For recordings and notes from the Fall 2020 Institute of Theology taught by Dr. Greg Seltz, please see the member portal
OCTOBER 2019: An Introduction to the Early Church is the title for the 2019 Fall Institute of Theology, offered by Dr. Joel Elowsky, Professor of Historical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Dr. Elowsky will introduce participants to some of the key figures and issues prevalent in the early church and will explore their relevance for the church of the 21st century. Institute sessions will take place on Tuesday evenings, Oct. 8, 15, 22, and 29, 7–8pm, in the Fellowship Hall.
WHOLLY CITIZENS: GOD'S TWO REALMS & CHRISTIAN ENGAGEMENT WITH THE WORLD
The 2018 Fall Institute of Theology was led by Rev. Dr. Joel Biermann and focused on how Christians can best live as citizens of two kingdoms -- the so-called right-hand and left-hand kingdoms. The Institute met on Tuesday evenings, September 18, 25, October 2 and 9, at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.
LEARNING TO PRAY WITH JESUS
The first disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray (Luke 11:1). Since people around the world pray, we might wonder whether there is really anything to be learned. If prayer is simply talking to God, then anyone who can speak can already pray. There is some truth in that, but Jesus didn't scoff at the disciples' question. Instead, He taught them prayer. In these sessions, participants will have the opportunity to join them in learning prayer from Jesus.
This session will be led by Rev. Larry Vogel, who has served as associate executive director of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations for The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod since 2009. Prior to that, Vogel served as pastor of Martin Luther Chapel in Pennsauken, NJ for 18 years. He has authored articles, sermons, and book reviews published in journals of both LCMS seminaries and other theological publications.