington, Denver and New York City. He has authored several books including, A Passion for Christ: An Evangelical Christology, Selling Jesus: What’s Wrong with Marketing the Church, Soulcraft: How God Shapes Us Through Relationships, Discipline of Surrender: Biblical Images of Discipleship, Under the Radar: A Conversation on Spiritual Leadership, A Christmas Journey: Filled with Wonder, Marked by the Cross, Jeremiah: A Parable of Jesus, Text Messaging: A Conversation on Preaching, Table Grace: The Role of Hospitality in the Christian Life, Living in Tension: A Theology of Ministry, The Christ Letter, Follow the Lamb, and Outposts of Hope. He and his wife, Virginia, have three adult children and five grandchildren. Webster is ordained in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1991-present). He is currently working on a pastoral commentary on the Psalms. In addition, he is researching and writing in three main areas: Christ and culture, pastoral identity, and preaching the whole counsel of God.