Emil Brunner’s First Sermon

Preaching at the Fraumunster

Emil Brunner, freshly ordained, preached his inaugural sermon on the 14th of April in 1912.   Unlike so many theologians Brunner actually had Pastoral experience, and never abandoned the Pulpit for the lectern- serving in both his entire life, which is precisely what makes him so profoundly important and insightful.  The topic- almost as though he already knew his major path- was “Jesus: The Divine Man”.

His much later series of sermons on the Apostle’s Creed is moving and profound.

If you can track down his sermons, do so.  You’ll be glad you did.

Author: Jim

I am a Pastor, and Lecturer in Church History and Biblical Studies at Ming Hua Theological College.