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2020 Pre-Lenten Workshop explores ethnicity, nationality

One-day workshop for pastors set for Jan. 31

How do the Scriptures address issues of race and how do those biblical details point us to Christ? This is the focus of Concordia Seminary’s Pre-Lenten Workshop “Lent for All Nations” for pastors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

The annual Pre-Lenten Workshop is held each year to help pastors develop their worship resources for Lent. This year, the one-day workshop will be hosted by Dr. Benjamin Haupt, associate provost and assistant professor of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary.

“Immigration, race and ethnicity are topics that come up often in the news and among cultural commentators, but sometimes these topics lead to nerves and tied tongues,” Haupt said. “The Scriptures are clear that the love of God and the forgiveness of sins in Jesus’ name are for all people, but the Scriptures also name particular nationalities and ethnicities. Far from throwaway details, these brief descriptors are important for understanding the Gospel message and its implications for today’s world.”

The Pre-Lenten Workshop will be held in the Presidents Room on Concordia Seminary’s campus. Registration is $50 and includes lunch. The deadline for registration is Jan. 17.

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