E-lert - August 2013

Fall lectures welcome Martin Junge and Philip Jenkins

This fall, we are pleased to host two interesting and inspiring lectures, the Word & World Lecture on Sept. 11 and the Andrew S. Burgess Lecture in Global Mission on Oct. 14. Both of these lectures continue the legacy of our annual lecture series.

Word & World Lecture

Sept. 11, 1:30 p.m.
Chapel of the Incarnation

Martin Junge, general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, will give a lecture titled "Reformation and Inculturation: Towards the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation" for this annual lecture series on topics important to Christian ministry in today's world.

"The Lutheran Reformation is about the gospel, pure and simple, a word of life and liberty that transcends denominations, nationality and race," said Fred Gaiser, professor of Old Testament and editor of Word & World. "As the first Latin American to serve as general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, Chilean theologian and pastor Martin Junge is uniquely qualified to speak about the cultural significance of the Reformation."

For more information, visit www.luthersem.edu/lectures/wordworld

Andrew S. Burgess Lecture in Global Mission

Oct. 14, 4 p.m.
Chapel of the Incarnation

Philip Jenkins, distinguished professor of history at Baylor University, will give a lecture titled "Four Horsemen: The Catastrophic Four Years That Remade the World's Religions" for this annual lecture series on global mission and the Christian tradition.

"We live in a time of historic shift in Christianity—the shift of Christianity's center of gravity to the global south," said Global Mission Institute Director Robera Battal. "Philip Jenkins, a world-renowned scholar on global Christianity, will examine this shift and explore its meanings and implications for mission. Additionally, Dr. Jenkins will focus on the nature of global Christianity and trace its birth to the years of World War I."   

For more information, visit www.luthersem.edu/lectures/burgess