Mid-Winter Convocation 2017
Translating the Reformation: Table Talks Today
Olson Campus Center
1490 Fulham Street
St. Paul, Minn.
During his lifetime, Martin Luther would spend time with students conversing about God’s living presence in the midst of the struggles of daily life. The theology that emerged changed the political and religious landscape across all of Europe. Today, people are also faced with political and religious uncertainty; does our Lutheran heritage have something to offer?
We’ve paired Luther faculty with parish pastors to engage some of the issues our congregations are struggling with today – identity, divisiveness, technology, and community. Join these scholars and practitioners for fresh and honest conversations on how our distinctive Lutheran voice is uniquely gifted to speak into our world today.
Why Church? And Why Lutheran?
Lois Malcolm, Professor of Systematic Theology, Luther Seminary and Scott Richards, Pastor, two-point parish, Gaylord, Minn.
When God’s Promises Meet People: Conflict in the Church
Michael Chan, Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Luther Seminary and Hollie Holt-Woehl, Intentional interim pastor, the Minneapolis Synod
Now You See It: Table Talk in the Digital Age
Mary Hess, Professor of Educational Leadership, Luther Seminary and Keith Anderson, Pastor, Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, Ambler, Pa. and author
Confusion, Distancing or Fusing: Table Talk to Form Christian Communities Today
Patrick Keifert, Professor and Olin S. and Amanda Fjelstad Reigstad Chair of Systematic Theology, Luther Seminary and Greg VanDunk, Pastor, Atonement Lutheran Church, Muskego, Wis.
We hope you will be able to join us! Online registration opens in early November.