NEW DATE! Fretheim Lecture in Biblical Theology

Dr. Walter Brueggemann

Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary

This lecture was rescheduled to Sept. 22 due to inclement weather.


"Why the Old Testament Must not Go Away"

Sept. 22

7 p.m.

This presentation will consider efforts in the church to deny the Old Testament and explore what is at stake in it for the church. Brueggemann will propose that its cruciality is found in the God who inhabits the text, a God who, in contrast, keeps the future open, engages in dialogic freedom, and subverts unbearable presents. The denial (or engagement with) the Old Testament is never a disinterested matter, but is always a matter that concerns material interests as well as well as intellectual probity.

Sept. 23

9:15 a.m.
"Preaching the Old Testament," Walter Brueggemann

This lecture invites pastors and church leaders to reflect on the theological and homiletical richness of the Old Testament.

11 a.m.
Chapel, Terry Fretheim preaching

11:30 a.m.
A conversation between Walter Brueggemann and Terry Fretheim

Want to talk about what you've heard with other attendees before you go? Join us for a $10 lunch buffet on campus. If you would like to join us for lunch, please contact Lynne Moratzka at or 651-641-3419 to register. Please include your name and contact information. Pay by cash or check at the door. 

Can't join us in person? Each of these presentations will be live-streamed. A link to watch the live-streamed events will be coming soon on this page.

All events will be held in the Olson Campus Center, 1490 Fulham St., St. Paul, Minn.
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