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Prof Insights: Faculty-Led Workshop 2021 – Professors Burreson and Hoeltke in Tucson, AZ


May 24, 2021
May 26, 2021


Continuing Education


Cross and Crown Lutheran Church (Tucson, AZ)
2435 E. 17th St.
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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From Baptism to Burial: Death, Life and the New Creation

The fundamental rhythm of human life is that of life to death to life in Christ in the new creation when the Lord returns to claim His creatures for Himself. This workshop will explore that rhythm through the new Bible study resource from Concordia Publishing House Death, Resurrection, Heaven, and the New Creation. Workshop participants will seek to understand the nature of death from a biblical perspective and how we should facilitate the experience of death from that perspective. We will consider Christ’s lordship over death through His resurrection, our participation through Baptism in His resurrection, and the nature of heaven and the new creation which the Father will establish in Christ when He returns. We will explore practices of natural burial consistent with a Christian confession as we consider a biblical view of death, life and the new creation.

Dr. Kent Burreson

Louis A. Fincke and Anna B. Shine Professor of Systematic Theology, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Dean of Chapel, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Few people know the liturgical landscape as well as Dr. Kent Burreson. He has made a significant contribution to our understanding of the liturgy’s history — how it has remained the same and how it has changed. Just as importantly, Burreson shows how the liturgy and our worship life forms the faith within us and shapes our lives within the world.

Dr. Beth Hoeltke

Director of the Graduate School, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Dr. Beth Hoeltke combines her interests in confessional theology and liturgical practices. Those themes became especially apparent in her dissertation work in which she unpacked a Lutheran theology of creation as it has been expressed within the church’s hymnic tradition. She has now turned her attention (along with Dr. Kent Burreson) to what a theology of creation and new creation might mean for the practice of Christian burial, a topic rarely explored before one faces the death of a loved one.

Drs. Kent Burreson and Beth Hoeltke photo

Tentative schedule

Day one 1-4 p.m.
Day two 9-11:30 a.m.
1-4 p.m.
Day three 9 a.m.-noon
Registration cost: $100
Registration deadline: May 10, 2021
Location contact: Zach Eshelman
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Note: The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the workshop presenters.