Seminars

St. Andrew Lutheran Church welcomes to St. Andrew University a variety of seminary and college professors to grow our Christian faith and life. During the 2016-2017 program year, our seminars were taught by Prof. Rollie Martinson, Prof. Hans Wiersma and Prof. Rolf Jacobson. Below are our current plans for the 2017-2018 seminars. Stay tuned for further updates to the calendar as planning continues.

 

Upcoming Seminars: Winter 2018

World Religions: Faith & Feeling

In order to build friendship, common purpose, or shared humanity, we must first understand one another. This January, you won’t want to miss a single session of our Wednesday night seminar, where we will feature presentations about the real-life spirituality of our faithful neighbors. We will be focusing on the three monotheisms, Judaism, Global Christianity, and Islam.

For only $20, you can hear from engaging speakers about their sense of spirituality, learn about shared tenets and virtues, and engage in conversation about the lively differences that our neighbors bring to their lives of faith. Register online or in person at the Welcome Desk.

World Christianity
Wednesday, January 17, 6:30-7:30 pm
Dr. Sarah Hinlicky Wilson
How well do we understand the 2 billion Christians in the world? Author of A Guide to Pentecostal Movements for Lutherans and editor of the Lutheran Forum, Dr. Wilson introduces us to a Christianity we thought we knew.

Islam
Wednesday, January 31, 6:30-7:30 pm
Dr. Abdul Durdery

Islamic cleric and professor originally from Egypt, Dr. Durdery returns to St. Andrew to share with us the ‘spirituality’ and ‘experience of faith’ in the Islamic tradition and how it shapes a Muslim’s daily life.

Judaism

Wednesday, February 7, 6:30-7:30 pm
Rabbi Sim Glaser

Rabbi Sim Glaser of Temple Israel, Minneapolis, brings his knowledge of Torah, Kabbalah, and Israeli culture; a passion for social justice; a love of Jewish music; an entertaining teaching and preaching style; and a wicked sense of humor.