Summer Workshop: Professor Meyer in Cary, NC
Studies in 1 Peter: The Importance of Your Congregation to People in Today’s Culture
If you were asked to name your favorite book of the Bible, what would you say? The Gospel of John? Paul’s letter to the Romans or Galatians? All of these are and continue to be good Lutheran favorites. Although 1 Peter would probably not jump to the top of a Christian’s list of favorite books, it is worth considering. It is a letter that is relatively brief and yet deals with issues central to the Christian life. These include such topics as the priesthood of all believers, the new birth and the life Christian, and the vision of the Christian life as a life of holiness lived out in one’s vocation. Also, Peter addresses these questions in the context of Christian suffering within an alien culture in order to provide encouragement and hope.
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Meyer, former speaker of “The Lutheran Hour” and current President of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, has acquired a reputation as one of the best preachers and teachers within the Missouri Synod. He may be less known for his work as a researcher and scholar of the New Testament. Yet he is eminently well qualified having received his Ph.D. in classics from Washington University and his research over the past decade in preparation for writing the commentary on 1 Peter as part of the Concordia Commentary Series from Concordia Publishing House. This workshop weaves together his research and his engagement with the political culture as a result of the various positions in which he has served.
Registration deadline: August 12, 2019
Contact: Rev. Mike Merker