Dirk G. Lange
Associate Professor of Worship and Chair of History/Theology Division

Dirk G. LangeEmail:
dlange001@luthersem.edu

Office:
651-641-3476    NW 210I

Curriculum Vitae for Dirk G. Lange

Courses

WO 0515 01PUBLIC WORSHIP-LDRSP IN WORD SACRAMSummer Session 2014-2015

With the aim of preparing evangelical leaders of public worship, this course engages the student in the experience of worship as an encounter between God's Word and community. It combines the practice of communal worship with biblical, theological, historical, and interfaith reflection. The course focuses on embodied skills of liturgical planning and presiding through a creative, Gospel-rooted approach to rituals, sermons, art, music, and hymnody (local and global, as well as ecumenical, traditional, and contemporary) of Christian worship practice. Through these practices, students give witness to Jesus Christ in God's mission of reconciliation, justice, and peace for all creation.

WO 4550 01LIFE PASSAGES-LITURGY AND PREACHINGSummer Session 2014-2015

At times of transition and crisis, we need to hear a word from God, to pray, and to mark our transition with the sign of the cross. The course explores existing rites and the theology that they engage for such occasions as marriage, sickness, and death. There is also discussion of how to develop a pastoral response to situations for which there has not been any rite in the tradition (e.g., still birth or entry into a nursing home, dealing with murder or suicide). May count as either a Worship elective or a Systematic Theology elective. Fulfills PR3530.

CD 1645 01RIGHTEOUSNESS-BEG OF GODS CREATION Spring Semester 2014-2015

An investigation of the notion of “righteousness” in Paul's letters, in writings of Luther and other Reformers, in recent literature, and in the activity of the contemporary church. By interpreting and studying others’ interpretations of this key theological concept, the course inquires into what it means to understand and live the gospel as God’s disruptive and merciful in-breaking. Employing righteousness as lens for considering God and God’s relationship to the world, the course further explores related biblical imagery, the nature of good works, the shape of Christian worship and spirituality in differing contexts, and the practices of Christian communities. FULFILLS IC2630-94 INTERPRETING/CONFESSING OR NT2210-19 PAULINE TRADITION TIME OF COURSE CHANGED ON 12/22/14 TO THURSDAY MORNINGS 8-10:50AM.

CD 1645 99 RSRIGHTEOUSNESS-BEG OF GODS CREATION Spring Semester 2014-2015

An investigation of the notion of “righteousness” in Paul's letters, in writings of Luther and other Reformers, in recent literature, and in the activity of the contemporary church. By interpreting and studying others’ interpretations of this key theological concept, the course inquires into what it means to understand and live the gospel as God’s disruptive and merciful in-breaking. Employing righteousness as lens for considering God and God’s relationship to the world, the course further explores related biblical imagery, the nature of good works, the shape of Christian worship and spirituality in differing contexts, and the practices of Christian communities.

Speaking Topics:

Dirk G. Lange 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

  • Ecumenism
  • Luther on Worship
  • Spirituality
  • Taize
  • Worship/Daily Prayer (communal)
  • Worship/Daily Prayer (individual)

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Biography:

Dirk G. Lange, Associate Professor of Worship, has come to Luther Seminary from the Lutheran seminary in Philadelphia where he taught liturgy and homiletics. Dirk's ministerial experience has covered a wide spectrum of activities, but all under one umbrella: liturgy in the lives of people. During the 1980s, as a brother of Taizé, he worked with church leaders and many lay people involved with

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