Based on the Martin Luther quote, “The cross of Christ is the only way of instruction in the Word of God, and the only true theology,” the symposium will address what it really means to have cross-centered theology, cross-centered pastoral care and a cross-centered life. One thing is certain: the cross and resurrection change everything for believers!
“A year after Martin Luther posted his 95 theses in 1517 he penned a series of theses in which he echoed the Apostle Paul’s words that we preach ‘nothing but Christ crucified.’ Luther contended that the cross is the central lens by which we view our life and witness within the world,” said Dr. Charles Arand, the Seminary’s Eugene E. and Nell S. Fincke Graduate Professor of Theology and dean of Theological Research and Publication.“In other words, Christians are theologians of the cross. And so this year’s Theological Symposium asks the question, ‘What does it really mean to have a cross-centered theology, cross-centered pastoral care or a cross-centered life?’ especially when the cross is seen in light of Christ’s resurrection.”
Please join us for cross-centered encouragement and theology. Highlights of the symposium include plenaries, an art exhibition and Prof ’n Stein. Participants are invited to arrive on campus a day early for a free golf outing sponsored by LCMS Foundation, Monday, Sept 17.
Space is limited for this free event.
The symposium will include the Fourth Annual Dr. Jack Dean Kingsbury Lecture “The Death of Jesus and its Aftermath in the Gospel According to Mark” by Dr. James W. Voelz at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in Werner Auditorium.
Registration for the symposium is $130 per person through Aug. 17, after which time the fee increases to $140. Registration closes Sept. 7. A limited amount of on-campus housing is available. Visit the registration page for more details.
In addition, participants are invited to stay for the Alumni Reunion Sept. 20-21.
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis provides Gospel-centered graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars and other leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). To learn more, visit www.csl.edu.