Each year the seminary brings outstanding lecturers to Dubuque to share their insights and scholarship with the community at large.

Warren Lecture

The Florence L. Warren Lectureship, established through the generosity of Florence, late friend of the seminary, has brought to the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary distinguished scholars, who have lectured on topics related to religion and culture. Past lecturers include Mortimer Adler, Elam Davies, Samuel and Eileen Moffett, Bishop K.H. Ting, and Dr. Susan Pitchford.

Berger Lecture

The Berger Lectures on Preaching were established by alumni/ae and friends of the seminary in memory of the late professor of preaching, David I. Berger.

Past Lecturers include
2008:  Richard B. Hays, Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School
2009: Dr. Miriam Adeney, Associate Professor of Global & Urban Ministries, Seattle Pacific University
2010: Rev. Dr. Craig Barnes, Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh Seminary
2011: Rev. Dr. Jana Childers, Professor of Homiletics & Speech Communication, San Francisco Seminary
2012: Dr. James Edwards, Bruner-Welch Professor of Theology, Whitworth University
2013: Dr. Anna Carter Florence, Columbia Theological Seminary
2014: Dr. David Lose, Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary
2015: Dr. Joseph Small, Office of Theology and Worship, PC (USA)
2016: Dr. Ellen Davis, Interim Dean and Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke Divinity School
2019: Pastor Sandra Maria Van Opstal, Executive Director, Chasing Justice, Author of The Next Worship
2020: Rev. Jonathan E.L. "Pastah J" Brooks, Author of Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods

Woods Lecture

The John P. Woods Distinguished Lectureship in Religion and Culture seeks to bring to the University of Dubuque campus a person who is able to speak concerning the links between culture and religion, whether in contemporary America or in some historical period, whether in literature or the other arts. The lectureship was established in 1987, with John P. Woods as the initial lecturer.

Future lecturers will be chosen for their particular experience to broaden the religious and cultural perspectives of the seminary student body.

The seminary anticipates the possibility of bringing in persons from both parish ministry and academic settings who could speak to the various artistic manifestations of faith and the various faiths that are manifested through cultural works.
The John P. Woods Distinguished Lectureship in Religion and Culture will recognize for future generations the significant contribution that Reverend Woods has made to the church and society.

Past Lecturers include
2008: Robert K. Johnston, Professor of Theology and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary
2009: Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson, R.W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament & Christian Origins, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
2010: Dr. Rodger Nishioka, Columbia Theological Seminary
2011: Rev. Dr. Chip Andrus, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Harrison, Arkansas
2012: Dr. Lester Ruth, Research professor of Christian worship, Duke Divinity School
2013: Dr. Katharine Henderson, Auburn Theological Seminary
2014:  Jeff Barker, Professor of Music and the Arts, Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies; Professor of Theatre and Speech, Northwestern College (IA)
2015: Dr. Luke Powery, Dean of the Chapel and Associate Professor of the Practice of Homiletics, Duke Divinity School
2016: Rev. Carol Howard Merritt, Christian Century Blogger, Author of Tribal Church
2021: Dr. Emerson Powery, Professor of Biblical Studies, Messiah University