2015 Mid-Winter Convocation

Theme: Religious but Not Spiritual?

Jan. 28-30, 2015
Luther Seminary
St. Paul, Minn.

Spiritual but not religious. SBNR.


Maddeningly, the slogan is everywhere—and yet its popularity grows. Once the stuff of special features, SBNR is now just another lifestyle category—a box to check on dating sites. Once the polite response of celebrities to talk show queries, kids and grand-kids have now joined the cause.


It's tempting to wring our hands, to spout off about laziness and lack of commitment. But what's really going on here? And what, in the midst of it all, is God calling Christian public leaders to learn—and unlearn?
Framed by lively exchanges between a social scientist, a theologian and a pastor, these are just some of the questions we'll engage during the 51st Mid-Winter Convocation at Luther Seminary this February.
Join the conversation. Reclaim the vibrancy and authenticity of the distinctly spiritual and religious way of Jesus.

Plenary Sessions:

Nancy Ammerman, Principal Investigator, Spiritual Narratives in Everyday Life Project
Lois Malcolm, Author, “Holy Spirit: Creative Power in Our Lives”
Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastor, House of All Saints and Sinners, Denver