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Prof Insights: Faculty-Led Workshop 2021 – Professor Lakies Online


July 6, 2021
July 8, 2021


Continuing Education



The Church’s Witness in a Secular Age

Decline, loss of influence, distrust, an uncertain future. These are among the concerns of many church leaders, especially as they try to do ministry among people who seem not to need a God. The Catholic philosopher Charles Taylor has famously called our age “secular.” What are the features of this secular age that either inhibit or foster a faithful Christian witness? How does the institution of the church shine once again like a beacon on a hill? How can individual Christians faithfully share the Gospel in a culture that often considers us irrelevant? This workshop will explore these questions and help participants to discover a renewed hope in the possibilities of bringing the Good News to people in our secular age.

Dr. Chad Lakies

Regional Director for North America, Lutheran Hour Ministries

Dr. Chad Lakies provides leadership and operational management for the North America region for Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM). His work with LHM is centered on proclaiming the Gospel to significant numbers of nonchurched people, effectively using mass media to spread the Gospel and helping the church become more outreach focused by empowering it to share the Gospel at more personal levels. He regularly speaks at national and international conferences for pastors, church professionals and scholars and has published in several journals on the topic of faith and culture. His former life as a nonbeliever provides exceedingly relevant experience for thinking about how to engage with our friends and neighbors outside the Kingdom of God.

Dr. Chad Lakies photo

Tentative schedule

One 10-11:45 a.m. Session One
11:45 a.m.-noon Q&A
2-3:45 p.m. Session Two
3:45-4 p.m. Q&A
Two 10-11:45 a.m. Session One
11:45 a.m.-noon Q&A
2-3:45 p.m. Session Two
3:45-4 p.m. Q&A
Three 10-11:45 a.m. Session Five
11:45 a.m.-noon Q&A
Registration cost: $100
Registration deadline: June 21, 2021
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Note: The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the workshop presenters.