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School for Lay Ministry: Theologizing over Rubble
October 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm$50
This course is a study of the book of Jeremiah that highlights its function as a theological response to the compounded traumas of exile, loss of land and sovereignty, and theological disorientation. Issues related to Jeremiah’s historical and social dimensions along with its usefulness in the construction of Christian identity and vocation are given priority.
Michael Chan serves as an Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary. Prior to this appointment, he spent a year at the University of Helsinki, Finland and in many of the world’s greatest museums doing research for his dissertation. Chan did his Ph.D. work under the supervision of Dr. Brent Strawn at Emory University in Atlanta.
What excites Chan most is the opportunity to teach students who feel called to read Scripture on behalf of the church and the world. “Scripture-fluent leaders are ultimately better leaders. As one called to teach Scripture, there is nothing more fulfilling than helping the church’s leaders grow as creative, humble, and critically- informed readers of the Bible.”
All laity in our two synods are invited to attend. Synodically Authorized Ministers (SAMs) serving in our synods are strongly encouraged to attend as part of their continuing education for ministry. Pastors of the two synods who are interested in the topic are cordially welcome as well!