Concordia Theological Seminary will present its annual symposia on exegetical and confessional theology Jan. 19-22 on its campus in Fort Wayne, Ind.
The four-day symposia includes:
- the 25th Annual Symposium on Exegetical Theology, Jan. 19-20, which will discuss “The Sacraments in the Scriptures.”
- the 33rd Annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions, Jan. 20-22, which will focus on “God: Past, Present, and Future.”
Scheduled presentations and speakers at the Symposium on Exegetical Theology include:
- “Baptism and the Lord’s Supper in Luke-Acts” by Dr. Arthur A. Just Jr., professor of Exegetical Theology and director of Deaconess Studies at the seminary.
- “Baptism and the Lord’s Supper in John’s Gospel and Epistles” by Dr. Charles A. Gieschen, professor of Exegetical Theology at the seminary.
- “Covenant and Communion: On the Sacramentality of Scripture” by Dr. Scott Hahn, professor of Theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, and the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, Pa.
- “Baptism and the Lord’s Supper in the Pauline Epistles” by Dr. Peter J. Scaer, assistant professor of Exegetical Theology, Concordia Theological Seminary.
- “Baptism and the Lord’s Supper in the Catholic Epistles” by Dr. David P. Scaer, the David P. Scaer Chair of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Concordia Theological Seminary.
- “The Sacramental Character of the Old Testament Scriptures” by Dr. Dean O. Wenthe, president of Concordia Theological Seminary.
- “The Sacramental Character of the Scriptures in Early Christian Interpretation” by Dr. James G. Bushur, assistant professor of Historical Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary.
Presentations and speakers at the Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions include:
- “Introduction: The God Options” by Dr. Lawrence Rast Jr., academic dean and professor of Historical Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary.
- “The New Atheism and Its Impact” by Dr. Adam Francisco, assistant professor of Historical Theology at the seminary.
- “The Loci Method in Lutheran and Reformed Dogmatics in Regard to the Doctrines of God” by Dr. Benjamin Mayes, editor at Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis.
- “Luther and Calvin on God: Origins of Lutheran and Reformed Differences” by Dr. Roland Ziegler, assistant professor of Systematic Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary.
- “The Feminization of ‘God Talk'” by Dr. Paul Raabe, chair of the Exegetical Department at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
- “God as the Secondary Fundamental Doctrine in LCMS Theology” by Dr. David P. Scaer.
- “The Future of the ELCA as a Confessional Lutheran Church” by Rev. Mark Chavez, director of Lutheran CORE and vice president of Word/Alone Network, Landisville, Pa.
- “God in Public Discourse: Reflections on the Theology of Stanley Hauerwas” by Dr. Joel Lehenbauer, executive director of the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations.
- “The Holy Trinity: What’s the Point?” by Dr. William C. Weinrich, rector, Luther Academy, Latvia, and deployed faculty of Concordia Theological Seminary.
Prior to the symposia series, on Jan. 18, the seminary will offer a Lenten Preaching Workshop designed to help pastors prepare sermons and guide liturgical planning for divine services, weekly services, and Holy Week and Easter worship. The workshop, titled “Dear Christians One and All Rejoice,” will be led by Rev. John T. Pless, assistant professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions and director of field education at Concordia Theological Seminary.
Registration for the pre-symposium workshop is $30.
Registration for the entire symposia series is $130. Participants also may register only for the Exegetical Theology Symposium ($65) or the Symposium on Lutheran Confessions ($98). Some meals are included, but lodging is extra.
Online registration is available on the seminary’s Web site at www.ctsfw.edu. For more information, call the seminary at 260-452-2241. Deadline for registrations is Jan. 8.
Posted Nov. 18, 2009