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Fall Lay Bible Institute begins Sept. 28

Four-week series explores the arts in worship

NOTE: Our apologies but this event has been canceled. We hope to offer this topic at our annual summer workshops or via an online offering. Our next Lay Bible Institute is set for Feb. 10, 2018. Check back later for more details.

“The Arts in Worship: Past, Present and Future” is the focus of Concordia Seminary’s Fall Lay Bible Institute lecture series beginning Sept. 28 and continuing for three Thursday evenings in October.

Dr. James Marriott, the Seminary’s Kreft Chair for Music Arts, and Sarah Bernhardt, a University of Missouri—St. Louis art professor and director of the Intersect Arts program at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in St. Louis, will co-lead the four-part series. The lectures are scheduled for Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, 19 and 26. Each lecture runs from 7-9 p.m. in Sieck Hall 202.

Marriott and Bernhardt will explore how the arts have been a significant bridge between Gospel and culture throughout centuries of Christian worship and discipleship. They will focus on matters of theology, culture, inculturation, tradition and worship practice through the lens of three specific artistic forms: visual art, architecture and music.

The registration deadline is Sept. 22.  Cost is $30 per person.

For more information or to register, visit the website here, or contact Continuing Education at 314-505-7286 or [email protected].

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