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 teachers were Prof. Rollie Martinson, Prof. Hans Wiersma and Prof. Rolf Jacobson.

Below are our current plans for the 2017-2018 program year. Stay tuned for further updates to the calendar as planning continues.

 

Fall 2017

Seminar Leader: Dr. Lois Malcohm, Luther Seminary Professor

Seminar Title: The Holy Spirit: Creative Power in our Lives

Dates: Mondays, September 25, October 2 and October 9 (three sessions)

Course Time: 6:30-8pm

Description: Who is the Holy Spirit? What does the Bible say about the Holy Spirit? How do we discern the Spirit’s presence and activity—not just in our personal lives, but also in the public realms of history, politics, economics, etc.? Can we actually talk about the Holy Spirit’s presence and activity without sounding like dupes or self-serving fools? These sessions will reflect on these questions in light of Scripture and our everyday experience.

Nursery/Childcare: Notify Pastor Peter if needed.

Content Level: 301 (more sophisticated)

Registration: Click here to register.

Price: $35 (scholarships are available)

Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org.

 

Fall 2017

Seminar Leader: Dr. Hans Wiersma, Augsburg College

Seminar Title: The Luther You Thought You Knew

Dates: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Course Time: 6:30-8pm

Description: Congratulations, Martin Luther! The Reformation you’ve been credited for starting turns 500 years old this fall (2017). From The 95 Theses to “Here I Stand,” from your marriage to a renegade nun to your penchant for her beer, from your hatred for the Pope to your writings against the Jews, your story is well-known. Or is it? (Note to interested parties: this highly visual presentation will compare the “pop-culture” version of Martin Luther with @RealMartinLuther.)

Nursery/Childcare: Notify Pastor Peter if needed.

Content Level: 301 (more sophisticated)

Registration: Event is open to the public; no registration is required.

Price: A free will offering will be collected to help defray the costs of the event.

Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org.