Winter 2018: “Multiple meanings: Learning from other interpretations”

Winter 2018: “Multiple meanings: Learning from other interpretations”

Mark Allan Powell will explore what Biblical stories mean to people around the world. Powell, a professor of New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, has taught at seminaries in Estonia, Russia and Tanzania. He edited the HarperCollins Bible Dictionary and has written more than 100 articles and 25 books on the Bible […]

May 2018: Hospitality for all

May 2018: Hospitality for all

It’s easy to extend welcome to people who are similar to us, but how can we offer a welcome to all? At the heart of this year’s intergenerational issue, this devotional will explore how we can open our groups and congregations to diverse newcomers. Using examples of biblical welcome and hospitality, pastor and author Julie […]

Summer 2018: “Prayer”

Summer 2018: “Prayer”

In Summer 2018, Anna Madsen will present a three-part study on prayer. Anna Madsen a freelance theologian and proud mama to daughter, Else, and son, Karl. She works with OMG: Center for Theological Conversation (omgcenter.com) and enjoys seeing the occasional moose and bear in their woods. Session one: the paradoxes of prayer (1 Samuel 12:16-23) […]

Fall 2018: “Repentance”

Fall 2018: “Repentance”

Repentance is one of the most powerful acts of a person or a church, making possible not only forgiveness but also reconciliation. This three-part Bible study by Meghan Johnston Aelabouni will explore how we as Lutheran Christians understand the role of repentance in our faith, especially as we understand God’s grace to be unearned and […]

Winter 2019: The Gospel of John: Meetings with Jesus

Winter 2019: The Gospel of John: Meetings with Jesus

Throughout John’s Gospel, Jesus engages people in honest and sometimes difficult conversations that lead to faith, renewal and transformation. Over the course of this four-session study by Julie A. Kanarr, we will meet Jesus through his interactions with various characters within the gospel. Their conversations beckon us to explore and grow in faith. The Rev. […]