The Third Annual Lecture in Hispanic/Latino Theology and Missions will be offered on Tuesday, October 30, at 7:00 p.m. in the Clara and Spencer Werner Auditorium on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. This year’s lecture, “Towards a Latino Lutheranism: Its Challenges and Points of Departure,” will be delivered by Rev. Dr. Giacomo Cassese, pastor and theologian in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a faculty member at the Florida Center for Theological Studies. Admission is free and no tickets are issued.
“Dr. Cassese will speak to us on the challenges that must be faced as we imagine and seek to construct a Latino Lutheranism,” commented Dr. Leopoldo Sánchez M., assistant professor of systematic theology, director of the Seminary’s Center for Hispanic Studies (CHS) and the occupant of the Werner R.H. Krause and Elizabeth Ringger Krause Endowed Chair for Hispanic Ministries. “He will also look into some guiding biblical and theological paradigms that might make a Latino Lutheranism a viable reality.”
The lecture is offered during the first Hispanic Lutheran Theological Consultation to be held Oct. 29-31 on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The two-day event, titled “Who Are We? Lutheran Identity and Hispanic Ministries,” will include lectures, Bible studies and group dialogue. The event is co-sponsored by the Marvin M. Schwann Foundation, the National Lutheran Hispanic Mission Society, Concordia Publishing House and the Seminary’s Center for Hispanic Studies (CHS).
Participants will be joined by 25 students from the Seminary Level program of CHS, the Spanish-language alternate route program of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod leading to certification for the pastoral ministry or consecration into deaconess ministry. Guests from the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will also be present. Concordia Seminary students with a working or fluent knowledge of Spanish may attend at no cost.