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.
Upcoming lecture: Jan. 25, 2018, 4 p.m. by Ron Choong, Director, Academy for Christian Thought in New York. "Religious Encounters along Chinese and Indian Silk Roads: Reflections on the Spiritual and Inter-Religious Issues in Christian Missions"
Past lecture: Feb. 2, 2017, by Kenneth Mtata, General Secretary, Council of Churches in Zimbabwe.
Watch 2017 Burgess Lecture
- Patrick Keifert Public Lecture, Oct. 11, 2017: “Being Welcomed by the Stranger: A Future for Theological Education?” Access audio recording
Past lecture: April 25, 2017, by Ellen F. Davis, Interim Dean and Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke Divinity School, followed by a conversation with Krista Tippett, host of "On Being"
Ellen F. Davis lecture and conversation with Krista Tippett
Past lecture: Oct. 3, 2016, by Lost and Found, (musical duo Michael Bridges and George Baum).
Watch 2016 Aus Memorial Lecture
Past lecture: April 19-20, 2016, by Dennis Olson, Charles T. Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J.
Watch: "My God, Why? The Variety of Biblical Responses to Suffering"
Watch: Sermon, Apr. 20, 2016
Past lecture: Sept. 17, 2014, by 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"