Join us November 3rd-4th, 2017, for the 10th Annual Conference on the Lutheran Confessions with theme centered around celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. You'll have the opportunity to:
Registration is free for all students & seminarians and $10 (if registered before October 25th; $15 after) for all others. Registration includes dinner, breakfast, lunch and of course, gemütlichkeit. The conference will be held at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in the heart of the historic German Village in Columbus, Ohio. Invite friends, family and pastors - we look forward to seeing you there!
THE WITTENBERG PROJECT: AN ATTEMPT AT RECOVERY
The Reformation left an indelible mark on the religious and political make-up of Germany. But theological, ideological and demographic upheavals since then have changed the churches as well as their theology. The establishment of a Lutheran centre in the Old Latin School re-establishes confessionnal Lutheranism in Lutherstadt Wittenberg. (with power point)
HOW THE REFORMATION GOT STARTED AND WHY: IT’S STILL ABOUT JESUS
The medieval church as it presented itself around 1500. The newly founded University at Wittenberg, and especially the theological faculty there, begins to deal with the question of relics, indulgences and other church aberrations. Luther’s “tower experience”: What is “righteousness”? The establishment of a public school system and the increase in literacy.
QUESTIONS TO LUTHERANS IN NORTH AMERICA: WHAT THEOLOGICAL ISSUES ARE WE FACING?
Transplanting European church dealings to the new world: customs, language, forms of church leadership, ethnic ministry outreach etc. Facing pioneer conditions on the American frontier. The attempt to establish an “American Lutheranism”. Lutherans today confront theological Liberalism in mainline churches and militant secularism in society.
HOPE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, LCMS