Lay Bible Institute

The Lay Bible Institute, offered three times a year by Seminary faculty members, is an ongoing study of the Bible and how it relates to today's life and events.

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sieck Hall 202
Registration: $20
Registration deadline: Sept. 23, 2022

Presenter:

Dr. David Maxwell

The Bible has been around for more than 2,000 years, and people have read it in different ways. This course explores how the church read the Bible in the first 500 years of the church's history. By entering into the mindset of Christians in a very different time and place from our own, we can gain fresh eyes for our own reading of Scripture.

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10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sieck Hall 202
Registration: $20
Registration deadline: Jan. 23, 2022

Presenter:

Dr. Erik Herrmann

This workshop will look at the thought and writings of C.S. Lewis, especially as it intersects with themes important for Lutherans — e.g. theology of the cross, faith, science and reason, and the role of beauty for belief and ethics.

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10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sieck Hall 202
Registration: $20
Registration deadline: July 21, 2023

Dr. Ely Prieto

Presenter:

Dr. Ely Prieto

This workshop is an exploration of ministry to people with special needs. Through study, lectures and discussion, participants will learn about the nature of living with special needs, the biblical basis for ministry to people with special needs, and practical methods that help form and equip lay people and congregations to welcome, include and connect people with special needs and their families into the congregational life.

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Theological Symposium

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Workshop Series

Hosted by congregations across the country May through August, and led by Seminary faculty, these workshops offer an opportunity to delve deeply into topics ranging from the teachings of Martin Luther to pastoral tools, such as preaching, responding to conflict and teaching confirmation.

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