Worship in a time of change
Feb. 5-7, 2013
Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn.
Dirk Lange, Associate Professor of Worship, Luther Seminary
Dirk G. Lange came to Luther Seminary from the Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia where he taught liturgy and homiletics. Dirk's ministerial experience has covered a wide spectrum of activities, but all under one umbrella: liturgy in the lives of people. During the 1980s, as a brother of Taizé, he worked with church leaders and many lay people involved with the prayer groups in the Eastern European underground. During the early 1990s, he was engaged with the prayer and songs of Taizé. After leaving Taizé, he came to LTSP to study under Gordon Lathrop and then went on to do doctoral work under Don Saliers and Mark Jordan at Emory. He is editor and contributor of "Ordo: Bath, Word, Prayer, Table" (OSL, 2006), an introduction to liturgical theology and festschrift in honor of Dr. Lathrop. With Luther and Derrida as dialogue partners, Lange queries theology, its disruption and its rewriting through the lens of the liturgy. He has been involved with the Renewing Worship project of the ELCA, serving on the editorial board for Daily Prayer as well as participating on the development panels for Holy Communion. He has published several articles in the liturgical journal Worship as well as in several other scholarly journals. He is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy and founder and convener of the seminar group on Liturgy and Postmodern Questions. He is also a member of American Academy of Religion, Societas Liturgica and the Academy of Homiletics. He has also served parishes in Atlanta and Philadelphia.
Chris Trimble, Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Administration and Executive Director of the Center for Global Leadership, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth
Chris Trimble (www.chris-trimble.com) has dedicated the past 10 years to studying a single challenge that vexes even the best-managed corporations: how to execute an innovation initiative. In September 2010, a decade of research came to fruition with the publication of Trimble’s landmark book, "The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge," with Vijay Govindarajan. More recently, in April 2012, Trimble and Govindarajan published "Reverse Innovation: Create Far From Home, Win Everywhere," which applied their research to the specific challenge of innovating to propel growth in emerging markets. Notable articles include “Stop the Innovation Wars” in the July-August 2010 issue of Harvard Business Review with Govindarajan, which won a second-place McKinsey Award for the magazine’s best articles of the year, and “How GE is Disrupting Itself” in the October 2009 Harvard Business Review, with Jeff Immelt and Govindarajan. Trimble is on the faculty at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science. He has spoken all over the world.