Theological Symposium

29th Annual Theological Symposium

The Cross Alone is Our Theology!

“The cross of Christ is the only way of instruction in the Word of God, and the only true theology.” — Martin Luther, 1519

The cross has always stood at the center of the Christian faith, but what does it really mean to have a cross-centered theology, cross-centered pastoral care or a cross-centered life? Neither a morbid obsession with death nor a dispirited resignation to suffering, to preach “nothing but Christ crucified” (St. Paul) or to be a “theologian of the cross” (Luther) is to set forth the central vision and lens by which we see our life and witness in the world. Through Christ’s death and by the strength of His resurrection, we are placed into a new relationship to both our sin and our piety, to God and our neighbor, to blessings and sufferings, to hope, happiness, joy and peace. Come learn about the many ways in which the cross and resurrection change everything!

Please join us for a time of cross-centered refreshment, encouragement and theology.

Sept. 18-19, 2018


Early bird registration by Aug. 17: $130
Registration after Aug. 17: $140
Registration deadline: Sept. 7


Art Fair
Prof ’n Stein
LCMS Foundation Golf Tournament Sept. 17
Come and stay for the Alumni Reunion Sept. 20-21.

A limited amount of on-campus housing is available.

More information or questions? or 314-505-7286

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