Summer Workshop: Professor Biermann in Humboldt, Kan.
Wholly Citizens: Facing the World or How not to Sin in the Voting Booth
Luther carefully distinguished between the work of God in the realms of church and state, and his successors have come to term the distinction “the two kingdoms.” Unfortunately, what Luther taught and what is practiced by his followers too often have little in common. A careful study of Luther’s teaching will orient participants more adequately to address pressing questions about the right relationship between church and state, the responsibility of the church toward the surrounding culture, the role of the pastor in civil affairs and the role of ordinary Christians living their faith in engagement with the surrounding culture. Contemporary issues will be addressed zealously including elections, sexual identity and marriage, and the “rights” of Christians.
Biermann is the Waldemar A. and June Schuette Professor of Systematic Theology. He is known for his clear articulation of theology and no-nonsense approach to today’s questions. Having completed his first book on virtue ethics – Wholly Citizens: God’s Two Realms and Christian Engagement with the World – he is completing a book that addresses the two kingdoms distinction in today’s world.
Registration deadline: June 25, 2018
Contact: Rev. Timothy Roth