Randy A. Nelson
Director Emeritus of Contextual Education, Melvin A. Hammarberg Professor of Contextual Education

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Speaking Topics:

Randy A. Nelson is available to speak at your congregation's event or adult forum on the following topics. For other faculty and staff resources, visit our Online Resource Guide

  • A Christian Looks at ... (specific social issues)
  • Introduction to Social Ministry and Social Ethics
  • The Church and Politics


M.A., Ph.D.University of Chicago Divinity School
Chicago, IL
1970, 1978
M.Div.Lutheran School of Theology
Rock Island and Chicago, IL
B.A.Gustavus Adolphus College
Saint Peter, MN


Randolph Nelson became a member of the Luther Seminary faculty as an assistant professor in 1975 and was named the Melvin A. Hammarberg professor of contextual education in 1982.

He was assistant to the pastor of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Chicago in 1968-75 and was ordained in 1975. During that same period, Nelson was affiliated with Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago as instructor in church



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