Established by a generous gift from SCAPC members Ed and Donna Lupberger,
the Lupberger Lecture Series hosts noted theologians for a weekend of theological study.

Standing in our Baptismal Power: Spirituality for the Ages

Dr. Lord’s lectures will engage the rite and theology of baptism to help us think about the church as a community of the baptized and what a baptismal spirituality means for the life of faith in this storm-tossed world. A baptismal spirituality anchors us in the dying and rising of Christ, the communion of saints, and the Spirit’s life-giving care. Standing in our baptismal power means we can navigate rough waters and continuously change course as we orient toward God’s abundant life.


What does it mean to say that the church is a community of the baptized?
How have you seen your baptismal identity guiding you at different stages of your life?
Can you give examples of how the church’s baptismal spirituality is connected to mission and social justice?

Sunday, November 12, 2023

8:30 a.m.

Worship Service, guest preacher

9:30 a.m.

Class: "Standing in our Baptismal Power"
Frampton Fellowship Hall

10:30 a.m.

Worship Service, guest preacher

12:00 p.m.

Light Lunch & Talk
Land Building

Jennifer Lord, Professor of Homiletics and Liturgical Studies
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Jennifer L. Lord majored in Ancient Studies and English Literature at Albion College in Michigan. She completed her MDiv at Princeton Theological Seminary, was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in 1990, and served as solo pastor for yoked churches in upstate New York. In 1997 she began doctoral work in homiletics and liturgical studies at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California. She was assistant professor for worship and preaching and dean of the chapel at Lancaster Theological Seminary. She joined the faculty at Austin Seminary in 2005, where she also served as dean of the chapel. Currently she is professor in the Dorothy B. Vickery chair for Homiletics and Liturgical Studies, teaching introductory and advanced courses in worship and preaching.

Dr. Lord is a past president of the North American Academy of Liturgy, former treasurer for the Academy of Homiletics, editorial board member for Connections: A Lectionary Resource (WJK), author of The Sunday Meeting (Cascade) and Finding Language and Imagery, Elements for Preaching series (Fortress), and numerous lectionary resources. Additional interests include pilgrimage, the impact of 24/7 time on spiritual practices, and the annual running of her hometown race, the Indy 500.

Articles by Dr. Lord