Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969), the founding minister of Riverside Church in New York City, was regarded by Martin Luther King, Jr., as ‘‘the greatest preacher of this century.” One of liberal Protestantism’s most influential voices, Fosdick was a proponent of ecumenical Christianity, pacifism, and civil rights, whose radio sermons and writings reached millions.
Since 2016, Augsburg Campus Ministry has hosted the Fosdick Lecture on Preaching in March. Gifted preachers and storytellers have shared their insights on preaching and topics important to them.
Watch for more information on the 2023 Fosdick Lecture.
Previous Fosdick Lectures
2016 William Kent Krueger, Minnesota Author, “Storied by God”
2017 Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, Minister, Riverside Church, “Good New/Bad News: Preaching the Gospel and the Headlines”
2018 Rev. Mark Hanson, Founding Director of Interfaith at Augsburg, “Unbind Them! Let Them Go! Preaching Resurrection Hope”
2020 Rev. Dr. David Lose, Senior Pastor, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN, “Does Preaching Still Matter? More than Ever!” The 2021 Fosdick Lecture is available on YouTube.
2021 Rev. Ingrid Rasmussen, Lead Pastor, and Rev. Angela Khabeb, Senior Associate Pastor, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN, “Preaching in a Time of Crisis”