Joint Theological Day

On the Way: Encountering Christ Together

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In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, you are invited to come to the table to learn from one another.  This dialogue on Christian unity is occasioned by the joint publication, “Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry, and Eucharist.”

Download and read the document here: “Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry, and Eucharist”

The event will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, MN on April 20, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 210 7th St S, Moorhead, MN 56560.

Cost: $40/person (Lunch included)
Deadline: April 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

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Pastor Mark Hanson

Serving as the Executive Director of Augsburg College’s Christensen Center for Vocation, former presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, The Rev. Mark Hanson leads national and international initiatives to advance interfaith dialogue, inspire peacemaking, and support the college’s commitment to vocational discernment. As presiding bishop he was elected to serve, concurrently, as president of the Lutheran World Federation. Pastor Hanson graduated from Augsburg College with a B.A. in sociology. He was a Rockefeller Fellow at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, and received a Master of Divinity degree there. He also attended Luther Seminary, St. Paul, and was a Merrill Fellow at Harvard Divinity School in 1979. Pastor Hanson is widely known as a leader with an evangelical passion and imagination who embraces the Christian tradition, the Christian community, and the world with both generous goodwill and thoughtful insight. He has been an articulate advocate for the renewal of the church’s preaching and public voice, for the strengthening of ecumenical and inter-religious relationships, and for reconciliation and justice in society, with attention especially to those who live with poverty and discrimination.

Father John Crossin

Father John Crossin is a priest of the Oblates of St. Francis De Sales. He served as executive director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops from December 2011 to December of 2016. Father Crossin continues to serve as a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and as a member of the Joint Working Group between the Pontifical Council and the World Council of Churches. He was ordained in 1976 and holds a Ph.D. in moral theology, masters’ degrees in psychology and theology from The Catholic University of America. He is past president of the North American Academy of Ecumenists. He has taught at several theological schools including Catholic University, Wesley Theological Seminary, Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary and De Sales School of Theology. He is widely published in theological journals and is author of Everyday Virtues, Walking in Virtue: Moral Decisions and Spiritual Growth in Daily Life, Friendship: The Key to Spiritual Growth and What Are They Saying about Virtue. He served previously as executive director of the Washington Theological Consortium (1998-2011).


10:00 am Registration and morning refreshments

10:30 am Introductions and Opening Devotion

10:45 am Speaker presentations with table discussions

12:15 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Speaker Presentations with table discussions

2:00 pm Break

2:15 pm Speaker Presentations with table discussions

3:15 pm Transition to Worship Space

3:30 pm Worship

4:00 pm Departure

Date: April 20, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Cost: $40/person (Lunch included)
Deadline: April 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

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Free Public Event: Can Lutherans and Catholics be Friends?

Location: Trinity Lutheran Church – Moorhead, MN
Cost: Free
Time: 7:00 p.m.