North and East Pastors’ Conference 2019 – The Joy of the Journey

North and East Pastors’ Conference 2019 – The Joy of the Journey – Playlist

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One of the perks of being a pastor is spending time in the Word. Yes, a lot of it is simply “work.” But can you study a pericope and NOT discover something new? And, often enough, an hour or two has suddenly gone by and we get to sit back with a smile and say with King David, “Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart” (Psalm 119:111).


  • The Joy of the Journey: an Overview of “Joy” in Philippians – Rev. Dr. John G. Nordling
  • Locating Paul in the Letter’s Salutation – Rev. Dr. John G. Nordling
  • To Live is Christ, to Die is Gain – Rev. Dr. John G. Nordling
  • Pondering the Christ Hymn – Rev. Dr. John G. Nordling
  • President’s Report – Rev. Dr. David P. E. Maier


Rev. Dr. John G. Nordling
Professor of Exegetical Theology 
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, In.

Rev. Dr. John G. Nordling is a professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Ind. (CTSFW). He received his M.Div. from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo; an M.A. in Classics from Washington University in St. Louis; and a Ph.D. also in Classics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Nordling served as pastor at Grace English Ev. Lutheran Church and School in Chicago, Ill. from 1990–1994. He taught at Valparaiso University from 1994–1999 and at Baylor University from 1999–2006, after which he joined the faculty at CTSFW. He developed Lutheranism & the Classics, a biennial conference for pastors, classicists, and educators. He has authored two books and a number of academic articles on the Pauline epistles, slavery, and social issues.

Nordling and his wife Sara have been married since 1985.