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e-Newsletter - Volume 6, Number 8
Video Lecture Series - "Lent: Dying, Rising, and Living Anew" with Dr. Rick Lowery and Rev. Linda McCrae
by Bill Anderton

Getting ready for Lent involves some thinking, praying and setting the stage for the changes that we hope to introduce into our lives in the weeks ahead.  Even though we may think we may be hidden away until we are ready, we find in the Hebrew Scriptures of the First Testament that God is not waiting around for the seasons to change. 

God is relentless: From the first day of Lent, the Ash Wednesday, the Scriptures we hear (and read and study) make God’s call to us clear: “Return to me with your whole heart.”

The first month of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere may seem too soon to begin thinking about Spring, and the lengthening of days which we know as the “Lenten Season.” But it isn’t ... especially not for the busy pastor who will be faced soon enough with “Ash Wednesday."

Join us in this weekly journey of video lectures by Dr. Rick Lowery, followed by video dialogue between Rick and his pastor, The Reverend Linda McCrae, as we prepare ourselves for the experience of study and preparation like the early church prepared converts before baptism on Easter Eve. What better way to discover meaning for TODAY than to join with colleagues in this video course and its weekly live conference calls with Dr. Lowery in advance of each Sunday’s text.

Click here to see a free video sample of our new course.


After Dr. Lowery's lecture, each video contains a discussion of the text between Dr. Lowery and Rev. Linda McCrae of Central Christian Church of Indianapolis.


The Lectures Are Intended for Sermon Preparation for the Lenten Season

The Virtual Classroom for this lecture series is open NOW and you can register online TODAY with a credit or debit card and receive instant access to the classroom and all of the videos for the duration of the Lenten season.

Click here to register.

Over Four Hours of High-Quality Video-on-Demand

The video lecture series consists of video-on-demand sessions totaling 4:10 (h:mm) of high-definition high-quality professionally-produced multi-camera video.

Each of the six sessions begins with Dr. Lowery's lecture about the week's text.

All video-on-demand sessions are delivered by video streaming that features Adaptive Streaming support to ensure that each user receives the highest possible stream quality that each individual broadband connection will allow. The videos can be accessed from anywhere at any time with nothing more than a web browser and a broadband connection.

Please tell your colleagues about this new course!
"Lent: Dying, Rising, and Living Anew"
By Dr. Richard Lowery, Ph.D.

With additional discussion with Rev. Linda McCrae.
New Lenten Lectures
This course explores the Hebrew Bible lections for Lent in the Revised Common Lectionary, Year C, beginning with the alternate suggested reading for Ash Wednesday (Isaiah 58) and ending with the Fifth Sunday in Lent.

Course Fee:




Christian College and TransformingTheChurch.org have endeavored to make this course as RELEVANT and as ACCESSIBLE to as many Pastors as possible. Our pricing is set in order to ensure that even those on a “lean” professional development or educational budget can participate. This is not only fresh, new content for Lenten preparation, but affords several hours of direct interaction with the instructor. We believe that the VALUE is unsurpassed, and we offer this course to the Church and Her Servants with hopes that you can participate.