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Registration opens for the 33rd Annual Theological Symposium

Plenaries, sectionals explore how church engages with society

Church and Society: Living By Hope in a Secular Age

The church’s place and voice are often disregarded in today’s society. Political disagreements, social ills and moral decay challenge the church to speak and act — but how can it do so effectively? That’s the focus of Concordia Seminary’s 33rd Annual Theological Symposium “Church and Society: Living by Hope in a Secular Age,” slated for Sept. 19-20 on campus. Registration is now open.

This year’s plenaries and sectionals will explore how the Christian hope of a healed and new creation can better shape the church’s engagement and witness with culture and society.

“This year’s theme couldn’t be more timely, and we couldn’t be more excited about our speaker lineup,” said Erika Bennett, director of Continuing Education. “You don’t want to miss this – come join the conversation!”

Symposium highlights

  • Plenaries presented by:
    • Dr. Joel Okamoto, the Waldemar and Mary Griesbach Professor of Systematic Theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
    • Dr. Joel Biermann, the Waldemar A. and June Schuette Professor of Systematic Theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
  • Panel discussion with plenary speakers, facilitated by Dr. Charles Arand, the Eugene E. and Nell S. Fincke Graduate Professor of Theology
  • Eighth Annual Dr. Jack Dean Kingsbury Lecture in New Testament Theology presented by Dr. James W. Voelz, the Dr. Jack Dean Kingsbury Professor of New Testament Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
  • St. Louis Cardinals game Monday, Sept. 18, hosted by LCMS Foundation. Complimentary tickets are limited and are first come, first served.

Registration is $160 and includes meals. The registration deadline is Sept. 5. Seminary faculty and students can attend for free but must pre-register. Walk-in registration will be available for $200 per person and will include meals.

The symposium will feature a custom event app and pre-registration for individual sessions. For more information and updates, visit csl.edu/symposium or contact Continuing Education at 314-505-7286 or [email protected].

About Concordia Seminary

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 csl.edu.