New Resource for Adult Faith Formation through Preaching and Liturgy

Life in Christ: Rooted, Woven, and Grafted into God’s Story is a new resource from Concordia Publishing House by the Rev. Dr. Adam T. Filipek, pastor of Holy Cross and Immanuel Lutheran Churches in Lidgerwood, North Dakota. In this video, Pastor Filipek speaks about his approach to articulating the Gospel of Jesus Christ—both in the book and in his preaching. He advocates for a narrative approach with an emphasis on typology as way to connect Old Testament stories with the fulfillment of God’s salvation through Christ in the New Testament. Also central to his approach is connecting that story of salvation in Scripture to “the story” of the hearer, so that people in the pew experience the “for me” of the biblical narrative.

In this video of four minutes, Pastor Filipek provides examples of this narrative approach. You must be logged into Google to view the video.

To read some reviews of the book, Life in Christ: Rooted, Woven, and Grafted into God’s Story, and for information on ordering it, click here.

Stained glass window: From Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lidgerwood, ND; for more information on the church’s windows, click here.