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LutherHostel '12 Set for October

LutherHostel 2012 will be held Oct. 6-9 on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. LutherHostel is an event designed to provide growth in biblical knowledge and understanding, fun, and fellowship, and a chance to gain helpful insights for daily living. It is offered for adults age 55 and older.

The theme for the event is “One King—Two Kingdoms: Living as a Christian American.” The main presenter will be Dr. Joel Biermann, professor at Concordia Seminary.

Dr. Biermann joined the faculty at Concordia Seminary the summer of 2002 in the department of systematic theology, teaching doctrinal theology with a special interest and emphasis centered on ethics and the correct role of the law in the life of the believer. Outside of his responsibilities at the Seminary, Dr. Biermann serves actively at his home congregation, leading evangelism training, teaching an ongoing Sunday morning Bible class, and creating material for small group Bible studies. He has also helped produce similar study material through Lutheran Hour Ministry and provided discussion questions and answers for a series of men’s Bible Study books through Concordia Publishing House (Blessed is the Man). Dr. Biermann is a frequent speaker at district and congregational gatherings and conferences covering a variety of topics especially relating to issues of discipleship and sanctification.

Scheduled activities for LutherHostel 2012 will feature a reception and dinner with President and Mrs. Dale A. Meyer. Other activities include presentations, class visitation, student-led evening devotions, opportunities for informal interaction with faculty, a private demonstration of the organ in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, and a tour of selected St. Louis area sites. An optional tour of Lutheran historical sites in Perry County, Mo., also is available on Oct. 10, immediately following LutherHostel.

The LutherHostel fee is $325 per person, which includes all meals and refreshments for the event. Housing is available on campus (on a limited basis for an additional cost) or in nearby hotels. The registration deadline is Sept. 7.

For more information about LutherHostel, contact the Seminary’s office of continuing education and parish services at 314-505-7286 or