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Public Lectures

Bring scholarship to daily life

Each year, Luther Seminary hosts lectures by renowned scholars who explore theology, Bible, faith and other topics from academic perspectives for the benefit of the seminary community.

All lectures are free and open to the public, and, unless otherwise noted, are held in the Chapel of the Incarnation in the Olson Campus Center. View a campus map. 

Recent lectures:

April 21-22, 2015
Larry Rasmussen, Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics, Union Seminary, NYC
Conversation: "Integrating Green in Congregations"

Lecture: "Creation, Sin, and Sacrament in the Anthropocene"


Sept. 22, 2014
Walter Brueggemann, Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary
Lecture: "Preaching the Old Testament"

Sept. 17, 2014
John Swinton, Professor, Centre for Spirituality, Health, and Disability, University of Aberdeen, U.K.

"Time, Hospitality, and Belonging: Towards a Practical Theology of Mental Health" 

March 26, 2014
Peri Rasolondraibe, Honorary President of the Antananarivo Synod of the Malagasy Lutheran Church

Oct. 14, 2013
Philip Jenkins, Distinguished Professor of History, Baylor University; Co-Director for Baylor's Program on Historical Studies of Religion in the Institute for Studies of Religion; and Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Pennsylvania State University