Douglas Webster
October 14, 12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Divinity Hall N-101
Contact: Anna Russell
Email: akumpuri@samford.edu

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For this fall's Text to Sermon lecture series we will be joined by four Beeson faculty members as they go from Scripture text to the delivered sermon.

This week Dr. Doug Webster will walk through his recent sermon, "The Arc of Devotion," on Psalm 73, explaining how he moved from text to sermon.

Lunch will be provided for those who register.

Douglas Webster joined the faculty in 2007 as 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.