Fall Theological Conference


Preaching and Popular Media:
Technology, News, Movies, Music, and Social Media

with Rev. Dr. Karyn L. Wiseman
South Dakota Synod
2018 Fall Theological Conference
September 23-25
Pierre, SD



Karyn WisemanAbout the Theologian: Rev. Dr. Karyn L. Wiseman

Rev. Dr. Karyn L. Wiseman is Associate Professor of Homiletics at the United Lutheran Seminary with campuses in Philadelphia and Gettysburg. She is an ordained pastor in The United Church of Christ and has twenty years of experience pastoring churches in Kansas, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Her degree is in Liturgical Studies, with major study in both Preaching and Emerging Trends in the Church. She studied with Dr. Leonard Sweet and received her PhD from Drew University in 2006.

Dr. Wiseman is especially interested in engaging the 21st century church for vital ministry, equipping established communities to take on new models and methods for church, and employing postmodern ideas to reengage younger generations in preaching and worship. Social media is a big part of her work. Her first book, I Refuse to Preach a Boring Sermon: Engaging 21st Century Listeners, was published in 2013 by Pilgrim Press. She has written numerous commentaries for Working Preacher, ONScripture, Feasting on the Word, Feasting on the Gospels, and others. Currently she is working on her next book about preaching and social media.

Karyn lives with her family in the Philadelphia area where they love to visit historical sites, go to the movies, and to head up to NYC to see musicals/plays. Karyn utilizes social media in her personal and professional life and loves looking at the ways that culture and ministry intertwine. And she loves to preach.

Registration and Lodging

Register by September 7, 2018 at 5 PM CT
Cost: $110 ($10 late fee after September 7)
Registration is closed.


Clubhouse in Pierre
800 West Sioux Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501

  • Cost for a block of rooms under “South Dakota Synod: $139 plus tax (standard queen)
  • Reserve rooms by August 23rd
  • Each registrant is responsible for making lodging arrangments
  • Call 605-494-2582


All Devotions and Sessions will be hosted at Lutheran Memorial

Sunday, September 23

Before event – Dinner on your own
6:30 PM – Registration at Lutheran Memorial
7:00 PM – Devotions
7:30 PM – Session I
8:30 PM – Casual Gathering at Red Rossa @ ClubHouse Hotel

Monday, September 24

Breakfast – On your own
8:55 AM – Opening Prayer
9:00 AM – Session II & III
Noon – Lunch @ Lutheran Memorial
1:00 – 6:00 PM – Free Time
6:30 PM – Steak Dinner at Izaak Walton League (cost included)
8:00 PM – Bishop’s Hour – Q&A with Speaker

Tuesday, September 25

Breakfast – On your own
9:00 – 10:30 AM – Session IV
10:30 AM – Sending Worship

  • Fall Theological Conference
    09/23/2018 - 09/25/2018
    8:00 AM - 11:55 PM


320 E Prospect Ave, Pierre, South Dakota, 57501, United States

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