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Community members listening to a lecture at the Rethinking Confirmation event

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Not a Myth but a Man

Please join us as we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will reflect on the significance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s influence, as well as ways in which we can learn from and live out his legacy.

Martin Luther King, Jr. has taken on almost mythical status, and for good reason. But more than a myth, King was a man—a human being with strengths, weaknesses, flaws, and gifts. Join the Rev. Kenneth Wheeler for an in-depth exploration of how King’s particular human context both strengthens his witness and reveals a God who uses imperfect people to accomplish greatness.

Schedule of Events

All events take place in the Olson Campus Center at Luther Seminary and are free and open to the public.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

7 p.m. Open Mic Night. Bring your poem, song, or reading exploring the question, "What does beloved community mean to you?"

Monday, January 15, 2018

9 a.m. Keynote Speaker: The Rev. Kenneth Wheeler
11 a.m. Worship
12 p.m. Community Lunch


Keynote Speaker: The Rev. Kenneth Wheeler

Rev. Kenneth WheelerThe Rev. Kenneth Wheeler will be speaking. He’s a retired pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who has served as an anti-racism trainer in the Greater Milwaukee Synod and on the board for the Commission for Multicultural Ministries. In 2012, he was a recipient of the Milwaukee Black Excellence Award, honored as a religious leader. The Rev. Wheeler has traveled to Tanzania to study the growth of the church there, as well as to Kenya as part of a delegation to engage in missional conversations between North and South partners. He has a B.A. in Religion from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN.), and an M.Div. from Trinity Lutheran Seminary (Columbus, OH). 

We hope you will join us for this important event! No RSVP required.